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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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4,200 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,200
Reviews: 1,753
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 247
Gots: 482 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001)
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Purchased from the Abbey the day I drank it.

A: The beer poured with an enormous head and overflowed the glass, possibly from the shaky ride it had in the backpack. After the off white head settled in the Cantillon flute glass the rest of the beer was poured and a fine layer of tiny bubbles clung to every spot of the edge of the glass. Dark marroon color with peaks of red and orange coming through. Clarity is good despite the dark complexion.

S: Sweat fruity impression in the nose with mild and unoffensive spicy phenols hiding in the background. apples, cherry blossom and raspberry are my first impression.

T: Beautiful bouquet of fruity flavors on point with the aroma, apple, pear, cherry all derived from the malt if I understand correctly. The spicey hop bitterness clings on and makes the after taste even more pleasant. The sweetness is moderate. With the esters being very mellow in the fresh version.

M: Clean with extreme drink-ability creamy mouth-feel in the finish and dry with moderate body.

O: Between the mid evil scenery, the perfect weather and the fresh beer.. once I was not a fan of this beer this one really hit the spot. The Abbey this came from was forgettable and the monks don't let you see much so it can be skipped. But the Roch 8 is the best in their 3 beer line up in my opinion.

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Dark caramel brown, hazy. Big off white head, recess fast, some lacing. Dark fruits, sweet malts. Spicy, earthy flavor. Licorice. It's Belgian and good.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,200 ratings.