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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,033 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,033
Reviews: 1,741
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 237
Gots: 417 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

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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Dawkfan

Alberta (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- The pour is a murky brown, I decided to dump all that yeasty goodiness in. The head is small leaving a off white skim, above it is a thin layer of lacing coating my Trappistes Rochefort goblet.

S- Picking up a lot of phenols, light skinned fruits and a mix of bready and caramel malt. Actually there's a good dose of spice on the nose too, almost nutty.

T- To me the flavor really doesn't shine until the backend, this one doesn't leave you searching for descriptors because its fairly straight forward. Similar to the nose without as much spice and all the flavors are dialed down.

M- Medium bodied with a tad to much carbonation, it seems to thin it out a bit and it doesn't have that rich creaminess that is expected.

O- I've had this fresh and I've had it aged which is what this one is, nearly 4.5 years. This is my least favorite out of the 6,8, and 10, but it doesn't make it a bad beer by any means. I prefer the maltiness of the 6 or the complexity of the 10, this one just seems lost between the two to me.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 00:10:07 | More by Dawkfan
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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,033 ratings.