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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,009 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,009
Reviews: 1,741
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 232
Gots: 407 | 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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DerekStek

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4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A deep opaque brown that is covered by quick-to-disappear light tan head.

Smell: Complex. Fruit, honey, malts, and some other things I can't quite recognize. Chocolate perhaps.

Taste: Exquisite. The immediate flavor is that of a malty honey, tied in fruity aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: An enjoyable experience to say the least.

Drinkability: Not too dark. Not a sipper but definitely something one should drink slowly if not to just enjoy the beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 03:47:42 | More by DerekStek
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I can smell pears, raisins, and dates as soon as I open the bottle. Notes of green apple, figs, and prunes become evident, with a fairly sweet Belgian candi sugar sweetness at the base.

Flavor reveals sharp pear and bruised apple underlying a doughy, bready malt backbone. Rich and rummy, the burnt sugar malt sweetness supports complex prune and date notes well. The finish is fairly light and dry.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,009 ratings.