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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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JohnL9013

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with a one-inch brown head. Looks like a quad.

S: Smells like quad, but stronger. There's a huge malt/vanilla character almost. Stronger than I expected and very nice.

T: Wow, this is one potent brew. Tasting reveals hop content smelling doesn't indicate, and only brings out the quad-like malt backbone of this beer. This is thick, syrupey, strong stuff and much more in your face than any other Belgian beer I've ever had...almost to the point of tasting like an American beer. Expect a huge malt content like a quad but with more flavors and more intense.

M: Fresh and crisp, but too carbonated for my liking.

D: I didn't find this to be the most drinkable beer. It's a sipper.

A very fine beer. I'll try the 10 next time and see how strong these guys can go as this is already really potent stuff.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2010 00:11:41 | More by JohnL9013
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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,009 ratings.