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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,011 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,011
Reviews: 1,741
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 233
Gots: 408 | 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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Reviews by MadCat:
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MadCat

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First impression is a toned down version of Rochefort 10. Which is good and bad in my opinion. Good, in that some flavors aren't so strong, bad in that some flavors are still there.

Appearance: Dark brown opaque, with a lighter brown head, can be voluminous, but dissipates fast, no lacing

Smell: Not as much of a distinct alcohol smell here, which is a plus. Other than that, plums, raisins, other fruit, and malt.

Taste: More plums, raisins, fruit, and malt, with a toned down version of that rum finish I noted from the 10.

Mouthfeel: Thick with crisp carbonation.

Drinkability: Needs to be sipped, but it is much more drinkable than the 10, you could actually have a second if you felt inclined.

Overall, I would go for this over the 10, but I still don't love it. I will try the 6, but I probably won't have the 8 or 10 again. Either they are just not my cup of tea, or they don't live up to the expectations I get when I see they are rated higher than Chimay Grand Reserve.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 03:28:24 | More by MadCat
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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,011 ratings.