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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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PapaEugene

Netherlands

4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Little brother/sister of my favorite beer.

A: Poured it in my Rochefort glass. A great amber/brown color. Head is not too impressive. I often notice differences when opening this beer or the 10. Sometimes it gushes out of the bottle, but this time no need to be careful.

S: Caramel, malts, raisins and some alcohols. A nice rich smell.

T: PLeasant alcohols, notes of raisins but also red grapes. Some citrus, apple and of course great malts. A little bitterness, a little spice.

M: High carbonation and a medium body.

D: I see some similarities with the R10 but still good enough to stand on it's own. Very rich in taste for a medium body. This beer I could drink a few on one evening unlike the R10 that usually finishes my evening.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2009 14:09:03 | More by PapaEugene
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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,011 ratings.