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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,656 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,656
Reviews: 1,810
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 301
Gots: 683 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001

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Poured into a small snifter.
Nice foamed head that stayed throughout. Dark golden/amber body, reddish tints and some sediment.
Smell was complex. Some light fruit; lemon, pear, and some flower. Also had some darker smells; nut, malt and caramel.
Taste was about the same as the smell, but the citrus was lost and replaced with vanilla hints. Good feel to it, enough tingles to wake up the buds.

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Ah, Rochefort. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.. 6, 8, and 10.

To date, the best beer I've ever tried is Rochefort 10. I think it might have ruined me for all other beers. But the 8 comes close. It's like the 10s little sister.

It's a beautiful dark brown with a small, clumpy head, and less suspended sediment. Not as aromatic as the 10, but still very nice. I could small prunes and spices. Maybe cloves?

It tasted very similar to the 10 as well. Very nutty, but a bit lacking in the "banana" department.

Still a truly excellent brew. The 2nd best I've ever tried.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,656 ratings.