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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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4,611 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,611
Reviews: 1,796
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 292
Gots: 653 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

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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No date that I can see, approximately 3 years old.

A: Pours a dark brown with a little bit of red in there. Big fizzy and frothy light brown head. Head fizzes out pretty fast. Minimal splotches of fluffy lacing and decent retention.

S: Sweet and heavy candied dark fruits. Lots of raisin, grape, cherry in particular. Even a little bit of non-distinct berry.

T: Loaded with sweet dark fruits. Nice brown sugar mixing with the raisins, grapes and cherries as mentioned. Kind of a yeasty bread malt backing it all up. Hints of cloves and spice in the finish but not a huge amount. Altogether reminds me of a sweet spiced bread. Just enough to let you know this is a real belgian brew.

M: Medium bodied and very smooth.

O: Great BSDA. Very malty and sweet. Well integrated flavors, perhaps a byproduct of the age. Super fruity, definitely a standout in this category. Well balanced and drinkable. Fantastic.

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33cl bottle into tulip glass.

A: Dark and opaque, a robust head initially that required a patient pour but did not stick around.

S: Hearty fig, date and plumb. Aroma lingered until the end.

T: Prume juice most apparent. High alcohol mostly masked but carried well.

M: Mega malty, very rich. Modest carbonation would find its way out if you give it a couple seconds.

O: Being very biased towards malty brews I was reallt into this. I had no idea what to expect and it is the most unique beer to date. The prune juice thing was a big surprise but it works. Would have liked for the head to stick around a while but it just went flat. I wish I had more than 33cl but at 9.2% it's probably best I didn't. Plan on sipping this with a rich meal.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,611 ratings.