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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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4,559 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,559
Reviews: 1,786
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 284
Gots: 633 | FT: 21
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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330 ml bottle to a goblet

A: deep brown that let's just enough light through. Good head appears upon pour, and sticks around for a while leaving a nice film.

S: figs, cloves, dark fruits and yeast

T: much like the smell, with some spice joining the fruit taste. The alcohol sneaks in on occasion.

M: medium to full carbonation, there is a dry feel as well.

O: a very nice beer. I quite like this BSDA, and I am glad that I bought a quantity of it when I could. While Rochefort 10 is perhaps one of the best beers I have ever had, this beer is no slouch either. I think that I came with exceedingly high expectations for this beer, and I am not leaving disappointed.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, into a Mikkeller wine glass.

Pours a true brown with a long lasting tan head of foam. Bits of lacing.

Smells of stewed plums and figs with a nice earthiness about it. Some spice as well, but pretty faint, though that isn't a bad thing.

Getting the figs and plums coming through along with a touch of cinnamon & allspice. Well integrated, the spice helping cut up the fruit a touch.

Smooth, moderate body. Fruity fullness at the front and a little spice later on. Sort of balances being a slow sipper if you want, but happy to keep coming back if you want to have a few.

Very fruity. Fortunate to have some spice around to balance it out. Been a while since I've had this and the bottle has aged well. Should drink more often, especially for the value for money.

Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,559 ratings.