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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,653 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,653
Reviews: 1,810
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 300
Gots: 678 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours out in a murky brown color with tons of bubbled carbonation in the head.

The aroma is really complex with tons of dark fig, plug, raisin, banana. Then in the back, it’s just lots and lots of spice. Pepper, clove, cinnamon. A hint of booze in the back as well.

The flavor follows with a pop of cherry, plum, fig, raisn, and then some sweet banana, caramel, breadiness. Lots of carbonation on this one, with some drying fruit on the back. There’s lots of spice with pepper and clove in the middle that gives it some character.

In the end, this is quite a lovely brew. Not quite Rochefort 10 for me.

(Pairing notes: I paired this with lardo. What a wonderful balance of the fruit and carbonation to go up against the smoke, pepper, and fattiness.)

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A : pours a bright and inviting deep orange with a large and loose off white head that dissipates very slowly.

S : aroma like an old beer. muted sugar, neutral yeast, hints of caramel and toffee overshadowed by a skunky type aroma.

t : starts light and bubbly, big caramel flavor with a very sweet but not cloying stickiness on the tongue. toffee, a bit of peanut skin flavor as well. decent bitterness at the end with no true hop flavor. its like what you want a werthers original to taste like.

m : lower side of medium bodied with a pleasing effervescence. lingering hop bitterness but overall very nice.

a very delicious beer. despite the slightly old smell. def worth picking up anytime you want a really well made malty brew.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,653 ratings.