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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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4,298 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,298
Reviews: 1,761
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 249
Gots: 510 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

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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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

maltlikker, Oct 10, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle, poured into a chalice, Best by 2/10/2018

A- pours a murky brown color with light ruby/orange hues, two-finger foamy & creamy off-white head eventually reduces to a solid film that floats on top, and lasts long after the pour

S- aroma opens up with a rum-like bouquet, quickly followed by fruity esters & notes of ripe banana, pear, cherry & fig. Sweet malty aromas give notes of brown sugar, coconut candy & caramel. Light phenols with a shnappes-like booze aroma closes it out

T-strong alcohol character up front mixes with a fruity bouquet of cherry banana, and even a hint of orange. The sweetness of the malt gives notes of burnt brown sugar, caramel & fig. Spicy yeast gives notes of cloves & medicinal notes, which leads to a constant battle of spicy and sweet in the mid-palate. Phenolic notes kick in as it nears the finish, with more sweet malty flavors of caramel, dark bread and sweet alcohol, finishing dry-yet-sweet and boozy

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy full mouthfeel, eventually closing slightly chewy with lingers of warming alcohol

O- this is one of those beers that just grows in complexity the longer you drink it. A standard setting beer of the style and one that is to be savored

Treyliff, Oct 10, 2014
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milk93rd, Oct 09, 2014
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KG710, Oct 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy dark brown with a big, pillowy head that dissipated slowly
into a cap, and left a moderate amount of lacing on the glass. There was a small amount of
sediment on the bottom of the glass.

Aroma: Brown sugar, molasses, marble bread, chocolate, dates, and a touch of caramel and
vanilla were all present on the nose.

Taste: Malty sweetness was up front, very yeasty in the middle, and finished with a candy
sugar sweetness. No alcohol was detected.

Palate: Body was unusually light for a 9.2% ABV beer. Carbonation level was about average.
Molasses and brown sugar made for an aftertaste that lingered for a little while afterwards.

Overall: This beer is excellent! Alcohol was hidden very well. My biggest complaint is the light
mouth feel, but the taste is enough to make someone overlook that. Highly recommended
from this guy!

offthelevel_bytheplumb, Oct 04, 2014
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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,298 ratings.