Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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4,502 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,502
Reviews: 1,777
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 279
Gots: 588 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001)
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Full disclosure: This is my absolute favorite beer. The 10 is also fantastic, but this is just a bit better. Would be a 5 if not for the hope I'll one day taste something better. So a little biased; I've been drinking this regularly and with enthusiasm for years.

L: Moderate head with abstract, short-lived lacing. Earthy, cloudy and almost muddy.

S: Sharp: over-ripe bananas, cloves and yeast. Much more pleasant than that description allows.

T: Very strong, very malty, definite caramel notes, and much less sweet than you'd think. A rich, yet clean finish. Not dry at first, but increasingly so as you drink it. Quite acidic on the tongue. A combination of flavours I can't even begin to describe; try, and savour, it yourself.

O: This is the standard upon which every Trappist and Trappist wannabe should be judged. There most completely drinkable yet complex brew that I've tasted yet. Please, Unibroue: release something like this (Maudite doesn't compare) so I don't have to pay $6/bottle!

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

Look - dark hazy brown with a great tan head.
Smell - sweet fig toasted bread banana and clove.
Taste - Taste like it smells but very strong
Feel - medium thick body with lots of carbonation
Overall - fantastic strong dark ale

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,502 ratings.