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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,567 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,567
Reviews: 1,789
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 285
Gots: 638 | FT: 21
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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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle from LCBO for $2.55 CDN poured into oversized wine glass.

Appearance - Dark brown color, Massive 3 fingers of creamy off - white head that leaves beautiful lacing as the head retreats.

Smell- Chocolates and other roasted malts dominate, caramel and toffee are also present. Hints of dark fruit and a floral aspect are slightly noticeable as well. One of the best smelling beers I've ever had.

Taste- Taste is actually quite similar to the smell, rich, complex and also boozy on the back end. The chocolate aspect of the beer is more prevalent as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel- Smooth, rich and the ABV is hidden really well. Dry-ish finish.

Overall- An absolutely delicious beer, definitely more of a sipper than anything else. And while many beers do have recommended serving temperatures, in most cases I have found that the difference between a cold beer and a slightly warmer beer is small. However, in the case of Rochefort 8, the difference is large, and I would recommend that consumption take place after letting the beer warm for some time.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brown with tawny hues. Off-white 2-finger head with medium retention.

Brown bread, light brown sugar and citrus zest.

On the palate graham cracker, light soy, brown bread, rich malt.

Medium+ bodied with aggressive carbonation in the mouthfeel. Rich texture that is a little sweet on the finish.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,567 ratings.