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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,658 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,658
Reviews: 1,812
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 301
Gots: 685 | 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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A- Deep and dark brown with a light tan head that dissipates fairly quickly, except around the circumference of the goblet.

S- Rich and fruity, malty and earthy.

T- dark ripe fruit. Hints of clove

M- velvety smooth, almost creamy.

O- a delicious full-flavored Belgian Strong Ale.

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I had the Rochefort 8 in my snifter at cellar temperature, as is proper.

A really, reeeaaaally hazy shade of reddish brown, with a massive three to four-finger off-white head. Looks nice.

Smells LIKE ripe fruit, not just similar. Maybe bananas, apples, and pears? A bit of a boozy brandy aroma, too. It also literally smells like earth. Rich, loamy, organic earth. Ancient earth. Kinda musty, in a good way.

The taste fulfills the scent's tantalizing temptation terrifically. It adds to this sweet Belgian yeastiness and a pronounced, slightly bitter hoppiness that leaps out more than in most Belgian ales I've tried. A wholesome, earthy hoppiness which grants balance to this fine ale.

It feels Belgian, what with its lively carbonation and deceitful drinkability.

Excellent.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,658 ratings.