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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

4,489 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,489
Reviews: 1,776
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 277
Gots: 574 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

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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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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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
97 out of 100 based on 4,489 ratings.