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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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4,657 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,657
Reviews: 1,811
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 301
Gots: 684 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

To me this is the benchmark for all beers. Nothing else compares to this beer. Tastes of banana bread, and molasses. This beer to me is like candy in a bottle. Just the right amount of taste, and flavor that just rolls on my tongue. This definitely is in a class all by itself. A man among boys!

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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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Brown bread, light brown sugar and citrus zest.

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

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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