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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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4,306 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,306
Reviews: 1,762
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 250
Gots: 511 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

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 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.
No bottle date, best before date is 8/2018; poured on 9/2014

Pours mahogany brown and cloudy (but I decanted a bit of the sediment), with a tall, bubbly tan head with not much lacing. The nose is nice and big with lots of sweet roasted malt, raisins, brown sugar and candi sugar. The taste is very similar with a big emphasis on on the malt profile and brown sugar. The body felt lighter than expected/wanted with a bit too much carbonation. A tasty beer, but not as full as I thought it was going to be.

mtomlins, Sep 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

A: This beer brewed from malted barley and non-malted cereals is very dark in the glass but not black, however the light does not pass through when you hold it up. It supports and enormous head if poured to the wrong glass or even poured incorrectly.

S: It smells of barley and water with some sweat fruity notes; apples, cherry and dark fruits. There is also a slight note of spice but nothing too shocking.

T: Decent mix of fruity flavours following the aroma to a tee. There is some apple, pear, cherry, raisin and plum. The spicy hop bitterness clings on and makes the after taste even more pleasant. The sweetness is moderate.

M: Quite a creamy mouthfeel in the finish and dry and what I would describe as moderate to full bodied.

O: When it is poured into the correct glass does not have a large head but if you use the wrong type of glass then you end up with a 5th of a glass of beer and the rest head which takes an age to die down (to see what glass to use check the bottle). The first sip has a nip of alcohol but it is not over powering and there is a slight bitter sweet taste to it so that it is a very pleasing beer. But be warned this is a strong drink and should not be taken lightly. I like to think of this as the thinking man’s special brew. It also has bubbles so this one tingles on the tongue.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,306 ratings.