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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,656 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,656
Reviews: 1,810
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 301
Gots: 680 | 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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Ratings: 4,656 | Reviews: 1,810
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into Darkness tulip. Dark brown slightly translucent body, slightly hazy, with a one and a half finger off white mocha head, good retention and some lacing. Smells of spicy belgian yeast, some dark fruits, raisins, slightly bready. Taste follows pretty closely, but is much more fruit. Lots of fig, raisins, bread crust, yeast esters, light cloves, a little bit of alcohol in the finish. Medium light body with a medium heavy carbonation. Although a bit expensive, this is one of the best dubbels around. This and Rochefort 10 are two of my go-to Belgian Strong Dark Ales. Good stuff.

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Pours a nice dark brown color that reveals slight hues of red when held top the light. Nice fluffy light brown head that leaves behind great lacing.

Nose is of dark fruits and a bit of malty sweetness. Taste is also of dark fruits. There's a definitely malty sweetness here. Overall, very delicious with a lot going on.

Mouthfeel is medium with generous carbonation. Very smooth and creamy. Fairly drinkable, although unless you just have a real appetitite for the style, I think it'd be difficult to drink a ton of these. It's just quite filling and interesting. Certaintly not made for chugging or sessioning.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Following up on what most reviews have already stated, this beer, when poured, was a dark brown, almost red in color. The head, which was nearly half the glass, was carmel in color. As far as smell, the overpowering scent that I encountered was cinnamon. It made for a nice taste when combined with the other flavors, which weren't nearly as apparent to a rookie beer reviewer such as myself. While in the mouth, the beer definitley "wakes up" your tastebuds and finishes very smooth, which impressed me. As far as drinkability goes, I must say, be careful. At 9.2% alcohol and its great taste, it could be a short evening for you if you have too many.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,656 ratings.