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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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4,496 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,496
Reviews: 1,777
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 279
Gots: 579 | FT: 19
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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The beer poured with a thin but creamy and long-lasting head. In the goblet, it was reddish brown, and so dark that it was opaque. It did pour quite clearly, though, as I took some time to let it settle and I poured quite gently and carefully. A lot of sediment was left in the bottle.

Aromas of alcohol, sour cherries, hops, cinnamon, and malt were obvious immediately. Flavours of fruit (cherries and more), pleasant yeast, nutty malt, bitter hops add into an overall winey complexity. The mouth feel is full and rich, but the carbonation perks it up nicely and guards against it being cloying.

This bottle went down verrrrry nicely. I'll be looking for this one again.

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A: Poured cloudy dark brown into a snifter glass with a medium sized off-white head. Judging from the rising bubbles, there appears to be a light to moderate level of carbonation. There is a good amount of head retention.
S: There's a light aroma of dark fruits and spices that becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The overall taste is very well balanced between malty sweetness, the fruits and spices and bitterness from the hops. The alcohol is noticeable, but for the most part it is fairly well hidden from the taste.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate, bubbly and a little boozy. The finish feels dry.
D: It's very easy to drink for the high level of alcohol content.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
97 out of 100 based on 4,496 ratings.