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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

4,412 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,412
Reviews: 1,771
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 265
Gots: 541 | 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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dkboston, Jun 06, 2014
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Xandrose, Oct 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

A - dark amber, creamy awesome head with good retention, slightly hazy

S - dried fruits, toasted malts, caramel, spicy phenols, warm clean alcohol, port wine, slightly minty and other medicinal phenolics

T - Opens very sweet, as you taste it something balances the sweetness, but I cant pinpoint it - alcohol? The finish is initially sweet, but transforms into a dry aftertaste with warming alcohol.

M - high carbonation. The body is fairly thin which balances the big flavors.

O - Very nice example of the strong dark ale style. Sweet initially, but finishes dry - I could far too much of this. This beer is living on the edge as far as noticeable alcohol goes, it works because the alcohol is on the clean and warm side. I personally prefer the alcohol to be even more in the background - but this is nevertheless an awesome beer.

eskilgh, Aug 22, 2014
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 poured into a chalice.

A - Pours a dark brown, with reddish tones. Head quickly settled to a thin layer and ring around.

S - Fruity, spicy with a touch of alcohol.

T - Fruity, a little roasted with slight alcohol warming in the finish.

M - Creamy, high carbonation, full mouthfeel.

D - This is a good beer. The ABV is well hidden.

tedpeer, Apr 09, 2009
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mklisz, Jan 15, 2013
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a dark murky copper color with a thick foam head that sticks around for a while. Quite a bit of sediment floating around.

S- Lots of spice and Belgian yeast in the nose. Some toffee and a slight buttery aroma as well.

T- I was a little let down by the nose but the flavor more than makes up for it! Rich brown sugar and dark candied fruit flavor with some oak and roasted hazelnuts. Lots of fruity esters and a touch of caramel with a warm alcohol burn in the finish.

M- Medium bodied with loads of carbonation. Spot on for the style.

O- Overall the appearance and nose made me doubt this brew for a second but the flavor came through in the end. A truly nice beer.

projectflam86, Apr 28, 2011
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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
97 out of 100 based on 4,412 ratings.