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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,192 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,192
Reviews: 1,752
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 246
Gots: 481 | FT: 16
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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Appearance - murky gray brown, looks like dirty sink water. Pour produced one finger of beige head which had average retention.

Smell - lots of alcohol and yeast upfront. Also toasted grains, caramel, and dried fruit, raisins and plumbs.

Taste - massive alcohol presence accompanied by yeast, dark biscuity malt. Big esters and some phenols. Full and round beer with a long finish.

Mouthfeel - aggressive carbonation, heavy bodied, prickly feel. Champagne esque.

Drinkability - not my favorite style but an excellent representation of a Strong Dark Ale and a good beer despite my bias. Its big brother (#10) is much better IMHO. The alcohol in this brew overwhelms some of its more subtle aspects, that said its still fantastic. Well worth a try.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,192 ratings.