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Trappistes Rochefort 8 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium
trappistes-rochefort.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#399
Reviews:
1,928
Ratings:
5,321
pDev:
9.93%
Bros Score:
4.79
 
 
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4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep red-brown with suspended yeast. Thick, and full, but the alcohol content is noticeable in the form of a sharp edge. Tastes sweet and and a bit peppery/woody.

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4.83/5  rDev +11.5%
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4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
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4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L — Pours a very dark, filtered reddish amber with a two-finger off-white head produced with moderately gentle pour. Head is rocky and fizzy, dissipating quickly and leaving minimal lacing
S — Smoke, caramel, toffee, molasses, bourbon, vanilla, and a touch of banana-yeasty-fruitiness
T — Primarily sweet notes of molasses, caramel, and vanilla soda alongside roasty malts and smoke. A hint of berry, banana, and red wine
F — Tongue-tickling mouthfeel. Noticeably less velvety than Rochefort 10. Mildly astringent finish
O — It’s difficult to review without the shadow of Rochefort 10 looming over this one. While Rochefort 8 is an enjoyable brew, it doesn’t wow me like its older brother. Good to try at least once to gain familiarity with the canonical Belgians. Tastier with the yeast mixed in

82/100

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle. Best before date of 23.07.2020 so almost 2 years old.

L - Light cola color with a full bubbly head. Heavily carbonated.
S - Malts, fruits, and spices.
T - Sweet malt and yeast. The alcohol is well hidden, but warming.
F - Full bodied and very carbonated. Very clean finish.
O - Wonderful beer. Will have to try again, hopefully a little fresher.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 5,321 ratings
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