Trappistes Rochefort 8 | Brasserie de Rochefort

Trappistes Rochefort 8Trappistes Rochefort 8
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Trappistes Rochefort 8Trappistes Rochefort 8

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A : pours a bright and inviting deep orange with a large and loose off white head that dissipates very slowly.

S : aroma like an old beer. muted sugar, neutral yeast, hints of caramel and toffee overshadowed by a skunky type aroma.

t : starts light and bubbly, big caramel flavor with a very sweet but not cloying stickiness on the tongue. toffee, a bit of peanut skin flavor as well. decent bitterness at the end with no true hop flavor. its like what you want a werthers original to taste like.

m : lower side of medium bodied with a pleasing effervescence. lingering hop bitterness but overall very nice.

a very delicious beer. despite the slightly old smell. def worth picking up anytime you want a really well made malty brew.

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

Pours a hazy amber-brown with a tinge of red. Voluminous cream colored head which dissipates semi-quick with minimal spider web lacing left behind.

Fruit and malt in the aroma. Plum, raisin, dark cherry, caramel, and toffee. Mild Belgian yeast. Candied sugar.

Pleasant fruit in the taste. Overripe plum and dark cherry. Malty caramel, cane sugar, vanilla, brown sugar, anise, and green apple. A bit of clove at the end.

Medium body and mouth feel. Crisp from medium+ carbonation. A bit of sweetness on the tongue followed by a semi-dry finish.

This is one of my favorite Belgian ales. Wonderfully balanced aromas and flavors. Easy drinking despite its richness. Good for sipping in front of the fire on a cold winter night as well as for quaffing on a warm summer afternoon.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 94.4% out of 100 with 5,306 ratings
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