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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#711
Reviews:
1,951
Ratings:
5,417
pDev:
9.7%
 
 
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Look: Amber brown with a huge, foaming tan head that threatens to overrun any glass or even the bottle when first opened.

Smell: Yeasty bread, spices, a little hops.

Taste: Very bready, like sourdough. Bittersweet, but little hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Decently thick and well carbonated.

Overall: I feel like it's unbalanced in the sweet, sourdough bread side of the flavor and needs more complexity.

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330ml bottle in Au Bon Vieux Temps, Brussels (€5):
Very pleasant stuff from Rochfort like both of their previous offerings that I've tried, although this don't quite hit the height of their Rocherfort 6 & 10 offerings sadly. The beer was a smooth one that came through lighter than expected for such a beer but still had some darker fruits coming through with dates & prunes both making an appearance. There was some nice caramel malts adding to the sweetness & the balance of the beer was a good one but I felt it was missing that something extra to make me want to rush back & have another whilst still being a good beer.

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330 ml bottle poured into a teku.

A- Deep mahogany, with some more reddish hues. Head is tan. Delicate, but dense and hangs on well. Effervescence fuels the head. Nice delicate rings line the glass.

S- Subtle dark and dried fruits: cherry, prune. Caramel sweetness, light bread with a prominent yeast. Spice, and some alcohol sting. Great depth.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 5,417 ratings