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

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

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

As best as industrial beer gets.
What a head! What a crisp, rich, non-alocholic taste.
No questions, it is the #1 trappist, and out of Rechefort arsenal - this is THE cannon.
Cant think of any better beer experiance from stuff you can get off the shelf anywhere in Benelux.

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

Super pumped to give this one a go. I've waited around much too long to try it out.

A- Lots of effervescence. Even a soft pour leads to a beautiful 3 finger head. Pours a mahogany with red accents. Fluffy off white head. Fantastic lacing and maybe the best retention I have ever seen.

S- Foam doesn't hold back the aroma as it fights through like a champ. Lots of ripe, dark fruits. Phenols also present. Touch of nuts and spice.

T- So smooth. Follows nose well. Lots of dark fruits again (raisins, grapes, figs, dark cherries or black berries?) Not a whole lot of Belgium yeast noticeable. Tart for sure. Sweetness also comes through. Touch of alcohol. Impressive to say the least.

M- Crisp from the champagne like carbonation. Very drinkable. Full body. Dry finish with a similar character to a fine red wine

O- What can I say that hasn't already been said. Like a fine merlot. Complex as can be. I always love to have a change of pace from the numerous great American beers that have a robust hop profile and go with a classic like this. No disappointment here.

Belgium ale glass
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally picked one of these up on my latest beer run.

Pours an orangeish-brown collor with three fingers of creamy tan head that very, very slowly dissipates.

The aroma is quite sweet with a hint of spice and a strong presence of belgian yeast.

Taste is excellent. Dark fruit, some spice, belgian yeast, and a pleasant sweetness all play together in great harmony.

Mouthfell is also great, rich and viscous.

Overall, this is a wonderful beer. Trying this shortly after drinking New Glarus' Anniversary Ale really helps show just how far NG's beer has to go to be considered a world class belgian. Loved this, will drink it again.

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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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