Trappistes Rochefort 8 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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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: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Never even tried this one before. Cheers!

Served in an Olde Hickory glass.

A: Dark brown-red color, infinitely cloudy, with about a 1/2 finger off white head there. Yeasties, yeasties, yeasties!

S: Musty Belgian yeast strain for sure, along with figs, prunes, and other entries in the dark fruit realm.

T: Sure, the Belgian yeast strain is there, but this one has a nice refreshing, complex quality as well as brown, sugar (but not too). The finish just kinda fades away into the distance... love it... awe-stricken...

M: Like most true Belgians, this one is not too sugary at all. The lacing was non-existent and the head was about 1/2-1/4

O: I needed this one to help me on my almost complete quest towards trying all the "Beers of Fame." I see why this is one there. Cheers!

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A: Hazy, amber color - lighter then you would expect but very full. Tan lace after a full thick head of foam

Smell: Sweeet, fruity, banana, dates and brown sugar. Very little alcohol on the nose for a 9.2% beer.

Taste: Light, smooth and creamy. Some mild spice like clove along with the banana and tropical fruitish flavours.

Notes: IMO there is a big difference b/w this and its older brother the 10. While some people find this to be a better, smoother, mellower alternative I find it to be a bit too lite on the eyes and the palate for a strong "dark".

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.3 out of 5 based on 5,288 ratings.
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