Trappistes Rochefort 8 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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

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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 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Not much smoke popped out upon the opening of the bottle, but the brown ale poured out a nice light tan foamy head with some nice lacing lacing.

Texture and Taste: Creamy beer with a high alcohol and carbonation for quite a bite yet very drinkable. Extra malty sweetness that glides passed the mouth. Alcohol runs the gamete with an oaky, sweet, and spicy flavors. Great stuff but a little too much for *even* me. A great Belgian beer full of complexity.

Complements loud thrashy avant-garde jazz such as Cecil Taylor or Sun Ra.

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11.2oz Bottle

Appearance – Murky brown colour with an above average size fizzy dark beige coloured head. It’s hard to make out the carbonation level due to the darkness of the beer and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for 5 minutes before it was gone and there were some small chunks floating in the beer.

Smell – Malts, grapes/raisins, plums

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts,caramel, and some yeast. There is also quite a bit of dark fruit flavour.. grapes/raisins and some plums. It ends with a fruity and malty aftertaste.

Overall – An enjoyable beer that is very drinkable but I think I was expecting a little more complexity. I enjoyed the Rochefort 10 much more. Still worth seeking out.

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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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