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Trappistes Rochefort 8 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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

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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Poured into a glass from a 11.2oz bottle.

A - pours a medium brown with a ton of carbonation. Massive off-white head. Very light spots of lace on the glass.

S - light fruit aroma, sugar sweetness, and a hint of malt and alcohol.

T - dark fruit, brown sugar, and a slight metallic taste in the finish.

M - medium bodied. Very smooth and clean. More carbonation than expected.

O - Good flavor and appearance. Soda pop like mouthfeel is the main drawback. Overall, good but still not the hype that so many make this to be.

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

A: Dark murky brown with a decent 2finger golden brown head.

S: Fruits, spices and malts.

T: Complex! Fruity at first (fig) malty and spicy yeast like.

M: Medium body with fair amount of carbonation.

O: Excellent! I prefer the 10, but this is a fine example of the Trappistes style! It's going on my list of favorites and a to buy anytime i see it.

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poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: murky brown bodied beer with a light off white, but not quite tan colored head. A moderate pour produces a massive head on this beer. So be sure to pour gently with this beer.

Smell: Malty, fruity, and spicy. Simple and elegant, yet still complex nose!

Taste: Moderate malt profile here. It tastes of dark fruits mostly raisins, figs, and plums. In the middle of the beer you get another kick of sweetness that reminds of brown sugar mixed with a little bit of booze and spicy yeast. Finishes with more spice and sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied beer on the light side of medium. Moderate carbonation thats is a little bit prickly, but is definately refreshing and lively.

Overall: Really solid trappist beer. I prefer the Rochefort 10 over this beer. Just a little bit thinner than I like my beers, but it appropriate for this beer style.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 5,321 ratings
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