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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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A little smoke off the pour, nice head with brown tinge. Fruity pine and plum smell that is very distintive.. it reminds me of pinoclean in a strangely pleasant way. Flavours of coffee and burnt toffee, strong boozey flavour of the alcohol. A little harsh on the palate, tangier than other trappist ales I've tried, but I love the complexity and the maltyness that comes through as it warms up.

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Tastes malty with a breadiness and dark fruit flavors.

The body, carbonation, and alcohol menage feels great in the mouth.

Improves upon all the shortcomings of the 6. A fantastic brew.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 5,323 ratings
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