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Trappistes Rochefort 8 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium
trappistes-rochefort.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#396
Reviews:
1,930
Ratings:
5,334
pDev:
9.93%
Bros Score:
4.79
 
 
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Pour this one out with confidence. It will not overflow your glass with foam.After about a minute It leaves a thin layer of head, which will stay there. The color is dark brown, bit like pancake syrup.

The smell is fruity, with dark fruits dominating, but some fresh notes as well.A sense of bitter and caramel. Spicy as well, but not dominant.

The taste is excellent. It is sweat and yeasty, has a compact flavor. Dark fruity character, with prunes and raisins and licorice. Also there are (the usual suspects) caramel ande brown suger - I almost forgot ;). Carbonation is just right for this beer - not to much, but prominent. Hides the alcohol very well, without an excessive sugarly taste. You drink this beer easy, and because of the compact flavor you might think this it is not very complex. But it is in the way the flavors are bound together that makes this beer so good. As if all the complexity comes together in a point of beer singularity (this is the beer talking) controlled by a yet to be discovered force of the universe. So...

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Served ice-cold in a bottle at San Sei Restaurant, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii. Poured into a 12 oz pint glass and I had to let it warm for quite awhile to enjoy. 5/28/14

A - Dark brown, three finger tan, off-white head with nice lacing

S - Spicy, yeasty and subtle sweet aroma.

T - Brown sugar, prune, raisin and licorice dominates early. As it warms the spice and yeasty, warming alcohol character comes out. Adequate carbonation. Medium body with a smooth mouth feel.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 5,334 ratings
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