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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

Trappistes Rochefort 8Trappistes Rochefort 8

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,707 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3707
Reviews: 1729
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%


Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001)
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Reviews by Daredevil:
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Daredevil

Switzerland

4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours an opaque liquid with a firm an lasting head ...

nose: very strong with tar and sandalwood notes

palate: nutty, bready, creamy, some toffy sweet notes, nevertheless very dry

ideal occasion: nightcap

a very classy smooth heavy trappist ale ....

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 20:59:28 | More by Daredevil
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sprat1960

Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Chestnut brown in color; opaque, Gigantic head; though it dies out entirely relatively fast. Nice faint smell; slightly sweet and grainy. Sweet, grainy full taste with a slightly dry finish. Definitely full of flavor. Medium body. Nice, light carbonation. Very good Belgium beer; though I think I prefer the 6 over the 8.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 00:40:32 | More by sprat1960
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Justin_Cyr

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-22-2014 04:08:13 | More by Justin_Cyr
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velcrogrip

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-21-2014 19:29:21 | More by velcrogrip
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solo103

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

04-21-2014 16:14:17 | More by solo103
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mtrog313

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-21-2014 13:33:18 | More by mtrog313
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anabar

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-21-2014 05:28:08 | More by anabar
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beerdave

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-21-2014 01:27:37 | More by beerdave
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GarthT

Hong Kong

3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

04-20-2014 23:56:06 | More by GarthT
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Macko

Belgium

4.99/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

33cl bottle sitting outside, clear skies, little bit cool, dark, time to relax.

Appearance: Brown with Red Hues. Large head didn’t hang around too long.

Nose: Brown sugar and toasted malts

Taste: Bursting with flavor. Dark fruits and whatever grains you care to mention,
but beyond all that a subtle sugary aftertaste.
Then a tiny little sourness. Just to keep you on your toes!

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation yet with a creamy aftertaste. Some warming afterwards, though not significant for a 9.2% beer.

Overall: Truthfully, to review this beer is the reason I joined beeradvocate.
This is just the nicest beer I’ve ever tasted.
Perhaps not the best, you can debate that, but it’s my favorite of all time. Yet.

For info: My Belgian buddies (who prefer the Rochefort 10), say to check the date on the Rochefort bottle ... it always shows a date 5 years after it was created. The closer you are to that end date the better, they reckon. Mine still shows almost 5 years from now, beer was still superb.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 21:08:08 | More by Macko
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DanSmith17

Delaware

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-20-2014 20:28:28 | More by DanSmith17
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vhmf1978

Brazil

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

04-19-2014 23:12:41 | More by vhmf1978
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-19-2014 22:47:56 | More by Damian74Shensky
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JKbeerlover

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

04-19-2014 21:41:49 | More by JKbeerlover
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Shaunbkgb

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

04-19-2014 03:59:34 | More by Shaunbkgb
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pgrenvicz

Georgia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-19-2014 01:04:18 | More by pgrenvicz
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Bonsall_Phil

California

4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Purchased from Frazier Farms in Vista CA
Use by date: 4-7-18

A: Poured into chalice. Very deep bronze-brown and very effervescent. Head developed some big bubbles started at about 2 inches and settled to a quarter inch and held as I waited for the beer to raise in temperature.

N: sweet, light toasted malt. Subtle biscotti tones

T: strong raisin fruit up front, pleasant syrupy and easy spices along the edge of the tongue. Clove, nutmeg. Taste quickly gives way to a clean, yet silky aftertaste and mouthfeel. Perfectly balanced, alcohol is present and warm but only detected slightly

Very pleasant beer, a new favorite now. Would try pairing it up with a thick smokey pork chop

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 00:03:01 | More by Bonsall_Phil
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smolder23

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-18-2014 14:21:02 | More by smolder23
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SammyJaxxxx

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-18-2014 05:58:13 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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Kyleycoyote

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-17-2014 23:25:15 | More by Kyleycoyote
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BKotch

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-17-2014 21:55:33 | More by BKotch
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atrocity

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-17-2014 17:39:19 | More by atrocity
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dnb128

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-17-2014 16:31:12 | More by dnb128
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Greyam21

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.5%

04-17-2014 13:21:24 | More by Greyam21
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mhind52

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-16-2014 18:46:49 | More by mhind52
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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 3,707 ratings.