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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

Trappistes Rochefort 8Trappistes Rochefort 8

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,703 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3703
Reviews: 1728
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 JayTheFinn:
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JayTheFinn

California

4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Oh man, this is tasty! I think this is my favorite Belgium I've ever had. Sure it's got a high ABV, but you really don't taste it (although you feel it soon enough!). It just had a nice, smooth malty flavor that went down with the greatest of ease. Tantilizing dark brown body as well with the typical overwhelming foamy head. $5 for a 330ml is a bargain at these flavors!

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2007 01:20:17 | More by JayTheFinn
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Macko

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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.

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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

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 3,703 ratings.