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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

Trappistes Rochefort 8Trappistes Rochefort 8

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,702 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3702
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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airohead2001

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is nothing too special - brown with no head. Smell is great - fig, molasses, and booze. Taste is great too and is appropriately balanced. This beer gets even better as it warms. Nice bitterness and roasts in the finish. Mouthfeel is very high and ABV is not noticeable.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 02:56:05 | More by airohead2001
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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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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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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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4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-20-2014 20:28:28 | More by DanSmith17
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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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

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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Illinois

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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz (330mL) bottle from Barrel and Barley (Woodstock, GA). 5.49. Best by 04/07/18- I assume bottled 4/7/13. Served in a Southern Tier tulip snifter.

Pours muddy red hued brown with three fingers of beige head. Keeps a modest layer that laces well.

Smell starts dry and earthy before revealing spice, cherries and yeast. The nose really opens up as it warms with more dark fruit, malty bread and caramel.

After a near-abrasive initial burst of spice and alcohol while still cold, it warms to reveal notes of raw cane sugar, bing cherries, fruity yeast, dates, banana, caramel, clove, nuts and raisin bread. As the chill fades the balance and layers of flavor really flesh out and moderate the alcohol.

Supple, medium body with abundant carbonation. Aftertaste of dark fruit, yeast and bready malt.

I'm much more familiar with 8's big brother but this is quite solid in it's own right. Once it reaches a proper temperature this delivers an outstanding drinking experience on all levels.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 12:52:07 | More by ThickNStout
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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 3,702 ratings.