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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,709 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3709
Reviews: 1730
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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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-09-2012 06:45:19 | More by tobelerone
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ezperkins2

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-24-2014 17:11:13 | More by ezperkins2
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AlpacaAlpaca

New York

4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Muted brown and nearly opaque, with a good head that settles quickly

S: Deep Belgian richness with a potent alcohol sweetness rising above.

T: Much sweeter and smoother than the 10. Fruity rich elements go straight for the tongue and stay there, adding a pleasant sweet to each stage of flavor. It tasted like something ancient or steeped in brewing tradition (though less so than the 10). Overall, amazing. Much more versatile flavor than the 10. Makes me look forward to the 6!

M: Spectacular. Coats your mouth like paint (but in a good way, haha)

O: Not as arcane-tasting as the 10, but nearly perfect in its own right! A great beer for any fans of the style. I'll definitely buy again!

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 15:41:44 | More by AlpacaAlpaca
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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%

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Kyleycoyote

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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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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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 3,709 ratings.