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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,028 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,028
Reviews: 1,741
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 235
Gots: 414 | FT: 14
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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PorterLambic

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours ahazy orange-brown with a huge, creamy head. Great retention and nice lace for the eyes.
Smell is sweet, roasted malt, fruit (apple and grape) and spice.
Taste is malt, fruit, spice, light hops, alcohol and a hint of smoke in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is smooth and rich with a medium-full body. Alcohol becomes more noticeable as the brew warms.
Drinkability: Oh, yeah. A great session beer, a wonderful closer on a night's quaffing.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2005 05:12:21 | More by PorterLambic
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xJMFCx

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-21-2014 00:56:16 | More by xJMFCx
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LockeSD

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

09-10-2013 17:32:30 | More by LockeSD
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jroberts8811

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-17-2013 00:47:40 | More by jroberts8811
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jkrug5

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-13-2013 19:20:44 | More by jkrug5
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Gakusei

Russian Federation

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-27-2014 19:33:04 | More by Gakusei
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samEBC

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-15-2012 21:30:30 | More by samEBC
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

10-26-2013 16:12:09 | More by JeffTheJuice
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alexsergio

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-27-2014 20:08:59 | More by alexsergio
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jl28r1

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-19-2013 14:44:42 | More by jl28r1
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jmkoscie

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

09-15-2013 17:40:01 | More by jmkoscie
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M1A2

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-19-2014 17:40:10 | More by M1A2
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broob

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-23-2013 18:23:15 | More by broob
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Koralin

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-10-2013 05:13:34 | More by Koralin
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-18-2012 00:13:02 | More by ShemRahBoo
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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-27-2014 21:09:12 | More by madtowndmb1
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chebode2

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-22-2013 03:04:17 | More by chebode2
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jophish17

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-14-2011 21:26:51 | More by jophish17
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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass a murky strawberry coloration, with a huge white head that faded quickly enough into a significantly smaller, appealing looking head with great retention. Smell was somewhat on the boozy side, with lots of ripe fruit flavors, and honey. Taste was very pepperyat first, but faded away into huge malty fruit flavors. Hops are minimal, but the carbonation is somewhat high. It turns foamy initially when it hits the palate, but calms down quickly. Quite an interesting beer. One was not enough. Cheers

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2007 00:05:06 | More by jamie2dope
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sneaks2210

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-17-2012 17:12:29 | More by sneaks2210
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becorwin86

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-02-2013 16:50:18 | More by becorwin86
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stevoj

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-11-2012 11:18:09 | More by stevoj
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with Mike & Amy in a blind tasting of Rochefort 6, Rochefort 8, Rochefort 10, Russian River Salvation, and Abbaye de Rocs Brune.

The beer is hazelnut brown, with a towering, frothy, tan cap. Plenty of lacing stuck on the chalice. The aroma brings forth yeast, malt, toffee, caramels. The beer has a yeasty sweetness to it, like fresh bread from a bakery, or perhaps a pastry. Delicious. We all found Rochefort 8 to be remarkably similar to Abbaye de Rocs Brune, which is interesting. Smooth, creamy feel, with minimal alcohol presence. While I do prefer the Rochefort 10, this beer is a gem. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 13:53:33 | More by Huhzubendah
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-27-2013 03:47:11 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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Svendozen

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-16-2013 19:26:20 | More by Svendozen
Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,028 ratings.