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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,616 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,616
Reviews: 1,796
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 292
Gots: 656 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ah, Rochefort. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.. 6, 8, and 10.

To date, the best beer I've ever tried is Rochefort 10. I think it might have ruined me for all other beers. But the 8 comes close. It's like the 10s little sister.

It's a beautiful dark brown with a small, clumpy head, and less suspended sediment. Not as aromatic as the 10, but still very nice. I could small prunes and spices. Maybe cloves?

It tasted very similar to the 10 as well. Very nutty, but a bit lacking in the "banana" department.

Still a truly excellent brew. The 2nd best I've ever tried.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

3/4/2008. Pours a murky brown color topped with a thick foamy head. The head does taper off a bit, leaving a thin head the rest of the way. Still leaves a good amount of lacing. Fruity, faint spiced malt aroma with a touch of yeast. Extremely smooth flavor with a rush of sugary dark fruits, slightly spicy with malts taking a back seat. Maybe even some caramel somewhere in there. A long, tasty, gentle mouthfeel. 9.2% and I hardly know it's there. This is one of the best beers I have had to date.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

330 ml bottle poured in to a goblet

Pours a hazy brown with a steady tan head.

Smell is a sweet, fruity bread with grapes.

Taste is a bold pop then a mellow sweetness followed by a bready finish.

Excellent carbonation tingles on every sip.

I could sip this all night.

A truly world class beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rochefort 8 poured murky brown topped by a tall, creamy white head. The long lasting head was full of tiny bubbles. Aroma was fruity and sweet with notes of apples and cocoa. Flavor had raisins, dates and chocolate elements with an earthy undertone. Medium body with high carbonation.

Rochefort 8 is complex and accesible. There is a balance of sweet and tart elements. Try it. There's much to love in this Belgian ale.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,616 ratings.