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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,120 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,120
Reviews: 1,748
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 246
Gots: 458 | FT: 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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brheuer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-24-2013 16:09:30 | More by brheuer
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-24-2013 02:21:58 | More by Sparky44
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Jake86

Texas

5/5  rDev +15.5%

03-24-2013 01:56:28 | More by Jake86
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TheCondor

Missouri

4.24/5  rDev -2.1%

Side poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance - Pours a deep mahogany with intense carbonation present in the pour. Bubbles racing to the head of the brew, which is a two-finger soapy head. Only stays around for a minute, minimal lacing. But while the head is present, this is an impressive presentation. Sediment in the bottle and glass.

Smell - Sweet caramel malts, dark fruits - figs, raisins, prunes, etc. just what you would expect from this style. Big and robust.

Taste - Much like the nose, although there is an underpinning of toasty breads as well. The sweet malts sweep the palate for the first half, replaced by the dark fruits.

Mouthfeel - Disappointing. Heavily carbonated and kind of light, in my opinion, for the style. Dry and crisp, but kind of light bodied considering.

Overall - This is an excellent brew. However, there are three or four of this style which are readily available that I would spend my money before this one. That being said, it is certainly worth a try.

03-24-2013 01:53:53 | More by TheCondor
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CasanovaCummins

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-23-2013 02:28:09 | More by CasanovaCummins
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martinlauridsen

Denmark

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-22-2013 17:38:42 | More by martinlauridsen
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7.6%

My first review, and my first Trappist Ale, celebrating my first anniversary as a beer geek, and 700 unique beers, with Rochefort 8.

A: Dirty brown color with a reddish/copper hue when held to the light. Solid beige head with great retention. Minimal lacing. Yeast sediment is visible.

S: Dark fruit, sweet estery wine like aroma, with a hint of alcohol.

T: Deep dark fruit taste, with some molasses. Very slight nutty, bready characteristics. Alcohol more present as it warms. Slightly dry on the finish.

M: Medium/heavy. More carbonation than I would expect.

O: A good Belgian beer. Carbonation seemed off a little though. Certainly not my favorite Belgian, but I would buy this again. Looking forward to trying more from the Trappists.

03-22-2013 03:08:16 | More by Kunstman
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lucas1801

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-21-2013 16:03:06 | More by lucas1801
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Samber79

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-20-2013 20:02:36 | More by tom10101
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-20-2013 18:04:00 | More by SadMachine
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harpus

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-20-2013 17:14:52 | More by harpus
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fiver29

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-20-2013 12:48:14 | More by fiver29
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brycevolk

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-18-2013 20:02:21 | More by brycevolk
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.5%

03-18-2013 04:22:54 | More by mportnoy
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dieBlume

Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.5%

03-18-2013 02:22:37 | More by dieBlume
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plinythederek

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-17-2013 22:38:46 | More by plinythederek
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Humorum

Netherlands

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-17-2013 11:18:36 | More by Humorum
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-17-2013 00:01:06 | More by goblue3509
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saeh

France

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-16-2013 18:27:20 | More by saeh
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dctriman

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-16-2013 15:58:59 | More by dctriman
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toneigh

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-16-2013 02:18:21 | More by toneigh
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mshanecrowe

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-16-2013 01:47:48 | More by mshanecrowe
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-15-2013 23:23:59 | More by shehateme
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beer64nut

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-15-2013 07:59:48 | More by beer64nut
Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,120 ratings.