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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,207 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,207
Reviews: 1,755
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 247
Gots: 482 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Cdunk11, Apr 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Kenai4, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

lancecenter, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a deep dark brown, almost black, with red hues as the beer thins. There is a massive dark khaki colored head that takes forever to settle. The foam lingers indefinitely as the beer drinks, and there is some nice lacing.

S: The nose is raisin bread, a bit of dirt, light banana, and light spice. It doesn't smell bad, but the dirt note is inescapable.

T: It starts out sweet with raisin bread, plums, light brown sugar, and earth. I get sweet and spice in the middle, as the clove notes begin to take shape. Mild banana throughout. The back end gets spicy with more clove and high carbonation.

M: Full bodied beer. It's sweet to start, and has a great balance of sweet and spice in the middle. The beer covers the palate and moves off with lingering spice. It's a bit cloying in the finish.

O: Nice beer, but I don't think I could drink this all the time. It's good for it's style. It has a great flavor profile and finishes nice and spicy, as I like it.

trxxpaxxs, Apr 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

huskermike12, Apr 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

J_Dub, Apr 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

mreek, Apr 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

abex44, Apr 21, 2013
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4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Rochefort 8 Trappist

Rochefort 8 (green cap, brown beer, 9.2% ABV). Yellowish-brown colour, with more fruits and a slight amount of Demi-Sec. This variety constitutes the largest proportion of production.

These monks know their beer. This is a very complex beer. Reminiscent of a fine champagne or wine.

capnamerica, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of BlackAura
3.36/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Rather than write my own review I'd just like to agree with the user Falloutsnow with their review.

I recently found a gift-box version of this ale that had been tucked aside at my local shop a few years prior. It was the only one remaining and I was happy to get a box of 4 already-aged bottles with a glass.

It poured beautifully and I was very excited by the initial aroma, however my first sip was not quite what I expected. As per Falloutsnow's review, there is a very strong ethanol flavour that I just can't get away from.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/207/1696/?ba=falloutsnow

I'm hoping to go back and pick up a fresh bottle to give it a try, as the bouquet when I initially opened it was amazing.

For reference my bottle is "best before" March 2015, so would have been bottled March 2010. Opened April 2013.

BlackAura, Apr 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

hermit990, Apr 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Hopinista, Apr 19, 2013
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4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Reddish brown, a little cloudy. A big white head that hung around for a little bit, nice lacing.

S: I get a little more of the malt/bready notes with this one. Some dark fruit character comes through.

T: Sweet bready malt hits you up front. Nice balanced flavor the whole way through, similar to 6 but a little better. Finishes the a yeasty, ester quality that you get from your standard Belgium.

M: Nice body, perfect for the style, finishes crisp due a high carbonation.

O: Very good beer, I like everything about it. If I'm not drinking DIPAs this is my kind of beer.

dsuedbeck, Apr 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Callmecoon, Apr 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

EvoJoe, Apr 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

civicm87, Apr 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Rollzroyce21, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

ramblinwreck101, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

ArchEnemyBrew, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

cp45, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

mkrass, Apr 14, 2013
Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,207 ratings.