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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

4,331 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,331
Reviews: 1,762
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 257
Gots: 520 | FT: 17
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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2.5/5  rDev -42.3%

maxwelldeux, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

TomTown, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of yauri
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As best as industrial beer gets.
What a head! What a crisp, rich, non-alocholic taste.
No questions, it is the #1 trappist, and out of Rechefort arsenal - this is THE cannon.
Cant think of any better beer experiance from stuff you can get off the shelf anywhere in Benelux.

yauri, Jun 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

tjsmith910, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

yamar68, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Super pumped to give this one a go. I've waited around much too long to try it out.

A- Lots of effervescence. Even a soft pour leads to a beautiful 3 finger head. Pours a mahogany with red accents. Fluffy off white head. Fantastic lacing and maybe the best retention I have ever seen.

S- Foam doesn't hold back the aroma as it fights through like a champ. Lots of ripe, dark fruits. Phenols also present. Touch of nuts and spice.

T- So smooth. Follows nose well. Lots of dark fruits again (raisins, grapes, figs, dark cherries or black berries?) Not a whole lot of Belgium yeast noticeable. Tart for sure. Sweetness also comes through. Touch of alcohol. Impressive to say the least.

M- Crisp from the champagne like carbonation. Very drinkable. Full body. Dry finish with a similar character to a fine red wine

O- What can I say that hasn't already been said. Like a fine merlot. Complex as can be. I always love to have a change of pace from the numerous great American beers that have a robust hop profile and go with a classic like this. No disappointment here.

Belgium ale glass
$4.99 for 11.2 oz bottle

Bosoxfan20, Jun 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

GregoryMo, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of thebigredone
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally picked one of these up on my latest beer run.

Pours an orangeish-brown collor with three fingers of creamy tan head that very, very slowly dissipates.

The aroma is quite sweet with a hint of spice and a strong presence of belgian yeast.

Taste is excellent. Dark fruit, some spice, belgian yeast, and a pleasant sweetness all play together in great harmony.

Mouthfell is also great, rich and viscous.

Overall, this is a wonderful beer. Trying this shortly after drinking New Glarus' Anniversary Ale really helps show just how far NG's beer has to go to be considered a world class belgian. Loved this, will drink it again.

thebigredone, Jun 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

GinsuDave, Jun 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

juicebox, Jun 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Skunkdrool, May 31, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Daniel101, May 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

mcc1654, May 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Luiz0930, May 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Eazy28, May 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

bf7, May 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Plonk, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

JamLand, May 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Sean9689, May 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Sokool, May 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

felipeprates, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Dando54, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

JCam9981, May 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Kingcurio, May 28, 2013
Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
95 out of 100 based on 4,331 ratings.