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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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4,564 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,564
Reviews: 1,789
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 284
Gots: 635 | FT: 21
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Brasserie de Rochefort

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

Poured down the center of a Left Hand balloon glass from a 12oz bottle.

Appearance: A thick, dark amber pour settles with three fingers of light khaki head. The head slowly recedes to as little as half a finger and there's some lacing if you tilt the glass. I forgot to check for yeast in the bottle so there's quite a fair amount of dark yeast in the glass.

Smell: Fresh bread, earthy malts, ripe fruits (cherries, figs), candied sugar, and alcohol.

Taste: Plenty of earthy malts, some candied dark fruits, molasses, and some heat from the alcohol. Honestly, this is a very complex brew and it might be a little too much for my modest palate. Either way, it's very tasty.

Mouth: A thick body with moderate carbonation. Combined with the high ABV and the complexity of the flavors, this is definitely a beer you want to sip.

A very complex yet tasty brew. I bought several with the intent of aging them, and I recommend that you buy two or three and do the same.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Dave1999
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a solid reddish brown, with a huge white foamy head.

The smell is very yeasty and earthy, sweet and malty and some alcohol.

The taste is dark fruits, dark malts, slightly sweet and quite a bit of alcohol. You definately have to drink this at 50F or more to get all the flavours.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall a very tasty beer, you can taste the alcohol but this works. This is definately a sipper, so take it slow and the flavours really become more complex as the beer warms.

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of khmel
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

.33 L bottle poured into a mug.

A: Beautiful looking beer. An opaque, cloudy amber-brown color with notes of a cherry hue. The head is a creamy off-white/light tan foam pouring at 2/3 fingers and hanging around for an unreal retention. Lots of fast-moving carbonation trails visible.

S: Mild smells of ripe fruit, figs, dark bread.

T: Dark bread, sweet maltiness, yeast, ripe fruit, figs, just a hint of leather, rum and alcohol in the finish.

M: High carbonation. Fizzy up front, but a smooth medium-light body (smoother at it warms) with a dry finish.

O: Definitely enjoyed this beer and would be happy to have it again. Had it paired with some English aged white cheddar and Spanish fuet sausage. Great combination, especially the sausage. This makes me excited to try the Rochefort 10 I've got waiting in storage.

Photo of AKuehn47
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,564 ratings.