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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,315 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,315
Reviews: 1,762
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 250
Gots: 513 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Hopinista, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of dsuedbeck
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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Photo of Roman5150
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Total Beverage in Murfreesboro, TN. Poured into Duvel Tulip glass.

Large off white head due to aggressive pour, some lacing, dark brown mocha color.

Smells of dark fruits, rasins, sweet prunes, figs, bread, apple, a lot similar to the smell of a Rochefort 10.

Taste: Very sweet. I wanna say this is sweeter than the 10. Very sweet apple, dark fruit initial taste, followed by notes of plum and raisin, the finish is somewhat sour. As with other trappist beers, the complex flavors really come through when it warms up a little bit. Very drinkable beer.

Mouthfeel: Decent amount of carbonation, so sweet to the taste buds it tingles.

Overall: I prefer the Rochefort 10, perhaps due to similar tastes but it has a higher ABV. This one is very similar, and a very good beer, but I don't think I would buy this if a 10 is available. THis one is jsut too sweet, and the alcohol seems like it's brought out a bit more because of it, even though the ABV is lower. With that said, this is an amazing beer. It's hard to rate this fairly when you just want to compare it to a World Class Rochefort 10, and this one is almost there, but just not AS good. Still better than about 99.5% of every beer out there. Decide for yourself, I have a Rochefort 6 waiting in my basement as well!

General rule of thumb: You will never be disappointed with a beer that's made by monks.

Roman5150, Apr 09, 2013
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magpieken, Apr 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

mrw1zard, Apr 08, 2013
Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,315 ratings.