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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,247 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,247
Reviews: 1,757
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 248
Gots: 496 | 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%

Humorum, Mar 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

saeh, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

dctriman, Mar 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

toneigh, Mar 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

mshanecrowe, Mar 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

shehateme, Mar 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

beer64nut, Mar 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

seakayak, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of tylerzander
2.09/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A - despite a slightly sloppy, yeast rousing pour, the beer appears in the glass a dark toffee color that shows deep ruby highlights when held up to a light; pours a thick one finger tan, tight bubbled head, at least once the madly foaming first pour leveled off

S - some dark fruit notes seem faded and overpowered by a stale oxidized aroma and a little ethanol with a hint of acetone

T - tastes pretty oxidized, mildly and unpleasantly lingering sourness/cardboard taste with a bitter turn at the end; not sure if this was a problem with storage (probably, purchased at a liquor store with little craft beer turnover, though it was refrigerated) or a bad bottle from the brewery

M - thin and lacking, not the beer it's supposed to be

D - I finished it, only as a means of trying to figure out what happened to this beer, even though it was more rather than less undrinkable as it warmed, becoming more solventy

tylerzander, Mar 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Stevengklein, Mar 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Quackus, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Steve212, Mar 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

sennin, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Zachtheporter, Mar 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

johntfox, Mar 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

shick1, Mar 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

alysmith4, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of PeterM
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy amber with a thin head that quickly fades to a slight rim around the glass.
Fruity maple malt aroma bodes well.
Very effervescent , cherry highlighted taste, with a wonderful thick mouth feel that lingers - lip smacking!
Very well balanced aftertaste, with the strong alcohol subtly hidden.
Excellent sipping beer that deserves to be savored. So glad I came back to this one.

PeterM, Mar 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Koralin, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

outoffocus, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Satyr179, Mar 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Danny1217, Mar 09, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An eruption of fizz bursts into the glass with near deafening effervescence. The bubbles erupted to the top of a cloudy, unfiltered, mahogany hue.

The scent is varied with a tangy scent of cranberry and dried fruits. Hints of plum, date and raisin mix with a touch of pear and breadiness. Even bits of maple can be found buried in the diversity.

The taste is tangy and sour with apple, pear and plum. Hints of cherry skirt across the palate as an alcohol warmth spreads through the chest. The feel is a touch sharp on the tongue without an alcohol taste but certainly a feel. The ale slides down the throat with ease and is light on the stomach.

Rochefort 8 is short of 10 in taste alone but still measures up to be an excellent brew.

KYGunner, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Rbrown542, Mar 08, 2013
Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,247 ratings.