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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,123 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,123
Reviews: 1,749
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 246
Gots: 459 | 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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PAstyle

France

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Smooth rich flavor, nothing overpowering.

08-15-2014 15:11:16 | More by PAstyle
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dannyboygaga

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev -5.8%

08-15-2014 05:03:19 | More by dannyboygaga
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steverx8

United Kingdom (England)

4.52/5  rDev +4.4%

08-14-2014 21:59:12 | More by steverx8
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +12%

Appearance: Pours with a finger of thick, creamy off white head. That head remains the entire time while drinking. The color of the brew is an amber red color with an above average amount of active carbonation. 4.75/5

Smell: Dark fruits with accents of apricots, pears, melon, and raisins jump out at the drinker. Underneath those fruits is a luxurious bouquet of rounded spices that really accentuate the fruit notes. Fresh baked rye bread is potent on the body and lingers into the finish. Truly wonderful 4.75/5

Taste: The rye, earthy bread meshes perfectly with warming, yet balanced spices on the front. Medium bodied fruits open up to simply palate stunning lengths on the body. The front of spices and dark bread is temporarily lost on the body as the fruits expand, yet returns on the back end and into the finish. A warming alcohol sensations is felt throughout, which only seems to brighten all the bright tones in this brew. 5/5

Mouthfeel: Warming bread and alcohol throughout keep the palate craving more. Carbonation is spot on. Spices linger on the back of the tongue long after drinking. 4.75/5

Overall: One of the greatest beers this world has to offer. The first time I had this it sent me in to a long belgian phase, yet none lived up to the brilliance of this brew. The dark fruits are simply unrivaled, and the spiced notes are so balanced yet potent on the palate. Truly wonderful.

08-14-2014 20:26:13 | More by KFBR392
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jsparrow34

North Dakota

4.32/5  rDev -0.2%

08-14-2014 16:08:14 | More by jsparrow34
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DrewSp

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-14-2014 04:29:57 | More by DrewSp
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R3ason

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

08-14-2014 02:34:53 | More by R3ason
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5Solas


4.44/5  rDev +2.5%

08-13-2014 21:21:04 | More by 5Solas
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MarkCcheshire


5/5  rDev +15.5%

08-13-2014 18:15:26 | More by MarkCcheshire
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mwbbq

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-13-2014 18:08:52 | More by mwbbq
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Meyers1023

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-13-2014 01:25:44 | More by Meyers1023
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k3ve

Switzerland

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-12-2014 17:46:26 | More by k3ve
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ryanflc

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-12-2014 11:52:19 | More by ryanflc
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Stuckey_Stuckey

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-12-2014 05:29:13 | More by Stuckey_Stuckey
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csrbv

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-12-2014 00:13:21 | More by csrbv
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ElJosharino

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-11-2014 23:53:02 | More by ElJosharino
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Draesith

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

08-11-2014 13:44:15 | More by Draesith
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.45/5  rDev +2.8%

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Has a thick cloudy brown body with slight sediments that settle to the bottom. Head is thin but rose to just a notch over a finger's length and settles to absolutely nothing before the first sip.

Smell: It's a light scent but doesn't mean it isn't good. As it warms up you feel the yeast and almost fruit tone. Just wish it could be more potent.

Taste: Complex and absolutely tasty. Has a grape undertone which adds a splash of sweet to it. Sour like rye and just a little malty. The best part is that it is so addicting.

Mouth: So freaking sticky, little lemon feel at the end with medium to heavy bubbles.

Overall: Awesome brew that is a little on the pricey side but seriously it would be a mistake leaving it on the shelf especially if you've never had it. Grab a glass and love it. Salud!

08-11-2014 06:48:43 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-11-2014 03:50:21 | More by jbaker67
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mobius387

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-11-2014 02:34:12 | More by mobius387
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iwhoopedbatman

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

08-11-2014 02:22:36 | More by iwhoopedbatman
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Ericbeech_87

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-11-2014 01:31:17 | More by Ericbeech_87
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Iparedman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-11-2014 01:19:25 | More by Iparedman
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ThomasC

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-10-2014 18:57:52 | More by ThomasC
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RobertH50

Texas

5/5  rDev +15.5%

08-10-2014 18:16:56 | More by RobertH50
Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,123 ratings.