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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,618 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,618
Reviews: 1,797
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 294
Gots: 656 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

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 MGDubya013
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of LordofthePings
4.73/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 11.2 ox bottle into a westmalle goblet.

Kept at fridge temp until ready to drink but improves greatly as nears room temp. Would recommend letting it sit for 20 minutes or so before starting. This is a near prefect example of its style. Complex esters and dark belgian dried fruit flavor. No raisin which is a plus. EtOH taste is masked by malt flavors. Very little if any hop flavor or aroma. Slightly too carbonated for my taste, but this improves as it is left out warming up. Will buy again and again.

Photo of JavaNoire
4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Krey213
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mabermud
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This looks dirty and is as clear as mud. It looks like cola mixed with grape juice. Nice sediment. I actually like particles in my beer. The smell is exclusively of mostly grape juice and perfume. I like it. Taste is similar to the smell. Grapes, some perfume, cola, and background fruit. The carb is immediate, light, and crisp.

Overall - A nice smelling, crisp tasting Belgian, with a full carbonation, and snappy mouth feel.

Photo of BeerWatcher
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A dark muddy brown body, crowned by a thick slightly off-white head (oh those Belgian yeasts), that settles down nicely into little more than a film riding on too of the beer.
Aromas are molasses, raisins, fig newtons, and a bit of brown sugar tickling the background.
I let this one warm for a bit from the fridge before opening, to maximize the tastes, which echo the aromas. There is a fairly thick mouthfeel,with a slight viscosity as it glides over the tongue. It's highly complex, and keeps adding to its repertoire with each sip. Definitely some alcohol presence entering the mix. Now getting some sweet nuttiness, and prune juice. I would compare this to the best bread puddings I have had, contained in a glass. A simply wonderful World Class beer.

Photo of montesown
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very refreshing drink to have right after work.

Photo of Blksab99
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joster_951
3.87/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moonshae_D
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.96/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.71/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZBR101
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reebtaerG
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured bottle into St. Bernardus glass

Pours a amber color with a 1 1/2 off white head spotty lacing. Great aroma and taste of malt, yeast, caramel and plum. Great carbonation in mouthfeel well balanced.

Photo of Catracho5
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce bottle poured into a Belgian style tulip glass

A: Very cloudy, brownish red color with a 2 inch finger head, lots of bubbles streaming off the bottom, the head is creamy, tan, looks like a hearty beer. Nice lacing.

A: Smells like caramel, sugar, plums, dates.

T: Wow, there's a lot going on, very complex, caramel, sugary, some bitterness, the aftertaste is like plums, dates, getting some bread, biscuity flavors as the beer warms. I did get some alcohol burn.

M: Very frothy, creamy mouthfeel, bubbly.

O: Very impressed, really complex, so much going on, lots of carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, did not expect this will definitely have to try 6 and 10, and some more Belgian ales.

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sobeleg
3.65/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraigPWalker
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ductape28
3.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Logan12321
3.87/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours to a dark rich color, lots of head that could be to my pouring. Low retention on the head. Slight aroma. Taste is deep, rich and flavorful, has kind of a sweet finish on it. Surprisingly the alcohol is barely noticeable for being a 9%. Very smooth to drink. Overall I can see myself purchasing again.

Photo of Weaselbob74
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PVMT
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tja0422
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

very nice and smooth. alot of head

Photo of LukeGude
4.79/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,618 ratings.