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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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Trappistes Rochefort 8Trappistes Rochefort 8

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4,618 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,618
Reviews: 1,796
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 293
Gots: 656 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
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 Cazlo
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Slamms
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Liquid perfection.
Redolent of Guinness, but more casual, yet much stronger, and thought provoking. Look no further. Belgium reigns supreme. 8 is superior to the 10, imo.

Coffee, some sort of fruit, and drinkability that totally belies its 9.2 % abv. Mellow, only very slightly bitter.

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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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  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Jonada
3.82/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle. Best before 9/27/2017.

Appearance: Dark amber in color with nearly 4 fingers of a creamy off white head. Lots of visible carbonation throughout the glass. Good head retention and lacing.

Smell: Dark fruit, candi sugar, big yeast character, and chocolate.

Taste: Mostly the same as the nose. Belgian yeast, dark fruit, candi sugar, red apple and a hint of banana.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, soft mouthfeel. Carbonation on the high end of medium. Alcohol is hidden very well.

Overall: Very good beer. Lots of yeast and malt character and very easy to drink. There's a reason this one's a classic.

Photo of Fargrow
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Very cloudy brown with a thick light tan head that sticks around forever - even when it's halfway gone.

S: Ripe dark fruits like raisins and dates. Also get some butterscotch and a little metallic smell.

T: Sweet ripe fruit, reminiscent of a red wine. Also a hint of mango. The flavor changes dramatically from sip to aftertaste. It's also changing as it warms up.

M: Thick and fluffy. Awesome.

O: This is a very good beer. The flavor really sticks with you so it's one you can enjoy it for a long time. I haven't had many Belgian Strong Ales that I could compare it to, but I'm glad I could enjoy one of the best.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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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  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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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  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of delta490
4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Deep and dark brown with a light tan head that dissipates fairly quickly, except around the circumference of the goblet.

S- Rich and fruity, malty and earthy.

T- dark ripe fruit. Hints of clove

M- velvety smooth, almost creamy.

O- a delicious full-flavored Belgian Strong Ale.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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