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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

3,949 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,949
Reviews: 1,741
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 226
Gots: 392 | FT: 14
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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WhiskeeTango

Missouri

5/5  rDev +15.5%

02-15-2013 19:00:11 | More by WhiskeeTango
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juanbon

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-14-2013 18:33:20 | More by juanbon
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MacarthurParker

Ethiopia

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-12-2013 21:54:30 | More by MacarthurParker
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Snarf103

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

02-12-2013 04:01:31 | More by Snarf103
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littlebeer

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-11-2013 22:24:13 | More by littlebeer
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birdsellam

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

02-11-2013 18:21:34 | More by birdsellam
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deac83

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-10-2013 19:43:24 | More by deac83
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drewone

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-10-2013 08:29:49 | More by drewone
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hctap00

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful red-mahogany color. Incredibly frothy head, very carbonated. Took several minutes to pour the whole bottle. I could hear the head fizzing the entire time. Quickly reduced to a thin white lacing.

Aroma is far sweeter and fruitier than I expected. Ripe cherries were my first thought. Not as much of the "dark fruit" common in other Belgian dark ales. As it warms, the yeast and phenol aromas are more prominent. Spicy aroma as well that I can't quite place.

Most noticeable throughout is the spiciness that I associate with the good Belgians. Yeasty, phenolic, peppery maybe. Initially I get some of the same fruitiness from the aroma. It is fairly one dimensional though, and the finish not terribly satisfying.

Very thin mouthfeel. Carbonation is rather high. No lingering effect. Almost feels like water going down.

It certainly is not Rochefort 10. None of the wow factor that I previously experienced with Rochefort beers. I think I have lost my taste for Belgians since I spent a week drinking nothing but last summer. Still enjoyable without a doubt, but just too one dimensional and thin. Not very "dark" for being classified as a strong dark ale. Will re-review at some point to give it another chance.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 06:42:07 | More by hctap00
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terence

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-10-2013 03:36:05 | More by terence
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GRG1313

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

02-09-2013 22:18:36 | More by GRG1313
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teromous

Virginia

4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Medium shade of brown, very hazy, with a very large eggshell white head. The head is very impressive; it is creamy, fluffy, and leaves good lacing.

S: The scent is very interesting, in that it has very unique spice scents. It smells a bit like fresh sugar-cane. A bit grassy and sweet. There is a pear scent as well. Some light banana scents floating around. Very interesting.

T: A smile just shot across my face with the first sip. Tons of flavor and complexity. There's a bit of that grassy flavor, along with something that tastes a bit like cinnamon...but not cinnamon...maybe some sandalwood in there as well, as weird as that sounds. There's a rich malty flavor, but not caramel-like. Incredibly complex.

M: The mouthfeel is heavier, smooth, and very warming. Lots of carbonation that tingles the mouth like a wash of sea foam.

O: Overall I was impressed by this beer. It had loads of flavors that I don't often get to experience, or haven't experienced at all. It is definitely a sipper, because it has such a presence that commands attention with every drink. I highly recommend it to Belgian beer lovers, or people who are not afraid of uniquely flavored beers. This one is definitely unique.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 19:11:40 | More by teromous
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Dinkel

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-09-2013 14:29:57 | More by Dinkel
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Txconnesiur


3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

02-08-2013 21:18:36 | More by Txconnesiur
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Mahoning


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-08-2013 13:07:07 | More by Mahoning
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Prospero

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-07-2013 21:05:55 | More by Prospero
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jeremiahoden

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

02-07-2013 13:08:48 | More by jeremiahoden
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mitlinks

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-07-2013 11:26:16 | More by mitlinks
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bsopko

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

02-07-2013 07:05:29 | More by bsopko
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hervinjr

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-07-2013 03:54:20 | More by hervinjr
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stone3187

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-06-2013 20:52:39 | More by stone3187
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WestCoastBrew2

Vermont

4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-06-2013 20:11:11 | More by WestCoastBrew2
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gwydno

Spain

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

02-06-2013 18:57:57 | More by gwydno
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nolimitbrewing


4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-06-2013 17:38:00 | More by nolimitbrewing
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ystazi

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-06-2013 17:18:51 | More by ystazi
Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 3,949 ratings.