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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,125 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,125
Reviews: 1,749
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 245
Gots: 460 | 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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FreshZ

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-09-2013 15:51:00 | More by FreshZ
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Roman5150

Spain

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%

Bottle purchased from Total Beverage in Murfreesboro, TN. Poured into Duvel Tulip glass.

Large off white head due to aggressive pour, some lacing, dark brown mocha color.

Smells of dark fruits, rasins, sweet prunes, figs, bread, apple, a lot similar to the smell of a Rochefort 10.

Taste: Very sweet. I wanna say this is sweeter than the 10. Very sweet apple, dark fruit initial taste, followed by notes of plum and raisin, the finish is somewhat sour. As with other trappist beers, the complex flavors really come through when it warms up a little bit. Very drinkable beer.

Mouthfeel: Decent amount of carbonation, so sweet to the taste buds it tingles.

Overall: I prefer the Rochefort 10, perhaps due to similar tastes but it has a higher ABV. This one is very similar, and a very good beer, but I don't think I would buy this if a 10 is available. THis one is jsut too sweet, and the alcohol seems like it's brought out a bit more because of it, even though the ABV is lower. With that said, this is an amazing beer. It's hard to rate this fairly when you just want to compare it to a World Class Rochefort 10, and this one is almost there, but just not AS good. Still better than about 99.5% of every beer out there. Decide for yourself, I have a Rochefort 6 waiting in my basement as well!

General rule of thumb: You will never be disappointed with a beer that's made by monks.

04-09-2013 01:57:58 | More by Roman5150
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magpieken

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-08-2013 17:00:39 | More by magpieken
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mrw1zard

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

04-08-2013 16:04:13 | More by mrw1zard
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Spider889

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

04-08-2013 14:17:39 | More by Spider889
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-08-2013 00:30:43 | More by JakerLou
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ajramirez1

Washington

4.11/5  rDev -5.1%

Im a belgian fan an this beer is a decent strong beer. As a unique taste, initially cold it was a bit sour aftertaste but quickly dissolved once it warmed.

Had this beer after thr Rochefort 10, so this beer wasnt even in same ballpark. But this beer is quite good

A-

04-07-2013 22:10:25 | More by ajramirez1
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HabiMendes

Rhode Island

4.45/5  rDev +2.8%

I had this in occasion of the choice of the new Pope. A dark-brown beer, with a well-retained brown neck, forms a beautiful Belgian lace in the chalice. The aroma shows pears, apples, as well as many floral tones, together with a caramelized malt and, perhaps, plums. The taste brings a medium-body, extremely carbonated feel, with a caramelized malt backbone, and hops well present. There's a great harmony between the carbonation and the malty body, and the silkiness of the beer is impressive. Besides, the strong 9.2% ABV is not that perceptible. The aftertaste leaves both the delicious malt, a theme during the whole tasting, as well as hops. Despite being too strong for my personal taste, it was a great choice for the day!

04-06-2013 03:55:04 | More by HabiMendes
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srgj88

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-06-2013 03:02:48 | More by srgj88
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TheRevMatt

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +15.5%

04-05-2013 22:06:44 | More by TheRevMatt
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afksports

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-05-2013 18:35:32 | More by afksports
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Lost_in_Prawet

Thailand

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-05-2013 12:45:21 | More by Lost_in_Prawet
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.66/5  rDev -15.5%

330ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a fairly dark amber/brown with two fingers of thick off white head. Amazing head retention.

S: Spicy yeast esters, orange zest, and peppercorn. I get a touch of dark fruit, but the beer seems dry for the style.

T: Quite dry, I get strong peppercorn, orange zest, and a bit of dark fruit. Boozy.

M: A bit thin with very strong, prickly carbonation.

O: The flavors go pretty well together, but I'd like some more sweetness with a thicker mouthfeel. Decent beer.

04-05-2013 01:06:02 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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BGsWo22

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-04-2013 20:32:53 | More by BGsWo22
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MrNate

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-04-2013 04:25:14 | More by MrNate
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Steamer

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

04-04-2013 01:12:59 | More by Steamer
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halfshell

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-04-2013 00:28:26 | More by halfshell
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-03-2013 20:45:00 | More by TonyTalon
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Hop_Czar

Oregon

5/5  rDev +15.5%

04-03-2013 20:33:19 | More by Hop_Czar
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Dogzbone

New York

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

04-03-2013 18:49:23 | More by Dogzbone
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.24/5  rDev -2.1%

A-Deep ruby almost brown, two finger off white head.

S-Dark fruits cherries, banana and caramel

T-Very similar to the nose, good balance of darker fruits and cherries.

M-Medium bodied, creamy and nicely carbonated.

O-The middle of the Rochefort beers, a solid well rounded Belgian.

04-02-2013 21:18:48 | More by rlee1390
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7.6%

04-02-2013 20:29:13 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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Elbrownbag

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-02-2013 20:21:31 | More by Elbrownbag
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VsTheWorld1121

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-01-2013 15:19:00 | More by VsTheWorld1121
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mjw1200

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-01-2013 02:10:32 | More by mjw1200
Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,125 ratings.