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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

4,149 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,149
Reviews: 1,750
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 246
Gots: 467 | 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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plinythederek

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-17-2013 22:38:46 | More by plinythederek
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Humorum

Netherlands

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-17-2013 11:18:36 | More by Humorum
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-17-2013 00:01:06 | More by goblue3509
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saeh

France

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-16-2013 18:27:20 | More by saeh
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dctriman

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-16-2013 15:58:59 | More by dctriman
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toneigh

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-16-2013 02:18:21 | More by toneigh
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mshanecrowe

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-16-2013 01:47:48 | More by mshanecrowe
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-15-2013 23:23:59 | More by shehateme
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beer64nut

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-15-2013 07:59:48 | More by beer64nut
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seakayak

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-14-2013 20:30:41 | More by seakayak
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tylerzander

Arizona

2.09/5  rDev -51.7%

A - despite a slightly sloppy, yeast rousing pour, the beer appears in the glass a dark toffee color that shows deep ruby highlights when held up to a light; pours a thick one finger tan, tight bubbled head, at least once the madly foaming first pour leveled off

S - some dark fruit notes seem faded and overpowered by a stale oxidized aroma and a little ethanol with a hint of acetone

T - tastes pretty oxidized, mildly and unpleasantly lingering sourness/cardboard taste with a bitter turn at the end; not sure if this was a problem with storage (probably, purchased at a liquor store with little craft beer turnover, though it was refrigerated) or a bad bottle from the brewery

M - thin and lacking, not the beer it's supposed to be

D - I finished it, only as a means of trying to figure out what happened to this beer, even though it was more rather than less undrinkable as it warmed, becoming more solventy

03-14-2013 00:38:32 | More by tylerzander
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Stevengklein

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-13-2013 03:54:15 | More by Stevengklein
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Quackus

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-12-2013 15:08:17 | More by Quackus
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Steve212

New York

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-12-2013 13:44:52 | More by Steve212
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sennin

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-12-2013 00:18:31 | More by sennin
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-11-2013 17:55:56 | More by Zachtheporter
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johntfox

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-11-2013 16:10:03 | More by johntfox
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shick1

Ohio

5/5  rDev +15.5%

03-11-2013 15:45:00 | More by shick1
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-11-2013 02:28:51 | More by alysmith4
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PeterM

California

4.45/5  rDev +2.8%

Cloudy amber with a thin head that quickly fades to a slight rim around the glass.
Fruity maple malt aroma bodes well.
Very effervescent , cherry highlighted taste, with a wonderful thick mouth feel that lingers - lip smacking!
Very well balanced aftertaste, with the strong alcohol subtly hidden.
Excellent sipping beer that deserves to be savored. So glad I came back to this one.

03-11-2013 02:15:41 | More by PeterM
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Koralin

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-10-2013 05:13:34 | More by Koralin
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-09-2013 23:47:28 | More by outoffocus
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Satyr179

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-09-2013 09:49:59 | More by Satyr179
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Danny1217

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-09-2013 06:27:19 | More by Danny1217
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.19/5  rDev -3.2%

An eruption of fizz bursts into the glass with near deafening effervescence. The bubbles erupted to the top of a cloudy, unfiltered, mahogany hue.

The scent is varied with a tangy scent of cranberry and dried fruits. Hints of plum, date and raisin mix with a touch of pear and breadiness. Even bits of maple can be found buried in the diversity.

The taste is tangy and sour with apple, pear and plum. Hints of cherry skirt across the palate as an alcohol warmth spreads through the chest. The feel is a touch sharp on the tongue without an alcohol taste but certainly a feel. The ale slides down the throat with ease and is light on the stomach.

Rochefort 8 is short of 10 in taste alone but still measures up to be an excellent brew.

03-09-2013 00:34:10 | More by KYGunner
Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,149 ratings.