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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

4,412 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,412
Reviews: 1,771
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 265
Gots: 541 | FT: 19
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

ksi4077, Nov 13, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +10.9%

ItsPhipps, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

SteveD082791, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

miggs3030, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of AngEo
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

330ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Color is a dark rusty brown. Light test yields a dark caramelesque color. Pours with a bit over 2 fingers of head which slowly settles into a thin ring of foam. Smells very malty and of dark fruits with a lingering hint of alcohol. Initial taste is very malty with strong spices and the same dark fruits. The alcohol is detectable but less noticable than the smell led on. Very good overall.

AngEo, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of cferg88
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

cferg88, Nov 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Stephenjtorres, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of jpe1991
4/5  rDev -7.6%

mild easy drinking, smooth malt body, no bitterness really, Belgium spices, slight alcohol taste (8/10)

jpe1991, Nov 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Johnw713, Nov 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Oidmoe, Nov 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

jaeone, Nov 10, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -3%

vdefiesta35, Nov 10, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

chamawaiian, Nov 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

DamageCase76, Nov 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

Dwoodard71, Nov 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

BeerZombies1, Nov 08, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -6.7%

Pdiff100, Nov 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

ThaHealer, Nov 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

OKFine, Nov 07, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +5.3%

Washuffizi98, Nov 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

jdimento, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of T100Mark
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11.2 ounce Euro bottle poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance - A rusty brown color. Hazy. Mondo head. Bitchin'!

Smell - Malty. Baking chocolate. Musty. A whiff of Belgian sour.

Taste - Malty. Baking chocolate. Herbal. Peppercorns. Slightly bitter. Slightly sour.

Mouth - Moderate carbonation. Moderate body. Silky.

Overall - This beer taste great! The combination of bread, sweet, bitter, and spice is both unique and amazing. I could chug multiple Rochefort 8s if it weren't for the high alcohol content and even higher cost.

T100Mark, Nov 06, 2014
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4.42/5  rDev +2.1%

Y2kbug, Nov 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

330ml bottle poured into a snifter

P- murky brown, with no translucence; 1f of off-white head, that recedes to a small foam cap within a couple of minutes; lots of yeast chunks noticed at the bottom of the glass
N- bold brown sugary sweetness paired with dark fruit notes (black cherries come to mind), all over bready malt; pleasant and inviting
T- follows the nose; brown sugar up front, sweet dark fruits mid-palate, and a chewy yeasty finish, with moderate alcohol presence; solid bready malt backbone; very well-balanced
MF- medium-full bodied with medium carbonation; silky smooth and creamy
O- a great example of the style!

muchloveforhops3, Nov 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

ClavisAurea, Nov 04, 2014
Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
97 out of 100 based on 4,412 ratings.