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Trappistes Rochefort 8 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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4,211 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,211
Reviews: 1,755
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 248
Gots: 484 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

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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LukeRfour, Jun 26, 2014
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NOLANDMAN, May 19, 2012
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matthewwiley, Mar 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a great day it is to have a Rochefort.

Body is an opaque plum, or dark brown/purple, with a foamy off-white head. So dark and delicious looking, with a great ring of lacing settling afer the turbulent pour.

Spicy, slightly clove nose with sweet toffee and caramel in the malts. Alcohol is present, but is balanced by the malts into a 'brandy/liquer type of taste found in some high class deserts. Dark sour cherry in the yeast and hop balance.

More alcool than in the nose, but nothing too distracting. Musky, mix of dark and medium malts, though both sweet. taste is more floral than fruity as previously anticipated, like a lilac/rose petal blend. Subtle milk/bitter chcolate is quite pleasant. The choco-balance is very nice. Some fruit characteristic; spicy fruit sweetness can also be found. A little musty, though, which kinda hurts drinkability, but an experienced beer advocate can quickly find his/her way around and/or through it.

Mouhfeel is bubbly, delicate, smooth, crisp, tingly and good.

Really good. I truly feel that this is a next to perfect example ofthe style. I hope people send me beer mails of protest, but this brew is delicious. The aroma is warm and inviting, the dark, silky body alluring. The taste is complex and comes at you in levels as it warms. In truth the entire beer just gets better as the temperature rises. My only concern is that I have yet to try the Rochefort 10. What if I like it even better? Do I change this review to reflect my new opinion? Do I petition the site for the first ever 5.5? Whatever happens know that Rochefort is King of the Belgium Strong Dark Trappists.

tapman, Nov 03, 2007
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass
A- dark brown in color with a light tan foam that appears darker as is touches the beer, has a 4 figure had and not all of the bottle went into a pint glass

S- like a grape or berry wine smell, with a sweetness to it

M & T- has a thick feeling in the mouth with foam that seems to have a great flavor that
gives a warming feeling in the aftertaste that also has a slight roast coffee like tatse that is very interesting

O- If everyone drank one of these as there first beers we would all be drunks. I cannot see any beer beating this one, but I thought that about the Trappist Rochefort 10 I had last night

a0lbudman, Oct 01, 2013
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LucasBalistreri, May 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Probably the best brew I've had. Pours a dark reddish color with a really big head which dissappears quickly. Lots of lacing afterwards. Scents of malts, hops, and fruits. 8 has an awesome taste the alcohol content is hidden very well. Mouthfeel is a medium body with a great after taste. This trappist brew is very drinkable. I will buy more of the 8 and get some 10's as well.

Wasatch, Sep 14, 2005
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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
96 out of 100 based on 4,211 ratings.