Trappistes Rochefort 8
Brasserie de Rochefort

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Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Ranked #1
Ranked #945
4.33 | pDev: 9.7%
Jun 03, 2023
Oct 12, 2001
Trappistes Rochefort 8Trappistes Rochefort 8
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Rated: 4.19 by LA2ED7

Jun 03, 2023
Rated: 4.33 by belgocanuck from Belgium

May 03, 2023
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Reviewed by sweetbrew82 from California

4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Candied plums, figs and rum soaked raisins smeared on top of fresh bready malts with some very mild hop bite and a peppery finish. Nice yeasty phenols dancing around throughout and hides the ABV nicely but it's there. Definitely delicious but honestly I remember it being better last time I had it a year or so ago.
Apr 22, 2023
Rated: 4.46 by BeerInspector from Delaware

Apr 19, 2023
Rated: 4.81 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Apr 16, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by GOBLIN from Ohio

Apr 12, 2023
Rated: 4 by FarmerF from Netherlands

Apr 10, 2023
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Reviewed by Radome from Florida

4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Tasted from a 300ml bottle into a globe glass.

L - Medium brown color with a touch of amber; hazy. Strong, fluffy, light tan head made up of tightly packed tiny bubbles.

S - Inviting aromas are mostly malt-based, giving dried fruits and a light nuttiness. Over that is a gentle herbal hops note and light yeast phenolics, which give it a classic Belgian flair.

T - The flavors are gentle, but keep going into great depths. Plums, prunes, raisins; graham crackers and toast; light cloves, dill and a hint of black pepper.

F - Medium body. Gentle, smooth carbonation. Medium hops bitterness that perfectly balances the malt sweetness. Alcohol is evident, but is surprisingly light for the ABV.

O - This is a deep, nuanced beer. It is never in-your-face, but leaves a beautiful impression of craftsmanship and complexity. Only the slightly murky appearance hurts its score for me.
Apr 09, 2023
Rated: 4.6 by JDRen from Michigan

Apr 05, 2023
Rated: 4.93 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Mar 25, 2023
Rated: 4.53 by rpmello81 from California

Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 4 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Mar 07, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by ajdemma from New York

Feb 04, 2023
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Reviewed by cmb

4.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
At Brasserie Cambrinus in Bruges. Described on beer menu as having noted of chocolate and nuts. Creamy, big head, dark brown, chocolate caramel hazelnut. Love it.
Jan 30, 2023
Rated: 4.14 by SteveinBelgium from Belgium

Jan 17, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by RamonaBeer from California

Jan 03, 2023
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Reviewed by illiriks from Illinois

4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Bought 330ml this afternoon at a Carrefour Express. Had a tough choice between two of these and one tallboy of white claw (same price!) Best before 20.10.2027, which means it's probably 2 1/2 months old.

Poured into hotel tumbler glass, but still looks great with a nice head that lingers a bit.

Smells pretty good, but I got a bit of a cold rn so can't really give too much insight here.

Tastes and feels excellent, though! It's got the malt, it's got the fruits and the spices as well. Some sweetness, I guess, but not really enough to impact the toasty malt that is at the front for me.

Excellent overall, had to drink the second one right after!
Jan 02, 2023
Rated: 4 by BeerWasp from Germany

Dec 30, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
330ml bottle into a Chimay glass. Best by 5/19/26.

Looks good. Glowing dark amber body. As with the 6, the head disappears quite quickly, no lacing.

Strong malty aroma with a light spice touch.

On tasty, full and malty. Mouth is a little foamy, perhaps a characteristic of this brewery, found the same with the 6. A little sweet, ABC well hidden. Smooth and clean.

Mouth full, finish a warming malty sweetness.

Overall, enjoyable well crafted beer.
Dec 16, 2022
Rated: 4.88 by Beer_Goblin from New York

Dec 03, 2022
Rated: 4.33 by MrJones07 from Spain

Dec 03, 2022
Rated: 5 by AbeO

Nov 29, 2022
Rated: 5 by Zoman

Nov 25, 2022
Rated: 4.22 by not2quick from Missouri

Nov 24, 2022
Rated: 4.54 by Ananabiya

Nov 23, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by te99912_123 from Switzerland

Oct 27, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by TheItalianStallion from New York

Oct 16, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by Insector44 from Netherlands

Oct 03, 2022
Rated: 4.37 by Taenim from New Jersey

Sep 18, 2022
Rated: 4.56 by DrewTheBrew from Ohio

Sep 10, 2022
Rated: 4 by Romje

Aug 18, 2022
Rated: 4.75 by RoyalKaiju

Aug 09, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Stengelfoot from California

Jun 11, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.86/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
great belgium ale great hop belium flavors
Jun 09, 2022
Rated: 4.13 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Jun 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Perioddicals from Texas

4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
L - Poured from a bottle into an oversized wine glass. Pours a medium brown color. Two finger off white/light tan head on medium-aggressive pour. Head appears frothy. Lacing is frothy and dissipates back to head quickly. Reduces down to a film. Can bring back a small head with agitation.

S - Bready malts up front. Some sweetness as well. A little bubble gum or even honey. A little spice too.

T - Taste is a wonderful caramel molasses, with bready malt. Some dark fruits and spice come in also. Bubble gum and cola hits as well. No hoppy bitterness at all. A little bitter chocolate though.

F - Excellent medium mouthfeel and solid carbonation.

O - Overall, this beer is a treat. I love malt-forward beers, and this one does not disappoint. The whole Trappistes Rochefort range is one of my favorites. This is already in my regular rotation, and I highly recommend it to all.
Jun 02, 2022
Rated: 4.8 by NazeemsBeerReviews from Canada (NB)

May 30, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by WDJersey from Colorado

May 22, 2022
Rated: 4.38 by cold_beer

May 20, 2022
Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 5679 ratings