Trappistes Rochefort 8 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium
trappistes-rochefort.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#756
Reviews:
1,955
Ratings:
5,427
pDev:
9.7%
 
 
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Photo of WA_Brian
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle (best before 21/09/2022) poured into a snifter at 51°F.

L: Pours a hazy, dark amber. Big tan head but didn't last too long.
S: Dark fruit aromas with a hint of bread. Mild aroma.
T: Bready with a light raisin flavor. Similar to Rochefort 10 if the fruit was very dialed back, but still quite good.
F: Good carbonation well integrated into the beer. Medium-full bodied with a dry finish.
O: Excellent beer but it's hard not to compare it to the Rochefort 10. I prefer the fruit-forward flavors of the 10 and its a more complex beer overall, but if the 8 was the only beer available I would never be disappointed.

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Photo of JonnoWillsteed
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From old tasting notes just rediscovered.
L- Very dark brown. Opaque even in a narrow glass. Thick head that holds.
S- Hoppy, malty, toasty. slight citrus zest at the end.
T- A mouth-full. Rich but light (!). Toasty. Malt, spice, Xmas pudding-ish.
F- Very nice, surprisingly light for a 9.20% beer.
O- Very nice, I could finish off a 'paired flight' meal with this and something like blue cheese and crackers.
BB: 21/5/19, 330ml bottle

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Photo of monorailred
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BGDrock
3.62/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber body, like maple syrup, hazy; big cloud of head forms rapidly, fluffy, almond flesh coloured, holiding its form for ages.
Aromas of dried fruit (apple, pear), butterscotch, wintery spices, owing to the yeast; mild overall.
First impression is that it's more watery than expected, and less full-flavoured; has the dark, caramel malt, flavours of the style, fruity (raisin, prune, apple sauce) and accompanied by spice...but quite light, and with weak length. Medium-high carbonation, medium-light body. Whispers of alcohol in the finish.

Quite disappointed, as I love the 10. The appearance was spot on, so don't know if it could be blamed on a pour batch. Lacks punch and simply put, doesn't stand out.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep mahogany. There's plum, dates, and faint alcohol on the nose. There's a little plum, some dark fruits, dried fruits, a little almond, and chocolate. There's also a faint hint of booze, which is not unexpected, but also, makes it harder to take down easily. An enjoyable beer.

I also made delicious carbonnade with this, so I can't go too hard on it.

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Photo of kkrmkelly
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eltrandos
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wg1041
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Excellent. Wow. Must try for any enthusiast.

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Photo of Apellonious
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wavyhill
3.82/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MJ64
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of davidmm
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ClintGoodman
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MartyMoser
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EMH73
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a medium brown with a one inch beige head that dissipates quickly to a ring and leaves no lacing. Smells of yeast, caramel, dark fruits and bread. Tastes follows the nose with additional sourdough like taste, alcohol and toffee. Medium bodied, light to moderate carbonation, drinks more like a wine or port than a beer.

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Photo of AllOfTheCats
4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Love the grape-y-ness of this beer.

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Photo of hoponit
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Naugled
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FrankCazabon
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsippel
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeschaefer
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SSGCujo
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gopens44
3.92/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of PrynneCabin
3.96/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 5,427 ratings