Trappistes Rochefort 8 | Brasserie de Rochefort

Trappistes Rochefort 8Trappistes Rochefort 8
BA SCORE
94.4%
Liked This Beer
4.33 w/ 5,307 ratings
Trappistes Rochefort 8Trappistes Rochefort 8
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#400
Reviews:
1,925
Ratings:
5,307
Liked:
5,012
Avg:
4.33/5
pDev:
9.93%
Alströms:
4.79
 
 
Wants:
432
Gots:
1,104
Trade:
23
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Photo of Holderness
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L — Pours a very dark, filtered reddish amber with a two-finger off-white head produced with moderately gentle pour. Head is rocky and fizzy, dissipating quickly and leaving minimal lacing
S — Smoke, caramel, toffee, molasses, bourbon, vanilla, and a touch of banana-yeasty-fruitiness
T — Primarily sweet notes of molasses, caramel, and vanilla soda alongside roasty malts and smoke. A hint of berry, banana, and red wine
F — Tongue-tickling mouthfeel. Noticeably less velvety than Rochefort 10. Mildly astringent finish
O — It’s difficult to review without the shadow of Rochefort 10 looming over this one. While Rochefort 8 is an enjoyable brew, it doesn’t wow me like its older brother. Good to try at least once to gain familiarity with the canonical Belgians. Tastier with the yeast mixed in

82/100

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Photo of pegelstrand
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DesertFox24
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpmsu2003
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tschude
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RDW
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ArnoldStotzer
4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fjdelvalle
4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Junior
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle. Best before date of 23.07.2020 so almost 2 years old.

L - Light cola color with a full bubbly head. Heavily carbonated.
S - Malts, fruits, and spices.
T - Sweet malt and yeast. The alcohol is well hidden, but warming.
F - Full bodied and very carbonated. Very clean finish.
O - Wonderful beer. Will have to try again, hopefully a little fresher.

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

Photo of faatcase
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mcbridec6
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Taste: Intense bready, rich malt, spiced yeast, raisins, alcohol kick to the finish. Complex spice bread and boozy nose.
Dark copper brown, mostly unfiltered, with large foam head and some broken ring lace on glass. Medium/Full to Full body.
Warming and hearty as too style.

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Photo of ICTguy21
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: cloudy brown on the darker side nice head but it fades quickly probably due to carbonation and alcohol. Surprisingly good lacing.

Smells: amazing, fruits and malts steal the show, a touch of alcohol

Taste: fruits, maltiness, yeast, caramel, warming alcohol but not overpowering

Feel: pretty strong carbonation but it works

Overall: I'm almost speechless at how great of beer this is, deserves it's world class rating. It's a bit pricey but if you're a fan of Belgians do yourself a favor and get this beer!

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Photo of andyjeigh
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Miket13
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cshaffer
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nace4
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eng_lee
3.59/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackVeg
3.2/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thomasdidymus55
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look...color of a strong brisk ice tea. Not much lasting head...little lacing
Smell...figgy...fruity
Taste...anise or licorice..malty..Bready... alcohol
Feel...crisp..full... background hops..not many though.
Overall...very good...$ pricey..7.00 beer so it will remain a novelty experience. If you're buying I will have somemore now and somemore later.

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

Photo of Spoda1983
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 94.4% out of 100 with 5,307 ratings
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