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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#398
Reviews:
1,931
Ratings:
5,347
pDev:
9.93%
Bros Score:
4.79
 
 
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435
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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Orange/brown color, medium carbonation and a thick heavy feel. Aroma is dried dark fruits, yeast, malt. Taste is very similar, a little sweet but not sickly sweet. Had a small dry bitter taste which balances out the sweet malt and dried fruit. Absolutely nothing to complain about with this beer and would definitely seek it out again

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4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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2.87/5  rDev -33.7%
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4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
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4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Opened this beer from a bottle with best by date of 6.06.18. Poured into snifter to review and enjoy. Massive foamy off white head that lasts quite a long time. Cloudy copper amber in color.

Smells of plum, pear, banana and spicy, peppery phenols. Some underlying caramel notes with some noble hops. Alcohol warmth is virtually nonexistent.

Tastes sweet upfront with caramelized brown sugar that leads to lingering bitterness. Dark fruit flavors like fig, dark plum, grapes, dark cherries. Really fruity and complex. Alcohol notes are held well in check with no hot or solvent notes.

Feels medium to full bodied but finishes very dry due to the lingering bitterness & high carbonation. Prickly finish.

A very nicely done beer. Holds up well to some aging. Would definitely look for this one again. I prefer this one much more over Rochefort 6.

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Alcohol and yeast immediately became present, and once in the glass, the initial notes of raisin and dark fruits and became very evident. Yeasty tones of oak, followed up by sweet raisin come through. There is no hop presence in bittering, aroma or flavor, which is expected with this style. The mouthfeel of this beer is amazing. The dense foam gives way to a pleasant and natural feeling carbonation that is deliciously creamy.

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4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
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Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 5,347 ratings
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