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:
#426
Reviews:
1,947
Ratings:
5,396
pDev:
9.93%
Bros Score:
4.79
 
 
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Photo of Mclusal
3.64/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rdmcnrmk
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHDoyle
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Description: Ruby color with a white head that quickly dissipates. Smell is dark fruit (plum, prune, dark cherry) and generally sweet. Not a terribly effervescent or strong aroma. Taste is similar with dark fruit leading the way but also incorporates grassy, earthy notes. For the ABV, the alcohol was well hidden and barely noticeable if at all. Feel is highly carbonated with a light to medium body.

Overall: 4 (This beer is good and I may or may not drink it again) This was good but still left me a little disappointed; maybe I expected too much. I would have liked a heavier mouthfeel and the taste/smell both seemed a little subdued. I drank this and a Rochefort 6 in succession there are a lot of similarities, which I suppose is to be expected.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brauseboof
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaten454
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MTKATL
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knickfan3
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chitoryu12
3.92/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Amber brown with a huge, foaming tan head that threatens to overrun any glass or even the bottle when first opened.

Smell: Yeasty bread, spices, a little hops.

Taste: Very bready, like sourdough. Bittersweet, but little hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Decently thick and well carbonated.

Overall: I feel like it's unbalanced in the sweet, sourdough bread side of the flavor and needs more complexity.

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

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

Photo of flyingpig
3.7/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle in Au Bon Vieux Temps, Brussels (€5):
Very pleasant stuff from Rochfort like both of their previous offerings that I've tried, although this don't quite hit the height of their Rocherfort 6 & 10 offerings sadly. The beer was a smooth one that came through lighter than expected for such a beer but still had some darker fruits coming through with dates & prunes both making an appearance. There was some nice caramel malts adding to the sweetness & the balance of the beer was a good one but I felt it was missing that something extra to make me want to rush back & have another whilst still being a good beer.

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Photo of slatsfeldo25
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of dubnation
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoshJ
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DarthVorador
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tyjohnson55
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of brianpals
4.91/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional

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

330 ml bottle poured into a teku.

A- Deep mahogany, with some more reddish hues. Head is tan. Delicate, but dense and hangs on well. Effervescence fuels the head. Nice delicate rings line the glass.

S- Subtle dark and dried fruits: cherry, prune. Caramel sweetness, light bread with a prominent yeast. Spice, and some alcohol sting. Great depth.

T- Sweet and bready at the forefront. Caramel. Delicate dark fruits, and some alcohol comes out more.

M- Body is medium full. Carbonation tingles, with a dry finish. Alcohol warms the palate well after.

O- Another classic from Rochefort. Nice range of flavors and feels. From sweet to dry to warm. Depth is nice throughout this beer.

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

Pours a nice hazy red/brown. Lots of light head that dissipates quickly. Nice cherry-chocolate smell. Tastes of caramel and malt with a nice cherry-rose flavor to balance it out--pretty boozy too. Better than Rochefort 10, imho, due to better balance.

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

Delicious. Exceptionally smooth, especially considering how strong it is.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 5,396 ratings