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:
#416
Reviews:
1,946
Ratings:
5,389
pDev:
9.93%
Bros Score:
4.79
 
 
Wants:
437
Gots:
1,143
Trade:
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3.03/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had Rochefort 6 and wasn't impressed. Having Rochefort 8 and find it to be worse than 6. Hopefully 10 will live up to its name. Anyway here's my take on Rochefort 8:

Murky, chocolate brown dirty rain puddles appearance with slight chocolate watery cinnamon flavor and thin mouthfeel. supposed to be good til 2020 and it's 2018 and find it very bland. Not worth $7 I paid that's for sure.

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4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Pint Defiance tulip. The body is dark brown with a two finger beige head. Aromas consist of apple, pear, a hint of cinnamon, caramel, allspice, and raisins. Flavors are the same. The feel is medium bodied with high carbonation.

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Photo of Nass
2.94/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is quite a bold style of beer. It's definitely better than Chimay Blue that I had recently but not by much. I can't seem to see why people would rant & rave about how outstanding this beer is. It sort of remind me of someone sticking a piece of ginger into my snifter glassware. I can't seem to see why people would rant & rave about how outstanding this beer is. A few are decent but most of them seem to be downright awful. So far the brightest star in the belgium beer world is the sours that they make. The sour is where near originality, creativity, & flavour take center stage. I am just not seeing the big deal with this Trappistes Rochefort 8. This is overpriced rubbish in my most humble opinion that I will not be picking up again but it's worth a try if you have not had a Belgian strong dark ale before & you would like to try some. Cheers! C (75-79)

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4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a dark amber with a two finger foamy white head. Very minimal lacing.

S - Aroma is raisins, figs, caramel and Belgian yeast.

T - The taste is raisins, brown sugar, caramel and Belgian yeast.

M - Medium body with high carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a crisp finish.

O - A classic Belgian. Definetly a beer everyone should try at least once.

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Bottled 11/1/17, consumed 1/27/18

Poured hazy brown cola with a small fizzy head that left quick with no lacing.

Aroma is sweet raisin and dark fruits, malt and Belgian yeast.

Taste follows aroma, sweeter, less yeast, and stronger malt.

Feel is medium-full with a lot of carbonation, really making each sip full-flavored.

Overall a pretty great, strong Belgian ale. Plus you're supporting God's work when you buy and drink this. Good job.

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 5,389 ratings