Trappistes Rochefort 8 | Brasserie de Rochefort

5,280 Ratings
Trappistes Rochefort 8Trappistes Rochefort 8

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy amber with a thin head that quickly fades to a slight rim around the glass.
Fruity maple malt aroma bodes well.
Very effervescent , cherry highlighted taste, with a wonderful thick mouth feel that lingers - lip smacking!
Very well balanced aftertaste, with the strong alcohol subtly hidden.
Excellent sipping beer that deserves to be savored. So glad I came back to this one.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An eruption of fizz bursts into the glass with near deafening effervescence. The bubbles erupted to the top of a cloudy, unfiltered, mahogany hue.

The scent is varied with a tangy scent of cranberry and dried fruits. Hints of plum, date and raisin mix with a touch of pear and breadiness. Even bits of maple can be found buried in the diversity.

The taste is tangy and sour with apple, pear and plum. Hints of cherry skirt across the palate as an alcohol warmth spreads through the chest. The feel is a touch sharp on the tongue without an alcohol taste but certainly a feel. The ale slides down the throat with ease and is light on the stomach.

Rochefort 8 is short of 10 in taste alone but still measures up to be an excellent brew.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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3.79/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not as hoppy or strong (in terms of alcohol content) as its first cousin, Trappistes Rochefort 10. But this is still a very good product. It is very flavorful, and it serves as a great companion to a light lunch. It is a nice session beer, too. It's a perfect Saturday afternoon beer for those with good taste.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.65/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Trappistes Rochefort 8 @ 9.2% , served from a 330 ml bottle purchased for $6

A-pour is a golden amber with a medium size off white head leaving a minimal lace ring along the goblet

S-classic Belgian yeast alongside dark fruits (figs , prunes , raisins)

T-sweet strong alcohol taste

MF-good carbonation , full bodied , smooth on the palate and very warming beer as more is sipped

Ov-good beer , slow sipping beer , extremely well crafted

sampled alongside Unibroue 'Grand Reserve17' , Gigantic's 'The End of Reason'
& Lighthouse's 'Belgian Black12' & '13'

prost LampertLand

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4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

appearance - dark, mild head, excellent lacing

smell - figs and dark, dried fruits

taste - a very complex beer with notes of malt, figs, dark fruits like plums, etc. very flavorful and robust

mouthfeel - medium to heavy body, medium carbonation, slightly slick, slightly dry

overall - just an excellent beer, very underrated, world class and reasonably priced, a great alternative to Westy...

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.3 out of 5 based on 5,280 ratings.
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