Trappistes Rochefort 8 | Brasserie de Rochefort

5,269 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001

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Photo of Sensaray
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears a dark brown that lets little light through with big light tan head.

Dark fruity aromas, undertones of citrus, some flowery, red grapes, cherry, just the right level of sweetness in there. Intricate.

Dark fruit in the taste with cherries and berries hitting first, some grape. Some grains appear on the back end but they're sweet and intermingle with the fruit. Finishes very clean with just a pleasant spiciness left.

Great initial spice. Well carbonated but not overly. Medium body.

Overall a high quality beverage.

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Photo of Anew
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Joshgonzales79
5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of agent2550
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent brown with brown-gold-yellow highlights.

Small creamy head. Slight smell: acidic, earthy, and a tiny bit of coffee.

Slightly sour/acidic taste, creamy "earthy" mouthfeel and alcohol aftertaste.

Overall: quite delicious!

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of shoop12
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark molasses color with an impressive off white, one finger head that is long-lasting.

Smell is candy-like with nice aromas of dark fruit mostly including dates and figs.

Taste begins sweet with dark fruits and a hint of ginger. Not too spicy but not too sweet. A nice blend of sweetness and bitterness with the high ABV apparent but not overpowering.

Mouthfeel is rich, creamy, and medium bodied that finishes extremely smooth for this style of beer.

After only having a few Dubbels prior to the Rochefort 8, I was rather pessimistic about Dubbels as a whole. However, this beer changes my outlook on Dubbels and would be something I would highly recommend to beer lovers of all styles.

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4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Onenote81
4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not necessarily a 'milestone' review, but I thought for my 888th review, I'd stick with the '8' theme. Bottle poured into my new Leffe chalice.

Pours a ruby-hued mahogany with a thick finger-width creamy beige head. Nice wispy coating of the glass after each sip. The nose is sweet with notes of cider, strawberry, and a little yeast twang.

The mouth is quite bubbly and effervescent, almost too much so. I'd rather this be a little less spritzy, but that's just me. The fruit-like qualities carry over to the flavor as well. Apple, plum flavors noted. Candy-like sweetness on the finish. Yeast quality is mellow and not overbearing at all, which is how I like it. Adds just a touch of spice on the back end. All in all, this is a good beer. A pleasant sipper and treat to be shared.

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of tjkinate
3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Must not be my style, because I obviously didn't enjoy it as much as most.

A: Massive head that exhibits good retention settling to a small film across the top of the brew. Beer itself is a muddled brown and not the prettiest body to look at.

S: Spices and herbs are accompanied well by the dark fruit scents. I found the scent to be the most stimulating portion of this tasting.

T: ABV detectable, sweetness from the fruits are nice and accompanied well by the herbs and spices. Just found the alcohol to detract from the experience.

M: Highly carbonated, slight burn.

O: I was hoping for more, but admit to only having a few Dubbels prior to this, so I can't compare to many others of the variety.

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2/5  rDev -53.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.3 out of 5 based on 5,269 ratings.
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