Trappistes Rochefort 8 | Brasserie de Rochefort

5,288 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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Nachos57
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Beautiful brown with tan head

S - Very Belgium ale smell, some yeast and nice malt sweetness

T - Delicious complex flavor

M - great body and carbonation

O - Best ale of this type I've had, very recommended

I am really looking forward to finding some Rochefort 10, but even the 8 was hard to find

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Boski
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of opwog
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of BradC
4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours deep reddish brown with a thin light tan head that lasts forever.

Aroma is sweet, reminds me of brown sugar or cinammon, spicy.

Tastes of dark spiced fruit, warm brown sugar, spiced rum, very complex with alcohol presence just noticeable. Finishes with a sweetness only tongue that I've never tasted before.

A good amount of carbonation give s this an effervescence and keeps it drinkable. I think it also brings some of the sweetness out.

Overall, a wonderful brew, I haven't tried the 6 or 10, but I certainly will.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Muted brown and nearly opaque, with a good head that settles quickly

S: Deep Belgian richness with a potent alcohol sweetness rising above.

T: Much sweeter and smoother than the 10. Fruity rich elements go straight for the tongue and stay there, adding a pleasant sweet to each stage of flavor. It tasted like something ancient or steeped in brewing tradition (though less so than the 10). Overall, amazing. Much more versatile flavor than the 10. Makes me look forward to the 6!

M: Spectacular. Coats your mouth like paint (but in a good way, haha)

O: Not as arcane-tasting as the 10, but nearly perfect in its own right! A great beer for any fans of the style. I'll definitely buy again!

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3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Chestnut brown in color; opaque, Gigantic head; though it dies out entirely relatively fast. Nice faint smell; slightly sweet and grainy. Sweet, grainy full taste with a slightly dry finish. Definitely full of flavor. Medium body. Nice, light carbonation. Very good Belgium beer; though I think I prefer the 6 over the 8.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.3 out of 5 based on 5,288 ratings.
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