Trappistes Rochefort 8 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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5,268 Ratings
Trappistes Rochefort 8Trappistes Rochefort 8
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,268
Reviews:
1,911
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
423
Gots:
1,080
For Trade:
21
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4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Pours a dark brown sugar body with massively foaming tobacco stained head that pretty much sticks around
Dry sherry and Christmas cake aroma
Nice rich rye and fruit flavour
Pleasing

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4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pajfuwen
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. $8.

L: Medium brown and hazy verging on opaque. Huge, creamy, light-tan head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.

S: Complex, malty-sweet and vaguely sour aroma with dried fruits, vanilla, and a hint of alcohol.

T: Very nice balance between the bready malts, the hop bitterness and the alcohol. Strong fruity esters, particularly cherries, as well as raisins and a touch of banana. The aftertaste is also complex and a little spicy with a moderate lingering bitterness.

F: Moderately carbonated, with a medium body and a marvelously soft alcohol warmth.

O: The apearance is a little off-putting, but overall, this is an outstanding sipping beer.

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Photo of MizzouBrew
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 330 ml bottle into a Schlafly tulip. Pours thick opaque brown with a huge puffy tan head. Head doesn't last long and leaves very little lace, and once settled looks almost like a cola. Great smell of dark fruits, banana and a little alcohol. Fairly carbonated (fizzed when I popped the cap) and so smooth. One of the best Belgian dark ales I've had. I like the 10 a little better, but this is very good.

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4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yaron73
4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A bottle at "Pub and Grill ARGENTINA" in Brussels.

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3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bbtkd
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brasserie de Rochefort Trappistes Rochefort 8, 9.2% ABV, 22 IBU. Pours medium viscosity and walnut brown, with a four finger off-white head that left little lacing. Nose is yeasty and fruity sweet, taste follows though luckily not as sweet as it smells. Great mouthfeel, overall outstanding. This is style #97 of 104 for me, and after drain-pouring most of #96 earlier tonight, this one is a treat.

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4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.79/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

After having both 10 and 6 expectations were sky-high as they are the two finest of each style I've yet had. The 8 did not disappoint. Pouring hazy brown with a lasting tan head, aroma are immediate candi sugars and cooked sugar. Very sweet nose yields to a pleasantly slightly less sweet flavor of molasses bread and some yeast spiciness. Delicious example of the style. Finish is clean and not cloying given the relative sweetness overall. Just fantastic.

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4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I just reviewed the 6. Tonight I bought the 6, 8, and 10. I've had the 8 and 10 before and the 10 is by far my favorite beer on the planet — to date. I really liked the 6, for what it is. Which is darn good beer!

Okay, while the 6 looks like a sexy strawberry blonde, the 8 is more of a dark ginger nerd.

Smells like your one-night stand's candy coated panties, with less plum than the 6.

It's not much richer than the 6, taste wise...it's bit fuller, but not enough to really distinguish it from the latter.

O-Good beer? Absolutely. It's great. My beef is that if I had to choose between having the 6, 8, or 10 I'd either have the 6: for a lighter, summer type beer; or the 10: for an all out it's-the-end-of-the-world-zombie-apocalypse-so-drink-up-while-you-still-can type ;)

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4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Trappistes Rochefort 8 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.3 out of 5 based on 5,268 ratings.
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