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Rochefort 8

£3.49
4.6
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Interestingly, this beer was originally only brewed for New Year's Eve. Fortunately, this Trappist strong-dark ale from Rochefort is now available year-round! And good thing too: its rich maltiness, brown sugar, dried fruits, is not one to miss. While this beer tastes rather sweet at the beginning, some spicy notes, high carbonation, and a semi-dry finish help to balance it out. Aromas of dried fruits, caramel, spice, and a warming alcohol just add to its elegance and richness.

Rochefort Brewery is a Belgian Trappist brewery and has been brewing beer at the monastery since 1595--to this day using water that is drawn from a well within the monastery itself. In order to be a certified Trappist brewery it must meet the requirements that excess profits, beyond the monastery's operating expenses, are to be used for charitable endeavours.

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Style Abbey and Trappist
Country Belgian Beers
ABV 9.20%
Serving Temp 9°C
Bottle Size 330ml
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Trappiste de Rochefort are top-fermented, bottle-conditioned beers, brewed within the Saint-R?my Abbey in Rochefort, Belgium.
  1. Slightly pricey Review by Scott W
    Rating

    The beer was decent, however lacked some taste, given the strength. (Posted on 12/02/2017)

  2. Good Beer Review by capibara
    Rating

    Dark brown colored, just enough head on the top.
    I could feel quite alcoholic when i smell it. It has various flavors when i taste it. Especially fruity smells as nice and charm. Overall very satisfied. (Posted on 13/01/2017)

  3. Etiquette Review by TurboRay
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    For when the women at the dinner party exit to the drawing-room, leaving the gentlemen to drink and converse! Caramel, tobacco, bourbon! (Posted on 28/12/2016)

  4. A good tasty strong beer Review by Steve
    Rating

    Bought an advent calendar and this was in it, a great tasting drink which I would definitely go back for more, beware of the strength as it does have a kick to it. (Posted on 21/12/2016)

  5. Epic Review by doomlord
    Rating

    One word nectar 9.5/10. Really loved this. Helped block out inane chatter of in-laws. (Posted on 12/11/2016)

  6. Superb Review by Johnny
    Rating

    Superb. Beercraft at its finest. Bread, floral, grass, herbs, cheese, raisin. Brown, hazy body, frothy, tan head. Lightly sweet and sour, medium bitter. Amazing! Full body, thick feel. Average carbonation, abrupt finish. (Posted on 23/08/2016)

  7. more please Review by Bancini
    Rating

    A really nice dark malty brew with a satisfyingly long finish. Thoroughly enjoyed this and will be ordering again. (Posted on 14/08/2016)

  8. great Review by tony
    Rating

    Amazing full flavour beers (Posted on 20/07/2016)

  9. Superb! Review by John R
    Rating

    Cannot recall ever enjoying a beer quite as much as the first occasion that I sampled the Rochefort 8. I am a fan for life! (Posted on 24/05/2016)

  10. Excellent specialist beer Review by Ryans
    Rating

    The Rochefort series are perfect when you want a richer stronger drink. Dark and fruity with hints of caramel and chocolate but an easier on the palate taste with all the flavours having a subtle edge. Perhaps too easy to drink given the alcohol content but definitely one of the finest beers around. (Posted on 13/05/2016)

  11. Lovely... Review by Ady Gray
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    You'll not find much wrong with any of the Rochefort numbered series. This one delivers a punch which is palatable with a good mouthfeel and a combination of sweet/spicy. Cracker... (Posted on 11/05/2016)

  12. Lovely strong beer Review by Ryans
    Rating

    A rich fruity flavoured dark beer with spiciness and a subtle sweetness. A perfect winter drink but I agree it's too good to only drink part of the year. (Posted on 08/05/2016)

  13. Fantastic Belgian brown beer Review by Ryans
    Rating

    A rich tasting dark fruity flavoured Trappist ale with a caramel aftertaste. A perfect end of session drink. (Posted on 30/04/2016)

  14. delicious Review by tony
    Rating

    Lovely caramel notes. Great taste (Posted on 14/04/2016)

  15. Fantastic beer Review by Ryans
    Rating

    A delicious dark and richly flavoured beer. The Rochefort series are all classic Belgian brews and this is no exception. (Posted on 20/03/2016)

  16. Right nice Review by Tim
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    Nose of figs and over ripe fruit. Caramel, malt and boozy fruit cake (Posted on 19/03/2016)

  17. Awesome - but the 10 is better Review by Seb
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    Sweet caramel aromas but belies it strength by being super smooth and malty. A fantastic beer. (Posted on 25/11/2015)

  18. Very good Review by John
    Rating

    But the 10 is better. Muddy colour and malty taste. (Posted on 20/11/2015)

  19. Delicious beer Review by Ryans
    Rating

    Fantastic dark malty and fruity beer. Has the warm taste of a winter beer but far too good to only drink part of the year. (Posted on 07/11/2015)

  20. Fantastic beer Review by Ryans
    Rating

    One of the best Trappist beers around. Dark and malty lIke a winter ale but it would be a shame for such a delicious beer to not be available all year round. (Posted on 07/11/2015)

  21. Delicious delicious delicious Review by DC
    Rating

    Delicious delicious delicious b (Posted on 17/10/2015)

  22. Delicious beer Review by Ryans
    Rating

    Lovely rich tasting beer. Dark fruity chocolate flavour that goes down surprisingly easy for such a strong beer. Haven't tried the Rochefort 10 but this has to Benny favourite Belgian brown. (Posted on 16/10/2015)

  23. Fantastic - but don't buy it. Review by Llamaman
    Rating

    Malty, delicious aroma or over-ripe fruit (especially banana). Alcohol well-concealed by a beautifully balanced beer.

    In a world without Rochefort 10, this would be a world-beater. But the 10 does exist, and is the 8 with all the dials turned to 11. So unless you're being kind to wallet and liver, go for the 10. (Posted on 25/08/2015)

  24. Baby Brother of the 10 Review by Ay Pee Horne
    Rating

    Lots of over-ripe dark fruits, thick malts and boozy cake. Damn strong, so one to treat yourself with from time to time. If you think this is good, wait until you try the 10! (Posted on 10/06/2015)

  25. Not bad, but the 10 is better ... Review by interzen
    Rating

    Not a bad introduction to the Rochefort range, the '8' is a bit of a misnomer since the ABV of this is actually 9.2%.

    Pours a bit like a cross between swamp water and cold tea and exudes a smell like a cross between fermented fruitcake and burnt sugar - quite a heavy whiff of alcohol, too.

    Tastes much the same: very malty, lots of stewed, dark fruits and a nice, lingering alcohol burn. It's good, but not brilliant - for this particular style I prefer Chimay Bleu, although the Rochefort 8 is definitely worth trying on its own merits.

    Personally, of the Rochefort range I prefer the 10 but this is well worth a look if you're curious about Trappist ales (or just plain like them ...) (Posted on 10/03/2015)

  26. Eight and counting Review by Stephen
    Rating

    This beer is a cracker - nearer 10% than the name suggests. That said, like the other Rocheforts, it is exceedingly palatable and does not feel over strong with alcohol. Dark chocolates, coffee and cream make this a beautiful after dinner sip. Perfect in front of a warm winter fire in a cosy room. (Posted on 13/02/2015)

  27. Divide Rochefort 10 by 1.73 Review by Jack Swans
    Rating

    Not as satisfying as it's big brother but still better than Chimay Blue in my opinion and that is a complement. Taste of figs and malts but the alcohol content is somehow masked making it quite easy to drink for a beerbthis strong. Heavenly. (Posted on 04/02/2015)

  28. Smooth, dark and malty with dried fruit, chocolate and a hint of coffee notes Review by Ian
    Rating

    I'll admit I'm a fan of the Rochefort series, the 6, 8 and the 10. If you like one of them you'll probably like them all, it just happens that my appreciation of these fine beers goes up with each number. The 8 is a little more expensive than the 6 but I think it's worth it for the extra depth and flavour, it's similar to the 6 but the hints of chocolate and coffee seem more pronounced, strong, smooth and malty with definate dried fruit notes and a creamy head. Poured correctly into the right glass you should get roughly 60/40 beer to head which lasts if you remember to rinse the inside of the glass before you pour. Well worth having half a dozen (or more) in the cellar for when you want to treat yourself. (Posted on 04/03/2014)


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