Trappistes Rochefort 8

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Trappistes Rochefort is one of the world’s most treasured breweries, and is certainly a jewel in Belgium brewing’s rather large crown. It only produces 3 beers, due to its commitments to God first, the brewery is always second, and they only produce what they need to sell to keep the monastery going. Their 8 is the middle brew, and is often regarded as the ‘special’.

It is a Belgian Dubbel which is reflected in its dark copper colour and its complex aroma of raisins, bananas and dates. It has a smooth, rich taste before a herbal finish with fruit notes. This top fermented ale can be paired beautifully with cheese and stews.

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Water, Barley Malt, Wheat Starch, Sugar, Yeast and Hops

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Abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy – Brasserie Rochefort
Rue de lAbbaye 8, Rochefort, 5580, Belgium

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  1. Stevie L

    My introduction to Belgian beers after torrential rain forced me and my better half off the E411 on our first bike trip through Belgium – the definition of serendipity. Never had the legendary Westvleteren but all three Rocheforts are the best Trappist ales I have ever tasted. The 8 is rich and fruity and if you can restrain yourself will develop even more richness and warmth if you let it mature in bottle for at least 6 months. A four star beer only denied 5 to differentiate it from the 10. Just stop after two though if you are planning an early start on Belgian motorways the next day!

  2. Sharpie

    Poured out a murky brown ale, the thick head disappeared quickly but did not detract from the taste. Like most of the trappist ales I’ve tried there’s a lot of flavour going on, too much for my palate to start identifying the composition. Because of the balance of flavours in this little belter, you don’t detect the 9.2% ABV!

  3. John Sanders

    This, like its big brother the 10, is one of the world’s great beers. It pours a cloudy chestnut brown, courtesy of the yeast, with a deep tan head that eventually collapses back to the glass. The aroma is wonderfully fruity, but spicy too – almost like Christmas Cake. The taste just follows the smell in spades, and the finish lasts for ever. I prefer this beer to the 10, but it’s a photo-finish.

  4. Kristin

    This beer has a nice sweetness, I prefer it to the Rochefort 6 (but not in the same league as 10)

  5. John Kelly

    A wonderful beer, rich and flavoursome, my favourite from Belgium. And vegan too!

  6. Harmen Gudde

    I would definitely recommend this one – a great dark beer from the Belgian part of the Trappist family. It’s dark, it’s sweet, it’s got a nice round taste – I prefer this one over Orval or Piraat.

  7. Sam Dutton

    I think this is one of the best.

    Full flavour from start to finish: malty and slightly sweet, then a pleasant dryness with no off notes. Lovely deep brown colour.

  8. Jennifer

    Flavorsome and rich. A dark beer for slow drinking.

  9. Peter Robinson

    Definitely one of my all time favourite beers – very clean and pure with no hint of any hangover, but at 9.2%, a few of these will definitely bring you closer to God.

  10. Mark Charrington

    Tawny red body small firm head Odours of figs spice bread The tongue finds fizzy bourbon soaked malt loaf a well-rounded easy drinking Belgian Strong Dark Ale worthy of small sips and many swirls. Like Chimay Blue one to try before U die,

  11. Michael Horsley

    What a fabulous beer, I’d recommend it wholeheartedly

  12. Xavier Crepin

    Rich and malty, one of the best belgian triple !

  13. Geoff Jackman

    Lovely. An all-time favourite.

  14. Luke Manley

    Prefer the 10 but his is still lovely stuff.

  15. Steve Bruce

    One of my top 10 favourites. Not as heavy as the 10 but its a beautiful beer. Dark fruits, nice carbonation and don’t forget to add the sediment… changes the taste for the better in my opinion. Lovely stuff. I’m now a Rochefort fanboy.

  16. Kris

    A classic of the genre which should be in the beer hall of fame.