Brewed by Brasserie Rochefort
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Rochefort, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3602   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
The lower gravity cousin to Rochefort 10. Nicknamed "Spéciale" (’The Special’), this beer is the most recent production. The Rochefort 8 has a more tawny colour and a more pronounced aroma, with an even richer fruitiness (a slight undertone of fig?) and a little more spiced dryness, like that of a cake, which gives a balanced finish to the final notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 11, 2016
BBE 25.1.2011, eli 6 vuotiasta tavaraa. En ole tuoreempaa koskaan maistanut, joten todella vaikea vertailla. Ihan pirteä tapaus tämäkin, valkoista vaahtoa omassa lasissa reilusti. Hajussa banaania, maku banaaninen, hiilihappoinen, hieman alkoholinen. Lievää maakellarin sivumakua havaittavissa. Ei tämä mikään mestariteos ole, ja näin pitkä ikäännyttäminen lienee kääntänyt tämän jopa jo laskuun, sen verran tässä sivumaku puskee päälle varsinkin loppulasista. Täytyy metsästää tuoreempi tuote maisteluun. 6.3.2015: Nyt BBE 16.9.2019, joten tuoretta tavaraa. Ja eipä ole enää virhemakuja tai kellaria havaittavissa, ei kyllä banaaniakaan. Syvän oranssin ruskea olut vaahtoaa mukavan reilusti. Hiivaapartikkeleita näyttää olevan todella runsaasti kaadettaessa. Väri on selvästi kutosta tummempi ja taas toisaalta kymppiä vaaleampi. Vaahtoa jää pieni kerros oluen pinnalle, mutta silmämääräisesti sanoen kutonen peittoaa kasin taas tässä suhteessa. Maltainen, kevyen belgihiivainen ja hedelmäinen tuoksu on pehmeämpi ja jopa miedompi kuin kuutosen. Maku maltaisen sokerinen, mausteinen ja hedelmäinen kuivahkolla melko täyteläisellä suutuntumalla. Hiilihappoja ei ehkä ihan kutosen veroisesti.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jado (766) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2016
330 ml bottle. Solid brown body with a tawny highlight at the edge and a creamy off-white head. Lots of carbonation. Aromas of dark plums, raisins, dark bread, lemon and spice. Taste kicks off with light dried fruit before a more substantial note of plums, prunes, dates, brown sugar and mixed spice ramps up. Substantial though not thick body. Long finish with a slightly sweet fruity aftertaste. Pretty great Trappist beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ulrikolsen (273) - DENMARK - AUG 9, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2016 Bottle. Pours hazy brown with beige head. Aroma has ripe fruits and caramel with fig and date and light chocolate, nutty notes too. Taste is more complex with malt, caramel, nuts, fig and dry liquorice and lightly roasted notes. Easy drinking beer that is surprisingly dry and light with very well hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1980) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2016
Pours a very dark Amber pour with a nice beige head. Nose is floral mixed with spices with some alcohol , and toffee and caramel notes.Taste is sweet with buttery caramel and toffee notes and a bit of spice . Finish is sweet molasses, dry with a moderately long ending. Nice BSA if it is your brew of choice ! Quaff Score 8 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartR (298) - Aespa, ESTONIA - JUL 31, 2016
Pours in hazy brown and covered by a thick creamy tan head. Aroma is fruity and malty with a hint of alcohol. Taste bouquet is very complex and delicious. Starts off with a soft malty touch which is instantly followed and twisted over by fruity and spicy notes. Finish brings out some burnt flavors and even dark chocolate. High alcohol level is well balanced and precisely set on the right line. Eight is Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Louke (78) - Swalmen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2016
Het blijft een mooie tripel maar vergeleken met de andere trappisten van Rochefort valt deze toch echt tegen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quick3Beers (885) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Pours a ruddy brown from a bottle with a quick-foaming cream-colored foamy head, just as quickly dissipating. Not much of a nose that I’m picking up, even though it’s rather warm after sitting out for a while. Flavor is dried fruits: cherries, plums, a little raisin, even apricot. Very effervescent in the mouth, almost too much so. A little alcohol burn. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adamsville (199) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
Apparence : Entre brune et rouge, reflets rouges vifs, belle mousse beige avec une bonne rétention, limpide, effervescence rapide et soutenue. Nez : Pain grillé, rapidement caramel, levure belge, fruits séchés moyens, caractère boisé, léger alcool. Intensité élevée. G : Malt : pain grillé, caramel, légèrement sucrée, levure en arrière-plan, finale présentant une légère amertume, des fruits séchés et des fruits rouges ainsi que la levure. Intensité moyenne. S : Corps moyen à plein, effervescence moyenne, finale de longueur moyenne et légère chaleur en fond de gorge. O : Il y a tout ce qu’on recherche dans une bonne bière brune belge : caramel, levure, fruits séchés, corps. Par contre, l’intensité en bouche en fait une 9% ’’sessionable’’! En effet, le nez annonce plus que ce que la bouche peut offrir. On a parfois l’impression qu’elle est plus mince que ce qu’elle est réellement tellement on a le goût d’y replonger les lèvres. Pour plusieurs ce n’est peut-être pas un défaut en soi, mais ça diminue quelque peu son intérêt come bière de dégustation sur laquelle on s’attarde longuement.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonasdm (23) - - JUL 17, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2016 Bottle. Shared with JD and Olesen. Creamy and round, but mild aroma. Soft and sweet taste, with classic belgian characteristics. I can see why it is popular, but it is just not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jacobarts (53) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2016
330ml. Bottle shared with junes and Chris in odder. Big creamy head with nice lacing. Sweet aroma. Taste is sweet, dried fruit, dades long lasting aftertaste. Medium texture. Good beer.

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