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

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RATINGS: 3341   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinnamon (40) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2006
This beer was outrageously good. It was so smooth and beautiful in its brown pour with a good amount of head. I could have this beer for dessert.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (14488) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 12, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2008 Dark and filling with white head. Nuts caramel liquirice. A bit warm from the alcohol which is pleasant. Chocolate, tobacco & dark dried fruits. A bit of sweetness and a great long finish! Great! Almost as good as the 10!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2856) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2006
Aw yeah, one of my favorite styles but not going very well with my burrito. Pours a deep, cloudy brown with red hues. Big fat white head. Smells must and malty. Tastes of red fruits. Has a slightly alcoholic aftertaste. Full bodied and medium finish. Reminds me of a light cherry cheesecake. Slightly sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - APR 10, 2006
I’m not sure what else can be said about this fine ale. Great all around I guess.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ironryan22 (52) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2006 Pours very dark, thick fluffy head, extremely easy to drink. This beer is seriously smooth, very full of flavour and possesses a warm, lingering aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (8181) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2006
Bottled Brugs de’ Beertje 03-11-05. Poured a very dark brown with a thickish white head, some toffee sugary malt and fruity aroma’s. Nice and malty, with just the right level of sweetness in the taste department, full bodoied and very moreish. Very good beer.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 33cl bottle. Brown and opaque body, large white head, excellent lacing. A lot of light brown sediments at the bottom of my glass. Molasses, spices and alcohol aroma. Taste is cacao, burn caramel, brown sugar, woody. Alcohol is present and pleasant. Finish is dry and chalky with a light astringency. A very earthy and complex beer. Lives up to its reputation and it’s now part of my diet. A balanced diet is a Rochefort 8 in one hand and a Rochefort 10 in the other.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - APR 6, 2006
got this at BierKoning in Amsterdam over spring break. I remember this being very good, but not quite as powerfull as the 10. god i wish i would have broght some back so i could give a proper evaluation. but, from what i recall, this was a very very solid beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2006
#500. Dark brown colour with a two finger thick tan head. Malty flavor with nice hints of dark fruits. Malty fruity flavor with some spiciness and hints of licourice and dark fruits. Sweet fruity and spicy aftertaste with some bitterness.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2006
Poured into a Delirium Tremens tulip. Huge beige head formed atop of a beautiful dark rubyish body. Tons of lace. Aromas of rum raisin, black cherry, and plenty of candi syrup. Very malty and rich, yet light on the tongue. Syrup, molasess, exotic sugars, peppery. Slight alcohol burn. World classic in every sence of the word.


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