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

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RATINGS: 3155   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ametras (455) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
33cl bottle. Effervescent carbonation through a murky burnt orange forms a thin layer of off-white foam. Flavors are burnt caramel, raisins, figs, hazelnuts, bread, spices and alcohol with herbal notes. Medium to full body, lively carbonation, smooth texture.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (929) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle at home, 5th October 14. Dark and rich, full fruity aroma, fruit cake. The taste is smooth and deep, dark booze soaked fruit. Liked this one

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
solvaris (106) - - OCT 5, 2014
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bobblehead (37) - Kansas, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Poured from a bottle, dark brown pour, minimal tan head, cloudy, light sweetness, medium body, caramel, bread, toast, great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kalervo (723) - FINLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Mikon luona. Really good beer, maybe not as perfectly balanced as the Rochefort 10, still wonderful.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
codfishh (82) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
Poured from a 330ml bottle aroma is sweet alcohol and some blackberry aroma. Flavor has some spicy bready malt flavor more sweet blackberry and dried fruit flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1262) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy light brown with a lot of sediment and a huge off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are dried fruit, malt, and yeast - with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (170) - GERMANY - SEP 27, 2014
Dunkelbraun, schaumig. In der Nase dunkle Früchte, belgische Hefe, brauner Zucker, Alkohol, Karamell. Am Gaumen dunkle Früchte, hefig, süß, alkoholisch. Ausfüllend, gute Kohlensäure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fashawn (125) - Montesarchio, ITALY - SEP 22, 2014
Una birra dal castano scuro, quasi nera, e quasi impenetrabile con una bella schiuma, spugnosa ed abbastanza persistente. Al naso porta il cioccolato, con della frutta nera, tipo prugne ed uva, tenute sotto spirito. Il sapore è abbastanza complesso, ma non mi fa impazzire. Ritrovo un po’ di cioccolato, ed un po’ della stessa frutta. Una buona birra, non direi il contrario. Ma, non una birra che mi faccia impazzire.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (742) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 20, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl, couleur brune, effervescence et mousse marron moyenne. Bière avec une attaque très fort sur le caramel et le grillé, avec l’arrière goût caractéristique banane de la Rochefort assez bien levurée... Une tuerie


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