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

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RATINGS: 3365   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerjerky (5) - - MAY 12, 2015 does not count
Bottle, pours dark brown, the head quickly drops to a persistent silky sheen. Caramel, raisin, bitter chocolate. For the ABV, very tempered alcohol tones, balanced sweetness, not cloying. A nice fruity after taste.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Arek (534) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, Drink Hala, Wrocław, Poland.
Brązowe, mętnawe piwo o obfitej, puszystej i sztywnej pianie oraz przyjemnym, słodowym, owocowym aromacie. W smaku gęste i bogate, początkowo słodowe i owocowe, lekko słodkawe, przełamane kwaskowatością, następnie wytrawne, palone z biszkoptowymi nutami i rozgrzewającym finiszem.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Rubin77 (91) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 10, 2015
Foam: two fingers thick pale brown head Colour: dark brown Aroma: quite complex, caramel, bread, hay, chocolate, toast, citrus, herbs, earthy, alcohol, banana, raisin Taste: full complex body, a little oily, liquorice, raisin, caramel, chocolate and dark fruits, medium carbonation, it’s quite light in the mouth, sweet from the beginning to the end but also bitterness is present, very nice tasty complex beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sokuzs1 (192) - - MAY 9, 2015
Aroma: dried fruits, caramel, citrus, bread, spicy Taste: caramel, fruity, alcohol, bread

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kolo269 (31) - aulnay sous bois, FRANCE - MAY 5, 2015
Piana lekko bezowa,sredniopecherzykowa wolno opadajaca,zostawiajaca lekki kozuch oblepiajacy scianki pokala,kolor lekko metny,bursztynowy,a w smaku juz poezja,rozgrzewajace juz od pierwszego lyka,czuc lekko alkohol,drozdze,suszone sliwki,rodzynki,lekko slodowe,goryczka bardzo nienachalna,zapac to suszone sliwki i rodzynki,bardzo dobre piwo

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
epidemaiis (2) - FRANCE - MAY 2, 2015 does not count
La trappiste quasi parfaite, un équilibre hors du commun. Un peu forte mais vaut vraiment le coups.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kr1zz (254) - BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle bought at Delhaize. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Tastes cloves, dried fruit, sweet, alcoholic, bit hoppy bitterness,

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fredfa (65) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - MAY 1, 2015
Havia provado essa cerveja há 1 ano e meio e tinha gostado muito. Era uma das melhores. Provei novamente e achei aguada e com alcool perceptível. Apesar do exemplar vencer apenas em 2017, pode estar comprometido. Provarei novamente para tirar a dúvida.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Haterd (55) - NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
Donkerder bier dan ik normaal drink maar wel lekker. Toch niet een waar ik er meer van achter elkaar hoef. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lbianchi66 (99) - FRANCE - APR 27, 2015
Robe ambrée sombre, opaque. Mousse bien. Saveurs de malt, biscuit, fruits noirs, pruneau. Texture crémeuse, carbonatation fine. Très longue en bouche. Excellente.


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