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


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RATINGS: 3126   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (621) - Garland, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
11.2 oz bottle. Poured an unfiltered amber-brown color with a frothy khaki top that dissipated after a couple of minutes. Taste of Belgian yeast, dough, sweet malts, nutty, and caramel. Medium carbonation, medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (260) - FRANCE - AUG 2, 2014
Couleur noisette foncée, fine pelicule de mousse beige. Nez complexe de gateau, fruits confits, banane, épices, alcool (tout ça lui donne une odeur de plum pudding pour ceux qui connaissent ...). La première bouche est sur les fruits secs et la banane. Ensuite apparaissent les épices et l’alcool qui réchauffe un bon coup. Le finale est légèrement amère. Corps puissant, alcool puissant et longueur en bouche exceptionnelle. Superbe !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpar73 (471) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma and taste of raisins, figs, nuts, chocolate, and spices. A great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
brian83 (13) - sqGat, SPAIN - AUG 1, 2014
Una de les cerveses mes equilibrades que he tastat. És una de les millors trapist que he pogut tastar. Escuma amb molt de cos, de color marro clar. La escuma no marxa fins que no s’acaba la cervesa. En definitiva una cervesa per tenir en compte. Visca els monjos de la rochefort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crlnts (294) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 31, 2014
Light beige, foamy head. Cloudy brown. Strong carbonation. Licorice, cellar, sweetness. Light bitterness. average alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bygers (777) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a clear, dark amber colour with a reddish brown pour with large tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee and dark fruits. Taste is vinous, sherry, dark fruits, more caramel and toffee, finishes with strong alcohol presence. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maximet (60) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
Opaque brownish with a thick beige head. Aroma is complex : Caramel, plums, figs, bread, some roasted notes, belgian yeast spice. Nice battle between the sweetness and bitterness, relaying each other. Medium body with an creamy texture. Carbonation is pretty lively. Finish is a little bit bitter/spiced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swank (22) - - JUL 29, 2014
Beautiful brown red colour. Nose does not give away too much, but taste is sweet with hints of dark Belgium chocolate. Finish a little bit more spicy. Good balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ret12 (452) - Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Very good beer, first as heavy as it is it is very crisp. Slight dark fruit flavor with a large caramel presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KolmeKuninga (16) - - JUL 25, 2014
Aroma: caramel, nuts, grass, earthy, butterscotch. alcohol, vanilla. Color: brown, cloudy, brown foam, frothy. medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, medium body, oily feel, creamy, average carbonation, bitter,

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