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

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RATINGS: 3565   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
paulvanpelt (485) - Reusel, - JAN 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2013 Rijke, zoete smaak en vooral rijk aroma van caramel en vijgen, licht gebrand. Kleine schuimkraag op een troebel amberbruin bier met bezinksel. Voldoende film en body, wel iets teveel co2.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryecatcher (1269) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle. Deep Amber-brownish pour, turbid with a large frothy off-white head, crazy retention. Nose is chewy dried fruit (dates, prunes, figs), toffee, vanilla, molasses, leather, super-faint phenolic note. Mouth is medium bodied, decent carbonation, lightly creamy, sweetness, dried fruit, spice cake, candy sugar, orange peel, almost no detectable bitterness, finishes with some spice and a pleasant warmth. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bosta (204) - SLOVENIA - MAY 21, 2016
0,33l bottle. Pours clear amber color with biege head. Sweet aroma with strong presence of alcohol. Sweet taste of candid fruit, apricot, strong tadte of alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
konungen (377) - - MAY 21, 2016
Mörk brun öl med beige skum. Malt, jäst, bröd, sötma, karamell, russin. Bra styrka i den utan att alkoholen stör utan den är väl dold. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nephirem (123) - CROATIA - MAY 16, 2016
Pours dark brown body with creamy beige head. Hazy appearance. Smell is a bit faint, mostly sweet, a bit herbal, a bit toffee. Full body with thick texture and very subtle carbonation. Mostly sweet taste with slight alcohol burn on the tongue. Aroma is pleasant, herbal, floral; caramel, toffee, spices.... Excellent. Lovely balanced ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MetalMurphy (331) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 14, 2016
bottle @ antwep. dark brown colour, heavy body, malty, but fruity, quite good belgian beer

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Studoffsky (60) - POLAND - MAY 10, 2016
Chyba jeszcze lepsze niż "dziesiątka". W nosie belgijskie drożdże, marcepan, figi, porto, pieprzne fenole. Na języku jak to w mocnych belgach gruszka z jabłkiem ale też wanilia, nuta czekolady (najbliższa deserowej), suszone śliwki, lekka pieprzność. Wszystko idealnie zharmonizowane. Dobre wysycenie, przyjemnie "pracuje" w ustach. Rozgrzewa, alkohol oczywiście mniej wyczuwalny niż w 10. Pierwsza liga.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CRock (161) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2016
Surprised I haven’t rated this yet considering I drink it regularly. It’s just a solid anytime beer. Summer, winter, morning, night.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scrumpy369 (265) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle at home. Brown colour with a small beige head. Nose is funky slight banana. Taste is low-medium sweetness with definitve booze. Silk smooth. Lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pedro_Pinho (106) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2016
Hazy brown with creamy off white head. Aroma is malt, yeast and caramel. It has been a long time since I had one of this. Really good and tasteful, although I actually prefer the no.10.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Humlehode (542) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2016
Pours clear deep amber. Very fruity aroma. Prunes, raisins, roasted notes, oak, toffee. Complex. Sweet. Highly carbonated


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