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


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RATINGS: 3172   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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - AUG 26, 2012
33cl bottle from SAQ. Pours a dark cloudy brown, frothy beige head that dissipates slowly. Aroma: Malt, bubblegum, vanilla, banana, raisin, caramel, toffee, hints of chocolate. Amazing smell. Palate: Full bodied, fizzy, smooth finish. Very nice. Taste: Sweet, but not too sweet. Very nice flavour. Alcohol is present, but not too strong. Damn good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (51) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
Aroma: Cherry, raisins, spices, alcohol. App: brown with white head. Taste and Palate: full body, medium to high sweetness combined with a fruity taste with light dry finish bitterness. Lively carbonation. Appearance is not so good, palate is a tad too sweet. A good beer to finish your evening with.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
abapimenta (1) - Vitoria, BRAZIL - NOV 25, 2014 does not count
Uma cerveja equilibrada com bom corpo e aromas e sabores bem marcantes. Retrogosto persistente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SVD (634) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2014
bottle at home, red copper beer with a small head, aroma is malt, fruit. Taste is malt, fruit, caramel, spices. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (419) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 22, 2014
330ml bottle from Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours cloudy dark brown with a dissipating off white head. Caramel toffee aroma with raisins and yeast. Medium sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainTilven (18) - FRANCE - NOV 22, 2014
Brown and cloudy; very fine foam. Fudge and sweet coffee; round but not heavy. Very well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
brhenrio (2) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014 does not count
Heavy on the palate, nice carbonation. Looks great when poured correctly. Very good for my first trappiste beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttroha (328) - Americus, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle from Maltitude. Pours brown with white head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, malt. Taste of vanilla, spices, and a slight hint of chocolate. A wonderful Trappist beer. Awesome beer and maybe my new favorite Trappist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (788) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Une valeur sûre, on frôle la perfection encore une fois chez Rochefort. Notes de caramel, d’épices, alcool bien présent. Equilibre parfait. Génial.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OOKPIKABLE (105) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
Pours murky brown with abundant head. Minimal aroma, what there i is of honey and brown sugar. Tastes raisin and honey. Somewhat oily mouthfeelm really, the flavours are barely noticeable: weak and disappointingm

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 11, 2014
Delle tre sorelle rochefort è quella che si distingue per eleganza e misura. Ambrata, con buona schiuma persistente, aromi fruttati e a tratti speziati, con un buon finale aromatico

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