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RATINGS: 3922   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   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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4.4
DraftPupil66 (69) - - MAR 26, 2021
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2021 33cl bottle at home from an online store. Tried on 26/03/2021 BB 24/12/2024. Pours reddish brown with creamy pearl-white head and visible effervescence. Darker color than the Rochefort 6. Aroma of yeast, fruits, malt, caramel somehow slightly less herbal and spicy than the 6. Sweet, really malty and fruity taste with hints of dried fruits, raisins, caramel, cocoa, toffee, some cinnamon and licorice of course. Alcohol is surprisingly well hidden for its 9,5% abv, though you notice it at times still doesn't really feel that much at all. Incredibly drinkable. Very warm and complex taste. Well carbonated and gets a bit heavy after a while. Not really bitter overall. Really warm and strong trappist, wonderful.

4.1
Dazka (501) - Milan, ITALY - MAR 20, 2021
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2021 Ar: fruity, dried cherry, small hint of sourness, malty Ap: dark red, creamy head T: fruity, malty, med sweetness P: med/thick body

4.7
ctaffein (10) - - MAR 7, 2021
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2021 Du haut niveau pour cette superbe trappiste brune. Une bière parfaitement équilibrée et complexe. Des notes de caramel,poire, fruits rouges. Une « grande » bière !

3.8
birreddy (24) - - FEB 21, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2021 Nonostante sia di alta gradazione non ha un gusto troppo marcatamente alcolico, ne tantomeno dolce per essere una trappista, la riprenderei

5
marasbeer (31) - - FEB 20, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2021 Easily one of the best beers I've ever had. Flawless. What rating other than 5/5?! Don't read useless descriptions, if you find these in a supermarket grab all of them. And enjoy

4
SloaneRanger (357) - - FEB 19, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2021 Tammenruskea lasissa. Tuoksussa on kuivattuja hedelmiä, karamellisuutta ja toffeeta. Suutuntuma on yllättävän raikas. Mausta löytyy edelleen kohtalaisesti makeutta ja hedelmäisyyttä. Jälleen petollisen helposti juotava.

4.7
Grandrenard (36) - - FEB 18, 2021
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2021 Sweet full bitterness with long honey ipa mouth taste is the best way I can describe it. It is a fantastic beer in my humble opinion.

3.9
tape7 (256) - FINLAND - JAN 29, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2021 How: bottle. BB: 21.12.2021 Stored for a few years in room temp. Head: massive five finger foam. Off white. Colour: deep ryby amber. Aroma: fruity, leather, dark bread, spicy, elegant. Taste: thin to medium body, lively carbonation, fruity, dark bread, burnt sugar, a bit licorice, soft warmness, spicy, a bit tart. Long warm aftertaste follows taste. Quite well aged.

4.4
AlePupil43 (13) - - JAN 19, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2021 Color is brown, decent off white head. Nose: Slight ethanol, dark malt, sweet toffee or caramel note, not too strong in the aroma. Palate: Impressive carbonation, dark dried fruits and malts, caramel, complex with a lot going on, some toasted coffee notes, nuttiness like Rochefort 6. Nice ale. Does not feel like a 9,2% ale, meaning that I can't taste the alcohol, yet you still get some impressively intense flavours with a nice and long finish. The price point of this beer reflects it's quality well, as to all of the Rochefort products I've had so far. Is it worth the price? I would say yes, but not as a 'daily drinker' but more for a special occasion. Worth a try for sure! Hands down the most complex ale i've had to date. Next up: Rochefort 10 :)

4.4
alex_leit (11729) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 16, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2021 Bottle 33 cl. Noisy beer, amber brown color, good foam. Rich aroma: various shades of malt, branded toffee and candy sugar, many fruits (pear, tangerine, plum, black cherry). Taste: spiky sparkling, wine, fruits and malts, candies, caramel and toffee, wine-fruit sweetness, very good!


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