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RATINGS: 3939   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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3.7
thejackpacker (2235) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2021
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2021 Bottle from Belgium via Mattias. Sweet malty aroma. Tawny brown colour as listed. Lovely taste. Like christmas pudding. Top quality belgian strong ale.

4
simplereviews (305) - FINLAND - NOV 6, 2021
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2021 Low carbonation.murky. Some lace.sweet.herbs,woody,oak,nutty. wonderfull.some alcohol flavour. Bbf:07/04/2025

1.7
AbbeyRoade (860) - Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2021
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2021 Not good. Very highly carbonated and spicy in the mouth. Dry finish, wheaty cereal Budweiser-esque ale tastes. Nothing complex or particularly smooth. Not tart or sweet.

3.5
peki (287) - Vranjic, CROATIA - SEP 17, 2021
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2021 Pours brownish, big head,medium retention. Dried fruit (figs) with addition of hazelnuts. Very nice balanced. There is alcohol present. One per night to enjoy.

3
Alexander Suraev (35) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 1, 2021
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2021 Some years ago I was under the spell of 'more expert evaluations' and would have never given a Ratebeer 100/100 beer a 3 of 5 rating. It's not that I rebel now, but...I really don't like that beer. It gives me no pleasure. It's thin, it's cloudy, it lacks substance. I gave it plenty of chance tasting and re-tasting - but no, there are so many much better beers in the world I will just avoid this one. If someone finds it enjoyable probably he or she feels something I fail to feel. What I get from that beer is a very definite discouragement.

4.1
atpsynthase (140) - SINGAPORE - AUG 20, 2021
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2021 330 ml bottle from Thirsty. Pours a huge off-white head and a nice brown body; aroma of banana, cloves, plums, stone fruit, alcohol; very rich and thick body; taste of figs, plum and raisin with spice and lots of warming alcohol. Strange bitter herbal aftertaste. Still can't quite get complicated beers like this one.

3
zvikar (11851) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 16, 2021
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2021 At Lior's Place, pours rusty brown with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, caramel, oxidation, flavor is oxidized with caramel, toffee, honey, wax, medium bodied

4
CaskLees57 (4) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2021 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2021 Una strong ale che non si discosta dalla tradizione belga, alta fermentazione ovviamente Dal color bruno con riflessi rossi, schiuma bianca abbastanza compatta e persistente. Al naso risulta meno fruttata rispetto ad altre trappiste belghe, il profumo ricorda più la vaniglia e i classici odore dei lieviti belgi. Il gusto è dolce con note caramellate e leggermente fruttate. Retrogusto morbido e dolce. Da gustare in un bicchiere a tulipano o classici coppe e ballan belgi. Molto importante il servizio alla giusta temperatura (12-14°C), altrimenti soprattutto il gusto risulterà alterato.

4.1
FoamForever20 (1135) - STAVANGER, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2021
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2021 Copper brown, tall white head. Citrus, pepper aroma. Taste has a fruity start, later butterscotch, caramel and burnt sugar ending. Overcarbonated, but in style. With ch and mm at postkontoret.

4
IPALegion55 (839) - Szczecin, POLAND - JUL 22, 2021
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2021 Nalewa się ciemnio bursztstnowe, rubinowe, obfita piana, ale nie mocno zbita, średnio się trzyma. W zapachu owocowo, dojrzałe śliwki, wiśnie, słodko, lekko winnie, sporo fenoli, przyprawy z lekkim bananem. Wyraźnie nasycone, ciało jako to u belgów. W smaku wyraźnie owocowe, ale dalej jest całkiem rześkie, tutaj więcej przypraw niż banana, chlebowa słodowość. No smaczne, nawet bardzo.


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