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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3655   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The lower gravity cousin to Rochefort 10. Nicknamed "Spciale" (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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
serjaymz (170) - Istanbul, - MAY 1, 2013
Koyu kahve.. Komplex, 10dan daha iyi ilk icim gazlı, sonra acilik, bitiris meyveli. Koku koyu meyveler ve topraksi...


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewCaptain12 (2) - greensboro, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2016 Pours opaque burnt rust with tan creamy head that hangs out with me. Smells like nutty sweet raisins and candied dates sith a tiny bit of copper in the background. Just a wisp of sweet alcohol. Dark candy raisin juice with enjoyably dry fruit skin finish. Medium plus body medium carb soft and silky.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
wojownik17 (330) - Krakw, POLAND - DEC 8, 2016
Butelka 330 ml. Klasyka gatunku, gigant. Drogie, ale i warte swojej ceny. Barwa brunatna, piana bardzo drobna, gęsta, wysoka, długo zalegająca. Mocny alkohol, niewyczuwalny. Bardzo wysokie wysycenie. Lekka paloność, owocowość, przypomina nieco refermentowane w butelce ~dobry balans. Wytrawne.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PlasticSoul (60) - - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle at Horse, Berlin. [I have only a rating for this beer but no review, because I couldnt write a review when I tried this one. I am going to drink it again soon and write a proper review.]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
90 (76) - BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2016 Heel mooi diep aroma met banaan. Fijne complexe smaak met abrikoos, vijg en banaan. Niet te zoet, fijne lange afdronk.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jury (220) - RUSSIA - NOV 29, 2016
Вкусный Бельгий& эль, красивы& цвет (много дрожжев& осадка), хороший аромат и вкус цветочн& алкогол& почти не чувству& приятно& послевк& хорошая плотнос& качеств& пиво! Дата розлива 09.09.2015. Может рано открыто, возможн& со времене& стало бы ещё вкуснее& (Bottle 0,33/ 9,2%)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Salmaneser (118) - BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2016
33 cl bottle @ home. Dark brown beer, firm brown head. Aroma of malts and fruit, some raisins. Sweet taste with a mild bitter touch. Very pleasant palate, taste doesnt linger long.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RoyDeSmet (7) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2016 does not count
Consumed at home. Bought from a supermarket in Zaandam. Fruity raisin taste. Reminiscent of the Westvleteren XII.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MBlessing (973) - Wrttemberg, GERMANY - NOV 27, 2016
Fruchtig wrziger geruch malzig blumig, im Geschmack berraschend fruchtig feige schwere bitternote leicht malzig blumig, fr ein strong ale einfach schne zu trinken

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrNosha (1829) - Baden Wrttemberg, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2016
33clFlasche. Braun trbes Bier. Hellbeig-oranger Schaum. Komplexer Duft. Muskat, Traube Nuss und frische Feige. Ssser Gewrzantrunk. Kruter, Tulpen.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (1733) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2016
A boozy aroma with notes of malt and fruit. Pours a hazy brown color with a foamy tan head with some lacing. A taste of fruit, with hints of malt and booze. A lighter body with a dried fruit finish.


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