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100
100
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Brewed by Brasserie Rochefort
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Rochefort, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 3614   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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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ansbeer (23) - São Paulo, - SEP 1, 2012
A melhor trappista que já degustei, completa em todos os aspectos. Não tenho nem muitas palavras pra descrever essa beldade


4.8
daniel0017 (450) - Yukon, CANADA - AUG 18, 2017
brown with a beige head. smells of wet grass. flavors include dates, fruit cake, cocoa, carrot and savory spice. majestic in mouth. it’s liquid bliss.

5
drino1108 (14) - - AUG 17, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2017 Leve aroma adocicado, leve indicador de alta dosagem alcoólica. Cor escurecida, de malte semitorrado. Sabor forte,explosivo na boca, deixando ao fundo toques de figo e banana. baixa carbonatação e lúpulo imperceptível. Deliciosa, nota 9,5 ao menos.

3.9
JaKeAFC (1159) - ITALY - AUG 17, 2017
33 cl bottle from Tosano. Deep red/mahogany color, yellowish-white head, bubbly, sadly disappearing, a bit sparkling. Flaky sediments on the bottle, almost clear which become cloudy when those gets in. Some berries on the nose. Aroma is prominently sugary upfront, syrup, burned caramel, berries/cranberries, black grapes, ripe fruit. Fuel notes explodes already, quite burning. Then a solid cakey malts backing follows, with mild leafy hops. Pronounced hearthy yeast notes, with old furniture, wine and wood. Taste is initially sugary, cleaned by smooth bitternes and ends up mild sour. Body isn’t thick as i would have expected, fairly thin texture, sustained carbonation, dry alcoholi finish. A slow sipper, complex, strong, as it warms up becomes really enjoyable, perfumed, aromatic.

4.3
DavidSvinth (59) - DENMARK - AUG 16, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2017 Smuk at se på, interessant at snuse til, fantastisk at smage på. Kompleksitet og nydelse går hånd i hånd hele vejen.

4.3
BrewWhatIWant (238) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2017
Pours a dark tawny brown with a modest tan head that recedes to small pockets of foam. There is some yeast sediment visible. Aroma is dried figs. Taste is medium sweet with a slightly drier finish. There are notes of raisin, vanilla bourbon, a little roasted malt, and a little candy. Medium bodied with a lively carbonation. This is a delicious beer offering some complexity while remaining approachable to a less experienced palate. It’s a great introduction to Belgian beers.

4.4
dorain (423) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2017
Aus der Flasche (Version 2014) im 2017-08 getrunken. Dieser durchgereifte, dunklebraune Malztrunk weiß voll zu überzeugen. Auch mit seinen hohen Alkoholgehalt wirkt es dennoch gefährlich süffig. "Hmmm Lecker!"

4
caribou43 (1065) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - AUG 15, 2017
I picked up this bottle at Amstein. I drank it at home few days with Massimo, in Lausanne. It was not the first beer of the night, after a good meal, we drank this trappist with a lot of pleasure, from a country so nice for the malt and hop. Firstly, the body is a beauty for your eyes: brown/orange/transparent, white and brown foam, carbonation a bit lower than usual. The taste is subtle and complex, if I must describe one impression is that the taste is really sweet for the palate, if I compare one Orval that it is more robust. It is malty, plum, sugar grape, nutes, porto, some hop but it is dscreet. The impression is perfect. I will rerate this beer these next months, next one please.

3.9
AleRider78 (1333) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2017
Pours a foamy beige head and has a copper/light brown appearance with sediments clearly visible. Fairly weak lacing. Nutty and toasty aromas with some mild earthy and spiced hops. Flavours of Belgian yeast, mild roasted malts, some notes of coffee and earthy/resin hops. Also some hints of raisins and a bit of toasty malts and toffee in the finish. Slick and warming sensation. Smooth and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Pretty lively carbonation. Full bodied and medium retention. Really good Trappist but preferred the 10.

4.5
BlackBeerPG (725) - Darien, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2017
Taste: Intense bready, rich malt, spiced yeast, raisins, alcohol kick to the finish. Complex spice bread and boozy nose. Dark copper brown, mostly unfiltered, with large foam head and some broken ring lace on glass. Medium/Full to Full body. Warming and hearty as too style.

4.2
mikeyo1 (840) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2017
Bottle @ home, Cellared for 6 years. Dark brown pour with a large fizzy head. Aroma is sweet with syrup, figs, sweet raisins, nuts, dark caramel, milk chocolate, biscuits,, vanilla, sweet candy. Taste is balanced dry and sweet. Medium to high carbonation and average to long duration. Medium to full bodied with complex flavors. Figs, vanilla, caramel, milk chocolate, vinous sweet raisins, earth, licorice root, nuts and sweet candy. Well worth the storage.


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