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

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RATINGS: 3753   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonkiedeaap (763) - Leerdam, - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer ruby red color and a nice and large cream colored head, CO2 level is perfect. The aroma is complex of herbs, fruity and even a little bitter. Raisins are giving the sweetness to the aroma. The taste is sweet with hints of herbs. The alcohol and the tones of fruits are well balanced. Light sweet and a little dry. The finish is bitter, complex and long. Wow, what a good beer. I’m curious how 10 will taste.


4.1
GhostS (367) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 23, 2017
Aroma medie, complexa ?i bogata, cu multe fructe alterate/fermentate, flori, caramela, mal? ?i drojdii belgiene, totul diluat ?i bine rascolit de alcool. Gust intens, bogat, foarte placut ?i ca la carte - dulce la minimum cu ceva fructe pu?in fermentate, caramela ?i miere întunecata, carbonizare peste medie, suficienta pentru a îmboga?i gustul, dar ?i a lasa corpului o nuan?a catifelata, amareala slaba, ceva condimente, pu?in alcool spre final ?i în postgust. Foarte buna, balansata ?i o bere trappist veritabila.

4.3
loscovar (304) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 23, 2017
many bottles from many different years. Yes, it is an exellent beer, dark and complex, wonderfull

4.1
wilde_joost59 (93) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2017
Thuis uit fles gedronken. Bruine kleur. Aroma niet heel sterk, maar een volle lang nablijvende smaak. Erg lekker.

4.9
Kronhjort1996 (18) - Århus C, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2017
Aroma :cake, figen, nuts, slightly alcoholic in the end, tawny red, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, full body, oily feel, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

4.1
Offar (13) - DENMARK - JUL 14, 2017
Hazy brown with a pretty thick long lasting very foamy head . Aroma is fruity a little bit booze, smells a bit like rum. Taste is ripe dark fruit caramel, brown sugar raisin. Very good, nice and fat pallet

4.1
elosop (422) - SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2017 Oklar brunorange med beige tunn skumkrona. Doftar lite fruktigt, sött och malt. Smaken fyllig, lite söt och besk. Eftersmaken lång, maltig, lite besk med karamell på slutet. Ingen alkoholsmak trots 9,2%.

4.7
shawnmurphy (495) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2017
12-ounce bottle pours hazy brown-ruby with tan head and lacing. Aroma: dried dark fruits, brown sugar. Flavor: malt-forward; figs, dates, plums, nuts, molasses bread. Mouthfeel: medium- to full-bodied. You can’t go wrong with Trappistes Rochefort 6, 8 or 10 -- all world class beers!

2.9
Michael27 (1979) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2017
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Händlerlieferung). Dunkelbraun mit viel Schaum im Glas. Ein süßlicher Malzteppich überdeckt den Alkohol.

4
Brettsky06 (444) - Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 2, 2017
Dark brown pour. Long lasting beige head. Dark fruit aromas and taste. Some figs and booze also in the taste. Strong tasting but not overpowering. Nicely balanced

3.9
ironcontra (311) - POLAND - JUN 28, 2017
Another knockout from the brewery, figs, fruits, caramel, bubblegum, but overall very rounded, not tiring or diabetic


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