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

bottled
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RATINGS: 3631   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Finally getting around to rating this. Pours a nice reddish, brown hue with quite a thick head. Aromas waft up of bready sourdough, bakers chocolate and spiced nuts. Quite a bit of carbonation hitting the palate. Great complexity between the candi sugar and various malts that play off each other. The finish was a bit towards the dryer side finishing a bit more clean than I was expecting. Not as intense of an experience as its bigger brother, but still a classic.


3.9
Tezminator (296) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2017
Aroma: brown sugar and vinous alcohol. Taste: dark fruit, dates and brown sugar. Something leafy from the yeast? It is quite lovely, but not as good as the stronger companion.

3.7
fombe89 (3914) - Asturias, SPAIN - OCT 21, 2017
Botella de @Vivalabirra, Oviedo 20/10/2017
Color marron espuma beige, aromas levadura pasas cereal, sabor dulce, notas especiadas cuerpo denso, rica.

4
kucharz (115) - Rzeszów, POLAND - OCT 20, 2017
pite zaraz po Rochefort 10, ale roznice wyczuwalne. Przede wszystkim mniej maslanych i rodzynkowych klimatow, alkohol nizszy i zdecydowanie mniej wyczuwalny.. rzeczywiscie blizej im do kuzynow niz braci :)

3.9
Bill Becker (1370) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 17, 2017
From Jun 2006 Poured from 33cl bottle(best by 07/08) a cloudy dark brown with a large head of foam that dissipated slowly leaving a fine layer with lots of lacing. The smell is fruity and yeasty with strong notes of plum and fig. The taste has sweet malt up front and fruity notes, mostly plum, midway through and right through the finish. There's also some molasses tones that I noted in the Rochefort 10 but here, in comparison, they are much subdued. And.... the abv doesn't come in to play at all. This is one very tasty BSDA! Bottom line: A very tasty brew of its style that I can thoroughly recommend!

1.7
Rider0nTheStorm (93) - Ablis, FRANCE - OCT 7, 2017
Note à moi même : n'achète plus cette bière! C'est pas mon style, trop lourd, trop alcoolisée. En depis de tous les commentaires qui disent que cette bière est la meilleure, moi je n'y arrive pas.

4.2
cglans (305) - - OCT 7, 2017
33cl bottle. hazy brown color. big light beige head that lingers on. malt, raisins, caramel, dried fruits, yeast, brown sugar. low to medium bitterness with medium carbonation.

3.5
ciocanelu (2855) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 6, 2017
Murky brown color with beige head. Aroma has caramel, brown sugar, some toffee and dark fruits. Taste has toasted malts, some nuts, honey, brown sugar, earthy bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. A bit boozy for my taste but overall it's a well made Belgian ale.

3.8
Mariox (295) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 30, 2017
Piwo pite przed założeniem konta na ratebeer. Ocena wystawiona na podstawie wspomnieć z degustacji.

4.3
Barea (83) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle from 100 piv. Aroma: Forrest fruit, dry fruit, malt, caramel, slightly cocoa and dates. Red to brown color, medium white head, medium to full body, oily texture. Taste: sweet matly taste, honey, dry fruit, earthy bitterness. Nice lasting bitterness. Alcoholism very well hidden.

4.8
higgsbison (261) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2017
A wonderful beer. Subtle and complex. Character changes in improves as it warms. I need to rate it again And give it the attention it deserves. Also rate it side-by-side with the 10 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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