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

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RATINGS: 3653   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
eRock_2013 (414) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
A distinctive beer in every category. A nice dark copper appearance with a solid head. Creamy yet also a soft texture reminiscent of a wine due to its acidity. Very complex but not an overwhelming taste that features malty and nutty flavors. Concludes with a dark chocolate aftertaste. Oakiness is noticeable throughout. This beer can go for $13 a bottle at a bar but is worth every penny. It's an authentic traditional beer style worth trying, and at 9%+ it's a hefty double the average alcohol content. It goes without saying this is a beer to be savored and not swilled. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


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 (75) - 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 (971) - 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 (1827) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ngejo (976) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - NOV 16, 2016
Bottle. Hazy, brown, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & astringent finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bewyder (446) - FRANCE - NOV 15, 2016
Brune claire voile, trs bien quilibre entre les notes chocolat, lgres caf et un fruit lger. Alcool bien prsent mais pas trop lourdement ressenti en bouche. Une brune forte finalement trs accessible. Bue occasionnellement.


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