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


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RATINGS: 2294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
This beer, the oldest of the three Rochefort Trappist beers, has the reddish colour of autumn leaves, a soft body and an earthy, herbal palate (a hint of Darjeeling tea), which develops into a deep fruitiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
espenra (985) - Kurland, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2009 33cl bottle from Belgianshop. Pours a redish brown colour with a medium head that settles down quickly. Aroma is fruity and spicy. Notes of malts and caramel. Flavour is also fruity. Notes of apples, pears, dough, sugar and toffee. It has a medium long aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2008
Dark amber with a dense low head. Sweet and yeasty aroma with notes of chocolate, fruits and some liquorice. The flavours are tart and dark dried fruits with some complex spices. It is less sweet than itís bigger brothers, and not quite as complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Bottle from BevMo in Vacaville. Surprisingly, I didnít like this compared to other from Rochefort. There was way too much carbination, and it tasted more like sparkling water than beer. I canít understand how this brew lacks where itís siblings blow the competition away.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciuspan (94) - HillerÝd, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2008
UPDATED: APR 24, 2008 Dette er klart en af mine favoritter, den er godt afbalanceret og let drikkelig

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
Chas E, Aarhus, Denmark Bottled Mouth filling but easy drinkable Balanced

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaxiDriver (1678) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2008
Bottle. Sweet smell of malt, a little bit like wine, fruity with some yeast in it. A little bit of fresh bread shines through. The head is rather small, foamy-fizzy and fast disappearing. The body is a deep red-brown. It starts light bitter, quite big amount of carbonation in it. The body is rather medium, dry and with lively carbonation, the finish is rather light. Very nice one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 22, 2008
11.2 oz bottle. Pours dark amber, airy head, lively carbonation. Herbal and earthy aroma and flavor. Additional notes of caramel and subtle spice. A bit watery. Definitely not as good as 8 or 10.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
renffisch (890) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2008
bottle with michael @ the billet. Dark mahogany colour, bubbly head. Barley, malt, flowers and alcohol in the nose. Sweet caramel and prunes on the tongue. round, sweet with a dry clean finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Poured a hazy amber into a trappist glass. Thin fizzy head of cream and beige hues. Magnificent body and aroma. Malt driven taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2008
A dark red colored beer. A beautiful big creamy beige head. It has an increible aroma, sweet, caramel, raisins, some other dark fruits, very complex. The taste is soft in the begining, after that notes of fruit, a touch of caramel. In the back some wood and dark fruit. Nevertheless this is the light Rochefort. The color is not that dark, the alcohol is the fewest. This is a very good complex great beer.

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