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

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RATINGS: 2127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2007
33 cl bottle. Poured a lovely technicolor dreamcoat purple-red-brown. Head was bubbly, active, and light brown in color. It fizzled relatively fast to a thin film. Smelled of light apple, a hint of blueberry, and a whiff of whiskey. No dominating aromas. Fruity and malty with apple, caramel, subdued molasses, and root beer flavors. Body was on the lighter side.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 30, 2007
Bottle at The White Horse in Parsons Green (London), a red tinted brown with a light beige head. A complex aroma, with stewed fruits, sweet malt and a good whiff of alcohol. Complex flavouring as well, with stewed fruits again, a pleasant maltiness and a touch of alcohol. Easy and delicious to drink, no junior to its bigger brothers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Tap. Small, off-white head into cloudy brown body. Aromas of dark fruit, brown sugar, malts, and a bit of spicyness. Good but not even close to his big brothers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Slightly underwhelming compared to its cousins. It has a malty aroma with some slight fruit notes. Flavor combines fruity and malty notes, but the beer itself is slightly watery, and it is not as complex as the 8 or the 10. Still a good brew, but the bottom of the line for Rochefort.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
uhre (384) - DENMARK - JUN 25, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2008 The aroma is malty and it has a burned character. The head doesn’t last that long. The flavor is sweet and very dominated by the malt, you can also taste raisens.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 25, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours dark amber with big light beige head. The aroma is spicy and mild with some clove, sassafrass twig, green wood, and light raisin and caramel. The flavor is tart and yeasty with raisin bread, zest, some mild dark spices, and a clean, woody finish. Not too bad.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
clasley (153) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 23, 2007
330 ml bottle. Pours a medium mahogany with a dense tan head. Fruity nose with a subtle smoky, almost musty note. Medium to light body with a high level of carbonation. Initially sweet leading to moderate tartness with flavors of plum and raisin.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3718) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2007
bottle - Pours murky brown with a fizzy, two finger head. It has a substantial and very pleasant yeast and dark fruit aroma. The taste is quite sweet with plenty of dark fruit notes. It’s almost too sweet. Medium bodied and lively on the palate, this is a very good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1928) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Grape aroma. Dark hazy amber color with some sediment. Big head half the beer shot out the top when I opened this one. Sweet fruit taste, fizzy palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Hazy brown color, small with head. Aromais light fruits, pears, apples, and berries. Flavor is very rich malty sweetness, lots of caramel, nuts, and toffee, slight roasted malts and some smokiness with some banana and light fruits in the finish with a cloying honey caramel on your tongue. Full mouthfeel, very chewy leaving a thick coat in your mouth. Let this beer warm up for a while before drinking it makes it so much better.


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