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

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RATINGS: 2191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2007
Belgian beer festival Brussels 2006: the light and refreshing (?) cousin. Love it, more drinkable everyday...should you drink it everyday? no, not even if you can afford/ find it. I brought a couple bottles home. the best of it is the nice refreshing nose

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2007
Bottle. Hazy brown colour with a beige head. Malty aroma with caramel & raisin. Weak flavour, light yeasty & fruity.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (2754) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2007
Pours light brown with a moderated sized white head. Spice and some sweetness on the aroma. Mostly yeast and some sweet fruits with some dried fruit and some caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2007
Aroma and flavors of dates, with a nice measure of sweetness. The flavor is good, but a bit thin.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBellyOSU (47) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2007
Pale amber in color, carmel colored head. Winey smell, dried fruits, figs, raisins. Taste to match, dried fruits, tart apple, a little caramel. Smooth finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2007
11 oz bottle. Apple cider borwn. Limited head. Sour apple, citrus, light carbonation. Hint of mustard. Watery and thin body like a diluted 8. Empty taste; a tart green tea.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7672) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 7, 2007
This copper ale poured with a thin tan head that dissipated right away. The aroma is sweet and fruity. There is a highly carbonated mouthfeel and a very interesting chocolate raisin flavor that is nothing like the other versions of Rochefort. This is a very well-crafted brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StLsportsfan (60) - Hazelwood, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2007
Beutiful color. Light head. I was shocked at the carbonation... Good, dry, mild citrus flavor. Somewhat yeasty. I am surprised at how light it is... Clean, raspberry finish. You can taste the tradition of excellence.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (4236) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2007 330 ml (stamped L 22 03 11) in quart jar. Humongous, noisy (its alive!), frothy tan head that disappears quickly on an almost opaque, apple butter body. Aroma is delicious raisin-chocolate, smooth alcohol. Taste is same with some tingly dry hops at the end. Tastes like a watered down 8, but that isnít a bad thing! One helluva lot better than the Chimay Red or Corsendonk brown!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2007 Pours a deep dark amber, almost maroon color with a small crisp head with tiny bubbles cascading to the top of the glass. I smelled malt and chocolate on the nose. Very interesting smell, this is like nothing I have ever smelled before on beer I have rated. I tasted a light hint of chocolate, malt, raisins, yeast. There is a dried fruit taste on the end of the sip and nice mouthfeel. The taste lingers a bit in this solid beer. I have tried the ten and that is first class, but this really didnít disappoint. I didnít know what to expect, but this is very different from the ten. I really enjoyed this beer and I will pick up another one or two. I canít wait to try the Roch. 8.


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