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


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RATINGS: 2006   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2006
11.2oz bottle, best before 11/03/09. Pours a hazy mahogany with a moderate beige head. Aroma of graham crackers, figs, raisins, brown sugar, and some alcohol. Taste follows the aroma, though the taste is milder than I would’ve thought. Smooth on the palate, medium to high carbonation. Was hoping for a little more with this one--not that it’s a bad beer by any means, but not spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Bott. Garnet brown with excitable off white head. Little brown chunks in the bottom. Smells of coriander soda and wild roots. Tastes of sweet molasses coariander, a little burnt malt, sugary. Refreshing and fairly flavorful. Palate is of soda, a mite thicker and more flavorful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2006
hazy brown, heavily particled, diminishing head. sweet earthy smell with some spice. malt with some citrus in taste, fell way short of #10 though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hair-old (185) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2006
I do not see the price in this beer. Delirium Tremens dusts this in a heartbeat.I will try the 8 and 10.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 21, 2006
"MMMMMM Poured a hazy brown color with a nice head some sediment. Aroma was malty. Flavor was solid, malty with a hint of alcohol not not overwelming. Nice beer."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2006
Bottle. Nice brown color with dissapearing off-white head. Now this is a very very good beer. But I can’t help but thinking (when I’m drinking it) that it tastes like number 10 but with water added - sorry :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Brown. Disappearing white head. Aroma of caramel/toffee, dark fruits, yeast, candi sugar, subtle alcohol. Luxury. Same flavor with a bit of roastiness thrown in. Smooth, full/medium body. World class dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2006
The fragrances of yeast, dates, and caramel all contribute to the aroma of this beer. It is a cloudy mahogany colored solution that rests under a thin off-white head. This beer is smooth and rich. It has a nutty fruit taste that fades to the taste of prunes as it is swallowed. The taste of prunes is left lingering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2006
pours a dark orange/bronze color with a large off white light tan head, aromas of citrusy fruit, belgian style spices, yeast. Flavor is sweet malts, yeast, citrusy fruit, alcohol, and some earthy floral hops (slight), good body, good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4611) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2006
Now that is a long lasting head! Looks like an off-white satellite picture of a cloud. A very young sample, best before Nov 2009. I don’t pick up a lot in the scent. Smooth body and although it is thin the foaminess is still present. A very nice sipping beer. Strong malt. Mild alcohol presence. A sessional Trappist?

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