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

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RATINGS: 1924   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Bottle. Dark color, thin head, and a kick in the mouth. Very complex and needs to be sipped. Hard to explain so all I will say is that if you want a complex beer that is a party in the mouth... buy this one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) The smaller sibling to the two great Rochefort-brothers is still quite a mature boy. Dark amber, hazy with a small tan head. Very fruity nose - fresh fruit rather. Lots of yeasty flavours here, dry with notes of cocoa and perhaps licorice. Spicy and solid alright but an easier beer to drink than the the two big Roches. Fine introduction to the style. 240599

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Aged c.8.5 months (BBD 110309): Pours with lively carbonation in a dark maroon body; plums, port, and a hint of raspberries in the aroma; play dough sweet front end and dry finish; subdued complexity compared to the 8/10; grapes, raisins, plums and toffee flavors, maybe a touch of nutmeg spicyness; moderate body and somewhat apparent alcohol; quite unique and yummy.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2005
Fizzy bronze body with a silky beige head. Alluring aroma of green raisins, plums, cherries, and dark, caramelized candy sugar. Medium-high sweetness with some nice, fruity, leathery depth. Sticky, malty, foamy mouthfeel. Nice dubbel that lacks the tired out cocoa notes found in so many American versions of the style. Nowhere near in league with Rochefort 8 or 10, but not bad for a beer that serves as a yeast starter for its legendary bigger brothers.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - California, USA - JUL 6, 2005
The initial aroma was DOMINATED by strawberries or rasberries. After that it was more just like a typical spicy Belgian ale. Poured a thick brown body with a moderate head. The flavor was somewhat sweet, but overall didn’t feel that well balanced. The flavor wasn’t as good as other Belgians that I’ve had but this was still a nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lunkie (1363) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2005
Strong amlr aprice aroma. Cloudy brown colour with good head and lacing. Malt flavour with spice and flowers. Smooth palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomT (18) - BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2005
The lesser brother of the Rochefort 8 and 10, which are both world class beers. This being said, this beer would still beat many an abbey ale or similar. Generally, the 6 is somewhat "blander" (even though this term is inappropriate) than its cousins but shares some of their characteristics: hints of caramel, coffee and chocolate. Not very easy to find.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2005
Bottled. Celebrating the end of my exam marking season with a damn fine dubbel. Wafting aroma of sweet malts, a tempered flavour of sweet chocolate with a slight fizzy feel to it, minutes after there’s a fantastic subtle nutmeg still lingering. Not full blooded, even for 7.5%, but a well rounded and enjoyable dubbel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
UnsofistaCat (231) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2005
At what point should price begin to influence score. Many would say never, rate the beer on its own merits. But the rest of us in the working class find it hard to shell out 9 bucks for a small bottle of ale. I mean its beer for god’s sake, the same brown stuff that the Romans used to scoff at the barbarians for swilling. Did the ale have a great nose of apples? Yes. Did it have a sweet caramel cream and wine taste? Yes. But where’s the finish? Rounds out poorly for the price.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 28, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2006 Pours a light caramel brown color, small white head. Aroma is spicy, i cant pick out hte individual ones. Flavor is sweet, lots of belgian yeast, a little acidic. Honestly, I find it kind of boring.


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