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


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RATINGS: 2019   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (7062) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2006
Bottle. Light brown head. Dark amber unclear body. Spicy sour aroma. Powerfull flavor of roasted malt and hops resulting in quite an unexpected bitterness. Traces of liqorice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13915) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 12, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012 hazy brown with white head. A bit of fruits and caramel. A lighter version than the 8 or 10. This doesnt make it boring though. Plum, raisin & caramel. It still has the long lasting taste and finish. Great! Rerating June - 09. Vintage 2005 bottle. Wauw - aroma is off the chain - (again). Smooth, dried fruits, delicious liquorice. 4 Again - But closer to 4,1 than expected. Re-rate. 31 Dec - 2012. Vinous, Rich and warming. Still has the yeast complexity that the 8 & 10 has. Great stuff..:-) 4 again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13562) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2009 Bottled. Amber colored beer with a large beige head. Nice aromas with malt, candi-sweetness and citrus. The flavor has dried fruit, hops and some alcohol. Full, sweet body. A nice beer. Rating: 7-4-8-4-15-3.8. 060328

Bottle, BB 191113. The pour results in a massive creamy off-white to beige head with good retention. The dark, orangey brown body is unclear, and has some sediments. The first aroma to escape the glass is a cellary, slightly yeasty one, soon followed by dried fruits, some roasted malts and hints of alcohol. Prunes and rum raisin also comes to mind. Itís a bit thin on the palate for a beer of this strenght, feeling sort of hollow in the mouth. Lightly roasted, chocolatey malts, alcohol notes, raisins, hoppy bitterness and a cellary touch in the flavor. The warming finish has a good blend of bitterness and chocolatey, roasted malts. A lovely beer, both lacking something and with something too much considering its strenght. Still, wonít shy away from it in the future. 090904

   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 wouldíve thought. Smooth on the palate, medium to high carbonation. Was hoping for a little more with this one--not that itís 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 canít help but thinking (when Iím 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.

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