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

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RATINGS: 2294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Bottle í06 Vintage- Pours a ruby red in the glass, although not as cloudy as other Dubbels I have had. There was a good white fluffy head that ended in lots of lacing. The aroma is full of sweet fruits. The flavor of this beer is a well balanced blend of fruits, sweet malts and a touch of alcohol fire. As the beer warms, it finishes with some of the same mouthfeel as a brandy or cognac would. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scanovajr (674) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - SEP 8, 2007
Bottled @ Delirium, Brussels. Pours redish brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma is rich, fruity and malty. Taste is malty, toffee and spicy. Its has a very nice mouthfeel and a warming alcohol in the end

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2007
2/2/05. 330 ml from BelgianShop. Hazy amber with small light tan head. Nice malty aroma. Sharp taste but somewhat thin on palate. Quick ending. Similar but slightly better when compared side by side with St. Bernardus 6.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Carries complexity, but a tolerable amount of it. Starts off frothy in the mouth and rides for a few seconds before formally closing with a citrus-esqe end. It lingers though in the mouth and you get a thick somewhat hearty flavor when you move your mouth. Overall this wonít be my favorite Belgian brew, and certainly not what I consider the best by the Trappists, but itís still good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Bottle: Deep rusty orange/brown in color with a dense tan head. The aroma has a ton of sweet Belgian malt; along with dates, raisins and brown sugar. Has a highly carbonated mouth feel. Nice toffee flavor with dried fruits like dates and raisins. Maple-like background makes it rich with a light alcohol touch. Straight forward and simple, but well crafted.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Pours murky semi-transparent brown with a small head. Aroma is dried fruit, molasses, and a hint of spice. Rochfort makes the best smelling beers int he world. Flavor is not as impressive as the nose. Sweet malt dominates and is paired with some dried fruit, and hint of alcohol and nice roasted flavors in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7756) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2007
Bottle from the Hopduvel, Ghent. Dark cloudy brown colour with a decent off-white head that left plenty of lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, spice and chocolate. Flavour was sweet and fruity with more spices and a very smooth finish. Very easy drinking and highly enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - SEP 5, 2007
Pours a dark amber brown, with a thin offwhite swirling head. Best aroma iíve ever had the pleasure experiencing, original black licorice bang on, surprised nobody else agrees. Light complex flavours, starts out with some light fruit sweetness, a touch of spice in the middle and a perfect black licorice finish. Velvety smooth mouthfeel. A very, very tasty beer. Top notch, one of the best Iíve had so far. Hope I can find some of these in Canada.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/16/2003
Mode: Bottle
Source: Whole Foods Market, DC

opaque brown, big beige head, rich chocolate malt aroma, light body, lots of rich dry complex malt flavor, nice chocolate, touch of tartness, well balanced, no essence of alcohol
-------- /> Date: 10/30/2003

ditto

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Score: *4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeSammy (599) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Love the burnt anber brown color with a whitish head. Light fruity aroma. I was disapointed by this beer b/c i was so impressed with the Rochefort 8. But i still really liked this dubbel


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