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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.


2.9
   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.

4
   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.

3.6
   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

3.7
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   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.

2.6
   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.

4.3
   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."

3.7
   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 :-)

3.8
   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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