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

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RATINGS: 1989   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
33 cl bottel Color - Brown/Dark Head - Nice Beige Aroma - Sweet, caramel, malt Flavor - Sweet, caramel, malt Ok beer, but not great

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2005
Pours lark brown with light tan head. Nose is plummy yet doughy. Breadlike, sweet bread. Raisins and figs develop in the palate with underlying fruity and cherrylike notes. There is a presence of malt and caramel flavor. Finishes with a smooth light alcohol burn.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2005
mostly clear brownish amber color, mostly clear. creamy off-white short head. lots of fizz up the center. toffe malt, raisin, some dark rum aroma too. pretty high carbonation, dryish bready start, mouthfeel goes very creamy. flavor is rum raisin, a little dry vermouth, and yeasty in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (9465) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Bottle. Pours dark brown mahagony with a tall foamy and fizzy off-white head, somewhat diminishing with lined spotty lacing. Sweet light roasted nutty caramel malt (cookie) aroma with candy and fruit (plum) notes, yeast (dough) and maple. Mild sweet caramel malt lightly acidic flavor that creates a dry fizzy light hop finish. Medium bodied and thick dry, fizzy palate, lightly spiced.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 18, 2005
This smells great - caramel and something else. Looks nice too. Flavor faintly reminds me of Doppelsticke, which I love. The finish is just a little faint, but a stellar beer. Of course, the price reflects that.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (2989) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2009 Pours a muddy brown colour with a thin, quickly disappearing head. Aroma is slightly medicinal and has a scent of dried fruits. Texture is thin, carbonation on the tongue is intense. Some spice, cloves and dry sherry flavours come through.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
33cl bottle. Hazy dark brown/ruby beer with thick lasting beige tight head. Lots of chocolate and darkish fruits. Really lovely dubbel, a cut above the others. Not as intense as the 8 or 10 but still a class beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Habanero (2490) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2005 Rather little beige head - quickly disappearing. Ruby-brown colour. Wonderfull fruity aroma with plums and peaches. Flavour of roasted caramel and malt. Some sweet and bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - OCT 27, 2005
Rochefort 6 has a pleasent aroma. A complex mixture of malt, spice, and alcohol. The color is a nice rich red with a long lasting light brown head. There are some wisps of lacing. The taste is both malty and slightly fruity. Rochefort’s finish is nice and smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2005
Clear, deep red, nice foamy head. Awesome aroma - nutmeg, allspice, eucalyptus, stewed toffee maltiness, cookie dough, orange rind, cider mulled with cinnamon. Seems to be lacking malt - it’s probably a bit worse for wear from the journey. Toasty, biscuity malt before quite a dry, chalky, slightly roasty and bitter, even soapy finish. There’s just not that much going on beforehand. A bit too light and fizzy, but very good nonetheless. Tasted a fair bit maltier in Belgium.


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