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


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RATINGS: 2191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy medium amber color with a small fizzy fair lacing off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily and carbonation is lively. Very light and easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 24, 2007
This beauty pours a reddish copper color and has lots of berry sweetness in the flavor. The body is surprisingly light, for a trappist. It struck me as almost like a summer beer. Very enjoyable though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Like its brother the 8 it pales in comparison to the mysterious perfection of the 10.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2007
11.2oz bottle via trade with kenb. Aroma: Dark fruits (plums, figs), candi sugar, caramel, bread, yeast. Appearance: Walnut brown in color and murky. Off-white head was full and creamy with decent retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: Caramel, dark fruits (cherries, plums), yeast, slight alcohol, candi sugar. Fairly dry finish. Palate: Medium-light bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Alcohol warming in back of mouth. Overall: Nice beer, but living in the shadow of its older brothers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 20, 2007
#800!!!! Poured a medium brown hue with a tan head which had great retention. Aroma was midly sweet with cocca and dried fruit notes. Flavor was complex, with sweet cocca notes a nice mild coffee presence, and some fruit notes mainly raisins. A nice carbonated feel and mild alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2007
bottle: pours a light chocolate brown colour with fizzy head. wonderful aroma of sweet toffee malts and darkish fruit some roastedness also and sweet spices very complex aroma. flavour of wonderfully light roasted coffee and fresh picked fruit with the sweet spices from the aroma. the aftertaste of the fruits stays around and i am glad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Beautiful deep red color with a fluffy white head that lingered the entire time I drank. The aroma was POWERFUL and complex: I noticed vanilla, coffee, and strong hops. The flavor was equally powerful, making this beer less drinkable then I had hoped. The finishing taste stayed on the pallet long after the gulp. I can say that is a very good beer, but not a beer that anyone would drink in vast quantities, simply because the flavor is too big and overwhelming. In summary, an original tasting Belgium beer, but not great. Cheers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2007
Bottle and with a bit of a cough... Aroma is fruity, with a freshness not found in the to stronger rochefort’s. The taste is fruity, with a shipload of fresh berries, some chocolate and a very faint hint of alcohol. It ends quite dry and quenching, with a slight ’tang’. A bit thin, but only if you compare it to it’s stronger brothers. Otherwise it might be described as thirst-quenching... A very lovely beer in its own right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
benpickens (444) - Camarillo, California, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Muddy brown with a frothy long lasting head and medium carbonation. Aromas of cider, cola and apples. Sweet and malty with an unusual acidic effervescent finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2981) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Pours a smooth brown color with a medium tight head. Aroma of sweet malt,drk fruit, brown sugar, and a touch of alcohol. Taste is rich and sweet with notes of citrus and sweet toffee. Finish is dry and sweet. Excellent beer

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