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


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RATINGS: 2206   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TampaBeer (257) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Wonderful head. Subtle aroma. The taste is pleasant although there is a bit of an aftertaste, chewy and kind of unpleasant. very nice palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pforei (338) - USA - MAR 22, 2007
Trappist glass. Light brown with a mahogeny tinge and sediment. Big creamy head that rises over the glass without spilling, but dissipates rather quickly. Raisin and prune aroma. Taste also has a little plum and other fruits. Sweet, mildly spicy, and light. Thin and soft body with a subtle alcohol and slighty tart finnish. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Sampled from BevMo. Needed to complete the threesome. Poured light brown with a thick head. lots of excess yeast was present leaving a mudslick at the bottom of the glass. Certainly the flavor was less than 8 and 10 as it lacked a punch or genuine flavor. Still very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheersMate (1316) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Fruity smell, and taste. Cider brown. Little to no head, and very carbonated. The taste does not linger as the 8 did. I am not as impressed with this as I am the other. I cannot wait to try the 10. Too much carbonation is a bad characteristic of this beer. Also, the flavor does not linger as I was hoping it would. The color is nice, and it is very smooth. A sweet/bitter note hits your taste buds right at the end. Decent beer, but not what I was hoping for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mazfln (116) - Florianópolis, BRAZIL - MAR 17, 2007
Dark with a white head. The aroma is very interesting, with berries, caramel and alcohol. The taste is complex, with caramel, dark fruits, malt and a litle sourness in the aftertaste. Very good beer! As my first Rochefort, I wonder how much I will love the others!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2007
Dark amber coloured, strong carbonation and an average off-white head. Roasted malty, dark fruity aroma, hints of caramel and alcohol. Full palate with some sprankling. Finish is bitter fruity, malty, long ending with a druyer sweet touch and a alcoholic touch at the end. Excellent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2007
Drank in a trappist glass. Hazy brown poor, lots of deposits with a frothy off-white head. Aromas of white chocolate, alcohol, dattes and that distinct rochefort aroma. Nice alcohol presence, amazing balance, nice long lasting dry caramel aftertaste. Light pepper taste as well. This is the light version of the great Rochefort line-up, but still amazing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbill (3574) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 12, 2007
33 cl bottle. Poured a medium brown with a moderate off-white head. There were lots of dark specks floating about, so I waited 10 minutes to allow them to settle before my first sip. The aroma was pleasant with a strong malt nose and I could also smell alcohol. No fruit vapors of any kind. The flavor was, in a word, dull. Very subdued malt, no dark fruits, boring. Very watery, thin mouthfeel. I enjoyed the 8 and loved the 10, so my experience with this beer was quite disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
valpoaj (663) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Well, after previously experiencing the 8 and the 10, the 6 came off tasting like water (very tasty water, but nevertheless watery) Deep murky brown pour with an intense head and an aroma reminiscent of raisins with hints of various berries. Flavor is very nice as expected with excerpts of raisins, chocolate, and the familiar undertones of brandy that I’ve come to associate with Rochefort products. Definitely less of an alcohol flavor here as you don’t get the thick palate or the warming aftertaste. However, all is not lost, as this can be seen as the easy-drinking cousin of the Rochefort 6 and 8. Good, lasting aftertaste with a solid complexity throughout the tasting process!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (11589) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2007
Bottle. Hazy deep red with a medium foamy off white head. Aroma has coriander, yeast, grass and lots of dryness. Aroma is generally deep and complex. Lightly spritzy mouthfeel. Taste is sweet with a fantastic aftertaste. Plums, chocolate, raisins - amazing.

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