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


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RATINGS: 2077   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Deep ruby brown in color with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, rasins,plums,dates,cherries with a mildly sweet-sugary note. Rich malt sweetness with dark fruit and a warming alcohol mouthfeel and a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bigbish (570) - California, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Reddish tan in color. Pours with a thick cream head which stays for quite a while. Malty flavors, some butterscotch. Slightly fruitly. Kind of boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4447) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 20, 2006
A nice light Belgian Ale. Easy drinking, light maltiness and fruitiness, light brown in colour and slightly yeasty. Good carbonation and head dissipates quickly.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAY 16, 2006
Magnificent nose of berries, butterscotch & alcohol - wow!, that’s good. Pours a hazy murky honey brown. The light frothy off-white head is fully diminishing, and leaves no lace on my goblet. The flavor is balanced, but not terribly deep. Mostly malt character. The body is light, fizzy and dry. Similar IMO to Chimay Rouge. Overall, a disappointment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherJoe1975 (11) - Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Wonderfully sharp, caramel, malt nose upon first scent. Slightly musty initial flavor with a lingering fig finish. Slightly tart/sour notes. Overall a good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (3862) - - MAY 14, 2006
murky brown. malty, caramel, and toffee aroma. lasting small off-white head. not much lacing. burnt caramel, spicey bready malts, anise, dark and lighter fruits, hops, even a hint of chocolate. what a treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2006
Hazy mahogany brown with a thick white head. Aroma is honey, fruits and yeast with some hints of tobacco. Sweet in flavour with notes of peach and apricots. Some yeast is present here too. Thick, caramelly mouthfeel. Finishes off with a warming alcohol feel and some raisin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - MAY 7, 2006
Dark ruby colour. Huge white head, soon disappears. Easy drinking, alcohol is well disguised. Maybe a little lacking in taste, although the aroma of yeast and some summer fruits makes up for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2006
Brown color with ruby tints, floaties galore, massive foamy white head. It’s malty aroma breathes sour cherries, with wafts of bread baking. Smooth like other Trappists, but much thinner body than the 8 or 10. Sour at times, more cherries. Dry finish, relatively quick. Clearly well made, but overall a less interesting Trappist. Rating # 600.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Barrabass (31) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2006
White thick, fast diminishing head. Redbrown colour. Smells honey, yeast and out of date pale lager. Taste honey, yeast, vanilla, fruits, fudge and out of date Christian Firtal.

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