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


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RATINGS: 2017   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwik-lime (1307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2005
Coppery colour. I was a bit worried to see how fizzy the head was on pouring but it quickly settles and lasts through the drink in a thin state. Beer is coppery colour. Gorgeous aroma of malts, wood, caramel and toffee with a touch of fruit there as well. Taste is well balanced between hops and malt although not actually that strong. It is therefore not as amazing as other stronger trappist beers but is still seriously nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanvenlo (1235) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2007 11 Jun 2005 - (Traddenback) - Strong floral and spicy hop, plum fruit aroma. Cloudy medium dark brown colour, sheet lacing, head that doesn’t linger (was not the cleanest glass). Deep stone fruit flavour with complex hops. Light easy to drink, could be better on mouthfeel, I guess that’s a trade for its lightness, but the great balance of malt-hop improves the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2005
Ahh at last the rochefort 6, the only one i havnt tried. First upon pouring is heady, which deminishes quickly, though still presnt throughout the beer, hazy, dark red/brown colour as expected. Aroma seems a little harsh to start however this is quickly replaced with goodness after leaving for a min or so to warm. Mainly pulm and wood aroma but distinctly rochefort. Maybe alcohol noticeable here too, unusual for rochefort, but not nessesarly that bad. Taste ah rochefort is number one for me through and through, and this is a good rochefort. Vanilla, cocco, going onto fruity goodness, ranging from apples and maybe even pears too brambles and apricot skins. As expected through and through an excellent dubbel, though thinner than its brothers, but an excellent experiance and one i cant wait to try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3471) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2008 [bottle - 33 cl] Dark brown copper color with a nice tan head. Slightly sweet aroma of malts, toffee, molasses and yeast. Rather simplistic flavor of malt, some molasses, caramel, yeast and a touch of alcohol. A little watery, but a good drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2006 Robe brune légèrement voilée surmontée d’une mousse beige en dentelle et persistente. Arômes de chocolat, de caramel et de levure. Saveurs de caramel, de levure, de fruits et de houblon aromatique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Cloudy (mit hefe) off brown with a thin everlasting head. Aroma of scones and molasses. Slightly sour with yogurt and sourdough bread notes. Not as complex as many Trappist beers. Thin body but quite a nice quaff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2005
A thinner beer than the 10’er, but nevertheless, a great beer. Dark brown colour with a shortlasting light brown head. Taste and flavour of sweet malt

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GonZoBeeR (2925) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2005
Aroma:light sugar,fruit and spices... Appearance:dark brown,good head... Flavor:light version of the other rochefort.very good but less sugar on it...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2005
the appearance was cloudy and light brown.The taste was fruity and very complex.Apretty good beer but very expensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HermanW (1030) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2005
A very good abbey dubbel trappist beer. Mine had a best before date of 11 march 2009.

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