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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 7, 2007
One of my new favorites, and iíve yet to try the #8 or 10. The aroma is sweet and fruity with notes of alcohol. Color is deep dark honey brown color. Fruity chocolaty, caramelly flavor, bit of spice, sweet at the start. You can see and feel the carbination, but i donít mind that in beer as most do.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theodor (12) - Son en Breugel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2007
High carbonated with a beautiful fruity aroma. A creamy head. A bit sweet bud a very nice balanced beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Light brown color with lots of fizzy head. Sweet malt smell and similar body. Sweet dandy sugar and malt with faint apple. Massive carbonation that knocked down the beers overall rating.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
acearl (479) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Pretty much a brown pour, maybe some rust, a bit hazy with small particles of yeast in the bottom, creamy tan head with fair lacing, mix of nut, sour and brown sugar odor, soft carbonation, oily to creamy texture, average duration. Hint of raison initial taste, doughy yeast, a bit of grain like malt flavor and a slight bitter finish. Iíve been unlucky at rating at the right temperature so this is my best attempt. I prefer the 8 to the 6 despite being a dubbel fan , but nonetheless a great beer Rochefort makes some of the best.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5477) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Picked up a single bottle from the Coffee Grounds in Eau Claire, WI. Pours a hazy honey brown brew with a thin off-white fizzy head. Leaves no lacing. Aroma of burnt caramel, toffee, butterscotch, sour cherries and burnt bread. Taste is light, very high carbonated, some fruitness, with a dry finish. I prefer Rochefort 8 and 10.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Fruit and caramel on the nose, estery, hints of banana and strawberry. Pours dark brown with a thick white head. Smooth and light, heavy caramel with hints of chocolate and cafe au lait. Very smooth. Miss the kick of the 8 and 10, but excellent beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle. Aroma of sweet malt, dark fruit, and some caramel. Flavor is similar with a little spice. The mouthfeel is somewhat watery and there is too much carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2953) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Bottle from BevMo, La Jolla. Pours a very dark amber/maroon color with a lasting head. Sweet dark fruity aroma. Some yeasty aroma as well. Earthy dark fruit flavors of raisins and fig. Some spice and grains as well. Slightly sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 1, 2007
Bottle. Hazy dark brown colour with a nice big long lasting off-white head. Lovely aroma of roasted malt, dried fruits and nuts. Great flavour of spices, nuts, sweet roasted malt and yeast. Full pleasured mouthfeel indeed! Long sweet malty aftertaste. yaaa, more of that please!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 30, 2007
This is a particularly good-smelling ale with varying elements of fresh pears and molasses. It has a nice creamy brownish head, and plenty of carbonation. The ale itself is a nice dark reddish ambe, and has a sweetish malty flavor, but unlike some of the other raters I did not notice an alcohol flavor.


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