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


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RATINGS: 2180   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2005
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via les Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de prunes et de cassonade. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée foncée voilée avec une présence de dépôt en suspension et une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de petits fruits foncés et de mélasse. La durée de l’arrière goût est moyenne. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture minérale. L’effervescence en bouche est moyenne. Présence de petits fruits en arrière goût. (Rating #393)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sobchak (131) - Skagen, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2005
Amber coloured. Caramel, fruity and grassy nose. Quite soft mouthfeel, with notes of dried fruits, bitter chocolate and grassy hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElGaucho (2299) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Aroma has elements of dark fruits and sweetness, as well as clean laundry and dry hops. Once the head has subsided, the laundry aroma is gone; this is a really unique, wonderful, otherworldly aroma. Dark, murky, reddish brown body with a large tan head that is relatively well lasting and leaves excellent lace. Large particles visible at bottom of glass. The flavor very much flows from the aroma. Initial mouthfeel is a zingy carbontion, but this really isn’t overly caronated at all. Flavor is quite subdued compared to the 8 and 10. I frankly am not overly impressed. A little drier than I like and seems somewhat thin and overly alcoholic. Appears unfinished and overrated, and at $6.49 for an 11.2 oz bottle, overpriced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2005
My least favorite of the Rochefort beers, but still good. Flavor was very thin, but the alcohol isnt even noticable at all, abit malty, muddy flavor. Not bad, but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11155) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
Bottle shared with Hunsell at Café Bar Le Duc, ’s Hertogenbosch. Red amber ale with a very sweet caramel aroma, good hops and cherry notes. Rather sweet malt with notes of brown sugar, prunes and raisins. Woody notes appers. Nice light hops but short bitterness. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Metalhead (638) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2005
Looked really nice in my glass. Had a nice tho subdued aroma of dried dark fruit and chocolate. The flavor was a lame and watered down version of the smell. Over priced and over rated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldMrCrow (2157) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2005 Rating number 100 !

From the bottle. Pours a murky brown with a relatively fine fizzy head. The aroma is caramel, raisin, and plum; the flavor is a complex blend of figs, peat smoke, wood, and molassas/burnt sugar, with a drawn out tobacco finish of surprising (though pleasing) bitterness with only mild metallic hints.

My biggest complaint is that the mouthfeel is a bit thin - almost like a soda - but this is a very nice beer, particularly at only 7.5%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
adrian910ss (2421) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2005
Pours a sandy brown amber color with a medium sized fizzing white head. Aroma is of figs,plums,brown sugar, caramel and fresh yeast. Taste is very carbonated with hints of figs,brown sugar,molasses,caramel, plums and yeast. A weaker version of the Rochefort 10 and 8 but still very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2005
a good tasting brew, but appearance wise a I didn’t care for the sediment that hung around the bottom of the glass. It was a little bitter. Maybe I got an old bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2005
Pours an amber color with beer pulp in the bottom. It smells of plums. It has a nice earthy flavor with moss, plums, figs and a touch of alcohol. I thought it was a nice beer but one to drink infrequently because of the cloying finish.

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