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

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2004
Smaller than the other rocheforts which works against it in a way that doesn’t deter the westmalle. Probably because the alcohol is already well hidden in its older siblings. Plums, bananas, berries, toffee and caramels... sweet, almost too sweet, but delicious!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2004
Pours light brown with a lasting off white head. Yeasty malty aroma, with light spice and dark fruits. Sweet cara start with raisins/fruit in mid. Spicy finish. Alcohol well hidden. Really nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kujo9 (1094) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2004
This little gem was compliments of Cavalier distributing for helping them out at their Cleveland trade show!!!! Thank you Rick!!!! Coppery brown w/ a lasting beige head. Dusty bready malt, a little musty wood, hints of diacetyl, light raisiny ester & doughy yeast. Perfumey alcohol as it warms. Very well balanced, yeasty & fruity (dark fruit) mix with bready malt. A touch of alcohol sweetness, earthy hop in the finish & aftertaste. Light caramel/brown sugar and a little woody as well. Highly carbonated & lighter body, well hidden alcohol w/ a dry m/f. Very subtle complexities and not quite as complex as it’s bigger brothers, but still an awesome beer!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kumite56 (472) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2004
Beer poors a burgandy color with a large off white frothy head, mostly lasting. Aroma complex, malty and with noticable fruit. Falvor is also complex but medium bodied. Flavor of dried fruit, malt. The finish is short and is downgraded for same.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevin (2129) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 9, 2004
murky amber with a large dark white eggshell colored head. cinamon and alcohol aroma with a yeasty hint. dark fruit notes throughout this. this starts with a spicy sweetness that gives way to bitter very quickly. leaves a peppery earthy flavor that lingers. creamy mouthfeel with additional notes of caramel and raisin in the finish, a nice chewy beer. not bad.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2655) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2004
Well another Rochefort. The 10 is close to perfect, the 8 was boring but ok, now onto the 6. Well this one is brown in apperance with a moderate head. The aroma is caramel and brown sugar. The flavor is a bit light but very well balanced and flavorful. Some dark fruit and caramel with a backbone of some apricots? Ive had more flavorful dubbels but not many as well crafted as this. Sweet!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2004
Bottle. Brown sugar, ginger bread, creamy mouthfeel. Very nice overall. A beer that is complex in its simplicity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3446) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 7, 2004
Bottle. Malty, brown sugar, roasty pumpernickel aroma with some sweet candies noted as well. Moderate hazy amber color with a light tan head. Roasty, buttery, malty banana notes with some nice bitterness. Slightly overcarbonated and a tad thin.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2004
bottle. sweet cloudy orange brown... smooth with a slightly bitter aftertaste... hints of banana, toffee, a little thin but still an absolute delite! yummy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Ripe, velvety and smoothwith a yeasty zing. nutty accents, rich and full. Clouded dark nut brown body, big, dence rolling soft white head. Light in the mouth, caramel , toffee, moss. Plums and more ripe fruits. toasty bread and toffe finish.


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