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


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RATINGS: 2061   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2003
Little brother of the 8 and 10, but not that junior at 7.5%. It is however much thinner and not nearly as complex. Has a great flavour profile with choclate, esters and raisins blending. Emphasis is on the malt as is the case with the 8 and 10.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2003
UPDATED: APR 26, 2004 Nice light brown head. Dark red-brown colour. Aroma; sweet, fruit (the rochefort-fig-print!), wine, little spice. Malty and fruity taste, less complex than Rochefort 8 and 10 but still very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4851) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Finally...the last of the Rocheforts completed on my 22nd birthday, with the last of the Westies to be finished today as well. This beer pours a great dark hazy brown colour, similar to both others by this trappistry, with a great light brown head which is about 1 - 2 centimetres thick. Millions of very very small bubbles rise from the sides and bottom of the snifter (I use a snifter instead of a traditional goblet). The smell is somewhat hoppy, definately malty and very musty. Some fruit and spice eminate from the beer as well. The taste is actually very disapointing. I get almost no flavour from the beer. The palate is left high and dry, but only a small amount of malt and fruit are perceived in the taste. Not a bad beer, but definately not as good as the #10, #8 or any of the Westies.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichardGretton (4296) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2003
Good dark Belgian beer appearance with a small frothy head and a peppery fruity aroma. Nice malted flavour and semi-fruity flavour. Overall a very good, very drinkable Begian ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2003
Massive carbonation and very evident Plum nose reaching my nose from low countertop. No vanilla in the nose as I found with the 8 and 10, but plenty of fruits. Raisin and cinnemon were tastiest. Alcohol was evident and a really nutty dry aftertaste was alcoholic as well. Very nice for a young sample.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4275) - Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2003
This Abbel Dubbel poured a large invigorating tan long lasting head with fine-small bubbles. There was good lacing on all sides of my glass. The aroma was somewhat fruity. The body was a cloudy light brown color and it was thin and watery. It had a tingly taste to it and I prefer the Rochefort Trappistes 8 to this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 15, 2003
This brew poured a very envigorated large creamy head of fine off-white bubbles that left a good lacoing and a carbonated cloudy yeasty opaque brown body. Its flavor is comparatively complex like its bretheren the 8 and the 10, but it is much thinner. The flavors of roasted malt and spices and in there just like its kin, but not as silky smooth as the 8 and with less bite than the 10. Still, an excellent brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2564) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 10, 2003
Bottle. Dark mahogany/chestnut in color with a tan head. The aroma is earthy, sweet, and somewhat fruity. The flavor is complex with caramel, fruit, wood, and hints of raisins. Light and smooth while being semi-dry on the palate.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
guzzler (76) - AE, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2003
Reddish brown color with a creamy, long lasting head. Aroma of malt and fruit. The flavor is rich and sweet with hints of chocolate and licorice. Not as good as the #10 or #8, but an outstanding beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2003
Amber-foxy colour, slight haze. Yellow head, nearly immediately gone. Biscuit nose, banana, hint of hops. Taste: liqueur, like a brandy-bsed liqueur. Sweetish -banana again, and , yes, P. Crombecq convinced me, pears. Rather light-bodied. Strange combination of light body, brown sugar- dryness, and perfumed, already oxidized taste, hinting at better things to follow.

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