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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldMrCrow (2413) - 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 (2565) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
33 cl bottle. Yeast in bottom. Dark unclear colour. Aroma of dried fruit with hints of chocolate and some kandis. Someway thin flavour with a alcoholic finish. Not as good as 8 and 10

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
33 cl bottel Color - Brown/Dark Head - Nice Beige Aroma - Sweet, caramel, malt Flavor - Sweet, caramel, malt Ok beer, but not great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2005
Pours lark brown with light tan head. Nose is plummy yet doughy. Breadlike, sweet bread. Raisins and figs develop in the palate with underlying fruity and cherrylike notes. There is a presence of malt and caramel flavor. Finishes with a smooth light alcohol burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - NOV 22, 2005
mostly clear brownish amber color, mostly clear. creamy off-white short head. lots of fizz up the center. toffe malt, raisin, some dark rum aroma too. pretty high carbonation, dryish bready start, mouthfeel goes very creamy. flavor is rum raisin, a little dry vermouth, and yeasty in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Bottle. Pours dark brown mahagony with a tall foamy and fizzy off-white head, somewhat diminishing with lined spotty lacing. Sweet light roasted nutty caramel malt (cookie) aroma with candy and fruit (plum) notes, yeast (dough) and maple. Mild sweet caramel malt lightly acidic flavor that creates a dry fizzy light hop finish. Medium bodied and thick dry, fizzy palate, lightly spiced.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 18, 2005
This smells great - caramel and something else. Looks nice too. Flavor faintly reminds me of Doppelsticke, which I love. The finish is just a little faint, but a stellar beer. Of course, the price reflects that.

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