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

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RATINGS: 2062   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Satyroneto (138) - - DEC 12, 2014
Cor marrom com tons amarelados e muitos sedimentos em suspensão; espuma marfim de alta formação e persistência baixa, restando apenas uma área central e fino anel; sem lacing; Aroma de nozes e passas; Sabor de nozes e frutas escuras com final seco, picante e alcoólico, mas com álcool muito bem inserido; retrogosto picante e alcoólico q aquecem a boça; Corpo leve e carbonatação média/alta.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bobblehead (55) - Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Poured into a chalice, hazy, red, minimal head, tan foam, raisin, light sweetness, fruitiness, herbs, soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjonesy07 (13) - Huntly, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2014
7.5 % ABV Belgian Trappist beer. Dark colour with a good head. Has a caramel flavour to it and a nice hoppy aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
circinus (225) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle 33 cl from Barleywine, Copenhagen. Orange/brown, with a beige nice head. Orange marmelade, caramel, coca-cola, slight sweetness, some citrus, some toffee. Medium body, medium/lively carbonation, very fitting and nice body. Refreshing, great to have these trappist flavours in a more refreshing lighter beer as opposed to the heavier ones.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franzen (354) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
Dark syrup, honey, flowers and some overripe red apples in aroma. Greyish brown colour. Refreshing bit acidic taste, a bit citrusy bit of honey sweetness n finish. Light and refreshing for beeing a 7,5% Belgian strong ale

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SVD (661) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2014
bottle at home, copper red beer with a small head, aroma is malty, caramel. Taste is caramel, malt, fruit. Nice

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1503) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2014
330 mL bottle from SoHo Organic Market, Elizabeth City, NC. Light brown pour with a foamy off-white head. Unusual aroma of Earth, chocolate, rye bread, and oak that quite honestly had me a bit hesitant at trying this beer. The taste is much better with a slightly sweet malt flavor which slowly fades into dark fruit. The carbonation helps to lift the flavors from the palate keeping any one particular component from being too heavy. Once I got past the aroma, this is a nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Akiro (5) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2014 does not count
L’aspetto è decisamente spettacolare la schiuma è bella densa alta e ci mette molto prima di abbassarsi le bollicine non mancano mai e l’aspetto della birra è corposo di un colore biondo caramellato scuro. Il sapore è buono e particolare pizzica un po’ sulla lingua forse è frutto di una spezia oppure un pizzico di miele di castagno non lo sappiamo.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (483) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 22, 2014
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy yellow brown with a white head. Aroma is malty caramel. Medium sweet finish, certainly thinner than the other Rocheforts.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (3068) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy red/brown colored brew with an subtle bitter taste and hints of dried fruits and some caramel. At last rated the weakest of the Rochefort family.


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