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


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RATINGS: 2019   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 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BadAprilia1000 (272) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Pours a very dark red brown with a good sustainable head. Aroma is musky, dark rich herb, buttery, cocoa butter, booze, tons of rich toffee. Taste is toffee, caramel, butter, caramelized brown sugar, nutty, plum, raisin, hay, cereal grain. Overall even better than I remember from all those years ago, this is a true trappist, one ever beer geek should have a few of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (342) - SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle @ Den Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen. Aroma: Yeast, fruity, sweet. Taste: Dito. Body is medium, the finish is dry and fruity with sweet notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
R4N5H (85) - SINGAPORE - AUG 29, 2014
33cl bottle poured into a trappist glass. Chocolate brown colour with a good head. Good carbonation and lacing. Honey and fruit aroma, and aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mandaritto (60) - LATVIA - AUG 24, 2014
High carbonisation level, too much, aroma - fruits, some spices, same as taste. One of my favourite strong ales! Tasted it first time long time ago, now it’s not so good as then, but still loved it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vickey9 (472) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2014
Simply fine beer. Plums, raisins and banana with coffee and chocolate nose. Medium body, thin texture. Rather sweet taste. Palate of ripe plums and sweet wood. B@H

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gizmo_ber (157) - - AUG 22, 2014
Aroma is sweet and fruity, flavor is much the same. It is well carbonated, but smooth on the tongue. Taste is very caramel and fruity, no bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cenzura (32) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Aroma: Sweet malty, fruits like apricot and a little bit of caramel. Taste: very sweet but not bland. Dried fruits especially plum in aftertaste. Really full body with almost no bitterness and high carbonation. Very classy trappist beer like all of rochefort family. Price [Warsaw, Poland] 11PLN = 2,5 Euro (bottle)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1389) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle at Delirium. Pours hazy reddish/amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramel, dried fruits, dark sugar. Taste is medium sweet caramel and dried fruits, light bitter and spicy. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jarv1987 (14) - - AUG 17, 2014
Nice dark blond beer. Sweet aroma and pleasent mouth feeling. Tastes a little bit hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalfaro86 (266) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 17, 2014
Pours a cloudy dark amber brew with a big reddish head with good retention, aroma is moderate to heavy sweet with dark fruits, caramel and spices, medium bodied, flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and low bitter with a sweet finish and a short aftertaste.

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