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


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RATINGS: 2317   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuszek (1145) - Gdynia, POLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Orange color, hazy, rich head. Yeasty, fruity, herbal, winey aroma. Sweet taste with all the aroma flavors, delicate bitter finish with some alcohol. Classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesper86 (36) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2016 Intense flavour. Nice sweet note, but not cloying. Banana, caramel, yeasty. Good balance. Long finish. Hint of cloves. Bitterness very, very subtle, almost unnoticeable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mice (804) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Eihän tämä ihan pärjää isoveljilleen, vaikka mainio olut onkin. Makua ei ole ihan yhtä paljoa ja hiilihappoisuuskin hieman hallitsee. 6.3.2015 päivitys: Samea, aavistuksen punertava vaaleanruskea olut vaahtoaa reilusti. Valkea pitsiä jättävä vaahto säilyy loppuun asti. Tuoksussa tummaa hedelmää ja reilusti belgihiivaa. Myös maku tumman hedelmäinen ja belgihiivainen. Alkoholi piilossa. Keskitäyteläinen, todella runsashiilihappoinen suutuntuma. Anista tästä ei löydy, eikä luonnollisesti niin paljoa makua tai syvyyttä kuin kympistä, mutta todellinen laatuolut tämäkin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jacobarts (79) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
330ml @ home. Hazy dark golden to brown, with big head. Aroma of resin and dried fruits; figs. Taste is sweet, resins, figs and caramel. Taste is weaker than the 8 and 10 and so is the taste of alcohol. But I someways its more fresh and light to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rafax (119) - POLAND - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle. Dark golden to brown, hazy with huge nice and long lasting head. Very nice, but light, aromas of resin, dried fruits and yeast. Very pleasant in taste, extremely well balanced. Medium to full body, alcohol very well hidden, just some warming in the finish, maybe little bit too much carbonated. Sweet in the beginning with delicate sour in the finish. Interesting and very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Louke (78) - Swalmen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2016
Fruitige trappist. Vergeleken met de Rochefort 8 is deze veel completer. Een echte aanrader, komt het best tot zijn recht in de herfst/winter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melnis (488) - LATVIA - JUL 30, 2016
Aroma: tipisks belgu stiparias- raugs, saldskabmaize, rozine, karamele. Garsa: perfekta karbonizacija, trukst salduma, lai ari garsa nav izteikta un tas vel butu ok, bet ir sajuta ka kkas trukst

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
datrael (224) - Kraków, POLAND - JUL 29, 2016
W aromacie zbożowo, owocowo - figi, rodzynki, białe owoce - i drożdżowo. W wyglądzie bursztynowe ze sporą, gęstą, białą pianą. W smaku drożdże, zboża i owoce nadające całości słodyczy, tak samo jak w aromacie głównie rodzynki, figi, brzoskwinie. Słodko i całkiem przyjemnie. Bardzo dobre, przyjemne piwo, rozgrzewające. Nie jest to taka potęga jak dwa pozostałe Rocheforty, ale i tak zdecydowanie daje radę.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartR (299) - Aespa, ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2016
Pours in all hazy and with a nice creamy two-fingers on top. The flavors really turn you around. Spicy Belgian yeast profile and loads of fruitiness. Dried plums and apricots. Sweet malts come in with light touch of alcohol. Pretty light palate and easy to drink so the glass was empty in a matter of minutes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2016
BBD 8/1/16. Pours a slightly cloudy medium amber with a nice dash of garnet. World class head volume, lacing and retention. Outstanding nose of light caramel with a slight char, raisins, figs, hints of plum and a very subtle hint of clove over a biscuit base. Light body that is smooth. Superb carbonation / body balance. Light effervescence arrives in the middle and gains intensity resulting in a prickly finish. The flavor profile is very good but lacks the complexity and intensity to be outstanding. Separation is a bit lacking but the flavors of the nose can be discerned. It begins a bit charred then flows to light fruit and caramel. Bitterness is virtually absent. The finish reveals a bit of clove.

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