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


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RATINGS: 2254   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (458) - - JAN 4, 2016
7.5%ABV. Belgian Strong Ale. Tapped out dark brown. 20ºSRM. Nose is floral with rose water sweetness. Mouthfeel is carbonated and sudsy. The grain bill is represented by some nice caramel, dark bread and some nice fruity sweet flavors suggesting dates and ripe black plums and prunes. Stewed fruit richness and sweetness as well. Finish is malty and medium.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mears (68) - - JAN 2, 2016
A little over the top on carbonation. Still a great beer and was glad o found it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oczek2015 (178) - Przemysl, POLAND - DEC 30, 2015
Butelka 330ml z datą ważności do 10.03.2020, temperatura degustacji 14 stopni +, szkło snifter. Aromat: słodki karmelowo-tostowy, śliwka, rodzynki, z delikatną nuta pieprzową, aromat jest przyjemny i intensywny( wyczuwalny pomimo kataru). Barwa: ciemna miedź, przymglone, na dnie butelki osad. Piana: koloru kremowego, obfita, drobno pęcherzykowa, trwała, po kilkunastu minutach opada do 5mm i tak utrzymuje się do końca. Smak: podobnie jak w aromacie, z tym że słodycz jest bardzo krótka, finisz wytrawny, goryczka niska ziołowa. Wysycenie wysokie, alkohol dobrze ukryty, delikatnie rozgrzewa przełyk, pełnia średnia, pijalne. Solidne BSA, za przyzwoite pieniądze, no i dostępne w hipermarketach.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopwine (661) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Nose is cherry, earthy spice, fruit cake, banana foster, cocoa, light roasty, sweet orange

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kauge (1037) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle, BB 09.09.2019 - meaning, bottled a year and 1/4 ago. Pours nearly all foam at first: creamy white, thick and soft, and drops rather fast to leave an inconsistent film (disappearing later). The body is translucent darkish amber, slightly hazy. Light caramel and candi sugar in the aroma, and after the foam has dropped by half, a strong sniff nearly burns the inside of my nose. The aroma softens considerably as it warms, advancing to malty, nutty, yeasty, slightly buttery even. Tastes moderate sweet with some bitterness and sourness. Hard to pick up anything specific. Perhaps fruit-flavoured bubblegum after 30 minutes of chewing... Would spit it out if it were gum. Surprisingly light on the palate, letting the alcohol shine through a bit. Somewhat prickly, but thin carbonation; the finish is dryish and shallow, slightly herbal. This may be a classic, but I’m gravely disappointed by its inelegant, even robust character and an overall lack of anything especially pleasant. Should definitely rerate one day. Would be fun to try a fresh bottle and one close to its BB side by side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
szymonskc (255) - Skórcz, POLAND - DEC 25, 2015
Aromat intensywny, lekko winny, ale też lekko słodkawy, karmelowy, rodzynkowy. Kolor ciemno-miedziany, mętne. Wysoka, drobnopęcherzykowa, beżowa piana. Opada do cienkiej warstwy i zostaje do samego końca. W smaku jest owocowo, czuć figi, suszone owoce, miód, karmel. Alkohol dobrze ukryty. Średnia, ziołowa goryczka. Wysycenie wysokie. Bardzo dobre, treściwe piwo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hallstein (393) - Skogn, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2015
Delicious aroma of spicy fruits, candied orange peel, candy sugar, orange marmelade and breadyness. Flavors of spicy marmelade, fruits and a herbal, hoppy finish. Beer is quite dry with a healthy amount of carbonation, as is typical with these beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (2416) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2015
Gylden brun tåkete med lavt beige skum. Lukter søt karamell. Smaker også søtt, karamell. Lett bittert og noe alkohol i smak. Middels kullsyre. Kort. Noe søt avslutning. Tørr

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Icedwarf (1006) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2015
Lichtbruin bier met schuim. Smaak is licht zoet en licht bitter met iets van chokolade, caramel en toffee. Erg goed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (134) - Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2015
11.2 oz. bottle. Pale to medium amber with large white head. Aroma of malt, red berries, herbs. Malt, bread, dark fruit, and spice flavors. Lively carbonation. Dry finish. Very nice.

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