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


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RATINGS: 2078   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StoutHead (758) - DENMARK - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours an amber/brown color with a large white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and yeast. Taste is of malt, yeast, fruits, hops and alcohol. Slightly above medium body and soft carbonation. Fruity finish. Dare I say it - it feels a bit thin. Definitely a good Belgian ale but nothing too special...certainly not compared to the two "older-brothers".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (1896) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle big thanks to sarkynortherner for this cheers Martin happy new year. Orange brown thin head. Fruity yeast malts taste same some swettness banana light hop bitters. Nice body. Decent stuff not in the same league as 12.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sjohnh (287) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Nice, but nowhere near as legendary as their 8 or 10. Autumnal orange brown with frothy white head. Aroma mostly malt with some spice - taste has malt, sugar, yeast, herbs and spices. Soft and mellow, fairly light on the palate with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SinH4 (355) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Hazy brown orange color with big head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is spicy-herbal, really tea-like, caramel, and a bit fresh. Taste is spicy yeasts, caramel, herbs. Rather dry finish, with nice bitterness. Not bad, and rather light, but it?s got a bit of that Belgian dirt feeling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
felip989 (30) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 28, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2015 Served in a trappist glass. Amber with a white head. Aroma is caramel, toffee and herbs. Taste is caramel malt and belgian yeast. Light bittersweet finish. Strong belgian ale with high drinkability for a Dubbel but not so complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BobyFischer (118) - FRANCE - DEC 27, 2014
La plus légère et fruitée des grosses trappistes de chez Rochefort.Peut-être ma préférée, tout en finesse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (796) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours a cloudy amber color with a big fizz head. A bit of a skunky malt aroma. Some spice and herbal front flavor. Much lighter in flavor than originally anticipated. High carb. Finishes very herbal. It got more enjoyable as I went through, but I’ll label this beer as a simple : good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlisle (116) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Alcohol in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ksiwzos (56) - GREECE - DEC 23, 2014
Hazy dark amber, yeast floatties. Medium sized head, lasting and lacing. Aroma of dough, botanical notes, some fruity esters and caramel, beautifully complex. Balanced taste, sweet malt, caramel, a bit hoppy, very complex and ballanced. Nice swetish and herbal hops finish and aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Docjmachado (3) - - DEC 22, 2014 does not count
Nice golden head during the pour. Lighter in color than 8 and 10. The aroma is strong in caramel. A very good ale with or without food.

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