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


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RATINGS: 1974   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DroolYeast (207) - Odder, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2014
33 cl bottle. Aroma of some fruit, malt, tiny yeast. Clear reddish amber with small white head. Taste of fruit, apricot, peach, moderate sweetness. Finish is floral sweetness. Texture is thick soapy. Carbonation is average-.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tinylightsrecs (124) - - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle from Glug Newcastle. Very carbonated which makes it a bit heavy going but a nice nutty, fruity flavour

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBoom (79) - POLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle. Nice, stable head. In aroma friuts, mostly apples. Very high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1071) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
Klar rødbrun farve med kremet lys beige skum. Lukt av fukt, karamell og gjær. Smak av frukt, karamell, krydder og gjær. Syrlig og noe bitter ettersmak. Melkebaren.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Percy0103 (67) - MEXICO - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle 33cl. A brown opaque beer with a small white head. It is possible to see the sediments at the bottom. It has a mild to strong aroma and taste is bitter with a strong alcohol finish. Carbonation is too heavy and reminds me of cider.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sdaniel90 (282) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle, 33cl. Pours an opaque brownish/ruby colour with plenty of visible sediment and a creamy offwhite head that recedes quickly. Aroma features a nice roasted character with plenty of dry fruits and sweetness. Thick body, with a very earthy feel and abundant carbonation. A touch sour, with some light bitterness and alcohol at the finish. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (296) - Alicante, SPAIN - JUN 2, 2014
Red/amber color with strong aroma of roasted malt and a good dose of fruit like cherries, blackberries ripe cherries and soft caramel base. Caramely taste, with malts, sweet fruits like ripe plums and figs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybion (51) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours cloudy reddish-amber with a finger of off-white soapy head. Good amount of lacing as it dissipates. Aroma of caramel and bready malts, with honey, nut praline and some dark fruit notes. Tastes strongly of bready and nutty malts (the nuts being more prominent than in the aroma) and some toffee and sweeter fruity notes that are a little hard to discern specifically. More nuts in the aftertaste. Carbonation is perhaps a little excessive, and the body is medium. Doesn’t quite have the warmth and sweetness of the 8 or the labyrinthine complexity of the 10, but a fine experience nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5246) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a cloudy brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, sweet bread, toffee, golden raisins, additional dark fruit, yeast, cherry, with some dryness to the finish. Tasted alongside 8 and 10.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Celest (122) - - MAY 28, 2014
Brown, complex nose of fruits and candy sugar. So soft. Sugar, fruits, toffee. Softness make the difference here

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