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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cinesr (21) - ITALY - JUN 20, 2015
Versa un bel colore scuro.Al palato sentori di frutta....prugna? Il mio Belgio.Ottima birra come tutte le rochefort

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (1234) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2015
Marrón oscura. Espuma media nada duradera. Muy muy carbónica. Aroma ligeramente frutal, y algo ahumado. Predominio del dulce, caramelo y frutas. Muy bebible. Pero final algo decepcionante, le falta contundencia.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (808) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Poured into a Duvel glass. Clear honey brown with a medium-sized soapy head with champagne like bubbles. Nose has muscat, fennel, plum and dried apricot. Active carbonation at first but becomes flatter the longer it sits. Great complex fruit flavor with a little bit of earthiness detectable as well. Taste is sweet with a little bit of pepper and spice. Gets sweeter the longer it sits as well, with candy sugar standing out on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elbernays (866) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle shared at home. Fennel, cherry, plum, yeast, bread on nose. Flavour is bread, rum, blackberry, yeast. Plenty to this. Very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (664) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy carmel color with a copious creamy beige head. Aroma and taste of fruit,,banana, earthy funk, Belgian yeast and candy. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1234) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle to Westy glass Aroma of bread, a little yeast, vegetal, plum, and a hint of red pepper. Pours a cloudy amber with a fairly long lasting thin off white head. Taste is plum, yeast, earth, red pepper, and caramel. This is quite good.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
keith0718 (429) - Kansas, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Delicious little beer with strong notes of dried fruit -- apple and banana. Refreshing and eminently drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whatup14 (1073) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Bouteille 330ml. Couleur acajou foncé opaque, mousse moka riche et crémeuse laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de levure, malt caramélisé, épices, fruits confits, soupçon de banane. Goût de levure, malt caramélisé, cassonade. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budedou (548) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JUN 5, 2015
Hazy amber body with a thick beige head. Aroma is sweet fruit and herbs, yeast, caramel. Taste is medium sweet with low bitterness. Light body, thin texture. Light but not boring. And more importantly easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
burgundydrinker (7) - - JUN 3, 2015 does not count
Je connnaissais très bien la 8 et surtout la 10, mais c’est la première fois que je teste celle là. Bouteille de 33cl servie dans un calice rochefort. Une belle couleur ambré foncé, avec une mousse épaisse, compacte et persistante, qui laisse de grosses traces . Un nez très fruité, pêche, abricot , prune, relevé par des notes épicées que je n’arrive pas à identifier vraiment et un côté très frais et herbeux. En bouche on retrouve le côté fruité avec des notes de raisin blanc et de houblon frais, le tout se fini sur une fine amertume, mais une longueur en bouche assez faible. Malgré tout cette bière reste digne de ses grandes sœurs et au dessus de ses concurentes trappistes. A découvrir et redécouvrir !


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