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


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RATINGS: 2035   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (830) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours Amber brown colour with small tan head that diminish. Aroma of dark fruit. Taste of brown sugar, banana and fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lawger (110) - SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2014
Pours chestnut-brown with soft white head. Yeasty, malty scents with dominant butterscotch notes and some medium light chocolate. Rather light bodied with emphasis on sweetness and some lightly roasted malty notes. No bitterness and a decent finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pelzky (26) - Szczecin, POLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Reddish-brown color with medium, white and unsustainable head. Aroma of dark fruits, spices, alcohol, caramel and toffee. There is also a hint of cereals. Taste is fruity (plums, raisins), caramel and malty. Some alcoholic bitterness. Carbonation is little to high. Not as good as 10 but it’s still a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerdedDave (444) - - SEP 7, 2014
deep amber - reddish brown color; dark fruit and malt aroma; lots of dark fruit flavors; plums, raisins; caramel and toffee notes; fairly bitter

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bmagner (10) - - SEP 6, 2014
Pours a amber color. Smells sweet/sour like candy. Taste is a bit odd. Not clean like 8 and 10. Pours a amber color. Smells sweet/sour like candy. Taste is a bit odd. Not clean like 8 and 10.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guiroul33 (67) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - SEP 6, 2014
Brown-orange color, minimal but lasting head. Aroma of candy sugar, fruits, bubblegum. Taste is quite sweet but still balanced, some anise in the aftertaste. A very good trappist, less famous than the 8 and 10 but almost as complex and more subtile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamf (76) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark red-amber with medium white head. Aroma of cookies, toffee, caramelized sugar. A little bit overcarbonated. Oh, the taste is definitely rich. Like a pie with loads of toffee. Some fruity and spicy notes too. Biscuity aftertaste. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BadAprilia1000 (276) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Pours a very dark red brown with a good sustainable head. Aroma is musky, dark rich herb, buttery, cocoa butter, booze, tons of rich toffee. Taste is toffee, caramel, butter, caramelized brown sugar, nutty, plum, raisin, hay, cereal grain. Overall even better than I remember from all those years ago, this is a true trappist, one ever beer geek should have a few of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (384) - SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle @ Den Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen. Aroma: Yeast, fruity, sweet. Taste: Dito. Body is medium, the finish is dry and fruity with sweet notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
R4N5H (97) - SINGAPORE - AUG 29, 2014
33cl bottle poured into a trappist glass. Chocolate brown colour with a good head. Good carbonation and lacing. Honey and fruit aroma, and aftertaste.

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