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


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RATINGS: 1924   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (366) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 15, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 06.12.2017. Pours amber with huge white head, the head stays. Aroma is fruits, apples and malt. Taste is very sweet, caramel, fruity, grapes and malt. Alcohol is in the background. Overall: great beer, surprisingly light for the ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
exeter (196) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
This beer poured a very dark amber and formed a light tan head that left circular lace. There were small particles present due to the bottle conditioning. A heavy aroma of malt and caramel with a hint of citrus. A flavor of malt and caramel. A slight tang to the finish is present. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dbhenry (89) - El Paso, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Like their other ales, this Belgian ale has a distinctive flavor, with a complex fruit taste. The hops are medium and balance nicely with the malt taste. The hops have an unusual flavor also. This has a lighter body than the 8, but is a very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Handypaul (162) - - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy reddish-brown with a big creamy to frothy head that thins quickly to a thinner cover but leaves only a little lacing. Aroma of grass, pine and hay, lightly bitter, medium sweetness, flavors of caramel, faint spices show up in the far finish, fizzy carbonation-way too much, and a sticky texture. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (701) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Hazy brown with a medium off-white head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Medium sweet- and bitterness. Caramel, brown sugar, lots of spices and herbs. A very decent brown brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1290) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Best before August 9, 2017 (assumed from stamp).
Appearance: The body is a clear copper to brick red hue with a tall and thin/fizzy off-white head. The head fizzes away to a soft coating.
Aroma: A whiff of carbonic acid and apples are huge, hints of brown sugar and grape are noticed along with orange marmalade. Very fruity, aromatic and enticing.
Taste: The carbonic acid is huge in the flavor, certainly throwing off the taste. I get a big green apple and brown sugar flavor though towards the end with grape with a slight herbal tea finish. Enjoyable but Im sure that this is much better over in its home land.
Palate: Overly carbonated, but a full body.
Overall: I think the big issues Im having here are due to it having to be shipped from where it is. Possibly stored improperly or something. I imagine that this is meant to be much better in Belgium.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaVillum (301) - Valby, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2014
33 cl, flaske, 7,5 % ABV, købt i Den Belgiske Ølbutik på Jyllingevej i Vanløse, 28. februar 2014. Ufiltreret rødbrun Trappistøl med offwhite-farvet medium boblende skumtop på ca. 3 cm tykkelse. Falder til 1 cm efter 5 minutter. Duft af belgisk trappistgær, honning og sød tørret frugt. Appelsin-noter. Sødlig smag med underliggende bitterhed. Alkoholindholdet er godt skjult. I indledningen af smagsbilledet kan øllet virke lidt vandet og smagen er ikke gennemtrængende, men halvt inde i processen kommer den gode smag snigende. Middellang eftersmag. Forholdsvis højt kulsyreindhold gør, at øllet skummer meget i munden. Rochefort 6 er ikke St-Remy klosterets mest kendte øl, men den er udmærket uden at være prangende.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (373) - SPAIN - FEB 27, 2014
Color rojizo/caoba turbio con espuma color crema. Aromas de frutos rojos y azcar moreno. Tiene una densidad media con un sabor dulce, confitado y afrutado. El final y el regusto tiene un punto cido muy agradable. Fcil de beber y muy rica.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trapped (604) - TURKEY - FEB 26, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber- brown with small off-white head, fruity aroma, caramel-berries flavored roasted malt taste, high carbonation, long finish with berries aftertaste. Really exquisite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
knutole (33) - Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2014
aroma: sweet, fruity, tastes a bit like red berries, malty; appearance: amber, reddish, not much foam, decent carbonisation taste: sweet, toffee, caramel, slightly coriander, gum, a bit hoppy and bitter towards the end, complex and interesting

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