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

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RATINGS: 2003   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (760) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle from mcbackus....vintage 2006. Pours a mostly clear dark brownish amber color with small light tan head. Big sweet, malty, caramel, toffee aroma. Much of the same in the flavor, slightly watery and thin but caramel malt is dominant - some light roast notes, dark fruits and spicy Belgian yeast characteristics as it warms. Alcohol is there but very mellow and smooth.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (542) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2014
very interesting and unique aroma and taste. Sweet aroma, but something a little off, a little stinky about it. Not really in a bad way though. A little musty may be a better word for it. A little flowery taste, nice and smooth, high quality.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beleggor (59) - Wrocław, POLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Pours amber orange with huge white head. It smells fruity - apricot, peach, raisins plus some caramel and bread notes. Itís sweet, but well ballanced with light bitterness. In taste there are some friuty and caramel notes also. Highly carbonated, excellent, refreshing mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arcanor (71) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
330ml bottle from Richardís Groceries. Pour hazy amber orange with small off-white head. Notes of roasted malt and small confit fruit. Medium sweetness and bitterness, a bit salty. Medium body, oily and lively with a long sweetness finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2105) - GERMANY - JUL 13, 2014
0,33 l bottle caramel, cereal, dough, herbs, amber, hazy, frothy, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, oily feel, lively, long finish,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (781) - NORWAY - JUL 13, 2014
Cloudy darl orange. Large off-white head. Bitterness, citrus and orange marmelade in aroma. Orange also in fruity and refreshing taste. A hint of artificial sweetness in a round mouthfeel.Good drinkability.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marcius (204) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Appearance with dark amber color, cloudy liquid and good foaming. Aroma of caramel and brown sugar. Taste sweet and roasted malt, with noticeable alcohol. It is a good dubbel!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (987) - BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2014
The lightest of the Rocheforts represents some 10% of production and is therefore the least known representative of its range. Tanned, yellowish, stable head and misty wine-red colour, clearly more pale than its two bigger brothers; aroma of caramel with a nutty and somewhat woody touch, some grassy hops, liquorice, apple, plums, banana, wheat, coriander, brown bread, fondant; taste much lighter than the 8 or (certainly) the 10, malty, vaguely sweetish, banana, bread, lots of liquorice, lingering on the tongue, aftertaste mildly hoppy with a hint of warming alcohol. To my opinion, one of the lesser Belgian trappists, but an essential ílinkí in the Rochefort trinity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2768) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Black Door, Helsinki. BBE 23.10.2018. Colour is cloudy brown with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Belgian yeast, dark fruits, spices, caramel and malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle 330 ml from supermarket in Bruxelles. Pours hazy brown with beige head. Yeast, fruits, spices aroma. Fruity and slightly alcoholic flavor with some chocolate. Medium bodied.


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