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


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RATINGS: 2093   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BobyFischer (118) - FRANCE - DEC 27, 2014
La plus légère et fruitée des grosses trappistes de chez Rochefort.Peut-être ma préférée, tout en finesse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (897) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours a cloudy amber color with a big fizz head. A bit of a skunky malt aroma. Some spice and herbal front flavor. Much lighter in flavor than originally anticipated. High carb. Finishes very herbal. It got more enjoyable as I went through, but I’ll label this beer as a simple : good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlisle (128) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Alcohol in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ksiwzos (69) - GREECE - DEC 23, 2014
Hazy dark amber, yeast floatties. Medium sized head, lasting and lacing. Aroma of dough, botanical notes, some fruity esters and caramel, beautifully complex. Balanced taste, sweet malt, caramel, a bit hoppy, very complex and ballanced. Nice swetish and herbal hops finish and aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Docjmachado (3) - - DEC 22, 2014 does not count
Nice golden head during the pour. Lighter in color than 8 and 10. The aroma is strong in caramel. A very good ale with or without food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2135) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle shared with hakes dr at club w, hazy orange pour with BIG whgite head, aroma is light bandaid, and fruit, taste is very smooth drinking fruit, and maklts,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Distance_Runner (79) - BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle from Smatch, Brussels, Belgium. Easy to drink! One of my favorite brewery and it's lije a few degree lover than 19. I love it :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ForlornHope (131) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
33 cl bottle at home. Pours a ruddy-brown colour with a white head that soon disappears. Quite light for a dubbel. Aroma of raisin bread and slight roast. Taste is sweet but with a long bitterness to finish. Quite lively on the tongue, fruity and with a nice finish. Overall very pleasant. My example is quite fresh, I suspect this will mellow quite nicely with age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AGCostaNeves (23) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 15, 2014
A beer amber coloring dark sweet flavor and very pleasant to me. Its alcohol content is quite noticeable to savor. I felt this beer as remarkable as his sisters 8:10, and actually the lightest of them. Ends up being the lighter weight of this Abbey, with first quality and balance, fine softer, starting with carbonation. I could feel in your body a tan and light caramel malt. Its aftertaste was nice and smooth. Has a higher drinkalibity on sunny days.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
leghorn99 (57) - Livorno, ITALY - DEC 14, 2014
Osservazioni: E’ di colore giallo ambrato, con buona limpidezza; la schiuma è molto ricca, compatta e persistente. L’aroma si apre sorprendentemente con leggeri sentori aspri, quasi di uva, seguiti da mela verde, spezie (pepe), toffee, miele d’acacia, frutta secca. Ha una frizzantezza spiccata, che la rende subito intrigante e asciutta, il corpo è rotondo, netto, mai esagerato. Al gusto predomina il dolce: caramello, zucchero candito, toffee, miele, leggere note di uvetta. A bilanciare c’è una leggerissima asprezza finale, che ripulisce bene il palato ed è seguita da un retrogusto appena amaro di frutta secca con qualche nota terrosa, che lascia un gradevole morbido tepore etilico.

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