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

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RATINGS: 2254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
Ice tea met heel veel koolzuur, mocca achtige tonen, koetjesreep! Backlog from 2015/01/22.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1867) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle. Never came around rating this one. Pours brown with a beige fluffy head. Aroma of nice caramel, floral notes, toffee, bitter nuts, plums, gentle hops, bread and a weak spicy note as well. Lovely. The taste has some hoppy bitterness and a toffee sweetness as well. Also some plums, bread and some grainy notes. Good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Echon (194) - Århus, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle, 33 cl. Slightly hazy amber body with a foamy white head. Rich spicy and fruity aroma with caramel sweetness. Rich taste with moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Malty and spicy flavours. Warming alcohol. Light body with prickly carbonation. Dry finish. A bit overcarbonated. Very good! This is not an explosion of flavours, but a balanced and tasty brew. It tastes pretty much like a triple to me, so I am not sure why it is a strong ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (1550) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 28, 2015
330ml bottle @Bir&Fud Bottega (Rome). Pours brown with a medium beige foam. Aroma of malt, caramel, raisin, ripe fruits, brown sugar, yeasts. Flavour is medium to heavy sweet with a little bitter end. Medium body, a bit watery, medium carbonation. I expected more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
back (1685) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
Amber klar skum råhvid Frugt blomst gær korn Bitter lidt sød lidt Vandede blød @fox ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
josanguapo (667) - SPAIN - NOV 23, 2015
From elcervecero. In Teku glass. Watching Narcos 1x04. Pretty good, but one can avoid remembering the excellence of its sister the Rochefort 10 and this is a step below it, in aspect (dirty), aroma (more flat), taste (less tasty) and feel (more watery)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MMJL (322) - Gliwice, POLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Otwarcie kapsla skutkuje bardzo silnym gushingiem - no cóż, zdarza się najlepszym... Zapach z butelki karmelowy, lekko owocowy - przyjemny ale bardzo delikatny. Jak nietrudno się domyśleć po tym czym nas przywitało przy otwarciu piwo jest przegazowane i nalewa się z bardzo wysoką, syczącą i szybko opadającą prawie białą pianą. Ze szkła pachnie już intensywniej - nadal głównie estrowo, ale przebijają się też lekka guma do żucia, ciemne słody i karmel. W smaku również nie jest zbyt intensywne - sprawia wrażenie bardzo lekkiego, nawet bardzo mocne wysycenie nie przeszkadza, nie jest gryzące czy nieprzyjemne. Głównie słodowe, korzenne, przyprawowe, dosyć wyraźnie owocowe i jedynie ledwo zauważalnymi akcentami gumy do żucia czy ciasteczek. Raczej słodkie, z dosyć wyraźną goryczką - bardziej chmielową niż alkoholową. Alkohol jest dosyć dobrze ukryty, słabo wyczuwalny - jedynie w przełyku obawia się lekkim grzaniem.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Franckg (759) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
Bouteille datée 12/08/2014, bue après 15 mois. Robe orangée trouble avec de petites particules en suspension. Col de mousse assez épais et dense. Dentelle mince mais collante. Arômes malt surtout, levures, un fond d’oranges confites, pain. En bouche, encore très malté mais plus de saveurs. Outre les levures, abricot, marmelade, pain, sucre résiduel, légères épices. Texture légère et un peu fade, corps mince-moyen. Pas la meilleure des trappistes et sûrement pas à la hauteur de ses grandes soeurs 8 et 10. Peut-être un manque de fraîcheur aussi.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Milter (605) - Nyborg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2015
En fantastisk øl. Tilpas med sødme og bitterhed. Flot farve. Meget indbydende øl, som kan anbefales

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (1175) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2015 Bottle from The Bottle Lab, Leek. Pours a clear deep amber colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of grain, bread, some orange, a little brown sugar, slight red berries, spices and herbal, floral hops. Taste of grain, bread, some caramel, a little brown sugar, slight red berries, subtle raisin and spicy, floral hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A sweetish, bready, herbal hop bitterness in the finish. It is quite simple for a Belgian Trappist but so well made as expected. Malty, sweet and earthy, a little yeasty too. Good but not great for a Belgian Strong Ale.


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