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


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RATINGS: 2162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
veceo (816) - CROATIA - MAY 10, 2015
Beautiful deep amber color, big off white head. Awesome retention. Aroma: Peach, tangerine, malts, citrus. Taste has all that plus red fruits, honey, chestnut, lots of yeast, raisins, bubblegum and even banana. Very complex. Medium to full body, lively carbonation. Insanely smooth. Awesome!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rommelreno (44) - - MAY 9, 2015
Espuma presente mas não duradoura, aroma de frutas e ervas. Gosto segue aroma, com corpo não tão forte. Mais suave é fácil frente às irmãs

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (416) - - MAY 8, 2015
Light brown colour with off white head. Aroma of fruits, some spices. Similar is taste: firstly is sweet, with fruity notes, finish is slightly dry. Full body. soft carbonation, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rubin77 (91) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 7, 2015
Foam: voluminous light tan head with impressive lacing Colour: hazy little red/more brown like bronze colour Aroma: bready, lightly fruity malt aroma, sweet candy, plum, rye, fig, and wood Taste: Medium light body with a decent malty profile, plum, candied malt, herbal notes, leather, earthy, dry bread lingering, sweet and smooth, fruity (berry), slightly caramel, raisin, coffee cake flavours typical for Rochefort beers, very good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arek (533) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, Drink Hala, Wrocław, Poland.
Ciemnobursztynowe, mętne piwo o obfitej i puszystej pianie oraz słodowym, owocowym aromacie. W smaku gęste i złożone, owocowe - cytrusy i owoce egzotyczne, lekko biszkoptowe z rozgrzewającym i trochę alkoholowym finiszem.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (147) - ITALY - MAY 5, 2015
Ambrata carica con riflessi aranciati, schiuma poco persistente. Aroma di frutti scuri maturi come prugna e ciliegia, malti tostati e lieviti, appena versata leggero sentore erbaceo molto volatile. Magari una bottiglia non in gran forma, ma il naso mi pare un po' sotto tono. Al palato molto carbonata, corpo leggero, ciliegie sotto spirito e lieve prugna, note tostate di ritorno insieme ad una bella nota aspra, leggera nota alcolica. Retro olfatto di lievito e malto.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
roald76 (25) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2015
Amber/rode kleur, weinig schuim, licht bitter, fruitig, inderdaad iets van thee. Erg lekker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kr1zz (253) - BELGIUM - APR 29, 2015
Bottle from Delhaize. Pours red/brown (autumn) with a medium white head. Taste is slightly alcoholic with a deep fruitiness. Slightly roasted notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KW92 (280) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 28, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa miedziana, opalizujące (zmętnione po wlaniu osadu z dna). Piana średnio pęcherzykowa, krótka.
AROMAT:Dość intensywny. Słodowość, suszone morele, nuty korzenne i kwiatowe. Czuć wyraźnie alkohol.
SMAK: Korzenno-słodowe. Dość długi alkoholowo-korzenny posmak.
OGÓLNIE: Na pewno zyska przy dłuższym leżakowaniu, degustowałem je przeszło 4 lata PRZED upływem terminu ważności. Być może z biegiem lat piwo się "ułoży".

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lbianchi66 (97) - FRANCE - APR 24, 2015
Robe ambrée sombre, opaque. Peu de mousse. Saveurs de malt, biscuit, prune, pruneau, fruits noirs. Légèrement herbale. Arrière goût vanillé. Texture crémeuse, carbonatation fine. Longue en bouche. Une excellente trappiste.

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