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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1051) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark, murky amber brown. Aroma has a light medicinal thing with candy. Medium body, full carbonation. Apples, pears, sugar, gum... Better than OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (2458) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2014
How: Bottle, 1995 vintage, best before 2000-05-09.
Where: Shared with Halle.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Cellar, fruit, limestone, cognac. Strong cellar aroma at first, that fades after a while and gives room to fruitiness.
Body: Medium body, very low carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, sweet, rum, raisin. Fruity finish.
Comment: There are some off-flavours but it more adds to the complexity than destroys the beer. Aroma and flavours have developed in a very interesting way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (591) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Aroma: light caramel malts, some yeast. Appearance: hazy dark gold, big white creamy head. Taste: light sweet and bitter. Palate: turns medium bitter, short finish, low carbonation. Overall: decent Belgian Strong Ale, quite well balanced. Bottle at the White Horse, Parson’s Green.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
inref (28) - SPAIN - FEB 21, 2014
0,33 cl, color turbio marron con toques rojizos, espuma muy abundante. aroma a caramelo, frutos secos, galleta, toques torrefactos. en boca es gustosa, notas de café y licor, retrogusto persistente

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1137) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
Pours amber with an intial frothy head that fades quickly to nothing. No lacing. Nose is a bit of raisin bran and maybe some spice. Notes of raisins, some yeast, some spice, some brown bread. Taste is light sweet and light/medium bitter. Lightish body with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radzik5555 (156) - Gdynia, POLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Butelka 0.3L Mętne miedziane. Piana bujna, kremowa, dość szybko opada. W aromacie owoce w tym morela, owoce suszone, karmel i brązowy cukier. W smaku słodkie, owocowe, lekko alkoholowe, winne, rodzynkowe, wyczuwalne suszone śliwki i karmel. Finisz mocno wytrawny, herbaciany. Goryczka bardzo niska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moebbels (240) - FINLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Pours a dark ruby color with a huge head that lasts well. The body is clear but has some large yeast particles floating around. Nose has peaches, yeast, caramel and butter. Taste starts off with a caramelly sweetness, followed by a strong bitterness that stays on the palate. The finishing bitterness is atypically strong, I almost think that this might have deteriorated when my cellar went too cold during the winter. It is nice but i’ll have to revisit this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Supertrev (35) - CHINA - FEB 13, 2014
Autumn leaf colour. Brown and white splotchy head. Present aroma and nine taste. Strong carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (130) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours a murky red/brown colour with large off-white, frothy head. Smell is very dubbel-like - dark fruits, bread, pepper with some alcohol too. Taste is sweet with plums, raisins, figs, bread, pepper. Not as full bodied as I'd like though. Very good beer but destined to suffer from comparisons with its incredible big brother quadrupel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (2159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2014
330ml bottle shared with jeevan. Hazy pale reddish brown pour, head quickly fades. Aromas of toffee and nuts, light herbal notes. Fruit comes through on the taste. Clean finish. Good.

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