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


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RATINGS: 1979   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (371) - - MAY 3, 2014
Pours a deep amber. Aroma is plums and dates. Taste is dark fruits and sweet malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (312) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange-brown pour with a small, light beige head. Citrus and soft fruit notes, golden raisins, yeast and grains, toffee too... Very complex and pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bonkiedeaap (240) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle from the bierschuur in Poppel. The beer has a gold/copper color and a very large white head, CO2 level is excellent. The aroma has clear tones of caramel and dark fruits. The taste is light and fruity. The taste becomes soft after a while and then there are tones noticable of caramel. A sweet sugary and carbonated mouthfeel you can experience in the aftertaste. A very good trappist, I’ve enjoyed it very much.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (586) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
Aroma is fairly pale with faint fruit aromas and some grassiness. Some suphur hints aswell. Taste is a pretty pale sweet maltiness with some also pale yet well balanced bitterness. Taste finishes smooth. Body is a murky orange with fruit sediment in suspension. Bubbly pearl head retains fairly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fhoublon (312) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
Dégustée au Pub Italia à Ottawa en septembre 2008. Bière brune opaque. Mousse beaucoup, col épais beige, crémeux et très persistant. Odeur d’alcool, de levure et de sucre en finale. Douce, assez sucrée, assez amère en finale. Goût de café crème et d’alcool en finale, un peu de noisettes. Juste assez consistante, pas trop bourrative, alcool ne ressort pas trop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (224) - FRANCE - APR 26, 2014
Brune ambrée noisette, haut col de mousse blanche et crémeuse aissant une grosse dentelle sur le verre. Nez de caramel, biscuit et fruits secs. En bouche, légèrement amertume, bien sucrée, goût malté : caramel et biscuit. L’alcool est présent. Pas la meileure des rochefort mais bien sympathique quand même !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thompson (318) - - APR 15, 2014
Bottle @ Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Cloudy amber brown color with a small off white head. Smell and taste malts, caramel, a bit sweet-bitter. Decent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (293) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
Sweet caramel aroma a and red amber color. Has a buttery sweet slightly hoppy flavor with a fizzy finish. Just a hint of bitter bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6813) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig süß, fruchtig, würzig. Geschmack röstmalzig, hefig, fruchtig, dunkle reife Früchte, Karamell.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerluva (14) - Monroe, Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2014
pours reddish-brown maintaining a thin but complete frothy beige head. aroma is earthy and sweet smelling yeast. carbonation is very lively in appearance and on the tongue. medium bodied with a long finish of ultra -ripe fruit. yum, best at cellar temp.

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