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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (3138) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy red/brown colored brew with an subtle bitter taste and hints of dried fruits and some caramel. At last rated the weakest of the Rochefort family.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Buongiorgio00 (917) - - NOV 15, 2014
Una classica belgian ale, in stile, con note calde e floreali, leggera sfumantura di frutta scura.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diabobale (252) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - NOV 11, 2014
Una strong ale in stile belga. Di colore leggermente ramato ma molto più dorato, presenta un buon bouquet floreale, erbaceo e fruttato, un corpo medio in cui vengono fuori i sentori di biscotto e quelli erbacei. Buona persistenza

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nicocanta (57) - - NOV 6, 2014
L’aînée des Rocheforts, robe brun-rouge. Pas inintéressante mais la pauvrette souffre de la comparaison avec ses petites soeurs. Douce amertume, ronde, pas sans charmes mais donne envie d’aller revoir ses cadettes au caractère plus trempé.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
witthatsbier (325) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2014
33CL BOTTLE pours a light reddish brown with white foamy head aroma is sweet malt with not much else taste is mildly bitter with sweet grainy tones and a light bitter finish,it,s very thin for a 7.5% beer ok but way below the best they make

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unde (465) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2014
Orange to brown colour with a cloud of head in the middle. Aroma is fruity, and there is syrup, caramel, dried fruits and nuts. Taste has lots of nuts, dried fruits and caramel. Medium body with really high carbonation. Still I haven’t got into Rochefort series, this is a fruity version but still I’m not enjoying this as much as everybody else.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregorymconway (167) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
330ml bottle from St. Veronus. Light brown body with a white, quickly dissipating head. Some brown sediment is present. Notes of wood, wet forest floor, some orange zest. Tingly carbonation with an earthy finish with a very subtle alcoholic warmth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bork (367) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Solid, full-flavored Dubbel with lots of fruit and malt. Nice transition from sweet to dry, but a little light on the body and somewhat foamy in the mouth. All in all a great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pacool (41) - - OCT 20, 2014
Fantastyczna mętna ciemnobrązowa barwa. Długo utrzymująca się się gęsta piana. Bogaty smak ze słodkim posmakiem.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3773) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2014
330 ml bottle purchased at Julio’s Liquors. Dark brown color with lasting head. Aroma is laced with dark fruits (plums, dates, figs) and some dark sugars.

The flavor is rich and sweet that the style calls for. Burnt toffee, dried fruits sprinkled with sugar, thick molasses and hints of roasted nuts. Nice complexity and a true classic.

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