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

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RATINGS: 2167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2465) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 15, 2015
Pours a five finger white head that fades slowly leaving a thin ring. Cloudy amber color, ton of floaties. Good carbonation and medium body. Belgian yeast and light spice nose and flavor is spicy fruit and Belgian yeast, very smooth. Best by Aug 2017. $5.45 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Woc (50) - BELGIUM - APR 15, 2015
Well, I am a bit disappointed. I was expecting something different but I just got slightly lighter version of 8 and 10. The head is non existing, color is not clear, it didn´t even resemble a normal beer. Don´t get me wrong, it is still pretty great beer but I was just expecting something else. Wrong timing.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kajser27 (252) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 14, 2015
Dark amber with ruby notes, a bit cloudy, strong and lasting off white creamy head. Aroma is of brown sugar, caramel, Belgian yeast and some spices. Taste is moderate sweet malt, caramel to toffee, brown sugar, some nuts, some spices and fruit, citric, a touch of yeast and lightly toasted bread in the finish and aftertaste. Medium bodied and strong carbonation, a bit creamy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChtiBreizh (126) - Rennes, FRANCE - APR 13, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2015 For me this was a great surprise as I had this after the 8 and the 10. It has some flavours of the elder sisters but this is as drinkable as you could get with a good bitterish finish. Great option for thirst with some sweet notes

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
firstsip (658) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle. Dark ruby. Hazy. Super sweet caramel nose. Very syrupy sweet. Super raisin. A bit unbalanced, honestly.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Petkus331 (335) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
Aroma is strong of prune juice with a touch of fallen leaves. Appears deep copper, no lace. Taste is very sweet prune juice followed by a very light acidic hay bitterness that then fades from a candy sugar sweetness. Very nice palate, fizzy, light. Overall, very overwhelming sweet and prune, but the palate is nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidBe (34) - BELGIUM - APR 10, 2015
Dat dit bier de minst verkochte van de drie is, verwonderd mij niet zoveel. Smakenpallet is duidelijk het minst rijkvolle van zijn twee grotere broers. Het is een vlot drinkend biertje, maar laat hem toch liever links liggen.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
huineman (400) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 9, 2015
Hazy amber brown. Bone-colored head, huge and thick. Very aromatic: butterscotch, butter, vanilla, toffee, cookie, egg pudding. Powerful yet fresh, thanks to its great structure. Great balance between sweet, sour and savory flavours. No bitterness. Don’t be decieved by its lower number (compared to other Rochefort ales): it is one of the greatest world beers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bozo_skeleton (708) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 7, 2015
Orangée un peu sombre, grosse carbo, petit collet persistant. aromes fruités, raisin, fruits noirs. Encore des fruits noirs en bouche et des notes herbeuse et du caramel. Longueur juste comme il faut

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (391) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours a hazy, reddish brown with an average, short lived, beige head. Sweet, fruity aroma with caramel, yeast, malt and alcohol. Sweet, fruity flavour with malt, yeast, alcohol and spice with a slightly dry, bitter finish. Medium body with an oily texture and lively carbonation. Good, but expected more from a trappist.


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