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

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RATINGS: 2127   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.


4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rex_Remes (55) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - JAN 31, 2015
Warm nose and good looking beer in the glass. moderate head, rich brown color. Rich tastes of malt, raisin, toffee. don’t notice the alcohol, so very smooth and yummy. Overall, just a really good beer to drink. Depth and complexity without being over the top ... could definitely drink more than one.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtmaguire (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2015 does not count
Smoothe beer with no strong alcohol taste. Pleasant aroma. Nice color too. Buy buy buy. I want more! !!!!! Love it.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oelbas (232) - DENMARK - JAN 29, 2015
Klar, rødlig gylden med stabilt groft skum. Svag duft med sødme og blomster. En antydning af alkohol. Smagen er fyldig og livlig med karamel og malt. En lidt påtrængende fyldig sødme, der bliver holdt lidt i skak af en let bitterhed. Eftersmagen er sød uden megen bitterhed. Smager ikke så meget fra gæren, som andre trappistøl.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (633) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 26, 2015
0,33 bottle purchased at the Skopje Beer Shop (RIP) and consumed in Kosovo. BB 09/2018, so I guess the beer has been bottle in 2013 (over 1 year old). Pours a typical amber color, a bit cloudy with a very gassy and persistent ivory head which stays there. Nose: mild candy fruit, spices. Mouth: session beer feel for a 7,5% Belgian Strong Ale, easy drinking, dry end with a spicy body and a mild fruity aroma. Candy orange a bit of coriander. A very nice brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chinchill (2718) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours a cloudy brown-amber; cloudier if sediment added, as I did. Lovely lasting tan head, towering at first, but settles to a nice creamy top coat. T - complex and superbly balanced. Lacking the dark fruit flavor of a standard BSDA, this beer features a lighter fruitiness, lighter color and lighter aroma than usual for BSDA, but that’s not to be held against this beer which makes no such claims about style. M - perfect carbonation. Light-medium body. O - I had high expectations, based on my love of Rochefort 8. My high expectations were surpassed, although I believe I like the R8 better and I more eager than ever to try it, and the 6, again

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PauloAG (146) - BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2015
330cc bottle. Lovely orange colour. Spicy, fruity and kind of sweet. Tastes "Trappist". Great beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjansen1310 (108) - Soest, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
330 ml bottle. Bronze brown coloured small white head. Light bitter, small fruity sweet and spiced.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jamesonpatz (23) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Poured from a 33cl bottle into a chalice. Brew smells spicy foremost, some fruit aromas as well. This beer looks impeccable. I’ve seen very few beers with such a vibrant yet natural and earthy hue. The lush off-white head stays at the top of the beer through the ENTIRE drink, and each time I tip my chalice, the foam smothers (not laces, smothers) the glass wall--amazing. Consistent with the aromas, I first taste the spices on the tip of my tongue. As the beer rushes through my mouth the creamy tingle dissipates a bit to reveal the beer’s subtle sweetness and floral notes. The finish is perfectly smooth and just a hint boozy. The mouthfeel of this beer is so delectably full and rich without being overwhelmingly heavy. The carbonation works so interestingly with an initial refreshing bite that turns into a smooth foam coating the tongue even after the finishing gulp. This is a fantastic beer and should be enjoyed by anyone who calls himself or herself a beer lover. "Never turn your back on your beer."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rouhlas (617) - GREECE - JAN 7, 2015
330ml bottle at home, thanks skullgeorge! Dark copper brown color with beige head. Aroma is malty caramel, bran, bready, yeasty, light spicy, cloves? light fruity. Sweet and light bitter taste. Light to medium oily body with average to lively carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StoutHead (807) - DENMARK - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours an amber/brown color with a large white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and yeast. Taste is of malt, yeast, fruits, hops and alcohol. Slightly above medium body and soft carbonation. Fruity finish. Dare I say it - it feels a bit thin. Definitely a good Belgian ale but nothing too special...certainly not compared to the two "older-brothers".


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