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


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RATINGS: 2140   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5352) - Québec, Quebec, - JAN 28, 2013
bottle at bateaud e nuit, qc. cloudy light amber-red tint with a small light beige head, decent retention and classic. classic rochefort malt and yeast in aroma. caramel, spices, licorice, anisseed, herbal grassiness, pepper, fruitiness - some toasted malts. nice mouthfeel - nice lively and soft carbonation, light to medium body, earthiness, nice grassy-citrusy short but fairly present long finish. classic but nothing spectacular here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patdelichte (16) - - MAY 24, 2015
Heerlijk fruitig biertje. Wat donker maar een heerlijke donkere smaak wat perfect bij de herfst past.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (133) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. Hazy rust coloured red with a moderately lasting bubble off white head. Earthy aroma, some forest fruits, strawberry, vanilla. Taste is of forest fruits, orange, hints of tomato and red pepper too. Medium to high carbonation, smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (1776) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
Wow, just noticed a month ago that I had never rated this. Vegetables, cooked cabbage, also sweet with fizz. Bottle from Nap in Woerden

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkarpfen (14) - - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle from Auchan. Pours golden with average head. Sweet smell with aromas of caramel, chocolate, coffee, herbs and banana. Taste is similar, great mouthfeel, perfect carbonation, pleasantly sweet but still refreshing. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvsn (917) - ISRAEL - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle. Hazy amber-brown with a huge beige head. Smell of dried fruits, nuts, caramel and candy. Sweet, dominated by malty and fruity flavors of prunes, raisins, caramel, yeast, spices. Medium-bodied, strong carbonation. Relatively easy drinking. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (539) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
Amber orange colour. Very fruity and caramel taste, but not overly sweet except for the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartzluke (201) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 11, 2015
330 ml pour from room-temperature bottle into tulip glass. Red-orange and fairly opaque. Huge fully, bubbly head. Great retention and lots of lacing. Fruity, caramel, and biscuit. Full bodied. Very nice mouthfeel. Taste is dark fruit, some deep caramel sweetness, creamy maltiness, some plum. A flavorful and layer beer. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wanderings878 (11) - ITALY - MAY 10, 2015
Bottiglia. Un bel colore ambrato, torbido, con schiuma abbondante non particolarmente persistente. Veramente una buona birra, dal sapore appagante. Apprezzabili note di caramello e frutta (tra cui anche banana). Buona carbonatazione, alcol ben ammortizzato.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
veceo (781) - CROATIA - MAY 10, 2015
Beautiful deep amber color, big off white head. Awesome retention. Aroma: Peach, tangerine, malts, citrus. Taste has all that plus red fruits, honey, chestnut, lots of yeast, raisins, bubblegum and even banana. Very complex. Medium to full body, lively carbonation. Insanely smooth. Awesome!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rommelreno (40) - - MAY 9, 2015
Espuma presente mas não duradoura, aroma de frutas e ervas. Gosto segue aroma, com corpo não tão forte. Mais suave é fácil frente às irmãs

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