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

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RATINGS: 2123   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kschep (1706) - - JUN 10, 2010
resin, floral, caramel, nuts, roasty, leaves, alcohol, woody, as far as the trio (6, 8, 10) go 8 stands out the most for me. 6 and 10 are - apart from c02, alcohol notes and abv quite alike


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lbianchi66 (61) - FRANCE - APR 24, 2015
Robe ambrée sombre, opaque. Peu de mousse. Saveurs de malt, biscuit, prune, pruneau, fruits noirs. Légèrement herbale. Arrière goût vanillé. Texture crémeuse, carbonatation fine. Longue en bouche. Une excellente trappiste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fatehunter (1526) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2015
Pours a foamy finger and a half of head on a cloudy light brown body. The aroma is dark ripe fruits and leather. The taste is a nice fruity mix: plum and apricot mostly. A touch of lemon bitterness at the end. The texture is light and airy. Quite enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alteregoo (192) - POLAND - APR 22, 2015
Po przelaniu do szkła tworzy się potężna biała piana, drobno, średnio, po chwili także grubo pęcherzykowa, opada szybko, ale mimo to pozostaje do końca degustacji. Barwa bursztynowa, mętna, piwo ładnie bąbelkuje w szkle. W aromacie owocowo-melanoidynowo-drożdżowo. Jest owocowa kwaśność spod znaku niedojrzałych brzoskwiń, porzeczek czerwonych, żurawiny, jabłka papierówki, ale i zapach świeżego chleba. Generalnie orzeźwiająco. W smaku podobnie, choć kwaskowatość owoców połączona jest ze słodyczą figową i alkoholowym sznytem miodu pitnego oraz minimalną dzikością spod znaku siana, trawy. Wysycenie średnie do wysokiego, goryczka ziołowo-kwiatowa, nieduża, odczucie w ustach półpełne. W afterteasie pozostaje lekko drapiący i rozgrzewający alkohol. Piwo smaczne, choć troszkę nieułożone, alkohol mógłby być mniej wyczuwalny w posmaku. Generalnie jest to skrzyżowanie Belgijskiego Ale z Triplem - w pół drogi pomiędzy piwem sesyjnym a degustacyjnym. Niestety najsłabsza pozycja z wielkiej trójki z Brasserie Rochefort, daleko z tyłu za 8 i 10.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
meireteixeira (67) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 21, 2015
Cor de caramelo, turva. Boa espuma e corpo médio. Aroma frutado. No paladar....vivaz...levemente adocicada no início com notas de frutas....e um retrogosto seco.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LeandroBibi (30) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 21, 2015
Belíssima cor marrom claro com leveduras evidenciadas. Aroma de malte, caramelo e notas frutadas. Excelente sabor frutado com um leve amargor.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DaniloPereira (8) - João Pessoa, BRAZIL - APR 20, 2015 does not count
Cerveja castanha turva com boa formação de espuma, extremamente aromática, deixando muito evidente notas maltadas e carameladas. O sabor segue o aroma, mas com leve amargor, agradável e durador. Retrogosto adocicado fechando com uma combinação fantástica. Ainda não provei as irmãs mais velhas, mas essa me pareceu excelente.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2451) - 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 (30) - 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 (154) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChtiBreizh (57) - Rennes, FRANCE - APR 13, 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 without compromise!


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