PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle"18,08,09". Pours out a muddy light brown, quite effervescent in nature to start with, then the head quickly diminishes. It rests with absolutely no head. A noticeable amount of dark sentiment floats in suspension at the lower inch of the beer. Quite opaque in appearance. Very little notice of aroma qualities initially strikes me, so I let the beer warm. Soon a pleasant earthy (little musty) sweetness begins to waft from the beer. Notes of the underlying alcohol and hints of saw dust and cellar start to come to the forefront. Also honey sweetness and cigar/pipe smoke with oak like qualities make there presence felt. Fine bubble dance over the tongue, creating a small stinging sensation on the palate. This creates the sensation that this medium bodied beer has airy lightness to it. Middle, has dark bread notes, subtle candied fruits, along with a sweetness (caramelized sugar in the best sense of it), that lingers into the smooth refreshing finish. Quite impressed. "Day 5 fall out, first week of class"
Marcius (194) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance with dark amber color, cloudy liquid and good foaming.
Aroma of caramel and brown sugar.
Taste sweet and roasted malt, with noticeable alcohol.
It is a good dubbel!
Alengrin (18) - BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The lightest of the Rocheforts represents some 10% of production and is therefore the least known representative of its range. Tanned, yellowish, stable head and misty wine-red colour, clearly more pale than its two bigger brothers; aroma of caramel with a nutty and somewhat woody touch, some grassy hops, liquorice, apple, plums, banana, wheat, coriander, brown bread, fondant; taste much lighter than the 8 or (certainly) the 10, malty, vaguely sweetish, banana, bread, lots of liquorice, lingering on the tongue, aftertaste mildly hoppy with a hint of warming alcohol. To my opinion, one of the lesser Belgian trappists, but an essential ’link’ in the Rochefort trinity.
VastActiv (2542) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33l at Black Door, Helsinki. BBE 23.10.2018. Colour is cloudy brown with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Belgian yeast, dark fruits, spices, caramel and malts.
Iznogud (565) - CROATIA - JUL 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330 ml from supermarket in Bruxelles. Pours hazy brown with beige head. Yeast, fruits, spices aroma. Fruity and slightly alcoholic flavor with some chocolate. Medium bodied.
mecafilo (68) - Perugia, ITALY - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Poirs with a bright red colour, big medium lasting white head. Aroma is medium to heavy malty, with notes of bread; softly hoppy; medium yeasty, with notes of dough and basement aromas; well-balanced. Taste is medium sweet, softly bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation.
Madsen1635 (201) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy brown pour with unstable white head. Aroma is fresh with citrus. Taste is again fresh with some slightly bitter notes. Cannot sense the relative high ABV. Quite high carbonation
yy0pp (509) - - JUN 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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HammerTroll (318) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy brown body, minimal off-white head. Caramel aroma, sweet malty, some fruits, but kind of mild. Medium sweet taste, alcohol is well hidden. Medium body, lively carbonation.
(Vrutak 0,33l bottle)
rsedillo (15) - Pasadena, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very good. It taste like a refreshing tea. Good flavor with good overall taste. Get the 6 it is one of the best!
Lele (84) - ITALY - JUN 23, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Birra più delicata rispetto altre altre Rochefort, si distingue dalle sorelle per un tenore alcolico meno pronunciato, ma soprattutto per del sentori più floreali rispetto alle altre, anche che il fruttato si sente sempre chiaramente. All’aroma si percepiscono delle stupende note di the Darjeeling. Alla fine pulisce la bocca non lasciando quasi nessun retrogusto.