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

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RATINGS: 2144   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.


PullMeABeer's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2006
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"


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
abcfan (811) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Pours orange brown with a tan head. Sweet tea and fruit aroma. Carbonation is very lively. Finishes with faint notes of dark fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (1643) - SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2015
Hazy pale brown tinged golden. Thin bubbly ringed head and soft lacing. Fading cardboard maltiness, loose brassy sweetness. Not as keen sweet as I had fresher in Brugge. Vintage 2010.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (5876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours hazy amber, nose is yeasty toffee, bready, fruity, taste is dry, sweet toffee, thin, light fruit.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bedni (326) - POLAND - MAY 26, 2015
Aroma: malt and wegetables soup, no fruits, no belgian typical stuff :/ color cloudy brown not bad head low bitterness, very malty in taste without sweetness, sourness, fruits... dont know what this beer is about besides those wegetables in aroma :/

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patdelichte (17) - - MAY 24, 2015
Heerlijk fruitig biertje. Wat donker maar een heerlijke donkere smaak wat perfect bij de herfst past.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (136) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle. Hazy rust coloured red with a moderately lasting bubbly 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (1778) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkarpfen (19) - - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvsn (929) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (550) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
Amber orange colour. Very fruity and caramel taste, but not overly sweet except for the aftertaste.


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