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

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RATINGS: 2126   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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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"


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
roald76 (12) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2015
Amber/rode kleur, weinig schuim, licht bitter, fruitig, inderdaad iets van thee. Erg lekker.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kr1zz (227) - BELGIUM - APR 29, 2015
Bottle from Delhaize. Pours red/brown (autumn) with a medium white head. Taste is slightly alcoholic with a deep fruitiness. Slightly roasted notes.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KW92 (236) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 28, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa miedziana, opalizujące (zmętnione po wlaniu osadu z dna). Piana średnio pęcherzykowa, krótka.
AROMAT:Dość intensywny. Słodowość, suszone morele, nuty korzenne i kwiatowe. Czuć wyraźnie alkohol.
SMAK: Korzenno-słodowe. Dość długi alkoholowo-korzenny posmak.
OGÓLNIE: Na pewno zyska przy dłuższym leżakowaniu, degustowałem je przeszło 4 lata PRZED upływem terminu ważności. Być może z biegiem lat piwo się "ułoży".

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lbianchi66 (63) - 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 (1537) - 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 (214) - 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 (83) - 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.


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