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

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RATINGS: 2294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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"


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miggle (306) - Fürth, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2016
Nice red shining color. Basically no head. Smell has wood and raisins. Taste is Sweet with more raisins and raisins. Unfortunately very high carbonation which overlaps the taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (2047) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2016
bottle at home. Pours hazy amber/brown with off white head. Aroma of plums, orange, strong belgian yeast, loads of dried fruits, spice, molasses, light brown sugar. Taste is rather fruity, loads of dried fruits, spicy, plums, prunes., nutty. Big body and a touch of alcohol. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PowY (99) - - JUN 18, 2016
330 ml bottle. Pours copper with an off-white head. The taste is slightly yeasty with some surprising hints of coffee. Medium to full body with lively carbonation. The taste is sweet and malty - caramel and some coffee again -along with some acidity with the aroma of stone fruits and also some alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdolfoCC (130) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - JUN 18, 2016
APARIENCIA: de color marrón con algunos destellos rojizos a contraluz, se observa turbia y ligera actividad de carbonatación; corona de espuma de color blanco, copiosa con buena retención, de burbujas compactas. AROMA: destaca el dulzor de las maltas, notas a caramelo, ligeramente toffee, algo de azúcar sin procesar, frutos rojos, ligeramente frutos oscuros, notas de pan, plátano, chicle, algo especiado de la levadura belga. SABOR: nuevamente las notas de caramelo y azúcar no procesado destacan, ligeramente toffee, frutos rojos, frutos oscuros, costra de pan, plátano, sutilmente las notas de chicle y el especiado de la levadura belga; en el retrogusto queda un amargor ligero y ligeramente dulce no astringente. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio ligero, mediana carbonatación. RESUMEN: Excelente dubbel, muy buena.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kordestanchi (96) - - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy Amber with medium cloudy head. Sweet aroma of dried fruits, and with carbonated and mildly sweet palate of caramel and citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Realraven (4) - - JUN 1, 2016 does not count
Underestimate beer, most people buy or taste Rochefort 8 or 10 but they forget this beauty. Perfect for food pairing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cervmagpt (622) - PORTUGAL - JUN 1, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 26B). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 14:08:28. AROMA: moderate caramel and toasty malt aromas with a slight perfumy and peppery alcohol note. not very complex. APPEARANCE: amber color and hazy. large ivory head with good retention. TASTE: similar to the aroma but less intense. medium-low caramel and slight toasty malt notes with peppery and almost solventy alcohol character. medium-low bitterness with a dry finish. PALATE: medium-low body with medium-high carbonation. faint alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a belgian dubbel not that much complex.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (1056) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2016
0,33l bottle from Damian Bottle Shop, Bratislava, BBD: 08.04.20 Pours deep cloudy amber toffee-like liquid, huge frothy white to tan head, Aroma: candied fruits, apricot, banana, caramel, spices, cakes, cane sugar, tea leaves, light phenolic, Taste: medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, candied fruit, herbal bitter, bit metallic off taste, bit watery, bit alcoholic Palate: medium body, average to lively carbonation, slick mouthfeel, long bitter sweet aftertaste, Overall: fine, bit unbalanced, but enjoyed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boxereddy (442) - BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2016
Wazig roodachtig bruin bier met een flinke beige schuimkraag. Aroma van gedroogd fruit, bruine suiker, leer, hout en wat cacao. Smaak: rozijnen, karamel, specerijen. Zacht mondgevoel, vol met lichte bitterheid en mooi koolzuur. Korte afdronk met bitterig eind.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (502) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle (11.2oz about $5.50) Cloudy reddish color, smallish white head. Belgian fruity aroma. mid to high carbonation. Dry in the end. Very nice


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