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

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RATINGS: 2045   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheArgoPirate (76) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
33cl bottle. Pour a reddish bown with thick tan head that sticks around. Color is a hazy dark amber. Vast array if fruits on the nose cherry, apple and breadiness. Not heavy on the palate, lots of effervence early. Taste is black currant, cherry, bread, prune. So much flavor that keeps developing as it lingers. Fantastic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Akiro (4) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2014 does not count
L’aspetto è decisamente spettacolare la schiuma è bella densa alta e ci mette molto prima di abbassarsi le bollicine non mancano mai e l’aspetto della birra è corposo di un colore biondo caramellato scuro. Il sapore è buono e particolare pizzica un po’ sulla lingua forse è frutto di una spezia oppure un pizzico di miele di castagno non lo sappiamo.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (409) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 22, 2014
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy yellow brown with a white head. Aroma is malty caramel. Medium sweet finish, certainly thinner than the other Rocheforts.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (3046) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy red/brown colored brew with an subtle bitter taste and hints of dried fruits and some caramel. At last rated the weakest of the Rochefort family.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Buongiorgio00 (868) - - NOV 15, 2014
Una classica belgian ale, in stile, con note calde e floreali, leggera sfumantura di frutta scura.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 11, 2014
Una strong ale in stile belga. Di colore leggermente ramato ma molto più dorato, presenta un buon bouquet floreale, erbaceo e fruttato, un corpo medio in cui vengono fuori i sentori di biscotto e quelli erbacei. Buona persistenza

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nicocanta (34) - - NOV 6, 2014
L’aînée des Rocheforts, robe brun-rouge. Pas inintéressante mais la pauvrette souffre de la comparaison avec ses petites soeurs. Douce amertume, ronde, pas sans charmes mais donne envie d’aller revoir ses cadettes au caractère plus trempé.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
witthatsbier (268) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2014
33CL BOTTLE pours a light reddish brown with white foamy head aroma is sweet malt with not much else taste is mildly bitter with sweet grainy tones and a light bitter finish,it,s very thin for a 7.5% beer ok but way below the best they make

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unde (405) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2014
Orange to brown colour with a cloud of head in the middle. Aroma is fruity, and there is syrup, caramel, dried fruits and nuts. Taste has lots of nuts, dried fruits and caramel. Medium body with really high carbonation. Still I haven’t got into Rochefort series, this is a fruity version but still I’m not enjoying this as much as everybody else.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregorymconway (127) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
330ml bottle from St. Veronus. Light brown body with a white, quickly dissipating head. Some brown sediment is present. Notes of wood, wet forest floor, some orange zest. Tingly carbonation with an earthy finish with a very subtle alcoholic warmth.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bork (317) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Solid, full-flavored Dubbel with lots of fruit and malt. Nice transition from sweet to dry, but a little light on the body and somewhat foamy in the mouth. All in all a great brew.


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