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

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RATINGS: 2285   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pintbypint (3269) - Edmonton, Alberta, - DEC 22, 2006
330ml brown bottle. Amber/brown colour. Strong head, at first pour it is rocky and uneven, two fingers in height. It setteled down to a small creamy layer of fine white bubbles. Patchy lacework. Malt accented fruity aroma with some caramel. Rich malt flavour, medium sweet, chocolate malt, fruity notes - light banana, pears in syrup. Finishes with yeasty dryness, medium body with a creamy fine carbonation. Alcohol keeps itself well hidden.


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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
konungen (377) - - MAY 21, 2016
Mycket friskt skum på en mörkt bärnstensfärgad öl. Russin, torkad frukt, karamell, mörkt socker, sötma, väl gömd alkoholhalt, torr. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuspoenari (1103) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2016
Clear amber orange with a tall off-white head. Smells like caramel, strawberry jam, dried fruit, flowers. The taste follows the same notes, sweet and mildly bitter. Smooth mouthfeel and a sticky sweet aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bosta (204) - SLOVENIA - MAY 20, 2016
0,33l bottle. Pours hazy dark amber color with a white head. Aroma of port wine, red berries, candid fruits. Sweet taste of brown sugar, raisins and some spicies with a bit bitter and dry finish. Medium bodied and soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALIBALI (286) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2016
Sehr trocken. Spritzig prickelnd, fast wie ein Blondes. Klar, ein bisschen süßlich. Irgenwie aber auch "künstlich". Der Querulant sozusagen :). Zwischen den Stühlen das "tripelige Dubbel";). Kleine Flasche von Carefour aus Belgien ca. 1-1,50Euro.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlueGaljoen (80) - FRANCE - MAY 5, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2016 Robe miel foncé. Carbonatation longue. Bière posée sur une longueur équilibrée. Alcool présent mais très bien maîtrisée. Amertume très ronde. Agréable sur toute la dégustation. Des notes de pain, de noix, sucre candy. Une grande bière !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (6676) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2016
Hazy deep rustic Amber with a thin ivory lasting cap. Lovely nose of raisins and dates and a little currant and cherries. Smooth and rustic fruity flavor featuring some dates, cherries and currant without being overly sweet or juicy, lovely gentle dark tea tones, and a soft fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Humlehode (542) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2016
Pours clear copper. Aroma of berries, malt, dried fruit, caramel. Nicely balanced and very dry. Low bitterness.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Teran (258) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 30, 2016
Dark honey colour, impressive light beige top, wonderful look. Complex but not loud aroma and taste. Distinguished strong ale. Divine bread aftertaste. I would like to open one bottle everyday. Do not want to disturb this beer with many words. Try it and enjoy!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Janneman (14) - - APR 25, 2016
Smells sweet and fruity, a bit of ripe banana. A brown color which turns amber red when held in the light. A taste of bitter and sweetness. Fairly light body and lively carbonation. One of my faves.


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