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

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RATINGS: 2179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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 (2940) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (98) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2015
Aroma: Dried fruits, malt, yeast, caramel, citrus. Appearance: Turbid amber, brown beer with a steady white head. Taste/Palate: Earthy, malt, yeast, dried fruits,

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vinivini (711) - BELARUS - JUL 28, 2015
Hazy amber, tall head, leaving a thick film after some minutes. The aroma is fruity (prune and citrus), yeasty (earth), malty (candy, caramel, butterscotch). Nice & complex. Medium body, alcohol well hidden. The taste is more dry than that of many Belgian ales. Notably earthy, citric, minty, with some roast acidity, minimal candy sweetness. Also smooth bitterness near finish. Malt & yeast & hops in aftertaste. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (550) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy orange Amber with big lasting head, some yeast. Aroma is yeast, apricots, sweet dried fruits, toasty caramel malt, figs and raisins. Got the candied sugar as well. Slight tobacco. Taste is very similar, but with some sweet port grapes and raisins. Really soft mouthfeel. Light toasty and dry finish. Really quaffable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruuurd (135) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
Middle dark (hazel?), not to strong and not to spicy, fruity aftertaste. Not the best Rochefort but def tasteful

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lokitje (94) - - JUL 18, 2015
smell some dark Malt and caramel looks light brown clouded some nice foam taste candy sugar medium bitterness it’s a decent beer but definitely less. then it’s bigger brothers

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (390) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2015
Botttle from Plonk. Clear pale red brown. Huge bubbly head. Flavour is malty with some fruity yeast esters. High carbonation, somewhat thin mouthfeel. Sweet up front with dry, lightly bitter and slight warming alcohol finish. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (490) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
This dubbel almost sings to me when it is poured. Foam is great and the small bubbles the form of bursts loudly when they burst, and it already sounds promising. Foam fades over time into a thin layer. As expected, it has an inviting aroma of fruit. I think it’s plums and figs I can smell, but it is also clearly something citrus in its aroma. The flavor has a light citrus and a slightly more acidic fruity flavor that ends up in a warming malt sweetness. Mouth feeling is something special, relatively easy and very frothy and live. Can almost be compared slightly with champagne. As the other two Rochefort is no. 6 a class of its own, and I highly recommend it. I think really it will be great for cheese.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Florya (858) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: almost clear amber, medium to large off-white head. Aroma: dried fruits, brown sugar, caramel, apples, some orange cest and semisweet chocolate. Palate: medium body, soft carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ffelipe (26) - BRAZIL - JUL 9, 2015
Cerveja maravilhosa, amargor quase inexistente em virtude da harmonia da cerveja, espumação persistente e sabor incrível

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauroruellas (367) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUL 8, 2015
Líquido turvo,coloração vermelha acobreada,espuma mediana com baixa duração;aroma com boa complexidade,apresentando notas amadeiradas,caramelo,malte tostado,álcool já aparecendo;sabor segue o aroma,porem mais suave e adocicado,final seco ligeiramente doce. Boa trapista com bom custo/benefício,recomendo.


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