ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a murky brown color. The head is a two finger white shade, looking a bit rough in texture. Retention isn’t very good, though it does seem to settle at being a thin film instead of fading completely.
S: There’s really a lot going on in this one - raisins, plums, currants, cherries, caramel, brown sugar, apple, white grapes, chocolate, and some savory spices. Not as sweet as the 8 or 10, yet nearly as complex.
T: At first, pleasant tartness from cherry and apple esters graces the palate. Afterwards it develops caramel and brown sugar flavors. The distant aftertaste has a spicy, herbal quality to it, seemingly from hops. I also note dark chocolate, tobacco, and some mild dark fruits. This isn’t the most eye-popping of brews; rather it’s elegant, subtle, and deep. I’ll take that over a big, brash monster any day.
M: It’s not that rich or creamy, instead featuring an airy, slightly refreshing feel. Plenty of yeast astringency and carbonation is there to tickle the tongue. I kind of like the focus on drinkability here - it goes down more easily than the other two Rocheforts.
O: What else can be expected here? It’s definitely the lightest of the Rocheforts and knows this fact; yet it can easily stand toe to toe with the other two in terms of complexity. Just another excellent trappist offering, really.
Aggiebob (764) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. It poured a copper orange color with a big frothy off-white head. Aroma was yeasty, dried dark fruits, candi sugar and some clove. Moderate body.
ChewyBeer (257) - SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: good clear amber, no head
Aroma: sweet spicy
Mouthfeel: medium Mouthfeel and carbonation
Taste: sweet malt, spicy, low bitterness, alcohol flavours
Overall: great beer
Blueshawk (349) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
- braun-trübe Farbe mit leichter Schaumbildung
- leichte Noten nach Trockenobst, Karamell, Banane und etwas Koriander
- passende Carbonisierung
- sehr schöner, aber auch „schwerer Antrunk“
- diese würzige Süße ist schon sehr gewöhnungsbedürftig
- im Abgang vermischen sich dann alle Noten nochmals, wobei das
Bananenaroma doch leicht die Oberhand gewinnt
Fazit: Guter Einstieg für belgische Trappisten-Biere
juvedp (24) - CHINA - SEP 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fruity and malt aroma. Brown color with frothy head. Classic trappistes. not as good as r8 or r10.
mezr (100) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a tulip. Color is a hazy amber and it has a moderate, foamy tan head made up of tiny bubbles. Zero lacing. Floral and fruity aromas with some caramel. Medium-light body, a bit thin, with spice and sweet-alcohol taste. Finish is rather abrupt. Rather uninteresting.
erling1000 (569) - - AUG 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A belgian (Trappist), unfiltered, brown ale with high, light head. Aroma is malt, caramel, light prune, light tea? Taste is sweet and light bitter.
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Gehbe (229) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - AUG 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2016 Pours clear amber with a big off-white head, some lacing. Nose of caramel, zest, spice, toast, baguette, a bit of fruit and yeast. Tastes medium sweet with some carbonation sourness following it up, almost no bitterness. Medium body, high carbonation, very drinkable. Lovely and dangerous - too drinkable for the amount of ABV.
Maracuja05 (565) - Mainz, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
[backlog] 08-12-15 / bottle bought in Rochefort, drank at home. I started rating my beers with Untappd and a few basic notes. Now I want to rate them on ratebeer. So my rating sometimes lack some information. Just ignore it, it is for my personal statistics. Untappd-Rating: 3.75/5
mariuszek (1145) - Gdynia, POLAND - AUG 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange color, hazy, rich head. Yeasty, fruity, herbal, winey aroma. Sweet taste with all the aroma flavors, delicate bitter finish with some alcohol. Classic.
Jesper86 (35) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2016 Intense flavour. Nice sweet note, but not cloying. Banana, caramel, yeasty. Good balance. Long finish. Hint of cloves. Bitterness very, very subtle, almost unnoticeable.