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

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RATINGS: 2106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


Beerhammaren's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (1261) - - JAN 18, 2013
.33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar Pours hazy to cloudy (murky) amber with hi tan head. Aroma is plums, dark fruits, caramel, malts, dark fruits. Flavor is malts, caramel, dark fruits, some hops and yeast. Swell!


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chromeotaphor (74) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2015
De typische rochefort aroma dringt heerlijk door kandijsuiker caramel en heel vele fruitigheid zit er in dit prachtige aroma verborgen. Een festijn! Amber bruin kleurig en een wolkige schuimkraag en een felle carbonatie. Een van de mooiere Rocheforts om te zien! Zachter en toegankelijker dan zijn grotere broers. Met alweer een zeer complexe smaak en afdronk. Komt als een typische Rochefort binnen met een geweldige complexiteit. Caramel en kandij komt door en zwakt daarna lekker droog af. En ontwikkeld zich daarna met een zachte bitter. Ge-wel-dig!!! De meest toegankelijke van de 3.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
migwell (71) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Stella glass. Root beer followed by chocolate, and a good amount of complexity as well. My view is comparative to the world of the Trappistes, so that, while this is a fine enough brew, it doesn’t stand up to the excellence of its bigger brothers, the 8 and 10. It’s a bit thin and watery, despite the fuller finish. I will pay premium prices for the top brews in this category, but not for this one.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
S_jenk (4) - - MAR 22, 2015 does not count
I bought it from An Amsterdam beer shop, which carries many of the other Trappist monks' beers, as well as a range of German, dutch, and other worldly beers. Opening into this was like my birthday. The rush caramel color gave way to a smooth taste, and surprisingly good aftertaste. Would drink it again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJoer (895) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2015
Medium white bubble head, chestnut coloured body, sweet fruity yeast peaches smell, medium to high carbonation medium bitter yeasts fruit malts creamy taste, mouth feeling

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vells (857) - Riga, LATVIA - MAR 14, 2015
Mostly maltiness, light caramel, fruitiness, dried fruits, berries, light yeast, light spices. Moderate sweet with light bitterness in finish. Sadly for me it lacks intensity like 8 and 10, but anyways - quite nice brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (684) - LATVIA - MAR 14, 2015
Dark amber bit hazy with rich off-white head. Flowerly aroma. Mild bitter and slight sour taste rich with flower notes. Light bitterness in aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McSherman (226) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2015
Aussehen: braun und trüb, im Licht leuchtender Bernstein weißer Schaum Aroma: süß, leicht karamellig Geschmack: der Einstieg ist überraschend scharf und rauchig, würzig. Nach kurzer Gewöhnung entwickelt sich ein spannendes Bier mit etwas Hopfen und einer guten Portion Röstmalz mit Aromen von Schokoladenkeksen. Empfehlung!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
4.7.2014. Hazy reddish orange, lasting white head. Aroma has caramel sweetness, fruits, biscuit, plum. Palate has crisp carbonation. Taste is similar to aroma. Sweet malts, plum, biscuit, raisin. Alcohol slightly pushes through.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tognetta (152) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAR 9, 2015
É uma boa pedida tomar todas as 3 Rochefort em sequencia, iniciando por essa. É perceptivel o menor teor alcoolico, paladar reflete mais a presença dos maltes, tornando-a menos doce. Minha marca trapista favorita.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (639) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
Amber pour with a thin, fizzy head. Some wonderfully complex flavours including caramel and yeast notes, orange and lemon zest, herbs and spices, and earthy/grassy tones.


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