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

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2005   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


Beerhammaren's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (1034) - - 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!


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vickey9 (464) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2014
Simply fine beer. Plums, raisins and banana with coffee and chocolate nose. Medium body, thin texture. Rather sweet taste. Palate of ripe plums and sweet wood. B@H

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gizmo_ber (157) - - AUG 22, 2014
Aroma is sweet and fruity, flavor is much the same. It is well carbonated, but smooth on the tongue. Taste is very caramel and fruity, no bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cenzura (11) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Aroma: Sweet malty, fruits like apricot and a little bit of caramel. Taste: very sweet but not bland. Dried fruits especially plum in aftertaste. Really full body with almost no bitterness and high carbonation. Very classy trappist beer like all of rochefort family. Price [Warsaw, Poland] 11PLN = 2,5 Euro (bottle)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle at Delirium. Pours hazy reddish/amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramel, dried fruits, dark sugar. Taste is medium sweet caramel and dried fruits, light bitter and spicy. Medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jarv1987 (8) - - AUG 17, 2014 does not count
Nice dark blond beer. Sweet aroma and pleasent mouth feeling. Tastes a little bit hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalfaro86 (253) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 17, 2014
Pours a cloudy dark amber brew with a big reddish head with good retention, aroma is moderate to heavy sweet with dark fruits, caramel and spices, medium bodied, flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and low bitter with a sweet finish and a short aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cerbier (190) - - AUG 16, 2014
0,3l Flasche. Orangefarbenes Bier mit fester, weißer Schaumkrone. Malziger Duft, leichtes Aroma nach Orange. Schmeckt malzig, mit Nuancen von Zimt, Vanille und Orange.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2014
De minst zware van de Rochefort-bieren, maar daarom zeker niet minder van smaak. Echt een goeie trappist

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (502) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2014
DATE REVIEWED: August 3, 2014... GLASSWARE: Chimay chalice... OCCASION: great PSU weekend comes to a close...APPEARANCE: dark brownish red body that pours with a sizzle, then opaquely feigns daylight; off-white single-finger hand is bubbly with cream head... AROMA: plum, banana, some iron and blood rust; yeasts make the aroma slightly funky; rather faint for a Trappist... PALATE: surprisingly thin, but with as unsurprisingly long, warm aftertaste; creamy and extremely drinkable... TASTE: raisins mix with woody, smoky water notes; sugars mingle for sweetness; rather understated for a Trappist, again, but still chewable and rewarding slow sips...OVERALL: expectations were for something bigger; this eased off its intensity and actually proved elusive on its profile; good, but also worth its price if on sale....

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1057) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle from Castro Lounge. Hazy brown with thin head. Aroma of marshmallows, bourbon, vanilla. Candy sweet toffee caramel and spice taste. Nice sweet Belgian.


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