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


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RATINGS: 2191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

exeter's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
exeter (462) - calgary, Alberta, - MAR 12, 2014
This beer poured a very dark amber and formed a light tan head that left circular lace. There were small particles present due to the bottle conditioning. A heavy aroma of malt and caramel with a hint of citrus. A flavor of malt and caramel. A slight tang to the finish is present. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (871) - CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
Appearance: mostly clear medium amber with one finger of fluffy ivory head demising gradually to a thin cap, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: moderately strong sweet caramel, dried fruit, light perfume, little to no hop character. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter. (9/10) Palate: medium body, lively/prickly carbonation, semi-dry medium duration gently warming finish. (4/5) An excellent example of the style. Sweet caramel malt dominates, with just a little bitterness that doesn’t linger into the finish. The finish is semi-dry despite the sweetness on the front end. The lively carbonation seems to help prevent the sweetness from becoming cloying, and lifts the body. The moderately high ABV is very well-behaved, becoming apparent only as a gentle warming. (16/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinn93 (54) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Pours copper-colored with a big head. Very sweet and malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (3977) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2015
12/11/2006 Bottle at home. Another excellent Rochefort, although the weakest of the three, but that’s not saying a lot. Caramelized, complex flavour. Rocket-fire head. Fruit middle and solid finish. Excellent and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeersweden (368) - SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
I got this in a 6-pack, "6 Top Trappister", from the Swedish distributor Galatea.
The beer in this is: Trappistes Rochefort 6 ABV:7,5%, Trappistes Rochefort 8 ABV:9,2%, Trappistes Rochefort 10 ABV:11,3%, Westmalle Dubbe ABV:7%, Achel Blond ABV:8%, La Trappe Tripel ABV:8% So I do have som great beers to try!

Ok - Back to the review: It pours with a three finger huge, fluffy head that refuses to leave the glass. The beige lacing just stays on the glass
forever. The beer is hazy and light brown, almoust copper colored.

Nose: Caramel malt, brown sugar, vanilla, yeast, nut, fudge, dried fruit and biscuit.
Taste: Very malt, sweet taste. Nuts, honey, vanilla, caramel Belgian yeast bread and brown sugar. This is so great!
Body: Full body. Sweet, complex texture. Medium to high carbonation.

This is such a great dubbel! If you haven’t tried it yet you just have to!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (845) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2015
Brown with big white head. Floral, red fruit, caramel and spice. Sweet, complex, bread and crisp finish. Overall: Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrone (18) - BRAZIL - AUG 11, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2015 Cerveja bem balanceada, com prodominancia das características dos maltes (caramelo e levemente torrado) e frutado da levedura. Na boca sensação de carbonatação. Boa, mas acredito haver outras melhores no estilo (dubbel trapista)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Niels (62) - DENMARK - AUG 10, 2015
Starts out sweet and fruity (dried fruits?), then some nodes of caramel and hops take over.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wixie (142) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2015
Light brown liquid, large head. Aroma of malt. Medium body, little carbonation. Taste is bitter and a bit sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjorsvdg (159) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2015
Een bijzonder bier. Lichtbruin, lichter dan zijn grote broers. Subtiele Rochefortsmaak, met een duidelijke zoete toon. Karamel, hop, drop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (400) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
Nice bready cherrys with nice alcohol presence lovely silky head lack the complexity of a truly world. Class Belgium but good stuff non the less

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