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

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RATINGS: 2276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.


can8ianben's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1458) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Sweet and syrupy with a fruity yeasty presence. Aroma is almost grape like. Interesting Belgian beer!


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Janneman (14) - - APR 25, 2016
Smells sweet and fruity, a bit of ripe banana. A brown color which turns amber red when held in the light. A taste of bitter and sweetness. Fairly light body and lively carbonation. One of my faves.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tenval (40) - FRANCE - APR 21, 2016
Looks bright, clear and ambered (kind of). Nice yeast at the bottom (tasty). Short lasting foam. Smells and tastes little bitter and very fruity/yeasty/malty. Average a the palate though. Very good and light beer !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (896) - - APR 17, 2016
Brown with red copper tint and bubbly beige head; aroma is malty sweet hint of wood and tartness ; flava is malt forward notes if toffee and molasses and alcohol; feels medium with lively fizzy foaminess ; finishes tangy dry malty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
IslandHaole (1201) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - APR 13, 2016
Looks like a glass of iced tea, ruby hues with a small beige head. Sweet smell, alcohol noticeable, some spice. Like a rum & coke! Small fizzy carbonation, sweet, fruity, wild mushrooms, I used to really like this style, until I went to the "Dark side" of Impy Stouts and IPAs. Tasty in a subtle way but lacks the "wow" factor I really appreciate in a beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nickfacon (2) - - APR 10, 2016 does not count
Like is father R8, the R6 is very good, but ligther than the R8 or 10. All Rochefort are very Good, should be enjoyed

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flying_pig (1357) - SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2016
330ml Bottle from Whole Foods Market, Giffnock (£2.99):
Another very nice beer from Rochefort, not as strong, full-bodied or flavoursome as their Rochefort 10 but that was to be expected; still an excellent beer in its own right with some great fruity sweetness & sugars coming through on top of a well-balanced body. I liked the caramel that made an appearance early on & their was some light malts that worked well making this one quite an enjoyable beer; I’m definitely looking forward to getting hold of Rocherfort 8 the next chance I get.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haggis03a3 (194) - Orinda, California, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Cloudy tan color. Fruity sweet aroma. Leaves, malty, raisins. Nice palate. Good beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ndburns (48) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2016
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours a rich clear orange-red, with a thick white head that quickly dissipates. Floral aromas along with rum and dry fruits. Sweet taste, with rich fruity flavor, alcohol comes through clearly.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schytte (47) - - MAR 28, 2016
Den dufter godt, fin skum/udseende & smagen er god - En glimrende belgisk øl.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beeruben (1) - - MAR 27, 2016 does not count
Bottle at the Blaauwe Hand, the oldest pub in Nijmegen. Bottle was served a bit too chilled but appearance and taste were still absolutely great. Raisins, chocolate, caramel. A bit creamy. It was a great pleasure.


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