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


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RATINGS: 2332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
xpedite (15) - Borsbeek, - JUL 14, 2013
The citrus aroma is very pronounced. Amber colour. Very nice taste which reminds of karmeliet trippel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Salmaneser (111) - BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2016
33 cl bottle @ home. Clear amber brown beer with medium white head. Sweet aroma of dark fruits and caramel. Taste is dominated by the caramel, with some light roasted notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1086) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Aroma - could easily be confused for Jameson Whiskey. The nose is oaky, dark fruit, caramelized sugar. Appearance - body is a clean burnt umber, with good nucleation. The head is off-white and around 1/3". Settles into a healthy slice of foam. Taste - has an (Jameson oaken whiskey barrel woodiness) with some caramelized sugar, herbal notes, some tea, and dark fruit. Palate - body is between light and medium, carbonation is average, the finish is dry and boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Punkero (303) - FINLAND - OCT 16, 2016
Nice spicy palate. Light for a trappist. Ripe fruits. They speak of sand. Balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyhallmanti (307) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2016
33cl bottle at home. Pours a cloudy amber brown colour with an off white head that recedes rapidly to a small layer. Aroma of hops, alcohol, caramel, toffee, spices. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter with a soft bitter finish. Notes of chocolate, spices, dried fruits, caramel, malts, slight alcohol. Texture is fizzy, medium bodied with high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoTheO (122) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle 330ml. Very hazy dark brown with a white head. Yeast sediment, plenty of it... Caramel and toffee in the aroma. Taste adds chocolate and coconut(?) like Bounty candy... I’m not so fond of the bubbly and frothy palate, but it is typically Belgian, so maybe unfair to give it a 2.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rumbero (17) - USA - OCT 12, 2016
aged 3 and a half years but just past best by date. pours a cloudy (due to yeast sediment but not in clumps) amber brown with an off white head that dissipates quickly. the nose is caramel and toffee with earthy yeast esters. herbal hops and a soft presence of alcohol. medium body with a rich texture. carbonation and astringency are significant. flavor is a balanced combo of raisins, caramel and candy sugar sweetness supplemented by the bitterness. finishes dry as the astringency and bitterness fade.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kittenbieer (66) - LYON, FRANCE - OCT 10, 2016
Jolie robe cuivrée avec une mousse ivoire très généreuse et persistante. Le nez nous offre des arômes de fruits(pruneaux...),de malts et d’épices. La bouche nous amène rapidement sur ce côté "piquant" mais avec une belle douceur et rondeur mêlées à une bonne amertume et des notes de caramel. Très grande bière,très riche et équilibrée!17,5 A l’image de "Number 6" dans "The number of the beast" de Iron Maiden!!!!!!!&#

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
appiantiqua (70) - Lyon, FRANCE - OCT 10, 2016
Dégustée dans un verre La Trappe. Température de début 11 à 12°. Belle robe brun orangé surmontée d’une mousse blanc cassé assez persistante; carbonatation intense. Nez complexe aux arômes furtifs de malt et de fruits secs avec une touche de raisins. Goût tout aussi riche et nuancé. La texture générale est légère mais les saveurs fruitées et amères s’équilibrent merveilleusement : orange, noix, porto ... La finale est longue et agréable entre la douceur et l’amertume auxquelles s’ajoute un alcool chaleureux. Une trappiste haut de gamme. 17,5/20

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Schlumpfhunter (154) - Bavaria, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2016
Farbe braun Schaum kaum (komisch hab ich von der letzten flasche anders in Erinnerung) Nase: säuerlich, ein Hauch von erbrochenem, holziger leicht angekokelter malz. Geschmack: ordentlich prickelnd auf der Zunge Säure und Bitterkeit reichlich. im nachgeschmack dann wieder malzig leicht angekokelt. Am ende eher rund. Fast süß. Hm so ist das bier eher mittel, da war wohl die flasche nicht ganz gut.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
derekalyon (11) - - OCT 9, 2016
White, creamy head, dissipates quickly Lightish brown, cloudy color Moderate alcohol and acidity on body Flavors of cloves, bay leaves, bitter wood Relatively long, woody finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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