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

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common

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RATINGS: 2003   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
onystrom (1318) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, - FEB 14, 2006
Beautiful slightly muddy amber color with great head. Great beer not as strong an alcoholic as no. 8, but still has the wide spectra of flavors. I wonder what the difference between strong ale and Abbey Dubbel is?


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1282) - 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 (4) - - 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 (250) - 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 (186) - - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoaquimLuiz (13) - - AUG 15, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2014 Coloração âmbar. Espuma bege, fina, média persistência. Aroma de frutas maduras e caramelo. Médios corpo e carbonatação. Paladar agradável de caramelo e frutas maduras, com discreta picância. Retrogosto discreto e pouco persistente. Boa Dubbel, agradável e equilibrada, porém menos potente que outras do estilo.

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 (1054) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
substithijs (6) - - AUG 9, 2014 does not count
Great nose, with caramel barley and rich butter. Taste doesnt disappoint it carries aromas and is fruity and fresh with a light sparkle.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (584) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 7, 2014
I got this at Global Brew. Pours reddish brown with a tan head. Taste belgian yeast, Carmel, dark fruit. I thought this was pretty good. I would definitely drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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