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


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RATINGS: 2311   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (2366) - Aarhus, - JUN 15, 2014
33 cl bottle split two ways. Murky light brown pour with a frothy small head that fades fairly quick. Nose has yeast, brown sugar and some floral notes. Taste has again yeast, syrup, raisins, figs and some herbal notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mezr (96) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a tulip. Color is a hazy amber and it has a moderate, foamy tan head made up of tiny bubbles. Zero lacing. Floral and fruity aromas with some caramel. Medium-light body, a bit thin, with spice and sweet-alcohol taste. Finish is rather abrupt. Rather uninteresting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erling1000 (542) - - AUG 19, 2016
A belgian (Trappist), unfiltered, brown ale with high, light head. Aroma is malt, caramel, light prune, light tea? Taste is sweet and light bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gehbe (176) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - AUG 18, 2016
Pours clear amber with a big off-white head, some lacing. Nose of caramel, zest, spice, toast, baguette, a bit of fruit and yeast. Tastes medium sweet with some carbonation sourness following it up, almost no bitterness. Medium body, high carbonation, very drinkable. Lovely and dangerous - too drinkable for the amount of ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maracuja05 (113) - Mainz, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2016
[backlog] 08-12-15 / bottle bought in Rochefort, drank at home. I started rating my beers with Untappd and a few basic notes. Now I want to rate them on ratebeer. So my rating sometimes lack some information. Just ignore it, it is for my personal statistics. Untappd-Rating: 3.75/5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuszek (1096) - Gdynia, POLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Orange color, hazy, rich head. Yeasty, fruity, herbal, winey aroma. Sweet taste with all the aroma flavors, delicate bitter finish with some alcohol. Classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesper86 (23) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2016 Intense flavour. Nice sweet note, but not cloying. Banana, caramel, yeasty. Good balance. Long finish. Hint of cloves. Bitterness very, very subtle, almost unnoticeable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Eihän tämä ihan pärjää isoveljilleen, vaikka mainio olut onkin. Makua ei ole ihan yhtä paljoa ja hiilihappoisuuskin hieman hallitsee. 6.3.2015 päivitys: Samea, aavistuksen punertava vaaleanruskea olut vaahtoaa reilusti. Valkea pitsiä jättävä vaahto säilyy loppuun asti. Tuoksussa tummaa hedelmää ja reilusti belgihiivaa. Myös maku tumman hedelmäinen ja belgihiivainen. Alkoholi piilossa. Keskitäyteläinen, todella runsashiilihappoinen suutuntuma. Anista tästä ei löydy, eikä luonnollisesti niin paljoa makua tai syvyyttä kuin kympistä, mutta todellinen laatuolut tämäkin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jacobarts (53) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
330ml @ home. Hazy dark golden to brown, with big head. Aroma of resin and dried fruits; figs. Taste is sweet, resins, figs and caramel. Taste is weaker than the 8 and 10 and so is the taste of alcohol. But I someways its more fresh and light to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rafax (94) - POLAND - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle. Dark golden to brown, hazy with huge nice and long lasting head. Very nice, but light, aromas of resin, dried fruits and yeast. Very pleasant in taste, extremely well balanced. Medium to full body, alcohol very well hidden, just some warming in the finish, maybe little bit too much carbonated. Sweet in the beginning with delicate sour in the finish. Interesting and very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Louke (78) - Swalmen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2016
Fruitige trappist. Vergeleken met de Rochefort 8 is deze veel completer. Een echte aanrader, komt het best tot zijn recht in de herfst/winter

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