rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, - SEP 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Sampled at Stockholm Beer Festival.
Brown with a cotton-like head. Sweetish, sugary, spicy but more watery than expected.
UXO (862) - CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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)
robinn93 (50) - Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at home. Pours copper-colored with a big head. Very sweet and malty.
altonbrownd (3950) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
craftbeersweden (362) - SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
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!
aleksander9 (842) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with big white head. Floral, red fruit, caramel and spice. Sweet, complex, bread and crisp finish. Overall: Very nice.
Garrone (18) - BRAZIL - AUG 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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)
The_Niels (61) - DENMARK - AUG 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Starts out sweet and fruity (dried fruits?), then some nodes of caramel and hops take over.
Wixie (142) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown liquid, large head. Aroma of malt. Medium body, little carbonation. Taste is bitter and a bit sweet.
sjorsvdg (157) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Een bijzonder bier. Lichtbruin, lichter dan zijn grote broers. Subtiele Rochefortsmaak, met een duidelijke zoete toon. Karamel, hop, drop.
redders1974 (394) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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