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

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RATINGS: 1977   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.


rickgordon's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3843) - Göteborg, - SEP 25, 2003
Bottled. Sampled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Brown with a cotton-like head. Sweetish, sugary, spicy but more watery than expected.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marcius (194) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Appearance with dark amber color, cloudy liquid and good foaming. Aroma of caramel and brown sugar. Taste sweet and roasted malt, with noticeable alcohol. It is a good dubbel!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (18) - BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2014
The lightest of the Rocheforts represents some 10% of production and is therefore the least known representative of its range. Tanned, yellowish, stable head and misty wine-red colour, clearly more pale than its two bigger brothers; aroma of caramel with a nutty and somewhat woody touch, some grassy hops, liquorice, apple, plums, banana, wheat, coriander, brown bread, fondant; taste much lighter than the 8 or (certainly) the 10, malty, vaguely sweetish, banana, bread, lots of liquorice, lingering on the tongue, aftertaste mildly hoppy with a hint of warming alcohol. To my opinion, one of the lesser Belgian trappists, but an essential ’link’ in the Rochefort trinity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2542) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Black Door, Helsinki. BBE 23.10.2018. Colour is cloudy brown with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Belgian yeast, dark fruits, spices, caramel and malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (565) - CROATIA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle 330 ml from supermarket in Bruxelles. Pours hazy brown with beige head. Yeast, fruits, spices aroma. Fruity and slightly alcoholic flavor with some chocolate. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mecafilo (68) - Perugia, ITALY - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ home. Poirs with a bright red colour, big medium lasting white head. Aroma is medium to heavy malty, with notes of bread; softly hoppy; medium yeasty, with notes of dough and basement aromas; well-balanced. Taste is medium sweet, softly bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Madsen1635 (202) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Hazy brown pour with unstable white head. Aroma is fresh with citrus. Taste is again fresh with some slightly bitter notes. Cannot sense the relative high ABV. Quite high carbonation

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yy0pp (509) - - JUN 27, 2014
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HammerTroll (318) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 26, 2014
Cloudy brown body, minimal off-white head. Caramel aroma, sweet malty, some fruits, but kind of mild. Medium sweet taste, alcohol is well hidden. Medium body, lively carbonation.
(Vrutak 0,33l bottle)

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rsedillo (15) - Pasadena, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Very good. It taste like a refreshing tea. Good flavor with good overall taste. Get the 6 it is one of the best!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lele (84) - ITALY - JUN 23, 2014
Birra più delicata rispetto altre altre Rochefort, si distingue dalle sorelle per un tenore alcolico meno pronunciato, ma soprattutto per del sentori più floreali rispetto alle altre, anche che il fruttato si sente sempre chiaramente. All’aroma si percepiscono delle stupende note di the Darjeeling. Alla fine pulisce la bocca non lasciando quasi nessun retrogusto.


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