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

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RATINGS: 2094   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, - SEP 25, 2003
Bottled. Sampled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Brown with a cotton-like head. Sweetish, sugary, spicy but more watery than expected.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
seymour (1544) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Poured from brown bottle into a snifter glass. It poured a deep amber colour, slightly hazy, with a creamy head of tight little beige bubbles, fine Belgian lace. Aromas of freshly-cut grass, earthy hops, juicy apricots, baking bread and sugar cookies, nutmeg, black pepper, bubble gum. Rich malt flavours but not too sweet, caramelly, nice round fruitiness, balanced by noble hop bitterness, hints of molasses, rum, raisins, nutmeg, clove, cola. Light body but surprisingly full mouthfeel, intense carbonation, complex malty/hoppy/estery/spicy aftertastes which finished dry. No trace of alcoholic heat, despite the 7.5% ABV. A true brewing masterpiece, worthy of all the hype.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
susonagger (31) - spain, - FEB 28, 2015
NOTA DE CATA: - Aspecto: Rochefort 6 es de color marrón rojizo - Aroma: Su aroma es fino, a malta, - Cuerpo/sabor: Sabor afrutado y dulce, de tipo terroso con matices de especias y caramelo, dejando al final un sabor levemente amargo TIPO DE FERMENTACIÓN: Fermentación espontánea ABV: 7’5% Vol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cnesta (7) - grand prairie, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2015 does not count
Great beer best brewery. I definitely smell fruity and taste the tea flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdjuice (370) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - FEB 21, 2015
Pours hazy amber with white head. Aromas of spices, dried fruits, not very strong. Nice mouthfeel of tight carbonation. Quite sweet but not very cloying, rather light for the sweetness and color.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (717) - Wrocław, POLAND - FEB 18, 2015
dark amber, hazy, big off-white foam; caramel, fruits, yeasts; medium sweetness, medium- bitterness, slightly sour; medium body, smooth feel, average carbonation, long dry finish; Overall: very good beer, balanced, well-made, without flaws

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1196) - Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma is very fresh grain, fruity Belgian yeasts, biscuit, figs, caramel. Taste is medium bodied, high carbonation, slightly sweet. Overall, really good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (681) - HUNGARY - FEB 15, 2015
0.33l bottle. Hazy brownish orange body, thin white head. Lots of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Aroma of caramel, toast, bread and orange peel. Taste of bread, juniper, caramel, apricot and toast. Decent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fisler (90) - GERMANY - FEB 12, 2015
Schöne bronzene Farbe, schäumt sehr im Glas und perlt schnell weg. Angenehm malziger Geruch, der sich Trunk fortsetzt. Sehr süffig, weich, im Abgang leicht bitter und einen Hauch Frucht. Sehr rund.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (304) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 11, 2015
bottle at home. amber color, very big off-white head. yeasty, big fruity smell, red berries, fruity / sweet. full body, very bubbly mouthfeel, malty, honey, fruity, cherries, citric, alcoholic, spices, raisins, hoppy dry finish. big and complex flavors, but a bit too smooth, a bit boring.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gangstergafje (22) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
Beer by the best brewery in the world (of it’s up to me). However, Rochefort 8 and 10 are slightly better. full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, lightly bitter, medium sweetness, brown, frothy.


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