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


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RATINGS: 2316   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mithe (1532) - Opava & Brno, - JUN 23, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2016
(Bottle 0,33l) (23.6.2010)
Strong fruit, sweet, light alcohol aroma. Cloudy light sparkling red-pink color. Light beige creamy all time head. Beautifully looking beer. Medium sweet, light fruity sour. Medium-full body. Creamy, sticky texture. Astringent, warm alcohol finish. (

(Bottle 0,33l) (3.1.2015)
Aroma: Yeasts, fruity, sweet, later spicy, caramel.
Appearance: Cloudy dark orange color. All time, white head.
Taste: Medium sweet, candy, caramel, fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Soft fizzy. Light sticky, oily texture. Astringent finish.
Overall: Very good. Sweet and still drinkable. (

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaserov (183) - Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 29, 2016
Color entre ámbar y marrón claro, turbio, con capa de espuma de un blanco sucio de un dedo de grosor. Carbonatación en media (muy presente y necesaria en boca). Aroma frutal (la 6 y la 8 de Rochefort contienen ambas algo frutal que mi nariz capta pero no es capaz de desentrañar, pueden ser higos, pero como nunca he probado los higos, no puedo decirlo). También huele como a humedad (pero no a la humedad típica de algunas IPAs); es como si la cerveza hubiera estado "encerrada" un tiempo en un ambiente que favorezca la humedad. El sabor es afrutado también (con presencia de los posibles higos previamente citados), algo dulce, con final muy ligeramente alcohólico y muy placentero. Todo un cervezón.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (764) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle. It poured a copper orange color with a big frothy off-white head. Aroma was yeasty, dried dark fruits, candi sugar and some clove. Moderate body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChewyBeer (259) - SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 11, 2016
Appearance: good clear amber, no head Aroma: sweet spicy Mouthfeel: medium Mouthfeel and carbonation Taste: sweet malt, spicy, low bitterness, alcohol flavours Overall: great beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blueshawk (349) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2016
- braun-trübe Farbe mit leichter Schaumbildung - leichte Noten nach Trockenobst, Karamell, Banane und etwas Koriander - passende Carbonisierung - sehr schöner, aber auch „schwerer Antrunk“ - diese würzige Süße ist schon sehr gewöhnungsbedürftig - im Abgang vermischen sich dann alle Noten nochmals, wobei das Bananenaroma doch leicht die Oberhand gewinnt Fazit: Guter Einstieg für belgische Trappisten-Biere

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
juvedp (24) - CHINA - SEP 6, 2016
Fruity and malt aroma. Brown color with frothy head. Classic trappistes. not as good as r8 or r10.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mezr (100) - 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 (569) - - 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 (230) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - AUG 18, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 28, 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 (565) - 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 (1145) - 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.

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