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

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common

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RATINGS: 1924   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.


KajII's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (767) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a murky medium chestnut brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light tan head that quickly diminished to a thin cap, which in turn created some excellent sheets of lacing. The aroma was of a dark bread malt and a sweet Belgian yeast with notes of toffee, a plethora of dark fruit (cherries, plums raisons and figs) and a mild alcohol tinge. The taste was a mild malty sweet with a good toffee note early on, then becoming a bit yeasty with a big note of dark fruit and a pronounced alcohol finish. The flavor however was short lived fading quite quickly proceeding the swallow, with the fruity yeasty alcohol taste disappearing in what seemed like a matter if seconds. Mouthfeel was somewhere in the middle of light and medium in body with a slightly dry and a bit watery texture and a soft to medium carbonation. Overall this is a very well put together Belgian Ale, although this one is a tad lighter than the Trappistes 8 & 10 from this brewer. Now don’t get me wrong, I truly think they are all exceptional brews...


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thompson (297) - - APR 15, 2014
Bottle @ Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Cloudy amber brown color with a small off white head. Smell and taste malts, caramel, a bit sweet-bitter. Decent beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (193) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
Sweet caramel aroma a and red amber color. Has a buttery sweet slightly hoppy flavor with a fizzy finish. Just a hint of bitter bite.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (5386) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig süß, fruchtig, würzig. Geschmack röstmalzig, hefig, fruchtig, dunkle reife Früchte, Karamell.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerluva (13) - Monroe, Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2014
pours reddish-brown maintaining a thin but complete frothy beige head. aroma is earthy and sweet smelling yeast. carbonation is very lively in appearance and on the tongue. medium bodied with a long finish of ultra -ripe fruit. yum, best at cellar temp.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbtallguy (86) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
In fles van 33cl. Koper kleur. Mooie schuimkop met grove bubbels. Noot/chocoachtige smaak. Duidelijke sparkel aanwezig. Lekker bier.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
niklasdietz (36) - DENMARK - APR 8, 2014
Pours murky brown with a beautiful short-lived creamy beige foam. To me one of the most refreshing of the trappistes. Good medium carbonation and medium body. Nose is dark fruits and caramel. Taste fruity and lightly yeasty. - with thirst, Niklas

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KombatAle (58) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
330 ml bottle. Light brown with a red reflex. Complex nose of toffee, chocolate, spices, dark fruits, dried fruits. Medium bodied, soft mouthfeel. Complex taste. Very good!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
bottle. amber orange with two finger head. sweet and fruity with a nice yeast body to it. full flavor, but seems light bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickFifty (162) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - APR 2, 2014
Copper color, thick beige head. Plums and dried fruit, Belgian yeast, candi sugar. Malty, fruity taste, hints of spice and yeast. Medium body, lively carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Mango_Kid (22) - BELGIUM - APR 1, 2014
Het aroma is lekker met een uitgesproken toets van Candij. Het uiterlijk is mooi bruin amber. De smaak is eerder flets maar wel verfrissend. Zeker geen vol bier, ook niet wat het mond gevoel betreft. Lekkerder dan pils maar dan toch maar liever de gewone trappist van Westmalle!


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