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

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RATINGS: 2445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
Cybercat (6427) - Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2018
Pours clear, bubbly cherrywood with a thick, though not long-lasting, eggshell head. Aroma yields sweet apple, malty, earthy and subtle herbal tones. Flavor bursts with earthy, sweet apple, lightly toasted malt and herbal notes - is that a hint of tea? I love tea! - for a distinctive and very tasty Belgian. Mouthfeel presents firm, smooth body and lively fizz. Those Trappists live well - and drink well.

3.8
DraftMaestro2 (63) - Whiteley, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2018 Bottle from Bitter Virtue. Pleasant malty Trappist beer which drinks under its ABV

3.7
dimeon (526) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 17, 2018
A: Cloudy toffee with a medium tan head N: Liquorice, caramel, plums, cherries, hints of dankness and bitterness. T: Quite sweet, but in perfect balance with hints of acidity and bitterness. Caramel, leafy greens, sugar candy. P: Medium-full O: Very enjoyable.

3.7
wojanex (639) - warszawa, POLAND - FEB 13, 2018
Zaraz tam strong. Belg z ludzką twarzą. "Nuty klasztorne" nie przeginają piwa w stronę niszy, w której odnajdują się tylko fundamentaliści. Dobre plus.

4.7
Bolian (202) - - FEB 13, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2018 Pours reddish brown thick foam perfect retention. Nose - Yeast, oranges, bread, Taste - caramel, bread, liquorice .high carbonation , light bitter finish. Perfect beer.

3.5
hershiser2 (3881) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2018
$6.49 bottle, Rio Hill Wine. Pours hazy amber brown with a large beige head. Aroma is black tea, brown leaves, dried fruit, yeast, gum. Flavor is bubblegum, dried fruit, yeast, black tea. Lots of carbonation - almost wish it was a little softer, but this is good nonetheless.

3.5
DonGregorio (641) - POLAND - FEB 11, 2018
Bottle. Cloudy copper colour, quite large, quickly disappearing off-white head. Aroma of dried fruits, cherries, plums, brown sugar, yeast, light herbs, raisins. Taste is medium- sweet and light+ bitter, of dried fruits, cherries, raisins, plums, brown sugar, light caramel, apples, herbs, with notes of spices in the finish. Medium body, average to lively carbonation. Good, tasty, quite drinkable stuff.

3.8
jonas (8530) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2018
Bottle. Hazy dark amber, offwhite head. Melanoidin and raisin nose. Medium body, light foamy, dry minerals on the palate. Roast, wood, raisins, caramel/melanoidin, light strawberry, plums towards the finish, herbal hops. Not the biggest fan of the caramel notes, but the rest is complex and pleasant.

4.1
LazyPyro (1918) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2018
330ml bottle bought Oct 2016. Deep amber coloured with a fizzy off-white head, slowly dissipating. Aroma of sweet sugary fruity malt, raisin, fig. Taste of sweet malts, dried fruits, caramel, raisin, fig, brown sugar, very nice rich flavours. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Excellent.

4.4
mviljamaa (212) - FINLAND - FEB 7, 2018
Pours with no head really. My previous experience with Rochefort is the 10, which I'm familiar with. The color is dirty brown. Aroma is fermented and slightly alcoholic. Has a fine fortified wine feeling to it. Light plums, a bit of salt licorice, mild cognac-like alcoholicity. Some fresh floral notes. Palate is okay, a bit more towards dry. Taste is quite harmonious with the taste, mild plum taste, carbonated bitterness spreads to mouth, aftertaste has marzipan and mixed floral tastes. It's milder than the Rochefort 10. This one is even slightly watery, but it can also be read to mean fresh and mild. It's recognizable as a Rochefort. A fresher and milder version of Rochefort 10 pretty much. Tasty.


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