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98
style
Brewed by Brasserie Rochefort
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Rochefort, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2367   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerEssential (96) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2008
My bottle poured a slightly murky prune colour with no head whatsoever and no lacing. It might have started off with some bubbles, but by the time I finished pouring they were completely gone. Sweet, raisiny aroma with perhaps some caramel. Taste featured low-carbonation, low-bitterness and fruity, raisin flavours. By the time I neared the bottom of the glass I could see no sediment, but perhaps that remained completely in the bottle. Nice drink, nothing too special, but I might have had an off bottle.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rcasta (855) - EL SALVADOR - JUL 17, 2008
Con rogelio y roberto en ginger man q q deliciosa esta muy buena rica y sbrosa culeros

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2008
5/15/07 is the bottle date and was consumed on 7/11/08. pours a cloudy dark apple cider color with a two finger bubbly tan head. aroma is Belgium yeast and dark fruit. has a light to medium body with descent lacing and good carbonation. flavor is the same as aroma with some hops and red apples. a very light, refreshing, and lively dubbel. not too bad! turns a little sweet in the aroma and flavor as it warms. i think it was slowly going down hill, but held up fairly well. as it is completely warm the aroma is a bit stronger.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SeanMacGC (334) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 12, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2008 Full bodied in both nose and palate, of honey, hops, and yeast. Short living head, but rich mahogany body. Very decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Bottle pours a beautiful brown with a thin very foamy off-white head. Aroma is rich creamy malt. Sweet fruity flavor, a hint of sourness with ntoes of chocolate and caramel, quite subtle but complex. Fizzy light body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertjm (866) - Albany, California, USA - JUL 9, 2008
This sure pours VERY foamy. Not a frothy head, but a definate large buble head. Extremeley cloudy in the glass. On the dark brown color in body. Aroma is almost bordering on the side of cocoa powder. Mouthfeel has lots of carbonation to it. Body is on the thin side for a Belgian-style. Flavor description....Hmmmm. Got the Belgian twang to it, but its really light flavored. Bit a alcohol. Again, with the cocoa powder flavor, mixed with some maltiness, and a chaser of hop content. I’ve had better.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Not a bad little beer. Smelled like fig and plum. Poured a reddish brown with a fairly decent head. Not as good as the 10 or 8. But different in its own way. Would drink again.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (6505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Poured a light hazy brown with a very light brown head. Aroma is of candy sugar and some spices. Flavor is sweet and spiced but is very boozy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Poured from an 11.2oz bottle and served in a tulip. This beer poured a murky mahogany hue with a lasting head of tight, fizzy tan foam. A small amount of lacing was left clinging to the glass. The aroma of the beer was made up of fresh citrus, candi sugar, honey, raisins, and a touch of sweet alcohol. The flavor consisted of caramel, candi sugar, figs, raisins, oranges, graham cracker, and mild alcohol. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with crisp, tingly carbonation. A highly quaffable brew that was complex and tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2008
33cl bottle from Mr. Dunderbaks (Tampa, FL). Pours a dark brown with a one finger tan head that dissipates quickly but laces the glass. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of yeast, grain, raisins, plums, ripe fruit. Taste is earthy with notes of wood, chocolate, malt, coffee, dark fruit. Light to medium-body with a smooth slightly bitter finish.


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