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

bottled
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RATINGS: 2431   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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2.8
Pinball (12600) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 aroma:nice, belgian. Appearance : nice,a little muddy, not great - but above average. Flavor was strage, cheesy?? nuts, brown sugar. very subltle,. okay, but no big deal. Overall a nice beer, but nothing i will revisit

3.1
mbgrayson (818) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Pours brown with a small white head. Aromas of fruit. Very complex. No bitterness, very drinkable. Rochefort is a good brand...

4.2
lassem (660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2008
A long lasting golden head on this deep red/brown trappist. The nose is dominated with caramel and orange peel. The flavour is mild version of all the goodies found in traditional trapists and the taste of alcohold is ballanced and not overwhelming. The aftertast dosn´t last for long though. Its more refreshing and less sweet and stuffy that many trapistes with a higher percentage.

4.1
LilBeerDoctor (4231) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with a small white head. Aroma of apple juice and raisin. Flavor of apple, raisin, sweet caramel, dark fruit (plum), brown sugar. Very complex. No bitterness, which is nice :-) Very hearty beer for a 7.5% abv. Excellent Belgian, quite drinkable. Rochefort never ceases to amaze me.

4.3
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Bottle. Aroma of both light and dark fruits, apples and raisins most notable, some grape. Flavor gets bolder and richer, adds caramel, toffee, nuttiness. Palate robust, yet this 7.5er remains utterly quaffable, not in a slug it down way, but in a refreshing, gimme that next little sip way. Luscious.

3.5
durhambeer (2585) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Bottle. Muddy bright brown pour with smaller head than expected. Aroma of candied sugar, malt, caramel, toffee, clay, diapers, apples. Similar tasting notes with added cinnamon notes and more sugar. The candied sugar overwhelmed this beer for me, overshadowing the malt notes that I wanted to taste and smell. Reminded me of Unibroue stuff in that way. I almost really enjoyed this beer, but just couldn’t get over the abundance of fruity sugar.

3.7
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2008
pours cloudy brown with a nose full of candied sugars, a bit lighter than the trappistes 10, in flavour and aroma. very lively mouthfeel wiht notes of apple and liquorice and toffee.

4
markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2008
This is a very good beer. It pours a dark brown, with a small off-white head. Aroma is of sugary dark fruit with noticeable apple/ sweet sugar presence. Very drinkable, it goes down very easy and is light on the mouthfeel. Very good and relatively inexpensive for a Trappist Beer, let alone a Rochefort.

4
Bullit (4803) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Cloudy, dark brown colour, small tan head. Aroma is of dark fruits, chocolate and caramel. Flavour has chocolate and dark fruits, together with some fresh hops. Smooth mouthfeeling. Excellent!

3.8
NachlamSie (3597) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Bottle best before February 21, 2012. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a small, though fluffy, white head. The aorma is very nice with hints of chocolate, figs, bubblegum, and light spices. I’m surprised at the smoothness and balance in the flavor. This is one of the most tasteful dubbels I’ve sampled. The sweeter chocolate and caramel character is very evident in this one, though not overdone. A bit of vanilla wafer flavor comes out and light hints at coriander and clove come out in the finish. Hints at fruits are throughout. This is really nice, surprisingly drinkable.


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