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


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RATINGS: 2415   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2008
A dark red colored beer. A beautiful big creamy beige head. It has an increible aroma, sweet, caramel, raisins, some other dark fruits, very complex. The taste is soft in the begining, after that notes of fruit, a touch of caramel. In the back some wood and dark fruit. Nevertheless this is the light Rochefort. The color is not that dark, the alcohol is the fewest. This is a very good complex great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Defreni (3100) - Husum, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2008
Flaske. Tydelig rochefort aroma, m vre grstammen der giver den det srlige prg. Kmpe skum der var virkelig flot, med til at hive udseendet op. Smagen er karamel med en lille smul bid fra humlen, nsten ingen karbonering. En svag udgave af de andre, men stadig en fantastisk velafbalanceret l. Super.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2008
bottle labeled L22 03 11 07:51. According to vadavid (below), this indicates best by 2011, bottled March 06. (doesnt seem any worse for the wear!) Pours a dark but clearish warm brown with a healthy creamy white to cream colored heard. The nose is incredibly sweet, but not cloyingly so. Raisins come to mind first with something more nectar like striking after. Light prunes over something very lightly fruity, very small dark malt character. Not a spec of roast or toast, just suggestions of caramel. Creamy full mouth, even and conservatively carbonation. Creamy sweet flavor. On one hand, the sweetness is very light, on the other hand the creaminess and the dark fruits makes this beer more earthly, not that this is bad! Honey like sweetness, though perhaps a bit more like nectar. Again, very clean. Alcohol well hidden. The dark fruits are just suggestive, dominated by the very light sweetness. A fun little beer, makes me hope the Rochefort beers keep getting imported!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
haf (531) - Gijon, SPAIN - MAR 5, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2008 No me acuerdo y seguro que estaba muy bueno asi que le voy aponer un 3.5 para que no me vuelva a reir algun administrador

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ansset13 (127) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2008
While not as robust as the 8 & 10, this is slightly more refined. The por is a hazy medium brown with a small white head. The nose is ruled by a honey scent and then backed with floral tones and yeast. The flavor follows the lead of the nose and is smooth and pleasant. While I prefer the 8 & 10 this is also a great brew foe what it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2008
The date code stamped on the label stated L 21 02 12 08:23. I understand that indicates an expiration date of 2012, meaning a bottling date of February 2007. Poured into a large wine glass, the beer is a russet-orange color with a thick beige head. The head drops to a thin layer with moderate lacing. The aroma is muted with notes of caramel, spice and dark fruit. The flavor profile is on the mild side as well. Some dark cherries and bready yeast can be picked out, but theres no particular flavor that stands out. There is a bit of alcohol warmth noted thats more than I expected from the 7.5% ABV. The mouthfeel is smooth with a cider-like tang. The Rochefort 6 was an easy to drink beer that presents a very subtle aroma and flavor profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
barncatmatt (2283) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2008
330 ml bottle from a trade with paco. pours a hazy orangish brown with a medium sized tan head that lasts all the way down the glass. aromas are sweet caramel malts, with typical begian yeast and some grassy hops. flavours are enjoyable but thin in the middle and the finish is a little rough and fizzy. pretty good overall but not something ill go out of my way to get again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nomad (18) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2008
Bottle from Jason at Belgian Belly. Pours a burned reddish brown with a light brown head and some lacing. Medium bodied and lively with aromas of caramel, cinnamon with a little alcohol. Tastes of spice, fruit and malty sweetness with a hoppy, boozy finish. Lovely little number!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2008
330mL bottle pours with plentiful off-white head, excellent lacing and color. The aroma is potent and full of raspberry, not unlike lindenmans framboise. Flavor is only a mere shadow to the aroma, offering little sweetness to savor; otherwise enjoyable. As with almost all belgians, I found it too highly carbonated out of the bottle. Of course, it is easier to fix that than too little carbonation. Overall, impressed, but not overly impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Bottle, split with after4ever. Pours a clear dark coppery amber with a lacy off-white head. Aroma of fruit and caramel. Medium-light body and medium carbonation. Lightly sweet and nutty taste with some figs and herbal hops lingering on the margins.

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