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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2423   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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3.3
renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2008
bottle with michael @ the billet. Dark mahogany colour, bubbly head. Barley, malt, flowers and alcohol in the nose. Sweet caramel and prunes on the tongue. round, sweet with a dry clean finish.

4.4
blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Poured a hazy amber into a trappist glass. Thin fizzy head of cream and beige hues. Magnificent body and aroma. Malt driven taste

4.1
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.

4.4
Defreni (3216) - Husum, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2008
Flaske. Tydelig rochefort aroma, må være gærstammen der giver den det særlige præg. Kæmpe skum der var virkelig flot, med til at hive udseendet op. Smagen er karamel med en lille smul bid fra humlen, næsten ingen karbonering. En svag udgave af de andre, men stadig en fantastisk velafbalanceret øl. Super.

4
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. (doesn’t 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!

3.5
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 reñir algun administrador

3.7
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.

3.6
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 there’s no particular flavor that stands out. There is a bit of alcohol warmth noted that’s 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.

3.5
barncatmatt (2286) - 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.

3.5
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!


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