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

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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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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4.1
IDunno19 (89) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2008 This is my first experience with truly coveted beer and I have to say I am absolutely starstruck. It pours a light, pillowy white head with a dark brown, almost caramel/chocolate color. The aroma is similar with a chocolate/caramel note and a slight hint of malt. The flavor is absolutely fantastic with a dark chocolatey body and a hint of caramel and hops. Barely a taste of alcohol. Again, a little starstruck but I’m fully confident I’ll try the 8 and 10 as soon as they’re in stock.

4
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Great brew. Poured a dark golden with a light tan head. Aroma of citrus, flowers, caramel, and malt. Flavor is delicious and full with a lot of malt, some fruit, and a hint of bitterness towards the end. Caramel and roasted malt dominate the flavor as well. Very nice brew. Alcohol well hidden. Would buy again.

3.4
Arayaga2 (2224) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Brackish opaque brown with quick- fading thin tan head. Aroma is somewhat worty and sweet with caramel candied figs and spices. Taste is much the same, but a bit subtle with not much alcohol (or anything else) apparent. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing with firm but fleeting carbonation. $5/11.2oz

3.8
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Bottle, pours a very dark cloudy red brown, with a tan lasting head. Nice medium malts, some yeast a bit of chalk and chocolate. Alcohol is well hidden, quite a delicious beer. Nicely done, very delicious easily drinkable, nice once again Rochefort takes care of business.

4.1
RedSox2004 (2000) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Dark copper, almost cordovan, nearly opaque, with a thick pillowy head that had great retention and left very intricate lacing. Subtle aromas of figs and cherries with a touch of alcohol. Flavors were stronger, and included dark fruits, carob, and soft bread. The sensations on the palate stole the show - lively carbonation, silky smooth mouthfeel and a wonderful aftertaste.

3.7
User29624 (1687) - - JUN 3, 2008
A very good beer. Pours a cloudy brown with an off white head. Nice aroma, you can smell the yeast, fruit, and caramel. Sweet flavor from the caramel. Good balance with the spices and the fruit as well. Good stuff.

3.5
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - MAY 28, 2008
Ruddy brown, high carb head that quickly vanished. Yeasty and fruity. Zesty. Something almost creamy in it that I can’t put my finger on. Better than the last time I tasted it.

4.1
Geiserich (4659) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 24, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2009 Bottled: Brown color, huge foamy head. Flavor has a malty base with intensive cacao notes like cacao beans. Caramel notes, some alcohol. Bit burning finish with dry chocolate notes. Fruity, estery aroma. Notes of rum-plums, alcohol, cacao and chocolate. Tasty brew with a fabulous aftertaste.

4
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2008
1.5 years old bottle. Dark murky brown, fizzy beige head. Dry and fruity nose, figs, some malts and soft spices. Flavor is more of the same, dark fruits and spices. Peppery and nicely hopped, dry finish. Medium bodied, soft palate. Fruity and interesting. I love all them Rocheforts.

3.8
EricE (1372) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2008
A bit of hazy pour and very bubbly. Light brown with a thick head. Very fruity aroma. Lots of apples; it smells almost like cider. Lots of malt and grain with a touch of oaky vanilla. Hearty yeasty bread flavor. The intense apples in the aroma are much more subtle in the flavor. Its there, but not overpowering. Malty with a touch of hops to finish. Alcohol is hidden well. A very good dubbel!


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