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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2386   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cobra (1100) - - DEC 30, 2007
11.2 oz. brown bottle. Best before 07.11.11. Poured out a deep reddish color, almost brown. Has a huge tan colored head. Aromas are of dried figs, sweet malts, some damp basement. Medium mouthfeel, thinner than the #8. Tasted along with the #8. It is thinner in mouthfeel, but tasty all the same. Flavors are almost the same as #8, but not as hoppy. Another top shelf Trappist beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
knightrider (2) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2007 does not count
330ml bottle served in a trappist glass red with aged brown edges. creamy beige off white head. Aroma of carmel and malt slight herbal notes. medium body with a smooth texture, Flavor of sweet caramel. the finish is lacking, I did not experience the high carbonation that others have mentioned.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Nice chunky apperance for a Belgian Ale, aroma was mild with herbal notes. Wasnt expecting it to be as good as the ten. This beer is very carbonated at the end with fruit and sugar up front. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (14042) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Bottle poured a hazy cinnamon with a lasting amber head. Aromas of candied fruit, carmel, yeast, light spice and hints of toffee and vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, yeast, light fruitiness and a hint of spice with a smooth semi sweet finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Pretty smelling beer, molasses malts meet flowery hops. Some grapes or raisins too. Poors with a very small beige head that disappears completely. Color is a muddy brown with a red tinge, thick with small particles. Flavor is nice, but nothing jumps out too much at me. Texture starts creamy and then fininshes dry and metallicy in the back of the mouth. Carbonation is lively, but the beer isnt quite as alive. This brew is good, but I have had better Abbey Dubbels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - DEC 23, 2007
Bottle, 33cl. Pours a nice red brown beer, with a lightbrown/off-white head. The aroma is malty, with notes of caramel, sweetness and a little alcohol. The flavor is mostly sweet malts with caramel and slight bitterness. Slightly thin body. Overall a thin belgian beer, but the taste is above average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (8147) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2007
(Bottle, Akkurat, Stockholm, 7 Dec 2007) Dark reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, herbal nose with chocolate, toffee and dried herbs (dill?). Malty, herbal taste with notes of chocolate, moccha, dill, thyme and a hint of swedish julmust. Fairly dry, modest but spicy bitterness. Brilliant beer with a lovely herbal touch!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TrefwoordPunk (1047) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2007
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a muddy brown with a medium but fading tan head and an aroma of caramel, ripe grapes and biscuit. Flavor has notes of caramel, cacao, coffee, brown sugar, nuts and some citrus and grapes. Finish is nice bitter, but a bit watered down, so it doesnt last for that long. Nice beer, but the others are better

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Amber colored pour with medium sized head. Sweet, chocolaty nose to it with a nice sweet bitter finish. Another great Rochefort.....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2720) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 16, 2007
11.2 ounce in Duvel glass. Dark reddish brown with loud tan head and lace. Mild aroma of raisins, bread, chocolate, brown sugar. Nice mild flavors of brown sugar sweetness, fruitiness, very mild tobacco bitterness. Medium body, slightly overcarbonated. A very nice beer in a style that is not a favorite.

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