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98
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Brewed by Brasserie Rochefort
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Rochefort, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2387   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Smells sweet yet sour, almost wine reminiscent. A thick full head that definately has some staying power. Awesome lacing,. Slight alcohol taste, dry finish. Mostly sweet, again almost reminds me of some sort of dry wine. Good, happy I made the purchase.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (3124) - New York, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Bottled, of course. Dark, medium head. Lots of frutiness in this guy with brown sugar.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Deep brown, monster foamy light tan head. Rich buttery dark fruit aromas sit softly over notes of caramel cookie and faint milk chocolate. Dried dark fruit flavors gains balance with bready caramel tones, and just a faint finishing touch of bitterness to round this out. Medium bodied, soft and smooth carbonation, drying, dark fruit finish. Thanks to Hopscotch for providing the bottle on this warm Florida beach day

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear brown body with thin head. Aroma is pleasant, brown sugar and dried fruit. Flavor is soft and slightly sweet. Mild carbonation and light yeast/bready taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2007
Pours a deep dark ruby beer. Nose if of bread, hops, raisins and dates. A malty chewy mouthfeel. Tatse is strong, less so than the 10. Some silkiness and vinous characteristics.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3945) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2007
11.2 oz bottle-A dark amber light brown body with a head that dissipates into a small ring. Aroma of yeast and malt. Taste of malt, yeast, and alcohol. Not bad but not as good as the other in their profile or other dubbels.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RSRIZZO (1973) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Aroma is a sweet malt scent with back tones of charcoal. Color is a deep hazy brown with good carbonation and thin tight head. Taste is malty and roasted. Starting with a medium body it goes down crisp. finish comes in with an almost sour malt flavor that turns smoky with a charcoal taste that lingers on into a dry after taste. Its an odd flavoring and a very odd brew for Rochefort. There is none of the Belgian flavor that is present in there other brews and this charcoal thing just seems out of place. Still a good brew just very different.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brstp (201) - - OCT 11, 2007
Not exactly sure what to think of this one. Medium brown opaque color, aroma of apple and belgian yeast. Thin, wannabe complex taste of chocolate, yeast, raisins. Disappointing compared to its brother and sister.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10451) - Frederiksberg C, Dnemark, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2007
Pours brown with tiny head. Sweet aroma with fruits and yeast. Flavor is yeasty and has malt and some plums. A bit flat and watery. Not your typical Rochefort.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2007
rated blind from "Better Know a Style: Abbey Dubbel" tasting. pours amber-brown w/ creamy off white head. nose of raisins, brown sugar, grape. flavor sweet candy sugar, light dark fruits, cotton candy, slightly toasted biscuit notes. good mouth feel, smooth carbonation.


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