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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: 2366   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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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SHIG (4930) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Bottle: Poured a brown with white colored head. The aroma was sour fruit and dirty. The taste was gritty and not what I have become use to from rochefort. I have another bottle here at the house that I will try since this was a fest beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bruceb (3) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2007 does not count
Very similar to the Trappistes Rochefort 8 but with a watered down flavor and colour. I really enjoyed the stronger flavor of the 8 but this one was still a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (3298) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 28, 2007 Had this side by side with Westmalle Dubbel so forgive the references with. Not as full as the Westmalle. Semi dark brown pour with a 3 finger head that laced the whole way down and never went away. It looked like a root beer float. Aroma was of yeast and malt. Bottom of glass full of sediment. The taste was a blend of yeast, malt and caramel with not much carbonation. Actually had a creamy mouthfeel. Cant wait for the quad!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2007
11.2 oz bottle into a Trappist glass. Pours a ruby amber brown tone with a tanned head that is very retentive to the rim of the glassware. Small yeast fragments are seen floating through the brew. The aroma brings out a very appley, yet very cherry aroma mixed around with bunches of berries. A hint of plummed vanilla comes through as well. Slight singe in the nose as well. The flavor has a very thick yeast sense to it while staying very apple like throughout. Light hints of plums and spices are also brought about near the end which finishes on a slight alcohol note. Very smooth on the palate. Fills the mouth with flavor quite nicely. An all around solid and full flavored brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
horsemen16 (6) - Conway, Arkansas, USA - FEB 25, 2007 does not count
A very delicious beer. I had the Rochefort 8 a few weeks ago after trying this one. Although I rated the 8 higher, the 6 is definately not something to neglect. Sweet smells of caramel and a hint of apple citrus tingle the nostrils. Also I noticed some hints of vanilla. Doesnt have the punch of the 8, its a little more subtle, but is definately very smooth on the palate. Tastes almost like a strong apple juice with some hints of french vanilla and cinnamom. Delicious beer and like the other Rocheforts, serve at 50-53F.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (46060) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy medium amber color with a small fizzy fair lacing off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily and carbonation is lively. Very light and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3007) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 24, 2007
This beauty pours a reddish copper color and has lots of berry sweetness in the flavor. The body is surprisingly light, for a trappist. It struck me as almost like a summer beer. Very enjoyable though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Like its brother the 8 it pales in comparison to the mysterious perfection of the 10.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2007
11.2oz bottle via trade with kenb. Aroma: Dark fruits (plums, figs), candi sugar, caramel, bread, yeast. Appearance: Walnut brown in color and murky. Off-white head was full and creamy with decent retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: Caramel, dark fruits (cherries, plums), yeast, slight alcohol, candi sugar. Fairly dry finish. Palate: Medium-light bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Alcohol warming in back of mouth. Overall: Nice beer, but living in the shadow of its older brothers.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 20, 2007
#800!!!! Poured a medium brown hue with a tan head which had great retention. Aroma was midly sweet with cocca and dried fruit notes. Flavor was complex, with sweet cocca notes a nice mild coffee presence, and some fruit notes mainly raisins. A nice carbonated feel and mild alcohol in the finish.


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