holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2007 330 ml bottle that’s become the joke in the apartment b/c its been sitting all alone in the downstairs fridge for the past 4 months. Well i’m in the mood to drink it now, so here goes. Brown red in color with a thin layer of a tiny bubbled beige head. Red fruit aromas, especially bruised red apples (why do i love that aroma and flavor so much). Flavors of sweet fruits, apples, pears, chocolate, a hint of acidity, with a subtle and very soft carbonation tingling on my tongue. Clean flavors with a dry finish. Rochefort knows how to brew em. chicagobears (473) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Pours a muddy red/brown with a two-finger creamy biege head. A toasted aroma with some light figs and passion fruit. The taste eludes me a bit, but its sweet with toffee and fruits. Has a dry end to it with a smokiness. It is complex and wonderful. I enjoy this as much as the stronger ones. beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2006
11.2 oz bottle-Poured a light brown color w/a moderate tan head & decent lacing. Classic Belgian aroma w/a touch of roasted malt. Fresh, crisp Belgian flavor of roasted malt, caramel, & toffee, w/a fruity, floral, flavor. Some figs & dates, bread dough/yeast, bananna/pears. Very good beer. Long, full, rich finish. pintbypint (3641) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2006
330ml brown bottle. Amber/brown colour. Strong head, at first pour it is rocky and uneven, two fingers in height. It setteled down to a small creamy layer of fine white bubbles. Patchy lacework. Malt accented fruity aroma with some caramel. Rich malt flavour, medium sweet, chocolate malt, fruity notes - light banana, pears in syrup. Finishes with yeasty dryness, medium body with a creamy fine carbonation. Alcohol keeps itself well hidden. JK (6162) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2007 My first beer after the end of law school finals; fall 2006. This is very good. Aroma has just a hint of barnyard weirdness; nothing like a lambic, just a touch of it. Also sweet malt, fruit, and a touch of alcohol. Dark brown. The head is medium sized and rocky, and on the thin side as well. Which isn’t bad in this case. Brown foam. Flavor is sweet malt, some fruit, a little chalk, banana, brown sugar, and yeast. This beer has an exceptional palate. It is a fairly thick beer but feels exceptionally light on the palate. Just a little sourness in the finish.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 19, 2006
In the bottle at the Beertopia Merchant du Vin Trappist Tasting 12/19/06. Pours a ruby brown color with a substantial dark tan head. Aroma of butterscotch. Deep tannins and raisin flavor. Sweetness is strong and has a full rich palate. Smooth and delicious. snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - DEC 19, 2006
Pours a dark brown, head settles down rather fast, leaving some fine lacing on the edge of the glass. Lots of candy and apples in the aroma. Flavor is sweet with the familiar Rochefort yeast taste...I still think I get a slight tobacco flavor (that is not unpleasant) out of their beers. Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Bottle poured into a Tulip. Wonderful beer to enjoy. It poured a cloudy nut brown color with a thick frothy head. Had a sweet Aroma, almost fruity. This was a smooth beer to drink with lots of complex flavor. robinvboyer (4677) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2007 Excellent beer, I pair this often with desert. Typical trappist look to it, nice frothy thick head, coats the inside of the chalice nicely. Aroma is very sweet, loads of dried fruit, and caramel.
Flavour is once again very sweet, very well rounded, flavours are all there, plum, raisin, caramel, with a tinge of vanilla. Nice finish. a little too easy to drink. mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2006
Opaque light brown with a head that hangs around on the edge of the glass but not in the middle. Somewhat funky, almost cheesy aroma with some malt. Light chocolate aroma which intensifies as you go down the glass, (or maybe as it warms a bit). Good finish with some spicy bitterness and a little alcohol.