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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: 2415   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LennyH (60) - Delaware, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Tasted on tap in a private room at Rochefort in Belgium.....OK, fine! 12oz bottle. The darkest dubbel Ive seen. Aroma and flavor are fruity with noticable malt, caramel, raisin, fig, etc. A nice bitter finish as well. Just terrific.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Aroma is of sweet malts and dark fruits.Pours a murky brown with plenty of floaters.Light tan medium head.Dark fruits stand out in the flavor.Mouthfeel is full.Very well carbonated.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2006
bottle via my Secret Santa - Pours dark brown with a creamy offwhite head that stays well and laced the sides of the trappist glass. Aromas of raisins, candi sugar, and some caramel. Flavor is raisin, caramel, candi sugar, Full bodied... dry finish... Pretty tasty overall..

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KLandon (6) - St. Catharines, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2006 does not count
Reddish in colour with a fruity aroma. It tastes of malt vinegar but in a good way. A great way, in fact. A creamy white head and a fruity finish. I totally dig.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zootfinster (220) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2007 What a delightful beer. I was looking for Rochefort Trappistes 10 and grabbed 6 in error. Believe me it was no error. The head looked like an off white bowl of whipping cream and lasted for quite some time. Great fruity spicy flavor. Bright and sweet A really great flavor. Next time I must be sure to get 10. If it is a much better as many say I may just think I died and went to heaven

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Pours a nice browns with a thick white head. Sublte sweetness and strong spice in the aroma. Nice bready, yeastiness in the flavor. Dried fruits, figs, brown sugar. Bubbly on the palate. Very good dubbel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2006
From bottle. Pours a murky brown with hints of orange. Thin ring of tan foam around the edge. Brown sugar malts abound in the nose with hints of dark fruits. Flavor follows with a noticeable bitterness throughout. Palate is on the thin side.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Bottle: Pours a deep mahogany color with a tan head with lots of carbonation. The taste is of malts, fruit, and a little bitterness at the end. There are a lot of fruity esters present giving it a very distinct taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2006
bottle bought in Netherlands: the whole beer is very interesting not like any other dubbal that Ive had. very spicy aroma that is layed with toffee, probably some carmalized malt (?). there is some rasperries in there as well as sweet malt. Pretty yeasty. a little watery, but nice active palate. pretty good, and interesting, worth a try. wouldnt say its great though and it could probably turn a lot of people off with the peculiar spicyness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14888) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Strong aroma of medium dark fruit. Brown malty yeasty aroma. It smells brown. Vigorous, persistent tan head. Lacing. Starts with mysterious fruit, passes to something like bread dough. Then caramel and chocolate notes rise. It is a bit thin, say medium mouthfeel. It is certainly unique and complex. It is good.


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