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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: 2425   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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fraternie (1025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2002
Delicious light chocolate/ caramel malt flavor. A bit overly malty though just as the 8 and 10 are, but the abv is balanced wonderfully in the finish. Not hoppy, very smooth. Better balance than the 10 but not as much flavor. Neither is better than the 8.

3.8
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2002
Pours muddy brown with big beige head that eventually settles down. Flavor is sweet and smooth, fruity (berry), slightly caramel. One of the easiest drinking 7.5% beers I've ever had.

3.8
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2002
A toned down version of the 8 and 10. Still has the great soft fruit (plum, raisin) and coffee cake flavors of the other Rochefort beers. Lacks a bit of the complexity of its big brothers but still a hell of a beer.

3.8
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2002
Plums and some banana in the aroma. Not as flavourful as one might have expected, some nice alcohol and caramel flavours are present though. The beer is quite thin and the aftertaste is unfortunately quite short.

4
jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2002
Thick white foamy head lasts a good while. Thicky syrup-sweet nose. Bronze color. Upon first taste the only word that came to mind was dark. Musky, and woody, like an autumn night.

4.1
skortila (5996) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2002
Cloudy, brown colour. Lasting thick head. Definately a rochefort appearance.Malt, sweet nose. Taste is definately less interesting than the brothers 8 & 10. But I will not compare them further. Easy drinkin beer, a little woodlike taste, perhaps a little water-like sweet taste. This one must be good during a dinner. Soft, bitter palate.

3.9
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2002
Very nice woody and nutty taste and aroma. A bit less complex than both no. 8 and 10. Easier to drink because of the lower alcohol content.

4.2
motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 16, 2002
pretty woody and decent............................................

4.1
Mads Langtved (2240) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2002
Very good. A nice alternative to the 8 and 10 if you wanna drive home.......

3.8
eczematic (1326) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2002
like the other rocheforts but a bit thinner, fizzier and yeastier. lighter obviously. mild chestnut and fruit flavours, and yummy chocolate and whisky aromas.


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