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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2419   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (4788) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle @ The Capital. Medium brown, reasonable head, matching glass is nice. Mild leafy caramel aroma. Earthy marzipan caramel flavour. Sharp with spicy caramel aftertaste. Not really my thing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Demens (414) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 10, 2017
0,33l bottle. Hazy hazelnut-brown colour with long lasting small creamy beige head. The center of the goblet was bubbling all along. Aroma: Caramel, wine, matured cheese. Taste: Sweet rich malty/grainy start with a soft bitter mouthfeel with a light tarty tone. Has a cognac-like caracter with a noticable alcohol presence. Has a very creamy texture. (with a flourish/dough taste) Medium body with soft carbonation. Long lightly dry bitter/sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malin_aiisa (1106) - SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle Amber, offwhite head. Aroma of malt caramel alcohol Taste sweet malt. Slight thin feel. Hint of dried fruit, like raisin.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilman (222) - Taverny, FRANCE - MAR 6, 2017
Without any surprise, this is a lovely one. I only experienced the 10 one before and had high expectations for the two others and I wasnt disappointed. Very smooth, almost creamy, rather low alcohol level for a trappist beer but a great and easily distinguishable oak aroma. Almost on the same level with the 8 one I tried just after, a great combination with the whole Rochefort set. Maybe lacks a deeper aftertaste, found in the 8 one and even deeper in the 10. Obviously APPROVED BY TAVERNYS BLACK METAL CREW!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EvNa (268) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2017
Bottle. Color: Reddish brown. Dense off white head. Taste: Medium sweet ripe red fruits, hints of yeast and sugar and notes of caramel and almond. Pretty much carbonation. Overall a nice fruity beer to enjoy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puren (1018) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - MAR 5, 2017
PREZENTACJA: klarowne, barwy przygaszonego bursztynu, skąpa piana opada do nie zdobiącej szkła obrączki;
AROMAT: wytrawny, bardzo intrygujący - ziemia, karmel, cukier trzcinowy, ciemne owoce;
ODCZUCIE: ciało niskie, nisko nasycone;
SMAK: za aromatem, niska karmelowa goryczka;
OGLNIE: przyjemne piwo, o unikalnym aromacie i smaku.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (4328) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Pour is a deep dark chestnut amber with a large tan head. Aroma is cherry and dark bread with a slight fig. Flavor is very sweet and molasses forward. A little berry and anise come through toward the end. The bottle says this is best by 2020. As it drinks now it is a bit sweet and a bit of age might clean things up. Its still a Trappist ale and you cant go wrong with sampling one.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
19Oracolo78 (179) - ITALY - MAR 2, 2017
Birra dal colore ramato. Schiuma fine e persistente. Allolfatto sentori, di frutta secca, spezie, caramello. Al palato corpo medio con note che ripropongono gi quello manifestato all olfatto. Nel finale rimane lievemente amara meno strtturata della 10 ma pi beverina. Ottima con i formaggi.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fst0912 (70) - GERMANY - FEB 27, 2017
Rötlich bis bernsteinfarben; stärker Schaum; komplexe Aromen (leicht säuerlich, etwas Banane, exotische Früchte, Ester) sehr angenehm im Geschmack, alkoholisch, Angenehme Kohlensäure

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
meccahh69lol (155) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Got this one in a single bottle at the local shop, after being told it was a Dubbel (lies, apparently). Pours red-amber with a nice thick head, and a dark plum-y and early grey (bergamot) taste without the bitterness or over-sweetness or straw-y flavor that sometimes comes with Belgians. Even though its apparently blasphemous, I found this one much better than the Rochefort Trappistes 10, which is a bit like an alcohol kick in the face and less of a pleasant experience.


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