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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2421   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Bottle"18,08,09". Pours out a muddy light brown, quite effervescent in nature to start with, then the head quickly diminishes. It rests with absolutely no head. A noticeable amount of dark sentiment floats in suspension at the lower inch of the beer. Quite opaque in appearance. Very little notice of aroma qualities initially strikes me, so I let the beer warm. Soon a pleasant earthy (little musty) sweetness begins to waft from the beer. Notes of the underlying alcohol and hints of saw dust and cellar start to come to the forefront. Also honey sweetness and cigar/pipe smoke with oak like qualities make there presence felt. Fine bubble dance over the tongue, creating a small stinging sensation on the palate. This creates the sensation that this medium bodied beer has airy lightness to it. Middle, has dark bread notes, subtle candied fruits, along with a sweetness (caramelized sugar in the best sense of it), that lingers into the smooth refreshing finish. Quite impressed. "Day 5 fall out, first week of class"


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Alex60 (290) - - JUN 25, 2017
Bouteille 33 cl - couleur brune opaque, mousse beige crémeuse épaisse et persistante, arômes cerise noire, petites bulles, goût sur le pain, torréfié, alcool qui réchauffe la gorge, complexe mais très agréable

4
emincems (90) - - JUN 20, 2017
cloudy brown. I expected more head retention actually. smells belgian yeasts and slighlty roasted malt. tastes caramel, wood, raisin and yeasts give it some leather taste too. medium bodied and highly carbonated for an dubbel. dry finish.

3.4
anders37 (26257) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2017
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel herbal weak yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.

3.6
ozzatoadisback (167) - ITALY - JUN 3, 2017
Pours dark amber with visible carbonation and a quite dense white head which shows good retention and nice lacing. Rich and vivd aroma with caramel and brown sugar sweetness, fruitiness, slight spiciness and a refreshing herbal/balsamic note. Taste follows the aroma with medium to high caramelish and sugarish sweetness, fruity esters, slight spiciness/pricklyness and just enough bittering balance in a balsamic/herbal finish. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation, quite creamy. An highly drinkable and enjoyable strong ale that is still quite complex. Good

4.4
Oddskulle (31) - - MAY 31, 2017
Dette er noget af det tætteste man kommer på den perfekte øl, tvivl ikke ikke, dette hus har satme fat i den lange ende. Men husk for dælen at der er en 8er og glem aldrig 10eren !

2.4
ischas (698) - - MAY 12, 2017
0,33 l Flasche. Braunes, trübes Bier, cremeweißer, stabiler, grobporiger Schaum, kaum Gardine. Riecht nach Rosine, fast wie ein Portwein. Schmeckt leicht nach Kirsche, sehr süß. Zu viel Kohlensäure.

3.7
Rehkopff (73) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2017
Er det verdens bedste Double? Er det overhovedet sådan en? Men den smager fantastisk, er blød, behagelig og rund. Noter af svesker og sukker. En rigtig nydeøl. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
azzurro (214) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2017
Met a friend at Brothers, took the opportunity to treat myself. Life is good! Nice aroma, not too strong, another very good Rochefort.

3.2
Rider0nTheStorm (35) - Ablis, FRANCE - APR 29, 2017
Elle est bonne, on peut pas dire le contraire, c’est juste que le style n’est pas pour moi.

3.4
TomHendriksen (497) - NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2017
Fles gedeeld door LiekevdV. Het is een donker bruin bier met een bittere smaak met enkele zoete tonen.


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