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


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RATINGS: 2367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
11.2 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a murky brown color. The head is a two finger white shade, looking a bit rough in texture. Retention isnt very good, though it does seem to settle at being a thin film instead of fading completely. S: Theres really a lot going on in this one - raisins, plums, currants, cherries, caramel, brown sugar, apple, white grapes, chocolate, and some savory spices. Not as sweet as the 8 or 10, yet nearly as complex. T: At first, pleasant tartness from cherry and apple esters graces the palate. Afterwards it develops caramel and brown sugar flavors. The distant aftertaste has a spicy, herbal quality to it, seemingly from hops. I also note dark chocolate, tobacco, and some mild dark fruits. This isnt the most eye-popping of brews; rather its elegant, subtle, and deep. Ill take that over a big, brash monster any day. M: Its not that rich or creamy, instead featuring an airy, slightly refreshing feel. Plenty of yeast astringency and carbonation is there to tickle the tongue. I kind of like the focus on drinkability here - it goes down more easily than the other two Rocheforts. O: What else can be expected here? Its definitely the lightest of the Rocheforts and knows this fact; yet it can easily stand toe to toe with the other two in terms of complexity. Just another excellent trappist offering, really.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
llucmaduell (202) - barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 16, 2017
A Rochefort Trappist beer is wonderful. This, number 6, I left because I prefer Le Havre strongest beers. A pity. Its a great beer. surely repeat

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
matzou (130) - SPAIN - DEC 29, 2016
Amber copper body 2 fingers white head. Smell of red fruits sweet finishing slightly acidic. Taste is hard to define but pleasant, I think the tea description suits pretty well. Medium light body medium high carbonation. Drinking well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brentv (665) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2017
Deep red color with a big yellowish head. Rich dark fruits on the nose and tongue. This beer is big and is so good. The flavor sweetens a bit as it sits in your mouth. Lots of carbonation, but its Belgian Trappist and thats part of the charm. I love this and cant get enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
RaduPopovici (20) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - DEC 30, 2016
330 ml bottle, Bucharest at Bistro GUXT. Nice amber color, alittle hazy, some sediments in the glass. Thin head, no retention, no lacing. Aroma is pleasant: dark bread, honey, caramel, some fruits (dried plums and apricots), some spices (coriander, cloves and nutmeg). Moderate hints of chocolate in the finish. Medium high carbonation, medium body Well balanced taste with hints of bread, fruits, caramel and spices. Well integrated alcohol.one of the best dubbels I tasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martin243 (1065) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Cool bottle served in a Hoegaarden snifter. Hazy toffee coloured body with an off white head that faded to a skim. Malt loaf aroma. Prunes, dried fruit, demerara and overripe bananas. Soft and gentle in the mouth. Rather lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TtV (428) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle 33cl. Brown with a rouge glow and a thick off white head that fades somewhat. Aroma of grain, Co2. The taste is somewhat metallic, probably caused by the grain. The aftertaste is bitter with a faint sweet undertone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (1210) - Mons, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2017
Robe ambre, fine mousse crmeuse. Nez sur le malt, la noisette, un cot lact, pointe de caramel. Bouche frache et digeste, belle bulle fine et finale acidule. Une belle bire qui reste lgante malgr son alcool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jzi (310) - POLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vsyrbu (38) - MOLDOVA - JAN 12, 2017
Light bitterness with caramel flavor and something of spices might. Amber unclear color and yeast

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
rob19a (188) - - DEC 29, 2016
11/20 surprisingly bland, taste pretty subtle especially considering its 7.5%, disappointing but its alright

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