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


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RATINGS: 2419   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
langeveld12 (538) - - JAN 19, 2013
Pours an average frothy light brown head that mostly diminishes. Body is red brown and hazy. Aroma contains dark bread, molasses, lemon, dough, grape, raisin, forst fruits, chery, wine and port, coriander and other spices, and alcohol. Flavor starts off light acidic and light bitter, to go to sweet and to finish light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is watery and carbonation soft to flat. A good complex beer that would have scored higher if carbonation wasnt too low and texture would have been less watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ischas (648) - - MAY 12, 2017
0,33 l Flasche. Braunes, trbes Bier, cremeweier, stabiler, grobporiger Schaum, kaum Gardine. Riecht nach Rosine, fast wie ein Portwein. Schmeckt leicht nach Kirsche, sehr s. Zu viel Kohlensure.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
azzurro (182) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rider0nTheStorm (28) - Ablis, FRANCE - APR 29, 2017
Elle est bonne, on peut pas dire le contraire, cest juste que le style nest pas pour moi.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomHendriksen (437) - NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2017
Fles gedeeld door LiekevdV. Het is een donker bruin bier met een bittere smaak met enkele zoete tonen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djfreeart (8) - FRANCE - APR 23, 2017 does not count
Robe ocre tirant sur le rouge. Mlange dherbes, arme complexe, bien quilibre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luneylane (158) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - APR 22, 2017
A bottle from Jasons, drunk at home. Aroma: sweet and fruity, figs. Appearance: opaque, oxtail soup, minimal head. Palate: full-bodied and creamy, soft carbonation. Long, sweet, very complex finish. Taste: heavily sweet but not overpoweringly so, very well-balanced beer. Surprisingly warming for 7.5%, a very satisfying drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jandd1983 (4210) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2017
Bottle. It poured a dark amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of caramel, bread and malts. The taste was similar to the aroma with more caramel, bread, malts and dark fruits. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvanFriend (570) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2017
Starts off sweet, brown sugar notes, fading into spice, some bubblegum, and a tannic, woody finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
oobawa (1208) - Tennessee, USA - APR 14, 2017
Decent pour, surprisingly tame for a Trappist Ale; the colors a lovely hazed golden brown and the heads persistent, but the lacing has gone missing. Aroma gives up waves up Belgian yeast, raisins, apples, and overripe peach and a hint of booziness. Taste develops nicely as it warms, growing more and more complex as the dark fruit notes mesh with a caramel-tea sweetness backed by a bitter minerality. Plum and red apple and black cherry underneath it all, followed by a earthy-doughy finish offset by the slightest floral hop bitterness. Solid sparkly Belgian mouthfeel. Not my favorite Trappist but a solid beer nonetheless.

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