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

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common

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RATINGS: 2390   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
budweiserblows (35) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Very light Dubbel!! That does not, however, mean that this beer is not extraordinary. By lightening the traditional Dubbel, Rochefort has created it’s own niche somewhere between a double/triple fermentation ale. I feel this beer has created a superior taste keeping the depth of a typical dubbel while mating it with the light notes of the best tripel’s.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
meccahh69lol (48) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nurmis (527) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2017
33cl bottle. Pours cloudy light brown. Yeast, plums, dried fruits and herbal hops. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
simontomlinson (161) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Frothy beige head soon left a skim on reddish brown coloured, finely effervescent body. Dark fruits, malt & demerara aroma. Feels a bit thin. Smooth & tingly on the palate. Taste is similar to aroma with caramel, dark spirit, malt, toffee & dark fruits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
m.mahu (168) - Iasi, ROMANIA - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle at home. This is the first of the 3 beers from Brasserie Rochefort, which I have tried. Pours reddish brown with minimal head. Sweet malts, fruit, bread, caramel, yeast. Medium carbonation. Medium body, slight alcohol presence, but not bothersome. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Toomio (567) - Joensuu, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Aivan hyv. Mikon kanssa spotteribileiss. SM-hallit Jyvskylss. Ehk lasista parempi.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrW (582) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle 33cl. Caramel dominates the aroma. Dried fruits, raisins, plums. Poured red brown, quickly fading head. Taste had a large sweetness to it, caramelised fruits, liquor. Aftertaste has something rum-like.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (1141) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle at t Brugs Beerjte. Commonshawn, rosskyle, samalito, and dubtully. Rochefort glass. Deep dark cherry wood color with a plentiful white head. Nose is mostly malty with dark fruit (raisin) present. Taste is a little milder than the 8 or 10 but still sports a welcomed balance of malt and dark fruits. There is a pleasant toffee and caramel quality. It reminds me of a traditional dubbel but its of a high quality. Sweetness comes through but not to the point of ruining the effort. Completed the Rochefort cycle today and very proud of it.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
popiela (712) - Pozna, POLAND - FEB 18, 2017
Butelka 0,33l. W aromacie mocno miodowe, delikatnie chlebowe. W smaku miodowe, wysokie nasycenie.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vincentvega72 (550) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2017
Mooi amberkleurig bier met crmekleurige schuimkraag. Zoetig van geur en smaak. Caramel, pruim, dadel, toffee, cassonade, mout. Mooi zacht vol in de mond. Zacht-zoetige afdronk. Toptrappist.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nikokaoja (123) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - FEB 15, 2017
15. 2. 2017, Ljubljana. Bottled. Almost a bit soury taste in light to medium body. Leaves intense aftertaste mixed all around. Not my style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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