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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2404   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
exadore (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Bottle. Poured a very dark cloudy brown, with a two finger head. Nose is typical Belgian Ale, with a lingering musty hint. Tastes of toasted malt, with fruit notes, very good, no noticeable alcohol flavor.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Graham77 (505) - SCOTLAND - MAR 24, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy amber colour with a fair head and reasonable lacing. The aroma is malt, banana, caramel. The taste is medium sweet with a grassy and peppery finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidf93 (70) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 17, 2017
Light brown red colour. Brandy grapes notes. Light bitter taste, light caramel malts.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tekstr1der (469) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2017
Hazy dark copper with lasting cap of off-white foam, looks as good as Im hoping. Aroma is malt-forward with just a hint of spice and Belgian yeast influence. Rich malty flavors of molasses bread and mellow sweetness of dark fruits thats just so another-level better than any of the best dubbels Ive ever had. Silky smooth and no hint of booze, easily my favorite of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
basjansen14 (207) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2017
Backlog Amber coloured beer with a nice herbal aroma and a nice fruity taste with some herbal notes as well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rhombic (129) - SPAIN - MAR 11, 2017
Pours with a huge head with great lacing - marvellous appearance. Aromas are predominantly floral with fruity tones, very nice. What this beer excels in is in the flavour profile: earthy, but not musty, rich herbal, dry, beautiful flavours... but alcohol is fairly present and ends up being a bit drilling after a while. However, even then it still is very good. Nice medium body with just the right amount of hoppiness; oily texture, clear finish. Thumbs up.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (4673) - 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 (384) - 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 (1036) - 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 (199) - 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 (225) - 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.


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