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


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RATINGS: 2347   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mithe (1584) - Opava & Brno, - JUN 23, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2016
(Bottle 0,33l) (23.6.2010)
Strong fruit, sweet, light alcohol aroma. Cloudy light sparkling red-pink color. Light beige creamy all time head. Beautifully looking beer. Medium sweet, light fruity sour. Medium-full body. Creamy, sticky texture. Astringent, warm alcohol finish. (

(Bottle 0,33l) (3.1.2016)
Aroma: Yeasts, fruity, sweet, later spicy, caramel.
Appearance: Cloudy dark orange color. All time, white head.
Taste: Medium sweet, candy, caramel, fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Soft fizzy. Light sticky, oily texture. Astringent finish.
Overall: Very good. Sweet and still drinkable. (

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kiebab (5) - Braniewo, POLAND - DEC 2, 2016 does not count
Bottle at home. Bananas, peach, green tea and clove in aroma and flavour but theres also honey (manuka?) and bitter orange in falvour. Everthing is good but ppearance cuz... I dont know mine was realy cloudy with some bits of probably yeast but overal... Really beautiful beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MeadProfessor8 (4) - arborea, ITALY - NOV 30, 2016 does not count
Aroma di pane tostato,sapore di frutta e fiori, morbido, schiuma cremosa non molto persistente, alcol si sente abbastanza ma non fastidioso. Per i miei gusti superiore a 8 e 10 . Una delle migliori trappiste con westmalle. Squisita

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bierridder_S (748) - BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2016
26/11/2016 - 33cl bottle @ De Witte Raaf, Oudenaarde. Cloudy dark brown, light tanned creamy head. Nose is malty, chocolate, caramel. Taste is dark malts, some mocha, bit fruits, cara.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Excalibur123 (373) - Soria, SPAIN - NOV 23, 2016
Presenta mbar claro turbio con media corona de espuma blanca de burbuja fina y ligera retencin, potente aroma a caramelo, azcar Candy, levadura belga, cilantro y uvas pasas; en boca entrada suave, ligeramente maltosa, notas terrosas y a especias, cuerpo medio ligero y carbnico medio; largo retrogusto dulce y maltoso, buena cerveza fcil de beber y fiel al estilo trapense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jury (209) - RUSSIA - NOV 23, 2016
Вкусный Бельгий& эль, красивы& цвет (много дрожжев& осадка), хороший аромат и вкус цветочн& алкогол& не чувству& приятно& послевк& хорошая плотнос& качеств& пиво! Дата розлива 22.03.2016. Может рано открыто, со времене& стало бы ещё вкуснее& (Bottle 0,33/ 7,5%)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AnthonSpencer (20) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Bottle at home. Cloudy brown. The aroma and flavour have caramel, bread, coffee, raisins, cherry. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mates (21) - POLAND - NOV 17, 2016
Dość mętne, ciemna pomarańcz lub bursztyn. Piana obfita, ale szybko redukuje się do krążka. Zapach dość złożony z wybijającą się ... kolendrą? gałką muszkatołową? Taki zapach coli. Wiem, anyż, czyli cofola. Smak podąża za zapachem. Odczucie w ustach b. przyjemne, pewna "mętność" w fakturze dobrze zbalansowana bąbelkami. Dobre piwerko.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cattaneopapa (342) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2016
33cl botlle from BelgianShop.com. 7.5 alc/vol. Pours a hazy deep amber colour with one finger off white head. Aromas of toffee, bread. Taste matches the aroma with sweet toffee flavour leads to a well balanced finish. Oily and sticky mouthfeel. Medium bodied with high carbonation. It is very enjoyable, but not as mind-blowing like the quad from this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (1773) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle @home, The I cant believe they voted for Trump tasting (Nov 8th). Pours brown with a red tinge, small slightly off-white head. Nose is fruity, lemon, candy sugar, slight toffee and spices. Taste is all more of the same with a malty base coming through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cristobal37 (848) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 1, 2016
Light malts and sweeter yeast. Mild belgian ale its cool but so subtle its nothing special. Malty and sweet. I really like the 8 and 10 but this is just drinkable.

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