Trappistes Rochefort Triple Extra
Brasserie de Rochefort

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From:
Brasserie de Rochefort
 
Belgium
Style:
Tripel
Ranked #25
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,426
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 10.36%
Ratings:
38
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sunday at 08:45 PM
Added:
Sep 29, 2020
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  4
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Trappistes Rochefort Triple ExtraTrappistes Rochefort Triple Extra
Notes: In 1920, well before the production of the famous Trappist Rochefort 6-8-10 in the 1950s, the monks at Rochefort brewed an extra-strong blonde beer and continued brewing it for several years. Now, 100 years later the monks are very happy to offer a strong blonde beer inspired by the original recipe: The Trappist Rochefort Triple Extra.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by eatsluggs from Oregon

Unexpected carbonation.
Spiced, refreshing, citrusy.
Perfect for an afternoon cheese and beer snack.

Sunday at 08:45 PM
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3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by plutonash from Latvia

L: Foamy at first pour, later dissipates to a 1 finger thick white head. Agressive bubbles at the beginning, could conjure up a storm. Golden in colour, hazy, good lacing. Some sediment in the glass.

S: White bread, honey, a bit dusty. While colder get some strange notes of rhubab and redcurrant, which are not present while warm. Orange marmelade/peel, which transforms to an old dried orange peel. Some unusual butteriness. Pear.

T: Where's the butter creeping in from, can't be diacetyl, can it? Or maybe my brain can't distinguish butter from orange that well in a beer. White bread, bit orange, tiny tiny bit of pilsneresque quality when cold.

F: Light/medium bodied, good balance of sweet and bitterness, (bitterness lingers). Can't feel the 8.1%.

O: A different take on a triple which was a bit unexpected - was hoping more estery punch on the nose, but it was quite restrained compared to its Belgian cousins. Overall, an easy drinking companion, definitely worth a try.

Saturday at 02:04 PM
 
4.25 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on Friday at 07:09 PM
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4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by scott451 from Canada (ON)

Poured a 330ml bottle into a tulip. A massive four finger head that sticks around. lots of lacing.
Lots of fruit in the nose. Some pear. Mild spice.
A very mild hop finish.
Moderately light body and carbonation.
Very smooth and well balanced.

Friday at 02:52 AM
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4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

330 ml bottle served cold into a goblet. LCBO purchase for $4.20 CDN. Best before August 31, 2023. Super stoked to see this in local LCBO's.

Appearance - Rich dark golden / yellow color with two gigantic fingers of head. Incredible staying power, as there's still more than a finger of head a few minutes later. Lots of sediment floating around, to the point of detracting the appearance slightly.

Smell - Subdued nose, light fruity esters, some candi sugar and hints of peach and apple. Bready backbone, but surprisingly restrained.

Taste - Light and bready, some booziness, lots of sweet little flavors of candi sugar, powdered doughnuts, then hints of peach and pear lurking in the background.

Mouthfeel - Medium light bodied, expressive carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Booziness felt in the back of the throat.

Overall - Rochefort doing a tripel and it's great? Color me (not) surprised. Awesome brew from one of the best in the world. Well worth a tipple and the price tag is even reasonable (at least around these parts).

Thursday at 09:13 PM
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3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by misteil from Ireland

long overdue with this one. maybe my most anticipated beer ever, not that i necessarily thought it would be amazing or anything, just that i’m so fond of the beers rochefort make (well, 6 less so but still) and that i was really stoked that they realised a new beer, and indeed it’s a good not great beer, decent triple, all the spices and sweet fruit flavours are in place, some hefe-esque banana notes, pineapple and apricot, pear, rather floral, white bread, honey, medium bodied and with high carbonation, pretty dry, just lacking a bit in depth of flavour, still a really cool thing to be able to try.

Jan 14, 2022
 
4.24 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON) on Jan 13, 2022
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3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

Poured into a small stemmed tulip. Lots of sediment when I got to the bottom.

A nice beer. Tasty, but there are better tripels being brewed.

A - Pours golden yellow, cloudy (did I kick up some sediment during the pour?) with a thick dense moosey white three finger head. Great carbonation.

S - Limited aromas, faint sweetness, faint spiciness from the fermentation, no hoppiness identified.

T - Some herbal hoppiness, no sweetness or spiciness. Almost Pilsner-like. The 8.1% ABV is barely noticeable.

MF - Medium light body with a dry tingly finish. Warming.

Jan 12, 2022
 
4.25 by cozmo from New York on Jan 09, 2022
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4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by LukeGude from Iowa

Bottle from John’s poured into stein at home. Wait, haven’t had this yet? Enormous head billows. Sediment at bottom. Yep, great tripel flavor.

Jan 07, 2022
 
3.36 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Jan 07, 2022
 
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4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

Pours a cloudy, golden amber coloration with a large, fluffy head. Smells of biscuity, caramel malt, fruity, slightly spicy esters and floral hops, with just a hint of citrus coming through as well. Taste is an excellent balance of biscuity, caramel malt, fruity and spicy esters, with notes of apricot and clove, floral, slighty citrussy hops, with hints of orange rind, as well as a rich toffee presence. Finishes with a toffee sweetness and hints of bitterness, with some fruity and spicy esters lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a rich body and medium carbonation.

This makes for a very nice Tripel with a rich sweetness and warming alcohol presence that never become cloying or overly boozy though. While that rich toffee sweetness is rather dominant here, it's balanced very nicely by some hoppy, bitter accents, with those estery fruit and spice notes also coming through distinctly. Although this may not be overly complex, it makes up for that with its subtle balance, making for a rather enjoyable example of the style that's rich in character without feeling cloying.

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4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland on Dec 05, 2021
 
4.25 by paulish from New York on Nov 23, 2021
 
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4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by OlaB from Norway

Pours a hazy golden color with a huge top of white head that dissolves slowly. A lot of sediments in the beer.
Aroma is apricots, pears, banana, orange and lemon peels, honey, yeast, peppercorns and floral hops.
The taste starts off dry and fruity with nice spice notes. A well ballanced bitterness in the finish allong with some herbal and floral hops notes. Nice lenght and strenght in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with a medium carbonation and a medium body.
An excellent made triple, enjoyed to the fullest.

Aug 07, 2021
 
4.08 by SayBoom from Ukraine on Jul 13, 2021
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3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by JonnoWillsteed from England

Blind-tasted except for the beer's name and brewery/country, zero reviews below read (yet!)...
L- Mid-darker gold but hard to jusge since it's notably cloudy. Pours with a 2Cm white head. [email protected]+10mins, holds very well and forms lacing on the way down.
S- I get something quite bright and 'different' on the first sniff but then struggle to register it again. It is likely just a part of the Trappist hop facets.
T- Oh yes I get that^ smell loudly come through in the taste. It's distinctive (even if I struggle to ID it! lol), like a facet of bold dry apricot or similar. [My wife with no cues from me thinks it's a citrus/grapefruit note and is surprised to hear it's Trappist].
F- It's like the monks at Rochefort have (for their sins?) been whacked with the hipster stick. No really it's like an attempt to take an uber-trad beer and pitch it to a younger market by adding contemporary hops notes to it.
O- Overall the beer is quite enjoyable, though it's tougher to decide what it is trying to be; like two beers in one. I'll conclude that it's like an attempt to brew a hipstered triple.
Review1933/scoring all done, now the reveal, I get to read the lables to see what I missed! == Ingreds include, 'barley, wheat, orange peel and spices' A-ha!!
330ml bottle BB: 17/03/2023 £2.90 Bought from TremblingMadness, York/UK as part of a large pick-your own consignment to London.

Jul 04, 2021
 
3.81 by desint from Belgium on Jun 11, 2021
 
4.3 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation on Jun 08, 2021
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4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Bruno74200 from France

Spicy, fruity and quite complex overall.
It's funny because you can distinguishly get the Rochefort yeast but it's unexpected in tripel.
Overall a nice offering but nothings to shake the tripel game

Jun 06, 2021
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4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by eric5bellies from Australia

This one from the beercollector.com.au
A - Pours a NEIPA like appearance but with a thicker head that retains and laces.
S - Aromas are sticky sugars and candyfloss like burnt caramel.
T - The taste is quite different to the aroma, It has the classic Tripel spice, the booze is well hidden and just a hint of the stickiness in there, but it gets drowned out by the booze.
M - Medium body and carbonation which is pretty much what a Tripel should be.
O - This is not a Westmalle nor is it intended to be. It is intended to be a well thought out version of the Tripel that is unique. And it is unique. Is it as good as a Westmalle ? No. But it is a very interesting slant on my favourite beer style that i really enjoyed.

Jun 04, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by StJamesGate from New York

Slightly hazy dirty blonde with a rock solid cap of trailing off white foam; flowers with dried apricot, spice, banana peels, melon rind and pencil erasers on the nose; white sliced pan, white pepper, lemon rind, some botanicals, some canary melon, grass; fizzy, light to medium, soft, bitter.

4 4.5 4.25 4.25 4.25

The nose is a cornucopia, so it was a surprise to get something far more subtle on the palate. It’s neither as complex as Westmalle or as drinkable as Karmeliet; instead it splits the difference for a straight citrus-phenol hit that unfolds gradually.
First comes lemon chiffon pie, but with a lasting and surprisingly assertive bitter linger. By the time it finishes opening it’s become an orchard fruit festival, even pushing towards tropical with the lushness of the ripe melon, cut by the signature spice of the house yeast.

Not the best in class, but definitely a grower.

May 28, 2021
 
4.3 by arzt from Russian Federation on May 27, 2021
 
4.56 by janubio from Spain on Apr 30, 2021
 
4.5 by steverx8 from England on Mar 06, 2021
 
3.98 by samEBC from Belgium on Feb 14, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by josanguapo from Spain

De Labirratorium. En copa Grimbergen. Jugando a Cyber Shadow. Con galletas campurrianas. Esperaba bastante de rochefort y no decepciona. Una tripel fácil de beber, en la que el alcohol se nota poco y no resulta tan seca como otras del estilo, incluso refrescando

Feb 04, 2021
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4.96/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by Jakuberno from Belgium

Milky look, unfiltered, full malty and slightly bitter taste with stronger hops taste with hints of citrus fruits and barley. Smells of fresh fruits and malt. Feels very smooth with just enough bubbles.

After I had a second one, it became my all time favourite.
It is very hard to get it as the brewery limits the amount you, or businesses can buy. In most shops I saw it, it's one bottle per purchase.

Jan 15, 2021
 
4.22 by Antyk from Belgium on Nov 26, 2020
 
4.2 by Shanex from France on Nov 26, 2020
 
4.18 by HopBelT from Belgium on Oct 29, 2020
 
3.83 by YvesB from Belgium on Oct 15, 2020
Trappistes Rochefort Triple Extra from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 38 ratings