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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

8,109 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 8,109
Reviews: 2,675
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 704
Gots: 1,822 | FT: 68
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-06-2000

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Ratings: 8,109 | Reviews: 2,675
Photo of gorbos
4.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The standard for me of a world-class beer (all the good quad smell and flavor). What keeps me coming back is the mouthfeel: it's like some kind of soft angel spirit, round, airy, unified -- no wateriness or prickly sharp carbonation to speak of.

Whatever gives this 11%er such a big fluffy head also gives it that uncanny mouthfeel. Pure magic.

Photo of tedvr
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark amber with a caramel head. Smells are of fruit, raisins with malt in the background. Taste is complicated with raisins and caramel, with malt taste pulling it all together. Mildly carbonated. Overall a wonderfully complex beer.

Photo of larryarms847
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber with a noticeable ruby red hue as well as a well carbed head of lively light khaki foam.

Fruity with notes of raisins and cherry, caramel, toffee, and some light vanilla notes.

The sweetness of caramel and toffee plays a larger role in the flavor, the dark fruits take a backseat at this point, but still apparent and the vanilla expands in flavor.

Medium-heavy bodied, medium-high carbonation, sweet, slightly fruity, smooth as hell.

Overall, this is a perfect example of the style and the best part is this amazing brew is easily accessible.

Photo of Jakerz
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Insanely smooth for a Belgian Quad, finished up with a great pop of flavor. 10/10!

Photo of Terrik1337
4.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: deep amber with a light head
Smell: dark fruits, and light booze
Taste: dark fruits, mild sweetness and light booze, though that description does not convay just how delicious this beer is. This is actually my all time favorite beer.
Feel: Felt chewy almost, but in a good way
Overall: I'm young to the beer world, but this is my favorite so far.

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Dark caramel brown color, with a creamy, frothy head. The colors play off each other beautifully.

Smell: Not a very strong smell in my opinion. Smells slightly malty and boozy but thats about all I get.

Taste: Caramel and dark fruit (plus banana) creates a very nice taste. Everything is present in perfect balance. the booze present in the most leaves you with a biting aftertaste, but nothing overpowering. This is a well balanced quad, although it is sweeter than most. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Feel: Refreshing yet flavorfull.

Overall: My favorite of the rochefort trio.

Photo of whothehellisstanpapi
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

how could i rate the standard any lower?

Photo of sjdevel
3.9/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: Ridiculous amounts of foam pouring slowly from a 330ml bottle into a Belgian styled glass. This massive froth is a nice off-white / khaki color. The beer itself is a deep amber/brown (more on the brown side) and only lets a few rays of light through. The head slowly recedes and you are left with a major ring around the edges with some continuous lacing.

Smell: Slight tart and vinegary at first, but then strong caramel notes kick in. There are minor alcohol notes evident but not that noticeable for an 11.3%’er.

Feel: Full bodied thick and caramely. The alcohol instantly bites the tongue and there seems to be a battle between dry and sweetness.

Taste: The first flavors are of tart purple fruit (plum, grape, etc.), and then the alcohol bite quickly comes in to play. There is a slight alcohol burn like doing a shot of 100 proof rum. There are strong caramel flavors, roasted nuts, and smoked grains. The strong alcohol taste fades briefly, but seems to kick back in at the end.

Overall: This is a great beer, but I don’t agree that it is a 5/5 or 100 on score… I had hoped for a bit more as I have heard a lot of hype. There are many flavors that meld together nicely, but I believe that they are slightly devalued by the strong alcohol notes. It just seems a bit off balanced. I think this one would be better at a lower ABV (possibly less demerara/raw sugar as most Belgian Quads have as an ingredient). Not my favorite brew, but I wouldn’t be afraid to give it another try in the future.

Photo of ElJacobian
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is incredible. Plum, raisin, caramel and yeasty smell. Super fruity upfront and still has the champagne feel. Very light on the tongue and the aftertaste is fig, raisin, and toffee. Absolutely amazing beer.

Photo of jribeiro025
4.05/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It is very figgy and pruney. Unique beer for sure. Can taste a bit of alcohol but not overwhelming. Great beer

Photo of Alexbrewer93
4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is one of my favorite beers iv had. i have heard of people having a miss or hit experience with this brew but for me it was a hit. i picked it up at the store for about 6.12 in georgia after tax. i brought it home and first thing i put it in the fridge and let it sit there until it got to about 42 degree's. with Belgium trappist brews you gotta put it in a goblet. reason being is for the smell make sure you got a nice thick goblet doesnt have to be fancy but i got a nice thick goblet that way im not scared the glass will break every time i place it down. as to the beer it self.it has a very sweet smell very nutty overtones to it. it just smells like a perfect beer. and the smells carry very nicely to the flavor. the beer it self has a nice dark cloudy look. i heard one reviewer said it almost looked like muddy water. i see where he came from but i say who cares you dont buy a beer to look at it. you buy it to drink it. and the flavor is like nothing iv had before. i havent had the westvleteren yet iv heard it better others say this is better. but as for this beer its the best iv had so far. if you can get it and afford it, your an idiot if you dont get it. go support those Belgium monks and get this beer

Photo of CroatianTrain15
4.97/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When you imagine the taste of the perfect beer, you're imagining Rochefort 10.

Photo of chessiejackson
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful. First experience on a Trappist, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Photo of heyannalise
1/5  rDev -77.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

It was REALLY hard to open. I had to use two different bottle openers and finally got it open after making a mess on my counter. Pouring it made a lot of foam which just didn't go away. The foam tasted like someone poured sugar into a litter box. I never got to the beer because the foam was just horrible! I'm not even being dramatic, this beer was a waste of 10 perfectly good minutes.

Photo of bigsteve45
4.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Very deep brown. NOT black. 1.5 finger creamy head that dissipates quickly. I was surprised at how big the head was for such a high ABV beer.
Smell: Candied sugar dominates the smell. There is also strong prunes and figs.
Taste: This beer is brilliant. Theres no other way to put it. As soon as it hits your tongue you get a smoky deep tobacco taste that instantaneously transitions into sweet candied fruits. There is a slight alcohol taste that you forget about after a few sips.
Feel: Medium mouthfeel. Viscous yet not syrupy like I would have expected.
Overall: My expectations were far surpassed. I had mixed feeling going in on whether or not I was going to truly enjoy this beer. Most Quads I have had in the past have turned me off to the style. In drinking this I have new hope; After my last sip was gone I instantly knew I needed to buy another!

Photo of GerryPendry
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my desert island beer. If I had to choose one beer above all the others, it would be Trappist Rochefort 10. (TR 8 comes in a close 2nd.)

Photo of josanguapo
4.76/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Compra: www.cervezasespeciales.com

Opinión: De las mejores trapenses y puede que la mejor. Desde luego su relacion calidad-precio es la mejor

Photo of Tetrodotoxine
4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Top Tier Trappist. I usually have it with an equally interesting piece of meat.

Photo of DoctorZombies
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

(2012) Black pour with off white head; figs, tobacco and prune notes. Tobacco figs dirt stone fruit and prune flavors. More earthy semi sweet fruit as it warms. Medium body and viscous tongue. Complex and delicious and only gets better with age.

Photo of Mikus
3.88/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a big damned beer! Really nice, classic dark fruits and raisins in the nose; deep, rich flavors follow on the palate, with big boozy presence. Finished a bit on the drier side. Not sure that I am on the 'best Belgian on the list' bandwagon, but this is obviously top shelf and enjoyable. Splitting one with a buddy was more than enough for me!

Photo of Vitruvius
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Not quite as good as the La Trappe quad. Similar though

Photo of rjs246
3.8/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I mean, it's good. But it isn't THAT good. Like $8 for a 12oz bottle? Bzzzzt. No.

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is truly a very beatiful beer!

It pours dark red-brown, almoust black with a one finger high, beige head that dissapears fast with a wizzing noice.

Nose: Vanilla, whiped cream, raisin, plum, milk chocolate, brown sugar and dark syrup.
Taste: Dried fruit, brown sugar, dark bread, a hint of coffee, licorice and vanilla.
Body: Medium body with a complex texture. High carbonation. A little warming booze from the 11.3% ABV. So great beer!

Absolutely top!

Photo of CraigP83
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark dried fruits all around. Served straight out the fridge and the carbonation took away from the taste. Opened up as it warmed. Lots of raisin, fig, prune in this one

Photo of TriumphBrewing
1.84/5  rDev -59.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I never understood the Reinheitsgebot until I drank this beer, now it makes perfect sense; This isn't beer!! don't waste your money

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 8,109 ratings.