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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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7,181 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,181
Reviews: 2,544
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 521
Gots: 1,228 | FT: 49
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-06-2000)
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Photo of BEERchitect
4.95/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Undoubtedly one of the best beers ever made. Such complexity, flavor, boldness, and so much togetherness; this beer ranks right there with the Westvleterns and St. Bernardus Abt. 12's of the world.

The murky brown liquid pours into the brandy snifter with a turbulant and froathy pour. An airy, lightly tanned head shows sprinkles of yeast and spices. The beer settles with a half-inch head and laced well as the beer magically disappeared. Despite the rusty and sediment rich pour, the beer has a nice appearance.

Cotton candy sweetness hits the nose with a lot of fruitiness, spiciness, and with a chocolatey, vineous hint that keeps my head spinning. The nose promises complexity immediately.

Malty richness of barley sugars, caramels, and toffee set the tone. Quickly a toasty, chocolatey flavor accompanies the malts and a rich concoction of sweetness begins to emerge. Fruitiness of berries, grapes, dates, figs, plumbs, and apples quickly give a balance and needed variety to the sweet malt taste. A light hint of barrel aged woods make a minor impact later with mild tang and mustiness on the mouth. A confectionate and complex reward to the tongue.

Initial powder-sugar textures develop quickly into a well-malted, well-rounded beverage. Full and suculant textures allow the acidic fruit notes and light hop bitterness to settle the beer and calm the sweetness. Finishes with a dry, well-attenuated, airy finish. For such sweetness, the beer leaves very little residual sweetness on the mouth.

Certainly a desert beer, but not one that relies soley on sweetness. The beer continues to develop with each successive sip and as the beer warms. Remarkably easy to drink seeing how malt dominant the beer shows. A magical beer that defies modern brewing logic.

BEERchitect, Sep 29, 2005
Photo of RoyalT
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – The body is very dark brown, cloudy to the extent that no light in my house can put a dent in the color. I controlled the head at the pour, but it was still big and left a filming layer on top of the ale.

Smell – The sugars jump right out of the glass. The generous cane is the first one I caught. This was followed by crumbly brown and sandpaper raw. The heavenly fruits came next. The apricot led the way followed by overripe pears, Bing cherry juice, an orange wedge or two, a little banana, some figs, a piece of star fruit, and finally a quality red apple.

The alcohol notes and mature malt bring up the rear. This is a very complex bouquet.

Taste – Man, is this good. The sweetness comes out in force at the tongue. It seems like a drop of vanilla has been added to give it even more smoothness. I thought the malt might wimp out at the taste, but it stays its ground (an amazing accomplishment).

Mouthfeel – Very lightly carbonated and smooth, smooth, smooth. The alcohol calls attention to itself at some point, but after the first sip or two you just don’t care.

Drinkability – This defines “creamy Belgian Ale.” It’s just beautiful to hold in the mouth and the flavors will keep you busy all night long. What a treat.

Update – I have this occasionally and decided to re-review for 2004. I was able to pick up some tobacco at the nose to go along with all of the wonderful fruits. It seemed a little more boozy though then I remember so I shaved a half point off of the MF.

RoyalT, Oct 07, 2003
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Anaxagoris, Today at 06:38 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

POTABLE83, Today at 01:46 PM
Photo of asmith55
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

The beer appears to be a dark red/copper with a fleeting light brown froth which forms an even ring around the inside of the glass. Smells of intense licorice/anise with hints of warm spice and a wet earthiness. Tastes of warm brown sugar coated raisins. On the finish there is a light, dark, herbal taste with a hint of alcohol. The mouthfeel is noteworthy in that it is lighter than expected with noticeable carbonation.

asmith55, Today at 05:22 AM
Photo of hophugger
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Ok, not the style that I prefer, but I will give my honest opinion of the style and taste. Pours a decent creamy head at approx. 50 degrees F. Color is very deep and very little light is able to penetrate. Sediment is definately present and beer needs to settle after pouring because of the bottle conditioning. Aroma is of dark fruits and malt sweetness. Taste is full of raisins and malt sweetness. Balance is way better than I expected. Alcohol taste is definately present due to the 11.30% ABV. Overall, a great sipping beer, One is enough, but I will have to say, this is a world class beer

hophugger, Today at 11:06 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

kotzbauerm, Today at 09:37 PM
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4.9/5  rDev +8.6%

factoide, Yesterday at 08:38 PM
Photo of Martinus
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Martinus, Yesterday at 03:39 PM
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

j_therk, Wednesday at 08:50 PM
Photo of BrunEngr
4.16/5  rDev -7.8%

BrunEngr, Tuesday at 11:29 PM
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

CraigPWalker, Tuesday at 08:11 PM
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2/5  rDev -55.7%

dmberger, Tuesday at 07:43 PM
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

brians52, Tuesday at 02:31 AM
Photo of ThomasHall
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

One of my favorite beers! Dark color with minimal head. Taste of dark fruits. Really good!

ThomasHall, Monday at 07:59 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

KevinZ2301, Monday at 01:16 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

SteveCarrozza, Monday at 03:22 AM
Photo of StevenH
5/5  rDev +10.9%

StevenH, Monday at 02:32 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Hayley_86, Sunday at 01:45 PM
Photo of tykechandler
3/5  rDev -33.5%

maybe i just had a bad/old bottle, but this was entirely too boozy to be very enjoyable. tasted like rum. i certainly want to revisit, as it had been a while since i had one, and this is not how i remembered it tasting. so take this review with a grain of salt.

tykechandler, Sunday at 09:17 AM
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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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