Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by BrownNut:
4.14/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A - 3.5 Tons of fizz. Mostly fizz initially. Somewhat soapy looking light tan head that dissipates to nothing in a couple of minutes. Dark brown beer that looks like apple cider when a light is shined through it. Not a particularly attractive beer.
S - 4.0 - Light vaguely grapey fruit smell with bready smell. Really nice. Can't quite place the rest of it. Almost an apple cider component but not quite.
T - 4.25 - Robust flavor with a dense richness to the flavor without the liquid itself being dense. Reminds me of how a pan sauce gets that concentrated flavor, or stock made from bones that have been first browned - not those flavors, just the same concentratedness. A hint of brown sugar sweetness on the exhale. A bit of the bread from the nose. A hint of chocolate, but not quite. The only way I notice the booze is in how my face quickly got warm.
M - 4.0 - Thinner and lighter than expected. Well carbonated. Finishes moderately dry.
O - 4.25 - Very good. I was actually hoping for something with a bigger, thicker presence, but like with the St. Bernardus was surprised to find it fairly light. I almost want it boiled down a bit so the same flavors are there in richer form. What I like about it is the subtlety of the flavors. I like when fine cuisine does this - it gives you a flavor at about 95% of the level you'd need to recognize it, which forces you to chase it and keep wondering quite what it is. For a beer some call the best in the world, I'd like to see something more. I've been saving my 5's all this time for something like this! Now what do I do? Go back and recalibrate everything? Only Westvleteren 12 remains amongst the big Belgians to claim that prize.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2012 22:53:47 | More by BrownNut
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4.33/5 rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A : Dark brown. Poured with a lively half inch head that quickly disappeared. Looks like what I'd come to expect the style to look like, but nothing remarkable different.
S: New to trying put names to smells in beers, but I get some plum and what I'll call other dark fruit, and a breaded smell. Not an explosion of different smells to me, but enjoyable none the less.
T: Taste follows the nose without the bread, with the alcohol being the main addition. Smelled a little better than it tasted to me which I guess means the alcohol did not benefit the taste.
M: Bubbly effervescent as I'm accustomed to and enjoy with the style and enjoyable. Not experienced enough doing reviews to nail down why I know I prefer the Westy 12 mouthfeel to this.
O: A great example of the style, and a quality brew. Overall ranking likely impacted by this not being my favorite style of beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 07:51:22 | More by Wolberjs
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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