Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by KYGunner:
4.48/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a snifter this Belgian Ale had considerable effervescence and a rapidly retreating head. I watched the small bubbles of carbonation reach the top in a continuous stream. The color is of a blurry red/brown, cloudy and layered its quite fetching.
Remarkably fragrant I get dates, some sweet citrus, licorice and raisins. Very nice in the nose it's nicely complex but even a little simple. The scents are not hard to notice and blend well.
The taste is sweet, I get the raisin first, then a light but fleeting citrus. Problem I sense is that an alcohol brashness ends the taste. This alcohol harshness lends to mouthfeel as well. I allowed the Ale to warm and it seemed to be nicer closer to room temperature. I began to get some apple, a bit of fig, the date and far less harshness.
I regret drinking this at a lower temperature and will keep it closer to 60F next time. Very nicely constructed Ale with great range a nice complexities.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2012 00:50:12 | More by KYGunner
More User Reviews:
4.35/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours an opaque deep brown with caramel highlights and more beige, dense, creamy head than body. Thick sheets of lacing line the glass walls. The head lingers and is so dense, it climbs above the rim.
Prunes, raisins, figs, bruised apple and burnt sugar form the initial aroma. Gives the impression of a rum-soaked fruitcake. Notes of cola add complexity.
Flavor is intensely sweet and bready, with prunes, pear, banana, and raisins underlying. Toasted, caramelly malt forms the backbone, but the dark fruit character dominates. The finish is slightly dry and boozy.
Body is on the full side, with low carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.
Very complex, estery character, with enough alcohol to warm the belly, but not detract from the experience. Truly a beauty of a beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 16:37:40 | More by barczar
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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