Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by Reaper16:
4.53/5 rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
11.2oz. bottler served into a Trappistes Rochefort goblet
Pours a cloudy, opaque even, mass of chocolate pudding looking brown. Whatever. The tight cap of beige head sits on top for ever and ever at 1/2 finger in size in this Trappistes Rochefort glass. It looks fine enough.
This beer isn't a looker, which is okay because it is a smeller. Dark fruits -- drunken raisins and prunes and figs -- explode into the nose. Some dark cherries too. Darkly toasted bread adds a solid backbone to all the fruit. There is alcohol present, as there always seems to be in Quads.
Rochefort 10 excels in taste. The smoothness in which all of the intricate dark fruits and yeasty flavors are blended into each other is remarkable. Raisin leads into vanilla leads into toffee leads into fig and they are all expressed simultaneously after the first few sips. The alcohol isn't as noticeable as I thought it was going to be. Its there on the back end but it mostly compliments the flush of cherry on the finish. This is malty delight; a beer of deserved renown.
For all of the strength of flavor that Rochefort 10 has the mouthfeel is pretty light. Its on the lighter end of medium-bodied. It carries all of the flavors pretty well; the smoothness of flavor is especially noteworthy considering that the body is not close to being creamy or anything. Drinkability is damn good compared to most other Quads I've had. The alcohol is barely noticeable on the tongue and the flavors are, again, so well integrated.
Trappistes Rochefort 10 is a world-class beer. You'd be hard-pressed to find a beer that better exemplifies the term "craft beer." This is stupendously crafted. A beer like this can only be the product of a wealth of knowledge executed over hundreds of years. I'd advise you to take advantage of its existence.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2010 03:02:49 | More by Reaper16
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I picked up a bottle of Brasserie de Rochefort's Trappistes Rochefort 10 a couple weeks ago for $6.99 at The Lager Mill. I've been meaning to try this beer for a long time and I decided it was time to stop procrastinating and give this beer a try, so lets see how it goes. Best by 11/27/16. Poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a Belgium chalice.
A- The label looks ok, it's very simple and plain looking and I don't think it's too eye catching. It poured a nice dark brown color that didn't really let any light come through and it had one and a half fingers worth of creamy tan head that died down to a thin ring and it left some nice rings of lacing behind. This is a very good looking quad, I have no complaints at all.
S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness that has a nice brown sugar like aspect to it and it's followed by the malts being the first to show up and they impart a nice toffee and caramel like aroma with some vanilla showing up in the background. Up next comes the fruits that have a nice dark fruit aspect that is a little brighter than normal and it works really nicely with the malty aromas. This beer had a very good aroma, I really enjoyed it.
T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness that's followed by malts still showing up first and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with a nice combination of caramel and vanilla seeming to stick out the most. Up next comes the dark fruits which are just as bright as they were in the aroma, but this time there's also a apple aspect thrown into the mix. On the finish there's a light alcohol flavor that's hidden pretty well and there's just a little bit of bitterness on the finish with a sweet, caramel, vanilla, and fruity aftertaste. This was a very nice tasting beer, I have no complaints at all.
M- Smooth, clean, a little rich, a little creamy, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a slightly lower amount of medium carbonation. This beer had a very good mouthfeel, it worked very well with this beer.
Overall I thought This was very good beer and a very good example of a quad it had pretty much all the aspects that I look for in the style, but I still found it to be pretty unique for the style and it kind of has it's own thing going on that i haven't seen in other quads. This beer had good drinkability, it was smooth, clean, a little rich, a little creamy, a little filling and the tasting did a great job at holding my attention, I would be pretty happy sipping on a couple of these especially on a cold winter night. What I like the most about this beer was how it wasn't like a lot of quads that I've had but it still stayed very true to style. What I liked the least about this beer was nothing, it is a little expensive, but that's to expected with most of these good Belgian beers. I would for sure buy this beer again, I would like to keep a couple in the cellar, but the price would prevent me from buying a lot of it. I would recommend this beer to just about anyone, I think every craft beer drinker should try this beer. All in all I was pretty impressed with this beer, I have no clue why it took me so damn long to try this beer, but I'm glad i finally did and I won't be sleeping on the one anymore. So far this just might be my favorite Quad and it's for sure one of the best ones I've have had. The only one from them I have left to try is the 8 so I will have to pick one of those up soon. Great job guys, I really enjoyed this beer, keep up the great work.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 03:47:58 | More by StoutHunter
4.38/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This pours murky and brown with a fat head of khaki creamy foam. A nose of luscious caramel, touch of booze and a bit of raisin and fig. A bit of sweet chocolate on the nose and soft peat. The taste is generous with malt sweetness. Luscious caramel, molasses, raisin, fig and and earthiness that isn't any dark malt flavor like coffee or chocolate. it;s soft. Mouthfeel is full but drinks lightly with plenty of carbonation to tickle. A mysterious drying. At some point in the beer the palate has become dry and you are left to wonder why. Sweetness from alcohol and a bit of alcohol dryness in the finish.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 17:15:13 | More by utopiajane
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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