Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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4.71/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
After all the hype over Westy 12, I decided to try some. Whoops. I live in a state where they did not distribute their American brick. Am I going to pay hundreds for a brick on ebay? No. No way. What to do? I want a great belgian quad. The best. Well, what is close? Matter of fact, what is now just as good on the top beer list? Rochefort 10.
I must say, indeed, it does serve its ranking. Great nutty brown/amber color, with a huge off white head that lingers forever, leaving massive lacing. Huge clumps of yeast left in the bottle, despite an intentional swirl ( hey, I love yeast!).
The nose is filled with a wide variety of soft aromas. Brown sugar, dark fig, plum, caramel covered apple, molasses, burnt sugar, and lots of bready yeast. Caramel malt.
The taste follows, and oh boy, is it beautiful. Beautiful bready fig malt, lots of plums, dark sugar, dark fruit, slight apple and pear, low alcohol warmness, some spicyness from the yeast and the alcohol, but highly drinkable.
Mouthfeel is carbonated, creamy, smooth. Incredibly thick. I can't believe this is almost 12%.
World class, to say the least.
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2013 05:39:22 | More by acelin
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