Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by hmich176:
4.36/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
A - The dark color is rather interesting. Almost what I would expect of a chocolate root beer concoction - Dark brown mixed with hints of crimson and magenta. It poured rather smoothly, and the head quickly dissipated.
S - There is a red wine-like smell to the brew. I didn't really expect that, not knowing much about this beer. I don't think it has a particularly strong smell otherwise. But I find it enjoyable.
T - Very complex and very balanced. The spice is balanced by the sweetness - it's what I would imagine melange would be like. There's a boozy taste mixed in, but it's not strong enough to be detracting.
M - There's a high amount of carbonation. Certainly not sessionable and not a lawnmowerish brew (although at 11 percent, that's obvious). It's full bodied, bringing a pleasant feel.
Overall ... I enjoyed this beer - no shock there. At first I thought the booze was a little strong, but I came to like it as the beer warmed up as I was drinking it. I had it in a bottle, pouring into a chalice. The label says 260116 - which would make me believe it should be enjoyed no later than January 26, 2016. If my understanding is correct, then this beer was bottled in 2011.
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2013 02:19:00 | More by hmich176
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5/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
ever since reading about Trappist beers, I've always wanted to get my hands on one. being that I come from a long line of priests and a bishop, it made the style even more intriguing. I figured I would never find one, at least in my area. well, I took a trip to ocean city, MD and made a stop at Anthony's with the intent on finding a bottle of something new. sitting on the top self was a bottle of the Trappist beer 2nd on my list, don't think I will ever see a westvletern XII. I couldn't wait to get home and try it! I poured it into a silver goblet used by my grandfather (who was a bishop). all I can say about this beer is it is truly amazing....everything about it! definitely at the top of my list. there's beers out there on my favorites that are based a lot off of my personal drinking experience. For instance, erdinger because of the one I had in a small bar in Munich that opened my mind to German beers and even rolling rock (yeah, its a favorite) because it reminds me of my grandfather. however, this beer is my number one solely on taste, can't imagine there's a better beer out there.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 03:23:29 | More by flagbearer
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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