Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by iDrinknewglarus:
4.78/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
A: Pours a very dark brown with some red notes, can't see through it. A two finger khaki head slowly dissipates, but never goes away completely. Surprising amount of lacing for a beer of this ABV.
S: Smells quite vinous right off the bat. Sour grapes, but with a rich malt backbone is the initial impression. Dark fruits covered in sugar. Plum particularly stands out for me. I get some green apple in the background. As it warms, I get very noticeable fig notes.
T: First got to mention that the alcohol is masked very well, and it can only be felt and tasted just the slightest, but blends with the beer gloriously. It is quite fruity. I also get a good deal of fig and raisin. Super well balanced. It never turns into a sweet mess even though I can taste the belgium candy sugars the more and more I sip.
M: It coats the mouth really well, but still retains a softness. I would say medium-full in the mouth, and slightly sticky, but at the same time dry. Perfect small-bubbled carbonation keep this beer lively in the mouth, love it!
This is my first time having an authentic Trappist quad, and I have really enjoyed this one. Side note: the bottle I have was aged for about a year and a half.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2011 06:06:38 | More by iDrinknewglarus
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4.98/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Much like the Chimay line of beers, and other Trappist brews, the blasé appearance of the bottle belies the complex flavor that lies within. It smells heavily like sugar, probably brown, and anise seed. It tastes heavily fruity, like a carbonated brandy, and is very yeasty. Goes pretty well with some Machego cheese and some hard salami. It's also got a pretty high alcohol content, around 11%, but the kick's somewhat delayed as it's just so darn tasty and toasty you don't really notice the wallop it packs 'til later.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 01:30:27 | More by TheBeerLord
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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