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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

6,898 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,898
Reviews: 2,528
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 482
Gots: 1,095 | FT: 47
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-06-2000)
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kkipple

South Carolina

4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Even a slow pour of this one fills my St. Bernardus chalice with a good 2.5 inches of foam. Well. The huge, massive toasted marshmallow head is most impressive, composed of big foamy bubbles. It settles after about 10 minutes, leaving great clumps of foam on the sides. Tons of yeasty bits too, this may be the most sediment rich beer I’ve encountered. The beer itself is a deep tobacco color, opaque and rich, with white yeast suspended in all levels of the beer.

Like any good Trappist, there’s lots to smell here. I get loads of dark fruits, raisins, dates, figs, rum and alcohol. After all that, there’s still Belgian yeast, caramel, cocoa and a distinct tannic red wine smell. The only unpleasant aspect is a phenolic band-aid tone that seems a bit off. There’s much fun to be had with this one, but let it warm a bit first.

The taste is really wild. The alcohol in this one is VERY pronounced, and burns the back of my throat a bit. As you’d expect, it’s also quite warming. The taste is quite dry, again reminiscent of a red wine. Past the dry alcohol is a very malty ale, heavy on the candy sugar sweetness. There’s an earthy quality to this one, and a cocoa flavor as well as a real roasty, grainy streak. I get raisins, figs, and perhaps a touch of citrus – no other hop presence is evident. To sum up: Complex, alcoholic, and rich.

Mouthfeel: Quite dry, yet creamy and rich. The little yeasty bits (we need an official name for these) give the impression I’m drinking a very “natural” beer, which is most likely the case.

Rochefort 10, while incredibly tasty, isn’t the sort of thing I’d reach for on a regular basis. The alcohol is a bit overwhelming, and I wouldn’t dream of having more than a single glass of this in a blue moon – never mind the $6 price per 11.2oz bottle! This is something to savor, and is special precisely because it’s so complex. Give me one every few months and I’d be quite satisfied. Do yourself a favor and crack one on your birthday like I did!

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2006 23:03:20 | More by kkipple
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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 6,898 ratings.