Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by nathi:
3.53/5 rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
**Added after reading reviews: Seems other reviewers all note a head and lace, this bottle will not form a head if I put it in a blender I bet....wonder if I have a bad bottle?**
bottle dated best before 15/08/06 (funny, may as well but a brewed on date)
Very loose sediment, even after sitting still in the fridge and being gently poured leaving a little in the bottle, I was disapointed to get a shot of sludge into my glass that muddied it all up. Will remember to leave about 3 oz in the bottle next time, which is a lot of a not-so-cheap beer. No head. May update if the next bottle I try pours better.
Disapointing aroma. Very high, but clean, alcohol. With low, but nice aroma of chocolate covered cherries. The low aroma is very disapointing.
Flavor is also very simple. Nice dryness for a such big beer, which I really like in a Belgian. A bit hot still, needs to age a bit more, need to nunt down some older bottle, because I cant see wasting celar space on this beer. Smoky flavor, some nice phenolic spicyness, but low. Not a lot of malt, this beer must have a healthy sugar dose. Some fruityness, but not real high for a belgian.
One of the more drinkable big beers I have had, but definitly not one of the more interesting. I can see this making a great aged beer...but I dont see it as one of the top beers in the world. Who knows, maybe an aged bottle would change my mind.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2003 18:40:10 | More by nathi
More User Reviews:
4.33/5 rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A : Dark brown. Poured with a lively half inch head that quickly disappeared. Looks like what I'd come to expect the style to look like, but nothing remarkable different.
S: New to trying put names to smells in beers, but I get some plum and what I'll call other dark fruit, and a breaded smell. Not an explosion of different smells to me, but enjoyable none the less.
T: Taste follows the nose without the bread, with the alcohol being the main addition. Smelled a little better than it tasted to me which I guess means the alcohol did not benefit the taste.
M: Bubbly effervescent as I'm accustomed to and enjoy with the style and enjoyable. Not experienced enough doing reviews to nail down why I know I prefer the Westy 12 mouthfeel to this.
O: A great example of the style, and a quality brew. Overall ranking likely impacted by this not being my favorite style of beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 07:51:22 | More by Wolberjs
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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