Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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8,182 Ratings
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Ratings: 8,182
Reviews: 2,692
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 728
Gots: 1,856 | FT: 70
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Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 11-06-2000

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Ratings: 8,182 | Reviews: 2,692
Photo of Tapioju
4.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

0,33l/bottle. Bought from Belgium in 9/14 - enjoyed in Tampere, Finland, 1st of July 2015.

Appearance: dark brown and bit hazy, looks very inviting indeed. Decent, one inch lacy head that lasts for couple of minutes. Plenty of carbonation.

Smell: overall sweet, a bit of toffee in the mix, but also some sense of wild berries comes out of it. And finally some roastiness and nuts.

Taste: taste follows accordingly from the smell. To start with, the malt-department is really heavy, but well balanced at the same time, right as you would expect it to be. The first feel is roasted, even smoky caramel malts. After the initial impression, I can sense increasing bitterness, followed almost immediately by the mixture of yeast and some sweet notes that reminds me of the smell - a mixture of caramel/toffee and refreshing (!) berries. The taste lasts several minutes in the sides of my tongue and cheecks. Almost no sense of booziness at all, which is something you could easily expect from above 10.00 ABV "quads".

Mouthfeel is superb, really full but not too agressive. Nice level of carbonation makes it easy to enjoy even if the body is very "thick", to say the least. The overall feeling gets even better when you drop the last drops of yeast in to the glass and wait for the beer to get a bit warmer.

Overall, fantastic, if not the best beer I have ever tasted. Even better than Westvleteren and all the other quadruple Trappistes. This is one of those things they only know how to brew in Europe.

Photo of Elevated1
4.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite Trappist Quad

Photo of ExtraStout
3.5/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was in Shanghai and what a find, and a steal for 7 bucks, or so I thought.

Appearance was brown with a nice size head that stuck around for a bit (with the help of a quick pour). I was not careful to leave the settled yeast in the bottle and I didn't care for it being in my drink.

Aroma was of mild caramel malts, nothing special. hopefully the taste is where it's all at.

Taste is a bit spicy, and malty. very muddled and lactic flavor profile. tastes like an average Belgian, but nothing great.

Drinkability was a bit low, since I kept thinking that I would rather be drinking something that tastes good. Maybe i will try it again but from a different source.

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.94/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pours dark brown with a tan head. amazing aroma of brown sugar, raisins, dried fruits, dark chocolate. taste follows. brandy, figs, plums, toffee, bit of coffee. the dark fruits really control the flavour. its malty and rich and the boozy dunt you get from it is perfect. silky smooth feeling and a dry lasting finish.oooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeah

Photo of Ian_B
3.88/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The only Rochefort I've thought was maybe a little better than decent. Surprised this is so highly rated, as everything I've had from them has been somewhat medicinal with muddled flavours.

Photo of Shemmy
4.37/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Of course it is an awesome beer, so what can I add to all the praises?

Well, for one, the mouthfeel is particularly outstanding which I think may be due at least in part to a kind of optical illusion that plays out on the palate, if you will. It occurred to me with this latest delve into a bottle of Rochefort 10 that the ridiculous feeling of smoothness one gets does seem to actually stem in part from the edge of bitterness that never quite arrives and becomes equalized by the chocolate covered grape taste that follows.

Another is the tiny islands of glutinous foam that form on the surface of one's drink and allow the drinker some dreamy cloud gazing to be done. A unique and very welcome feature of this great beer that I don't recall ever seeing in others.

The jury is still out, in my case, as to whether this is the best quad of them all, but no doubt it is among them. Not that Rochefort 10 needs anyone's confirmation at this point.

Photo of TheRedKriegtober
4.97/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The perfect beer hands down

Photo of Lyssa821
4.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

My new standard for an amazing quality beer

Photo of tlema1
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark fruits abound, complex and delicious

Photo of LaneMeyer
4.95/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

What can I say about this beer. Perfect in most every way. Never disappoints. Dark fruits, nice and bready, perfect spice, amazingly thick mouth feel. Smells like angel tears. Haven't found a better quad. I mark it down overall just cause it's a bit pricey.

Photo of safphoto
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Many people will tell you that Westvleteren XII and St Bernardus Abt 12 are the best. I beg to differ. I would rate Rochefort 10 higher. The only beer like as much as this one is Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel.

Photo of Short-Pour
4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Multiple bottles poured into my Westy 12 chalice. These were all very young, I would like to cellar a case, but they never seem to stay in the cellar...

Look: Dark Brown with a small head, smallish bubbles which dissipates in about ten to twenty minutes

Smell: Same vein as Westy 12, - the Alcohol present but not overpowering, but more present than Westy 12.

Taste: You could do worse than this quad, a lot worse. The flavors are not trumped by the alcohol, but you can sense it, like I said above a bit more than Westy 12

Feel: Nice mouth feel.

Overall: One of the best Quads I have had. This came closest to Westy 12 on multiple side by side comparisons. But not as good.

Photo of hoppytobehere
3.73/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I was excited to try this, but I was ultimately left disappointed. For me, this was overly sweet, like drinking black licorice. Whatever complexity this beer had or has was lost to me from the alcohol and sugars. Undercarbonated, barely had any head. I sipped this thing for an hour, so I gave it a fair shot.

Will revisit sometime in the future, but I'm not in any hurry to do so.

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a chalice, the beer is a very dark, opaque, date coloring with a steady flow of carbonation bubbling throughout the body and a bubbly, low profile, off-white head. Aromas of date, fig, raisin, black cherry, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, and earthy highlights. This is about as layered and deep as it gets. Flavors are richly sweet and heavy forward, with date, fig, raisin, plum, brown sugar, molasses, roasted toffee, subtle booze notes, peat, and hints of wood and char. This is a beast, but it's so perfectly balanced that you really can't get overpowered by anything. Smooth bodied and robust, but kept drinkable by the enlightening carbonation bubbling. The aftertaste is more of the old world fruits all blending together to balance the building warmth from the increased ABV. Smooth, layered, slow finish, with a linger of rich fruit sweetness and building warmth. What a great beer.

Photo of gorbos
4.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The standard for me of a world-class beer (all the good quad smell and flavor). What keeps me coming back is the mouthfeel: it's like some kind of soft angel spirit, round, airy, unified -- no wateriness or prickly sharp carbonation to speak of.

Whatever gives this 11%er such a big fluffy head also gives it that uncanny mouthfeel. Pure magic.

Photo of tedvr
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark amber with a caramel head. Smells are of fruit, raisins with malt in the background. Taste is complicated with raisins and caramel, with malt taste pulling it all together. Mildly carbonated. Overall a wonderfully complex beer.

Photo of larryarms847
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber with a noticeable ruby red hue as well as a well carbed head of lively light khaki foam.

Fruity with notes of raisins and cherry, caramel, toffee, and some light vanilla notes.

The sweetness of caramel and toffee plays a larger role in the flavor, the dark fruits take a backseat at this point, but still apparent and the vanilla expands in flavor.

Medium-heavy bodied, medium-high carbonation, sweet, slightly fruity, smooth as hell.

Overall, this is a perfect example of the style and the best part is this amazing brew is easily accessible.

Photo of Jakerz
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Insanely smooth for a Belgian Quad, finished up with a great pop of flavor. 10/10!

Photo of Terrik1337
4.81/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: deep amber with a light head
Smell: dark fruits, and light booze
Taste: dark fruits, mild sweetness and light booze, though that description does not convay just how delicious this beer is. This is actually my all time favorite beer.
Feel: Felt chewy almost, but in a good way
Overall: I'm young to the beer world, but this is my favorite so far.

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Dark caramel brown color, with a creamy, frothy head. The colors play off each other beautifully.

Smell: Not a very strong smell in my opinion. Smells slightly malty and boozy but thats about all I get.

Taste: Caramel and dark fruit (plus banana) creates a very nice taste. Everything is present in perfect balance. the booze present in the most leaves you with a biting aftertaste, but nothing overpowering. This is a well balanced quad, although it is sweeter than most. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Feel: Refreshing yet flavorfull.

Overall: My favorite of the rochefort trio.

Photo of whothehellisstanpapi
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

how could i rate the standard any lower?

Photo of sjdevel
3.9/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: Ridiculous amounts of foam pouring slowly from a 330ml bottle into a Belgian styled glass. This massive froth is a nice off-white / khaki color. The beer itself is a deep amber/brown (more on the brown side) and only lets a few rays of light through. The head slowly recedes and you are left with a major ring around the edges with some continuous lacing.

Smell: Slight tart and vinegary at first, but then strong caramel notes kick in. There are minor alcohol notes evident but not that noticeable for an 11.3%’er.

Feel: Full bodied thick and caramely. The alcohol instantly bites the tongue and there seems to be a battle between dry and sweetness.

Taste: The first flavors are of tart purple fruit (plum, grape, etc.), and then the alcohol bite quickly comes in to play. There is a slight alcohol burn like doing a shot of 100 proof rum. There are strong caramel flavors, roasted nuts, and smoked grains. The strong alcohol taste fades briefly, but seems to kick back in at the end.

Overall: This is a great beer, but I don’t agree that it is a 5/5 or 100 on score… I had hoped for a bit more as I have heard a lot of hype. There are many flavors that meld together nicely, but I believe that they are slightly devalued by the strong alcohol notes. It just seems a bit off balanced. I think this one would be better at a lower ABV (possibly less demerara/raw sugar as most Belgian Quads have as an ingredient). Not my favorite brew, but I wouldn’t be afraid to give it another try in the future.

Photo of ElJacobian
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is incredible. Plum, raisin, caramel and yeasty smell. Super fruity upfront and still has the champagne feel. Very light on the tongue and the aftertaste is fig, raisin, and toffee. Absolutely amazing beer.

Photo of jribeiro025
4.05/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It is very figgy and pruney. Unique beer for sure. Can taste a bit of alcohol but not overwhelming. Great beer

Photo of Alexbrewer93
4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is one of my favorite beers iv had. i have heard of people having a miss or hit experience with this brew but for me it was a hit. i picked it up at the store for about 6.12 in georgia after tax. i brought it home and first thing i put it in the fridge and let it sit there until it got to about 42 degree's. with Belgium trappist brews you gotta put it in a goblet. reason being is for the smell make sure you got a nice thick goblet doesnt have to be fancy but i got a nice thick goblet that way im not scared the glass will break every time i place it down. as to the beer it self.it has a very sweet smell very nutty overtones to it. it just smells like a perfect beer. and the smells carry very nicely to the flavor. the beer it self has a nice dark cloudy look. i heard one reviewer said it almost looked like muddy water. i see where he came from but i say who cares you dont buy a beer to look at it. you buy it to drink it. and the flavor is like nothing iv had before. i havent had the westvleteren yet iv heard it better others say this is better. but as for this beer its the best iv had so far. if you can get it and afford it, your an idiot if you dont get it. go support those Belgium monks and get this beer

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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