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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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7,201 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,201
Reviews: 2,546
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 526
Gots: 1,237 | FT: 48
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

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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Photo of BEERchitect
4.95/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Undoubtedly one of the best beers ever made. Such complexity, flavor, boldness, and so much togetherness; this beer ranks right there with the Westvleterns and St. Bernardus Abt. 12's of the world.

The murky brown liquid pours into the brandy snifter with a turbulant and froathy pour. An airy, lightly tanned head shows sprinkles of yeast and spices. The beer settles with a half-inch head and laced well as the beer magically disappeared. Despite the rusty and sediment rich pour, the beer has a nice appearance.

Cotton candy sweetness hits the nose with a lot of fruitiness, spiciness, and with a chocolatey, vineous hint that keeps my head spinning. The nose promises complexity immediately.

Malty richness of barley sugars, caramels, and toffee set the tone. Quickly a toasty, chocolatey flavor accompanies the malts and a rich concoction of sweetness begins to emerge. Fruitiness of berries, grapes, dates, figs, plumbs, and apples quickly give a balance and needed variety to the sweet malt taste. A light hint of barrel aged woods make a minor impact later with mild tang and mustiness on the mouth. A confectionate and complex reward to the tongue.

Initial powder-sugar textures develop quickly into a well-malted, well-rounded beverage. Full and suculant textures allow the acidic fruit notes and light hop bitterness to settle the beer and calm the sweetness. Finishes with a dry, well-attenuated, airy finish. For such sweetness, the beer leaves very little residual sweetness on the mouth.

Certainly a desert beer, but not one that relies soley on sweetness. The beer continues to develop with each successive sip and as the beer warms. Remarkably easy to drink seeing how malt dominant the beer shows. A magical beer that defies modern brewing logic.

BEERchitect, Sep 29, 2005
Photo of RoyalT
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – The body is very dark brown, cloudy to the extent that no light in my house can put a dent in the color. I controlled the head at the pour, but it was still big and left a filming layer on top of the ale.

Smell – The sugars jump right out of the glass. The generous cane is the first one I caught. This was followed by crumbly brown and sandpaper raw. The heavenly fruits came next. The apricot led the way followed by overripe pears, Bing cherry juice, an orange wedge or two, a little banana, some figs, a piece of star fruit, and finally a quality red apple.

The alcohol notes and mature malt bring up the rear. This is a very complex bouquet.

Taste – Man, is this good. The sweetness comes out in force at the tongue. It seems like a drop of vanilla has been added to give it even more smoothness. I thought the malt might wimp out at the taste, but it stays its ground (an amazing accomplishment).

Mouthfeel – Very lightly carbonated and smooth, smooth, smooth. The alcohol calls attention to itself at some point, but after the first sip or two you just don’t care.

Drinkability – This defines “creamy Belgian Ale.” It’s just beautiful to hold in the mouth and the flavors will keep you busy all night long. What a treat.

Update – I have this occasionally and decided to re-review for 2004. I was able to pick up some tobacco at the nose to go along with all of the wonderful fruits. It seemed a little more boozy though then I remember so I shaved a half point off of the MF.

RoyalT, Oct 07, 2003
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4.48/5  rDev -0.7%

Chianti, Today at 08:08 AM
Photo of Brams17
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Poured into a tulip glass

A: A deep amber brown beer that poured with a good tan colored head. The beer is cloudy and left good lacing down the glass as I drank

S: The initial smell was dark fruits and a bit of booze. You can smell the malt sweetness that awaits.

T: Huge flavor that improved and became more complex as I drank. Some fruity yeast esters, some dark fruit like fig and plums. Lots of sweetness and baked bread. Wonderfully complex flavors from this one.

M: Pretty highly carbonated with a smooth thick body. Bit of boozy warmth as you drink

O: The best Belgian Quad I've had, though I'll admit I haven't had a ton. Even so, this was a fine world class beer that got better and better as I drank it.

Brams17, Today at 05:08 AM
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

TRiGS, Today at 03:00 AM
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

Stevebeergeek, Today at 01:25 AM
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4.2/5  rDev -6.9%

jjdc, Today at 12:53 AM
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Komet, Yesterday at 11:38 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

frontalot, Yesterday at 08:06 PM
Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
4/5  rDev -11.3%

Appearance – This beer is very dark, possibly one of the darkest I have ever come across it is also cloudy and shows a good amount of carbonation and when held to the light it seems to eat it and get darker…

Smell – The smell of sugar cane is heavy in this so it has a sweeter nose than the 8. The same fruit smells as the 8 are the next thing to hit you; apples, cherry, raisins, pear, apricots and dark fruit. There is also fig in there too I think. There is strong alcohol smell and mature malts in here as well. This is a very complex bouquet.

Taste – This is very sweet compared to the 8, it is still good just maybe too sweet for me (not the style, it is still on point for that). The flavours of the fruit and the malts are still very much there but unlike the 8 they seem to get lost a little in the sweetness.

Mouthfeel – Carbonated tingle. The alcohol gives it boozy warmth with heavy linger.

Overall – This beer also brewed from malted barley and non-malted cereals, is sweeter in its smell and taste than the no 8. The first sip has serious nip of alcohol though still not over powering and there is a much sweeter taste to it than the no 8 so that this one is closer in flavour to a Leffe. Unlike a Leffe however the taste lingers for a while. Again proceed with caution this is a strong drink and should not be taken lightly. It also has a lot of bubbles so this one also tingles on the tongue.

BeerDrinkersWorldTour, Yesterday at 04:53 PM
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1/5  rDev -77.8%

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4.8/5  rDev +6.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.08/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.9/5  rDev +8.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.76/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

POTABLE83, Friday at 02:46 PM
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

The beer appears to be a dark red/copper with a fleeting light brown froth which forms an even ring around the inside of the glass. Smells of intense licorice/anise with hints of warm spice and a wet earthiness. Tastes of warm brown sugar coated raisins. On the finish there is a light, dark, herbal taste with a hint of alcohol. The mouthfeel is noteworthy in that it is lighter than expected with noticeable carbonation.

asmith55, Friday at 06:22 AM
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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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