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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

6,252 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6252
Reviews: 2485
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%


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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Amalak

New York

4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I need to try the Rochefort 8 side-by-side with the 10. But I loved the 8 and rated it an A+, 4.7 I think. I have to give this a slight bit less solely because this was off the cask at Muggs in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It has a beautiful sour vegetable taste. Crisp and nice hops. Wonderful brew.

Serving type: cask

05-28-2010 23:12:14 | More by Amalak
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AlpacaAlpaca

New York

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

A: Dark brown with a slightly lighter brown yeast sediment at the bottom of the glass. Looks thick, hearty and inviting. Nice beige head that sticks around.

S: Raisins, figs, chocolate, and a nearly infinite deepness of rich Belgian-style ale.

T: All of the above elements, with a lifting taste of alcohol that adds both a bitterness and a sweetness that sticks to you in a delightful way. Elements of a finer wine or a port in the bite, but with the same multi-layered complexity of other Belgian ales that introduces its merits in stages. Overall, fantastic. A real treat, and likely the best beer I've had so far (no small feat!). It felt like a gift to drink.

M: Thick and engaging. The alcohol tastes warmed while its smoothness enriched. Amazing.

O: This would be a great after dinner drink, but it could fit anywhere, really. Delicious and satisfying, and very drinkable for the ABV. I'd reccomend this to anybody who loved beer. I'll definitely be buying more. A+

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 18:44:34 | More by AlpacaAlpaca
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SovietBear1982

Connecticut

4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is such a great trappist brew that whenever I drink it I feel like a merry monk. Yes the ABV % is high but the flavor of this brew is full variety of flavors. It has a very smooth texture for me. The sediment is also interesting, it has a nice coloration and once it hits you towards the end of the drink it adds a subtle complex flavor that can only be expected from a trappist. Some trappist style brews do not have as nearly the great flavor as this one does, so this one for me is a favorite among trappist style brews.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 14:10:35 | More by SovietBear1982
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topace

Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

330 ml Bottle best before 13.08.2018

A: Pours a lovely dark brown mahogany with about an 1/8th inch tan head that quickly fades to a light lacing

S: Belgian-y yeast characteristics, but definitely not overwhelming. Enticing hints of caramel maltiness with some dark fruit and dates lingering in the background

T: Almost don't know where to begin here, Definitely still a little bit of that wonderful yeastiness, morphing quickly toward the maltier side with some dark fruits and caramelized sugar coming forward a little bit. Very well balanced, absolutely no way to tell there's any alcohol at all - impressive for 11.3%

M: What one expects from a Belgian, certainly on the thinner side when compared to the really dense beers, but well carbonated and certainly not too thin, again, well balanced.

O: Although there isn't any aspect of this beer that I would say is the best for any beer that I have ever had, it is so well balanced and continuously brings hints of new and intriguing flavors that all work so well together, for that reason this is one of the best beers I had had in recent memory.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 23:47:57 | More by topace
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pants678

California

4.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Cloudy brown with a beige head that sticks around all the way through. Tiny sediment squares settle on the bottom.

Alcohol's apparent on the nose, also sour cherries.

Brown sugar with a malty, faintly chocolate, fig-like, pear-ish stain. Awfully rich, even for a quad but still doesn't knock out the palette. There's a delicate burn on the finish. Leaves nothing to be desired, honestly.

Well carbonated, heavy, dense beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 19:38:50 | More by pants678
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stumac

Texas

4.06/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Haven't had a true Belgian brew in a long time. Like I always say, why keep it traditional when you can go American craft. Any fart, sippin this while grillin up some mean sausages.

The brew has a murky rust color with chunks and specs of yeast suspended around. Nice frothy khaki head. No lacing. Aroma is plums, cherry skins, booze. Tastes of plums, light cocoa, a nice light bitter balance, apricot, vanilla bean. Medium bodied, a wee bit over carbonated but not undrinkable. Very solid quad

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 19:20:57 | More by stumac
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Brisket

Idaho

4.99/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Hazy dark brown, with thick, large bubbled head. Heavy lacing

S- Sweet booze and dark fruits, smells wonderful.

T- Tastes even better, Belgian yeast esters, dark fruits and some high alcohols.Complex finish almost like a sweet port.

M- Heavy body, a slight syrupy malt feel.

O- Great beer. I haven't had this before, it is delicious. I will definitely try again.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 04:18:28 | More by Brisket
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BingCrosby7

California

4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A bit cloudy--ruby red beneath a malty brown surface. A thick, creamy head with tons of retention, as is to be expected (though it often feels like a pleasant surprise, somehow haha). Decent lacing when the head finally subsides a bit. A beautiful looking beer.
S Boozy up front--almost like a port, though with a touch more sweetness. It's like a god damn vineyard in there--a little bit of viney, resinous vegetation beneath a layer of dark fruit, followed by
the backend of malt and yeast and bread.
T This is bigger and brighter than I anticipated. There is a big burst of fruit in the front end, followed by a wine wash that tastes of desert wine. The booze follows afterwards, and then comes the malty sweetness. The alcohol definitely cuts the sweetness, but not so much that it overpowers. This is delightfully balanced.
M The beer is velvety and PERFECTLY carbonated. I love everything about the mouthfeel.
O I love this beer. I wish I had tried it sooner. This is a perfect end of the day, after a meal drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 05:42:01 | More by BingCrosby7
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hops202

District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330ML Bottle into stone snifter - Bottle Best by 8/13/2018

Wow this bottle has everlasting head. Poured a solid three fingers and dissapated to a 1/2 finger layer that has refused to leave. Pours a very murky brown. Aroma has lots of brown sugar, caramel, and some vanilla mixed with fruit, some sort of dried candied fruit - plum perhaps. Taste is quite pleasant. Lots of sweetness but not overdone and is certainly well balanced - follows the nose very well. Delicious!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 23:09:04 | More by hops202
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msquared36

Ohio

4.41/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Color of rich mahogany. Tan head that quickly dissipates.

Aroma is not strong, but smells sweet, lemony and malty.

Taste is herbaceous and malty. Hint of bitter fruit, like not quite ripe pear.

Highly carbonated, which balances the chewy thickness.

Garden-like quality to the taste makes this beer unique and worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 22:13:55 | More by msquared36
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Bryanscott141

Washington

4.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I've ever had. Lots of floral notes, it's a heavier beer, makes for a nice dessert beer. I like the sediments at the end that pour into the glass. Make sure you spend the money for the right glassware. It just makes the beer stand out and allows you to get the full effect.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 04:54:17 | More by Bryanscott141
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dank203

New Jersey

4.51/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

one of the most drinkable beers out there, and what size. 11.2 and goes down like nothing. complex with spicy grainy notes with lots of dark fruits, pretty noticeably grape character esp in the aftertaste. huge carbonation bite, palate coating. really an awesome beer

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 18:02:48 | More by dank203
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Big_Beers

Idaho

4.98/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have tried many quads only to be disappointed in comparison

Appearance: Brown Murky with undertones of orange.

Smell: Sweet caramel and vanilla

Taste: complex fruit flavor, Vanilla, sweet. Perfect Balance.

Overall: This is the most drinkable high gravity beer I have had....With that said I have had many,

Cheers

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 03:30:55 | More by Big_Beers
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle. Chimay Chalice glass. Deep brown, foggy appearance. Tan foam, lasting crown & sticky lacing rings. Belgian yeast, sugary alcohol -rum like-, toasted malt & coffee aromas to the nose, rounded by prunes & raisins, hints of vanilla & spices. Rich upfront shows toasted malts & raisins. Full body. Soft carbonation. Dense & silky texture. Dried fruit notes, candies & bitter cocoa in the middle - Winter cake like-. Kind alcoholic heat but no acidic sensation. Long sweet/bitter finish. Smooth & flavorful. Great company for a paused drink !!

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 07:17:45 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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StoutHunter

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a bottle of Brasserie de Rochefort's Trappistes Rochefort 10 a couple weeks ago for $6.99 at The Lager Mill. I've been meaning to try this beer for a long time and I decided it was time to stop procrastinating and give this beer a try, so lets see how it goes. Best by 11/27/16. Poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a Belgium chalice.

A- The label looks ok, it's very simple and plain looking and I don't think it's too eye catching. It poured a nice dark brown color that didn't really let any light come through and it had one and a half fingers worth of creamy tan head that died down to a thin ring and it left some nice rings of lacing behind. This is a very good looking quad, I have no complaints at all.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness that has a nice brown sugar like aspect to it and it's followed by the malts being the first to show up and they impart a nice toffee and caramel like aroma with some vanilla showing up in the background. Up next comes the fruits that have a nice dark fruit aspect that is a little brighter than normal and it works really nicely with the malty aromas. This beer had a very good aroma, I really enjoyed it.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness that's followed by malts still showing up first and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with a nice combination of caramel and vanilla seeming to stick out the most. Up next comes the dark fruits which are just as bright as they were in the aroma, but this time there's also a apple aspect thrown into the mix. On the finish there's a light alcohol flavor that's hidden pretty well and there's just a little bit of bitterness on the finish with a sweet, caramel, vanilla, and fruity aftertaste. This was a very nice tasting beer, I have no complaints at all.

M- Smooth, clean, a little rich, a little creamy, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a slightly lower amount of medium carbonation. This beer had a very good mouthfeel, it worked very well with this beer.

Overall I thought This was very good beer and a very good example of a quad it had pretty much all the aspects that I look for in the style, but I still found it to be pretty unique for the style and it kind of has it's own thing going on that i haven't seen in other quads. This beer had good drinkability, it was smooth, clean, a little rich, a little creamy, a little filling and the tasting did a great job at holding my attention, I would be pretty happy sipping on a couple of these especially on a cold winter night. What I like the most about this beer was how it wasn't like a lot of quads that I've had but it still stayed very true to style. What I liked the least about this beer was nothing, it is a little expensive, but that's to expected with most of these good Belgian beers. I would for sure buy this beer again, I would like to keep a couple in the cellar, but the price would prevent me from buying a lot of it. I would recommend this beer to just about anyone, I think every craft beer drinker should try this beer. All in all I was pretty impressed with this beer, I have no clue why it took me so damn long to try this beer, but I'm glad i finally did and I won't be sleeping on the one anymore. So far this just might be my favorite Quad and it's for sure one of the best ones I've have had. The only one from them I have left to try is the 8 so I will have to pick one of those up soon. Great job guys, I really enjoyed this beer, keep up the great work.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 03:47:58 | More by StoutHunter
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utopiajane

New York

4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours murky and brown with a fat head of khaki creamy foam. A nose of luscious caramel, touch of booze and a bit of raisin and fig. A bit of sweet chocolate on the nose and soft peat. The taste is generous with malt sweetness. Luscious caramel, molasses, raisin, fig and and earthiness that isn't any dark malt flavor like coffee or chocolate. it;s soft. Mouthfeel is full but drinks lightly with plenty of carbonation to tickle. A mysterious drying. At some point in the beer the palate has become dry and you are left to wonder why. Sweetness from alcohol and a bit of alcohol dryness in the finish.

Wonderful.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 17:15:13 | More by utopiajane
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barczar

Kentucky

4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque deep brown with caramel highlights and more beige, dense, creamy head than body. Thick sheets of lacing line the glass walls. The head lingers and is so dense, it climbs above the rim.

Prunes, raisins, figs, bruised apple and burnt sugar form the initial aroma. Gives the impression of a rum-soaked fruitcake. Notes of cola add complexity.

Flavor is intensely sweet and bready, with prunes, pear, banana, and raisins underlying. Toasted, caramelly malt forms the backbone, but the dark fruit character dominates. The finish is slightly dry and boozy.

Body is on the full side, with low carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.

Very complex, estery character, with enough alcohol to warm the belly, but not detract from the experience. Truly a beauty of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 16:37:40 | More by barczar
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Wolberjs

California

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
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stoutmasterjames

Virginia

4.98/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving type: Bottle pored into Stella Artois glass.

A- Dark brown, semi-opaque, single finger head that dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing.

S- Orchard of fruits and nut. Complex.

T- Awesome. So very good. Balance of sweet and complex.

M- Some tang. Some smack. Lots of complexity, but overall, pure balance.

O- One of the best beers I've ever had. Certainly worth a try to the novice trappist drinker.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 04:16:15 | More by stoutmasterjames
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer pours a light tan head that dissipates fairly slowly. The beer itself is an obscure dark purplish brown with bits of yeast gobules in it. The beer has a fairly complex smell to it. A hoppy smell dominates the nose but with notes of dark fruits. The dark fruits appear to be prunes but are very faint. In addition to hops and dark fruits, the smell has a fairly peppery and salty smell as well as hints of sugar to it. The taste resembles the smell fairly strongly. The taste has a stronger pepper taste with hints of hops but with faint traces of dark fruits. The taste is fairly complex with subtle notes that can easily escape a person's palate if they're not too careful. The mouthfeel is fairly surprising. The beer itself is heavy bodied with a surprising amount of carbonation but feels light compared to other Quads. Overall ,a very good beer and worth getting and enjoying.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 05:21:13 | More by HattedClassic
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theRooster

Massachusetts

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

This is about perfect. Not even a hint of soapiness that other high scoring belgians can deliver. The 11.3% ABV is hardly noticeable. Very subtly complex. For fans of Gulden Draak Quad 9000 or St. Bernardus ABT 12. This may oust both of those for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 21:06:54 | More by theRooster
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peacemakers48

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This was my favorite Belgium beer until I tried I tried Westy 12. This has a great aroma and taste. It has a powerful kick to it but a nice and smooth aftertaste. I like this beer cold but not ice cold. The 10 is by far the best of the rochefort beers.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 03:01:28 | More by peacemakers48
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soniktoothe

West Virginia

4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A :Black and dense like the night. A moderate head with lots of trailing carbonation.

S: Vanilla and cognac, dark over-ripe fruits, chocolate.

T: Quite similat to the nose, vanilla, rich fruit, tons of malt, sourdough bread, almost tastes oaked, the alcohol comes through strong straight through the finish.

M: Thick and heavy. Heavy weight velvet. Too heavily carbonated in my opinion, really my only negative.

O: A classic. Definitely one everyone should experience.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 05:29:20 | More by soniktoothe
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GOBLIN

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Trappistes Rochefort 10

Poured into 10oz snifter

Yes ! Glad to know other 11.2 bottles will pour into this glass.

A: Nice, dark murky soda brown tint. More like a cream soda I guess.

S: Cherries, plums, figs, maybe firewood ?

T: Same as smell but in a good way with the firewood. Very tasty and the 11.2 is a non issue. Not detectable in the least.

M: I think this is what we should expect from this style. Carbination is right on as far as I'm concerned.

O: Very pleasent. This beer was a treat indeed. I will buy again and am happy to have finally ventured into this style. Cheers and God Bless !

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 02:12:11 | More by GOBLIN
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JC333

New York

4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Been putting off this beer for awhile because it's so readily available. Big mistake.

Not a beer worth waiting for. Of the big three (Westy 12 and st. Bernardus 12), this was my last to taste and I have finally come to realize when it comes to the quads, each bottle is a different experience....so here is this one.

A: almost perfect. Looks like a glass of cola.
S: after the pour, it had the aroma of cherry cordial. With some warming it was almost of a bourbon quality.
T: fig was the dominate flavor for me followed by grapes, definitely of the concord variety.
M: my lowest rating, smooth but almost a touch too carbonated.

I loved and definitely respected this beer but was not blown away. If I didn't have Westy first maybe I would feel different but the carbonation level is what holds back the higher rating.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 01:35:00 | More by JC333
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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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