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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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Reviews: 2,678
Hads: 8,380
Avg: 4.47
pDev: 17.45%
Wants: 760
Gots: 2,006 | FT: 71
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Brasserie de Rochefort

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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Photo of SitkaSteve
4.16/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a chalice.
The appearance was a dark brown almost black color with a foamy white one and a half fingered head that dissipated pretty quickly. It dissipates ever so slowly and brings in nice foamy clingy lacing.
The smell had some apples, cinnamon, light vanilla, a little bit of cocoa, light amount of coffee, with some Belgian spice.
The taste takes those flavors and combines nice and sweet with an underscore of the spice.
The mouthfeel is about medium bodied. Carbonation feels nice and maintains a decent level but low enough to let the booze hit warmly.
Overall, what a classic, what's not to enjoy. Of course I'd have again and am glad I have some more going into the cooler months of the year.

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Photo of MrTull
4.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this from a proper trappistes rochefort glass, which really enhances the luxurious feeling of this beer. A rather small head, compared to other trappist beers (they're all different styles of beer , I know!) Smells like caramel. Taste of caramel and strawberry, and full of complexity. A really nice treat with some mild cheese! Timeless!

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Photo of mschrei
4.57/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark and cloudy. Big, prevalent, consistent head. Smooth with a slight tang and a light alcohol burn. Well rounded, lot of flavor. Glad I picked this one up.

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Photo of kkleu357
4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Really bubbly compared to Abt12, but very good. Sweet caramel taste. Has that real Belgian taste you just don’t get in American versions. Lots of bread yeast notes in the smell and taste. Some dark fruit taste. Hints of spice. Just a really great beer.

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Photo of hopflyer
4.67/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Best before 3/26/2019

Pours dark reddish brown with some lively carbonation that dissipates quickly. Looks like a murky strong tea color. Some chunky yeast settles to the bottom with other particles in suspension.

Nose is fig and raisin and some yeasty notes. Has a sweet fruity background and maybe a hint of light roasted coffee.

Taste is blend of ripe fruit with plums and some caramel sweetness. Sweet maltiness and hints of sugar cookie of all things. It's not overly sweet by any means but the malt flavored all compliment each other. A bit of light bitterness really keeps this in the zone. There is a lot going on with this one for sure. As it warms some, the dark fruit notes really settle in primarily dates and plum.

Feel is moderate body with high carbonation. Lively on the tongue

I think this is my first try at a quad. It's really good and complex. Malty and hints of sweetness with some bitterness and high carbonation to compliment the malts. will certainly try more quads now but I think this one is up there with the best of the best so maybe I set the standard to high.

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Photo of MA_hops
4.77/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I just had a Rochefort 10 vs. Westvleteren 12 showdown!! Here's my review of Rochefort 10:
A: Dark red/amber in color with a thin, white head which appears to be a thick, creamy foam. It never dissipates and seems to coat the top of the beer.

S: Has a strong alcohol smell to it. Banana, grapes, raisins, cloves and and an earthiness component.

T: The alcohol is quite apparent, but besides that it is very close to all the notes originally detected in the aroma.

M: Moderately-high in regards to carbonation, very prickly to the tongue. Medium body. Almost soda like to me.

O: This is a dead on to the Westvleteren 12 minus the amount of carbonation (fizziness) and slightly more detectable alcohol warmth. I love it!! Westy 12 won the taste test by only a hair! You can find my review of Westy 12 in my reviews!!

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Photo of Angusatkinson
4.77/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Probably the best beer I've ever tried, pours murky brown with little to no head, smells fantastic with dark fruits and malts, hints of caramel.
Taste is complex and brilliant, alcohol noticeable but not overwhelming.
Would definitely recommend this beer to any beer drinker.

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Photo of jooler
3.8/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look is like sewage but good sewage. Smell is Belgium funk with esters. Taste is pretty alcoholic initially. Midway there is some breadiness and the finish is just more alcohol. I personally like rochefort 8 better

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Photo of BeerChancelor
4.27/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured in a 25cl chalice.

A: Dark with orange hues with 1 finger of head

S: Dark sugars/malts, alcohol with some pear and banana notes and slightly yeasty

T: Dark malts, caramel, slightly "raisin"y and a final alcohol flavor

M: Light carbonation, creamy and smooth

O: Very good smooth beer to be enjoyed and savored and maybe just a bit too sweet

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Photo of Mikefriedman90
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours very dark with a bit of head. Surprisingly not heavy. Has distinct carbonation. Taste has a lot of malt but it doesn't overpower the other notes. Very flavorful for 11.3% abv. Terrific beer. Very drinkable.

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Photo of jmasher85
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one from Rochefort is a bit overcooked. Same recipe as the 6 and 8, but brewed stronger and while the extra roasty flavor is cool, this comes out a little too intense and rich to enjoy it as well as the 8. Still better flavor and more dynamic than the 6, and it's high ABV is nicely disguised, but the heavy sediment adds too much grit to the palate. But yeah, still an awesome Trappist beer.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dark brown with a quickly dissipating tan head. There is a decent amount of carbonation. The smell has notes of alcohol, yeast, caramelized sugar, plums, raisins and anise. The taste is a bit malty and sweet with licorice and plums. The carbonation tingles the tongue and the finish is grassy and slightly bitter. This is a delicious quad.

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Photo of bilbobrewer
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The two most prominent things I note with this beer: 1) at the back of the throat, a definite dryness, while at the front and on the lips, a sugary sweetness. I really dislike port for the sweetness, but this is somehow a better result.
2) How the alcohol level doesn't completely overpower the taste profile of sweet malts is a marvel. My own rule-of-thumb with IPAs is all the subtle hop tastes get obliterated at 8+% abv's. This beer is 11+%, but there's very little telltale astringency.

Quite nice, but I do prefer the Rochefort 8.

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Photo of OnTapoftheWorld
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a La Trappe chalice. The head is thin and creamy but doesn’t dissipate and was remarkably present until the last sip. Dark brown and cloudy and not quite transparent.

Smell: Smells of fresh raisins (Can raisins be fresh?). Smell honestly takes the cake here. I would love to have a candle with this aroma.

Taste: Malt is prominent. There is a lingering fruity tingle in the back of the throat.

Feel: This beer had the consistency of gelatin. Rolling the beer in my mouth felt as though I broke the surface tension and released the real flavor.

Sipped while working. Served cold but slowly reached room temperature. Temperature overall had no effect on taste or consistency. This is definitely a beer to be consumed slowly over time in a laid back setting.

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Photo of pat61
4.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Dark brown with a slight haze under a clingy 1” white foam collar with a very fine bead. S: Spicy dark fruit T: Toasty malt, dark malt sugars, plum, fruit cake, faint chocolate, moderate bitter finish. F: Deceptively light body with a very creamy texture and fine soft carbonation. O: A very well crafted beer.

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Photo of SLeffler27
4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Fills a Rochefort chalice with a dark, copper brown (SRM 18-21). Clear with some yeast colloids while fine streams of carbonation tower throughout. A short-lived, eighth-inch, creamy beige head leaves fine lace.

The aroma is rich with dried fruit, such as figs, dates, and prunes. A light sourness is balanced by sweet molasses, followed by spice and pumpernickel bread.

Quite sweet without being cloying as a faint bitterness takes hold late in each sip. The finish is similarly bitter with light acidity. Warmth brings out the raisins and other dried fruit in an unfolding journey from sweet nectar to rich, fresh-baked wheat bread.

A full body with a creamy texture of velour. Only a hint of alcohol, well below expectation, while the carbonation is explosive.

This is an exquisite beer to be savored during a long session while contemplating life’s journey and enjoying the company of someone you love.

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Photo of arkanu
4.73/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing beer, it's difficult to find anything below ideal in it. The head is sticky and creamy, amazing dark brown color which makes see through impossible, resembling an ideal coffee.
Smell is full of ripe dark fruits and smoked plum with a tad of alcohol hitting the nose.
The taste of this beer is an awesome experience: it warms and enlightens you. Without a doubt, one of the best beers I've ever had - buy it, pour it and do not let anyone destroy the experience of enjoy it in deep, fulfilling sips.

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Photo of DerbyDave35
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Almost anything you drink after a bottle of this , is probably going to disappoint . The masses will probably never have even heard of Rochefort 10 , let alone drink one ...tragic (for them), it is total joy , faultless .
Has a 100% rating ? , well its fully deserved

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Photo of Celtics17
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Truly a great beer from a great beer making region. The smell is awesome, with dark fruit on the nose, with a slight sweetness. The taste is caramel, with great dark fruit in the back.. Big carbonation.

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Photo of MFS_71
4.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Superb Quad, best I've ever tasted. In fact, this ranks among my top 5 favorite beers of any style. Most definitely lives up to its well-deserved and stellar reputation.

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Photo of dro7
4.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Highly carbonated, very think. There are some sediments in the beer. Smells very sweet with dark notes. You can feel the high carbonation on your tongue and you can taste the dark fruits and Belgian candi. Definitely one of the best tasting and best smelling beers. Drink out of a Trappist chalice for the best aroma.

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Photo of Tapioju
4.91/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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Photo of ExtraStout
3.5/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
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

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Photo of Ian_B
3.88/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
99 out of 100 based on 2,678 ratings.