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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

6,230 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6230
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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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into tulip glass

Deep dark cola murky brown with some carbonation apparent. Thin taupe foam layer, nice lacings.

Aroma of dark, rich fruits of raisins and figs. Sweet malts.

Smooth, sweet tAste of raisins, sweet malts. Alcohol on the back of the tongue but, despite its 11.3% abv, the alcohol is not overbearing. Smooth, dark fruit aftertaste. Heavy mouthfeel with tiny bubbles.

Great beer, a classic.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 03:39:20 | More by WunderLlama
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silverblaze540

Virginia

4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a very dark brown, almost translucent in places, but mostly opaque. Started with a thick head, which dispersed quickly without leaving residue. There was some sediment left in the bottle.

S - Sweet and malty, but the smell dissipates quickly. I was a bit surprised that the smell wasn't that strong.

T - Malty and smooth with a bit of a sweetness and chocolate taste. The alcohol taste is prominent. Finishes with a very mild bitter aftertaste. Taste, overall, is balanced and very pleasant.

M - Somewhat thick, if not a heavy medium. Strong burn from the alcohol and a bit from the carbination.

O - Flavors are very balanced, and, aside from the smell not being very strong, just an amazing beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 03:16:35 | More by silverblaze540
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buzzardman

California

4.88/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Aroma: Sweet chocolate, vanilla, raisin, cola. Nothing very strong out of the scent. As it warms I get more grape, a little oak, and a detection of the alcohol.

Appearance: Deep dark brown, large tan head that fades to covering after it settles.

Flavor: Fruity plum, raisins, toasted almond, chocolate, cola. As it warms more of the roasted malt begins to show through.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body, smooth, slight alcohol warming on throat.

Overall: This beer is amazingly smooth and almost too hard to describe, it's just so balanced, smooth, fruity, roasted perfection. The high alcohol is only noticeable as a slight warming and does not show through in the flavor. Excellent beer. $7.59 for 330ml

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 23:48:51 | More by buzzardman
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Boozermurfin

Michigan

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

Been a favorite for many years. It's been a few years since my last one during which time I've sampled many excellent beers. so decided to open the bottle I've been holding into for a few months and see how it stood up.

I was expecting to not be blown away, but I was blown away.

Wonderful dark fruit aroma - raisin & figs as expected. Some lighter citrus notes that were an unexpected and very pleasant surprise.

Taste and mouthfeel was phenomenal. Velvety smooth. Rum soaked raisin. Sweet but not too much so. A slight warming on the throat, otherwise the alcohol was totally hidden. Amazing balance.

The best.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 00:58:08 | More by Boozermurfin
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hopsputin

California

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

a: dark murky brown with some ruby red notes. a finger tan white head when poured that fades to a thin layer once it settles (which is to be expected)

s: its incredible. deep and dark. malty, roasted almonds, figs, plums, raisins, dark chocolate, clove, tobacco leaves, brown sugar, leather

t: its an intense beer. toasted malts, chocolate, figs, nuts, those roasted almonds, leather, tobacco, clove, plums, raisins, fresh dough, caramel, toffee, cola

m: medium - not as heavy as i would have thought, but the mouthfeel works nicely with the leathery/earthy flavors in here

o: nutty, roasty, dark fruity, perfect. for as high as the abv is, the alcohol is barely noticeable

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 00:38:32 | More by hopsputin
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j2beer

Texas

4.11/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer has complex aroma of malty fruity smell. My initial impression was that I was drinking a grape soda. The fruitiness of this beer is in the front. But it's gets more complex set of flavors after the head sets in which it went fast . I think it's a tad sweet for my liking. I would recommend you let it sit for a few minutes before drinking. Cheers

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 14:57:36 | More by j2beer
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Tomis

Illinois

4.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

st- chilled pint glass. This was not the proper serving glass, but it's all the restaurant had.

a- very murky, dark plum color with a one finger tan head. sediment floating around

s- very complex, but not very strong aroma. Plum, fig, malt, and yeasty

t- follows the smell. dried fruit, malt, and unmistakable Belgian yeast and candy sugar

m- moderately heavy, smooth, and silky

o- I ordered this at an early family dinner not realizing the alcohol content until a few sips in. I started to feel the magic of this wonderful brew after only a few sips. besides a slight warming effect, you really don't taste the alcohol. my only complaint is the aroma could be a little stronger. other than that, the taste and mouthfeel are just what I expected from a trappist beer. will definitely have it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 02:51:55 | More by Tomis
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle purchased for $3.65 CDN from LCBO during Seasonal feature. Serevd chilled into an oversized wine glass.

Appearance - A murky brown color spills out from the bottle creating a 2 finger head that lingers for a long while while the ivory cap rests on top. Once the head eventually recedes, there is a dense soapy collar that assists in leaving beautiful lacing around the glass. Mostly clear with little evidence of bubbles and some sediment pours out the farther into the glass you go.

Smell - Brilliantly, sweet aromas like the finest desserts in the highest end restaurants. The funky Belgian yeast smell is there with a slightly cooked brown sugar delectable aroma. I picked up some trace dark fruits namely prunes and plums (and maybe some figs), but overall the sweet dessert aroma overwhelms and is astonishingly appetizing.

Taste - Not nearly as sweet as the aroma would indicate, there's a fine blend of nuts (pecans?) blended with the ever so slightly sweet bready dessert tray in the nose. There's also an earthy bitterness that underscores the whole experience. Delightfully complex and a real treat to savor. The alcohol is very well hidden. What balance.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, rich, perfectly balanced in body as it's full and velverty yet not overkill either. Dry finish but not to much, everything here just seems ... right.

Overall - I had this for the first time a few months ago out of a chilled bottle poured into proper glassware and it captured my imaginations completely. Upon a repeat purchase (well actually 1 of 6 bottles since Rochefort 10 is seasonal around these parts), It lived up to the expectations I maintained for every bottle of this world-glass beer as constructed in my head based on that first experience last summer. A true treat (for my birthday this time) worthy of all the praise it gets and a beer that you shouldn't miss the opportunity to try if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 03:27:54 | More by DenisKolkin
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ajzbedo73

Missouri

2.05/5  rDev -54.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle into over sized wine glass

A: Poured a deep amber and murky with very little head, with sediments floating in the foam (what head there was).

S: Had a strong grape smell to me. More like a low end merlot. Not what I was expecting at all. Don't get me wrong, I love a good wine (Napa Valley is on my bucket list), just not when I want a great beer.

T: Very malty, but not good malty. Reminds me of the Mickey's I drank when I was a teen. I don't get anything from this but alcohol and Mickey's. I'm trying, just nothing else there. Best sip was the last, the sediments did give a sweet taste.

M: As underwhelming as the smell and taste. Chewy, but a lingering foam. Foam like toothpaste with peroxide in it. It just doesn't go away. Has an alcohol burn going down. Definitely not pleasant.

D: I was very excited to try this beer, and left extremely disappointed. Maybe I need to try another bottle sometime. I don't know. Maybe I'm missing something here. But if I wanted Mickey's, I'd buy Mickey's for less than this one bottle. I would not recommend. I wanted to like it, just wasn't possible.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 05:57:30 | More by ajzbedo73
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GCBrewery

Connecticut

4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from their famous 11.2 oz bottle into chalice

A- Very dark, surprisingly so. Not quite black, almost more midnight purple if such a color exists. The initial appearance just seemed a little rough around the edges, and although it certainly has no off putting qualities, it just didn't have that insatiable look of irresistibility that some porters and stouts have. I suppose it is to style however.

S- This is when it gets good. I think I sat there and smelled this beer for 5 minutes before I dared to take a sip. Incredibly complex, one scent hurdling over another fighting it's way into your olfactory. Raisins, caramelized fig, dark overly ripe plum, molasses, each scent making a statement. Really, it's worth buying this beer just to smell it

T- Once again, incredible. Everything that you smell you taste, and maybe a little bit extra molasses, dark brown sugar as it finishes. Complexity just begins to describe it.

Mouthfeel- Slick in a pleasant way, nicely carbonated and rounded out, not a lot of burn especially for the ABV, each sip begs for another, you kind of feel cheated .8 oz by the end of it.

O- So glad I started paying ludacris amounts of money for beer I never considered purchasing a few years ago. It's hard to believe you can make such humble ingredients into an elixir like this. Unforgettable.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 00:42:17 | More by GCBrewery
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PeterParker

New Jersey

4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured dark dark brown, nearly black, with a thick white head. Minimal lacing and tight bubbles. Some sediment present too.

Smells of various fruits, mainly banana. A little booze is on the nose. Also somehow getting a scent similar to sprite...I don't know how or why, but it's definitely different.

Taste is so complex I'm having problems describing it. So many flavors going on, but it's all perfectly balanced. I don't know how they do it. I love this beer.

Mouth is thick and rich but somehow light at the same time. Again perfect balance.

Overall I wish I had more of this beer. Bought two, one to drink and one to age. Cannot wait to try this in about 3 years. This is a winner. Anyone who likes Belgians needs to try this!

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 02:21:17 | More by PeterParker
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ricknelson

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Our group of 4 Beer Advocate members did a recent small bottle tasting of high alcohol brews. Among the 12 brews tasted was; Trappistes Rochefort 10 Belgium Ale. We did a direct comparison tasting of the Rochefort 10 against the Westvleteren XII. The Rochefort 10 was chosen the better 3 to 1, and tied for 4th highest average score of the 12 brews tasted at 4.25. Smoothness being the deciding factor between the the Rochefort 10 and the Westvleteren XII. The Westvleteren XII came in 9th of the 12 brews tasted with an average score of at 3.81.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 18:32:44 | More by ricknelson
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Cfeezy

New Jersey

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

Picked up a few bottles to try out.

A: A lot of sediment floating in a dark, murky-looking rich brown beer. Does not have a heavy appearance to it though. Some head, and nice lacing.

S: fruits, yeast, yogurt, etc, etc, nothing too rich or heavy... a full palate

T: Tastes similar to how it smells. wonderful blend, not heavy, not light. what a balance and blend of flavors and weight

M: Dry long finish. medium bodied.

O: Refreshing and complex. There is so much going on here. A MUST TRY FOR ANY BEER DRINKER

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 03:58:38 | More by Cfeezy
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eclipse54

Minnesota

4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dirty brown, mahogany color with some copper and ruby hues where the light strikes it. A thin veil of off-white head develops, lingers briefly, and then dissipates to a patchy collection of bubbles across the surface of the glass. Minimal lacing. The aroma is of candied brown sugar, plum, date, raisin, some toffee, more ubiquitous dark fruits, and caramel. A distinct belgian yeast aroma is also present alongside subtle clove. The taste begins with a bit of the brown sugar before a rush of fruit comes through - dark, raisin, plum, date, and even some grape. A nice yeasty funk and some straw finishes it off. Mouthfeel is full bodied but not too viscous, thanks to adequate carbonation. It is lively, and finishes dry with some of the fruity flavors lingering on the palate. Overall, this is a phenomenal belgian quadruple that is absolutely worthy of praise and attention. Well balanced, full of flavor, and simply an excellent brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 00:16:13 | More by eclipse54
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

1.88/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

(bottle best by: 13 08 2018)

A: pretty damn opaque and dark - reddish-brown? can't tell... huge head on the pour into a balloon glass, open-sponge structure, tan-hued, crackly.... fair bit of yeast made it into the glass

S: bright, clean, flowery alcohol aromatics - also spicy in a ginger and nutmeg-sort of way.... sort of a faint brown sugar undertone.... really no rich, deep aromas that penetrate the sinuses - just this dead, flat, unappealing moldy citrus peel thing going on

T: is this another damn infected bottle?! just had this happen with the 8... this is awful - super phenolic-spicy and tart and sickly acidic.... obfuscating any and all malt character... burnt, ashy campfire twigs...

M: drying, desiccating, thin and lifeless

O: I'm really gonna have a hard time recommending this beer to customers until I get a decent bottle again... kinda sucks at this price point... what the hell is going on here?! I know it's not supposed to taste like this...

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 07:40:24 | More by Bouleboubier
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ZakOrr

Virgin Islands (U.S.)

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

Fantastic! One of the better beers you'll ever have. A great nutty finish, balanced and smooth. 5 years ago i didn't understand what good beer was. A bottle of this changed my life. A beautiful Belgian ale, at 11.3 % alc, Trappistes Rochefort 10 has got it it going on!

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 00:57:00 | More by ZakOrr
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TeamMathis

West Virginia

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

Appearance: Looks like dark strawberry jam. Lots of sediment. Whitish tan head turns into an excellent solid lace of head.
Smell: Grape and fruit and spice.
Taste: Grape, Pepper, spice. Nice, warming alcohol.

This is incredible. I had forgotten how excellent it really is. The look is so fresh, and it's very neat to see a best-used-by date of January 2018. Often, at least in my opinion, beers that cross the 10% ABV line lose a lot of the beer quality for sheer alcoholic punch; basically, an unusual wine taste. This is one of the exceptions. The smell and taste have a sweet and spicy theme. The first smell is grape, and then followed by pepper and spice. I believe the taste does the same, but the pepper is the dominant note. This brew is hard to beat. OF course I will get this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 04:30:03 | More by TeamMathis
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The biggest and darkest of the Rochefort clan, poured into a goblet from the iconic bottle. Color is dark brown, with a decent amount of tan foam but less aggressive carbonation than the 6 and 8, not to mention other Trappist beers. Body is thicker than other Trappists but still falls short of imperial stout or barleywine values. Aroma is rather impressive, milk chocolate, rum, raisins, brown spices, and a blast of alcohol. Smells like a chocolate brownie drizzled with rum sauce. Tastes strong and boozy but quite sweet as well. Brown rye bread and cacao powder, dried dark fruit like dates or figs, caramelized bananas, burnt dark sugar and molasses, ample clove and ginseng spice, culinary herbs ... Wickedly complex and infused with aromatic alcohols. One of the more boozy beers I've had but this works with the other elements. Finishes earthy, woody, and a little tannic like overly steeped tea. Surprisingly complex but I'd say the spicy, earthy elements trump the sweet components in the overall impression. My favorite Trappist ale and widely regarded as one of the world's best beers. The fact that it is easy to find, to the point where some fools derogate it as a "shelf turd", just means that there is no excuse not to try it.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 16:26:36 | More by CalgaryFMC
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LVituri

Brazil

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

Acredito que ela seja uma das grandes representantes do gênero trapista. Realmente incrível.
Não vejo defeitos nela quando está em suas condições perfeitas.
Uma experiência incrível e inesquecível.
Minha cerveja favorita e uma das grandes representantes belgas no mundo das cervejas.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 18:25:08 | More by LVituri
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ssmack

Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very dark brown with 3/4 inch beige fine head that lasted right to the bottom of the glass. Lots of carbonation streams.

Spicy and fruity aroma. Brown sugar, cinnamon. Strong smell of Belgian yeast.

A powerful taste. I was a bit surprised that there was not even a hint of sweetness. Plums and raisins fruitiness. Cinnamon, cloves and oregano. Herby hops.

A medium feel with a bite.

A serious ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 03:25:22 | More by ssmack
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mikeg67

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle. Pours hazy dark amber with beige head. Aroma is of Belgian yeast, dark fruit, sherry, dark chocolate and herbal hops. Body is full and smooth. Taste is of vinous fruit, caramel, sherry, brown sugar, herbal hops and warming alcohol. Finish is long and semi-dry. Wonderful, complex brew, perfect for cold weather.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 14:23:28 | More by mikeg67
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Clints1991

Colorado

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

Had bottled in a goblet glass. It pours as a very dark color with a tan head that dissipates slowly. The nose is very strong with aromas, with hints of sweetness, alcohol, yeast and some dried fruit. The taste is dried fruits, prunes, figs, plums and a sweet alcohol taste. It is a little lighter then I was hoping. I love this beer. I have to say this is a definite go to now. If you are looking to try something new that is strong, flavorful, aromatic and an overall great beer. Then this is the beer to try

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 05:21:33 | More by Clints1991
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Durge

Connecticut

4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A dark mahogany colored liquid with slightly rosy edges and a major stack of light tan colored foam on top. Chunky lacing follows. The nose enjoys spiced yeast that hints at delicate cinnamon allspice and spruce vinegar. Smooth and so tasteful. The flavor ushers in a remarkably smooth creation that is such a beautiful blend that it's really difficult to identify any individual flavors. There's a light molasses/brown sugar and spruce/ juniper idea with a bit of Chardonnay and a touch of nutty maple whiskey. This probably isn't doing this fine world class beer any justice at all but it's a unique and wonderful blend. Carbonation in this solidly medium bodied brew is quite mild yet so proliferated as to convey a fairly lively, yet generally velvety feel. Quite a treat and definitely more refined than the "8" which I had last week. Ultimately these aren't my favorite flavors, but if they were, it could be a "5"!

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 03:39:46 | More by Durge
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Or80rowley

Texas

4.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

My staple beer

A. Cloudy, dark amber, two finger head

S. Raisin, yeast, alcohol, sweet

T. Dark fruit, raisin, prune, fig, little bit of coco & brown sugar, with alcohol warmth at finish

M. Silky champaign bubbles make this sooo smooth, refreshing on a hot day @ the beach

O. Trust the beer monks! Top ten in my book

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 21:03:48 | More by Or80rowley
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Garcia

Texas

4.93/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A) Small yeast particles floating around. Nice dark color.
S) Medium strong smell. Smells a little bit more like alcohol than to give it a 5 rating, hence 4.75
T) this is what it's all about. It is my safeguard when buying different beers. Every time I drink it I remember why it is my favorite beer out there. Surprisingly tastes like plum, and all the flavor masks the 11% alcohol.
M) thinner than expected, yet still amazing.

Overall. I love this beer so much that I haven't dared to homebrew a clone, as it is sure to disappoint.

I really like Chimay blue, abt, but rockefort is just something else!

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 01:56:08 | More by Garcia
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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