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Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Trappistes Rochefort 10Trappistes Rochefort 10
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium | website

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Todd on 11-06-2000

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Photo of oberon
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pors a deep murky brown with a fluffy,sticky off white that sticks like glue to the glass,wow what amzing aromas what can I say perfect cinnamon spice and cherry,cakey with alcohol infusion,amazing.Where to start flavor wise cherry over top of a cinnamon clove-like spiciness almost like fruit cake.The alcohol presence is there in the finish but its a great little burn,goes down smoothly but with a full body.A classic for reason I have had this a few times but this is my first bottle to myself,I wouldnt share with anybody I admit it.Damn fine beer.

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

This is by far the best trappist ale available. Upon opening the bottle, you are met with a distictive fruity aroma. Pouring the beer reveals a creamy head,and a dark amber brown color. 11.3% abv, yet there is no real smell of alcohol. A beer that isn't bitterly hopped. Smooth drinking beer. You will find much yeast sediment at the bottom of your bottle or glass. The best beer I have ever tasted.

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Photo of AaronRed
4.57/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

You don't find many beers like this one. In fact, I often don't spend that 7.99 per bottle on any 11.2 ounce beer. So for the coast off a Sierra Nevada pale ale six pack, I bought this to try- well because I wanted to. I feel that is enough justifcation. Anyway, I loved this beer. It was rather like an experience ot sorts. Huge creamy head above a dark amber liquid. Strong smell of dried figs, raisins- all kinds of sweetness. The smell of alcohol was also enormous. The beer started too cold to really get a take of it's flavor, so I let it sit for a while. It almost hard to describe how it tastes. It's jst so flavorful, with loads of carmel/ brown sugar sweetness balanced by almost a spicey note. It all works. It's a sipping beer, and really you can only have one. Alcohol is extremely high, but you can drink this beer easily over the course of an hour, so you don't get blasted right away. I will by this again, but only as a treat on a cold winter night.

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Photo of ZAP
3.87/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark Brown color....nose is sweet bubble gum, some faint cocoa, and some earthy notes..

Taste is similar...bubble gum, cookie dough, raisens, some light cocoa, some banana, and rum.

Very creamy in the mouth but clearly alcoholic on the finish...

This is nice enough but I wouldn't put it in my top tier...the alcohol on the finish is a bit much and overall the flavors while nice are not strong enough for this style in my opinion for it to hit my upper tier..

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Photo of mrasskicktastic
2.95/5  rDev -34%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Mahogany with a two finger head. Lacing clings all over the glass. Gorgeous!

S - Figs, dates, a plethora of floral notes. It is almost offensive. Like spraying perfume up your nose. Definitely too fragrant, there are too many pleasant odors smashed together, not much is decernable. It is intensely sweet smelling.

T - Fruity, plums, dates and yellow raisins, accompany a bit of allspice and a potent sugar. The aftertaste is at first very sweet, I can see how others might like this, but I didn't. Then is is a slight bitter, but a bouquet of flavor continuously strikes long after you drink. It's neat at parts, but odd at others.

M - Thick, froths up in your mouth a lot. Fairly refreshing, but not in the sense that it washes things down. It leaves a residue.

D - For a quad, this is pretty drinkable. It still is a bit of a struggle to finish it. It is a good beer that many would like, a good beer that I won't soon buy again.

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Photo of bennetj17
4.67/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a cloudy, murky brown, with an abundance of yeast settling in the glass. Smells complex and fruity, and the alcohol is very detectable here. There is an inital sweetness upon tasting, a malty, and honeylike uniqueness. It is thin with a slight coarseness (possibly due to the lingering yeast) and medium carbonation. Very nice balance of sweet and bitter, there are lots of hidden flavors in this one that are difficult to identify. Strong on alcohol, but like a Quadrupel should be. This is a fine example and I will have to drink a few more of these...

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Photo of Shovelbum
4.72/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thin, rapidly receding, white head over dark brown body. Intoxicating aromas of sweet vinous fruit and plums tinged with a strong medicinal alcohol presence. Soft up front with sweet malt and grape flavors. Very complex flavors that are difficult to pull apart and commend individually. There is a mild chocolate flavor, grapes, spiciness and the impossible to miss alcohol. A slight nip of spicy hops at the finish. Smooth and soft throughout with a clean, yet warming finish.

Unlike any beer I’ve tasted before. Big alcohol presence carries a symphony of vinous flavor and aroma. Superb.

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Photo of rousee
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Other than appearance and drinkability, this beer is almost perfect. I still think that considering the strength of 11.3% abv, it is extremely drinkable. The aroma is sweet floral malt with the smell of barley, hay and some fruitiness like cherries or apples. Amazingly smooth pleasant mouthfeel. Taste is well balanced and smooth. All of the elements in the aroma are present on the palate. A beautifully crafted beer.

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Photo of bitterdestroyer
3.83/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

man this stuff is pricey. i liked it though. definitely the better of the true trappiste/belgians. mmmm plums soaked in alcohol. don't get much better than that my friend...

appearance: nice and dark. awesome head. decent lacing. looks tasty.

smell: nice balance of oak, chocolate, and that all too familiar scent of plums and booze. yummy.

taste: c'mon don't make me say it again... although i will admit the alcohol taste wasn't as dominant once it warmed a bit in my hand. par for the course i suppose.

mouthfeel: full and well balanced. just the right amount of everything. carbonation felt nice on the tongue. got better as it warmed in the mouth.

drinkability: very nice. i was surprised at how i really wished i'd had another one on hand despite the alcohol content.

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Photo of pbr85
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured this from a 33cL bottle into a chalis

appearance: This beer pours a majestic dark brown with a nice finger thick, brown head. The lacing is excellent.

Smell: Chocolate syrup scent dominates with fruit and alcohol on the side. Smell is excellent; no scent dominates to an unpleasant degree.

Taste: Fruits hit first, followed by a dominant taste of roasted malts and slight hints of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, perfect amount of carbonation. Your tongue will love you when you drink this.

Drinkability: Awesome drinkability for a high alcohol beer like this. You can hardly even taste the alcohol. I could drink this all night.

Notes: Simply an amazing beer. It isn't too sweet, not too bitter, perfectly complex.

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Photo of kmo1030
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

murky brown with some ruby highlights, thick tan head that dissolves in a little while. leaves some lacing. i'm not gonna waste any time, cause this looks delicious.
the aroma is quite pungent vinous and sweet there is a lot of molasses, brown sugar and dark fruity aromas, plum, rainsin, black cherry stand out most. baked bready aromas fade in and out. there is some alcohol detectable. bananas and cocoa as it warms.
dark malty molasses and dark fruits abound here in the taste too, the plum raisin, and black cherry all present. there is a peppery spicy qulaity that may or may not be associated with the warming alcohol. pears and light chocolate flavors begin to appear with some warming as well as hints of vanilla and a generic candied fruit flavor. herbal hop bitterness coats the throat and is actually surprisingy present towards the finish. i'm liking the butterscotch that shows up at near room temp.
the body is smooth and creamy as hell with carbonation that at first feels stronger than it seems. very nice.
good drinkability for such a beefy beer. quite an experience, and something that should be sought out. i myself find that it's nice to come back to these beers once in a great while, if i had them too often, other stuff might not taste so good anymore.

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Photo of sinistrsam
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This quad poured a dark brown color with a gradient form dark to light towards the bottom of the goblet. There was a fair ammount of sediment suspended in the body. A medium-sized head which left a small ammount of lacing on the glas.
The aroma was wonderful and only got better as it warmed. Molasses and raisin, a lot of malt, not much hops. Definitely some alcohol. The taste got MUCH better as it warmed; take home message is don't crack this one from the fridge. Pretty intense carbonation hits you at first, a bitter, acidic taste but it fades very quickly, leaving a complex taste of yeasts, malt, almost molasses, bready grain taste, alcohol, small hints of dark fruit. The mouthfeel was excellent, with a very unique smoothness that developed with tempterature. It was extremely full-bodied, with a subtle semi-sweet aftertaste that was excellent. This is one of the finest, if not the very best quad I hve ever tasted. Try it, you'll like it.

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Photo of Derek
4.15/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dated 19/05/09, it's over 1.5 years old.

I picked this up at Premier Gourmet, in Buffalo. Waited to have it back-to-back with the Rochefort 8.

A: Ruby-black, off white head. Head isn't as fluffy or retained nearly as well as the 8, but it does leave a nicer lace.

S: Chocolatey, raisins, molases and alcohol! Not as fruity as the 8, but a little maltier.

T: More sherry-like than it's little brothers, but more chocolatey than the 8, with a lot more molases as well. Lots of roasted malt and caramel flavour. Alcohol taste is very apparant, and becomes overtly assertive as it warms.

M: Moderate body (lighter than some quads), fairly high carbonation.

D: It's good, but the alcohol taste and subsequent inebriation is rather limiting.

Personally, I enjoy Rocheforts 'light' weights a little more. In terms of other quads, it's a little more potent, with a slightly lighter body than most.

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Photo of akorsak
4.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I am enjoying this beer in a 33 cL Ommegang holiday chalice. The beer is slightly chilled and should warm throughout the review. The bottle has been in my cellar for approximately one year (a 2004 christmas gift via Liquid Solutions).

Appearance: Dark brown, almost opaque. When held to light, a slight rub red appears. Nice Brussels lace appears around the lip of the chalice, as a result of a few anticipatory sips.

Smell: Nothing else on earth smells like this. Dark fruity overtones jump out, even when the beer is fresh from the fridge. The high alcohol content is masked incredibly by the wonderful aroma of the ale.

Taste: This is my first '5' rating for taste. The beer warms nicely on the tongue, releasing some very pleasant tastes in the mouth. The sugars used are readily apparent, as taste is sweet without being too sweet, strong without being too strong. This beer is a tricky one. The high alcohol content is not readily noticeable, but it is there and can knock you off your feet.

Mouthfeel: This ale sits so nicely on the palate that one does not want to swallow it. Allow it to sit for 5-10 seconds on your tongue. As it warms, it takes on a whole new personality. Incidentally, I have had this beer at room temperature (not 55 degrees, but room temp of say 70 degrees) and it is great at that temperature.

Drinkability: This beer is so close to perfection (how appropriate then that it is brewed by a Trappist monastery). The drinkability falls just short as it is so delicious that more than 2-3 bottles is too much (not to mention to 11.3% abv).

There is no beer I'd rather drink than Rochefort 10. It is my favorite ale, hands down, and always on stock in my cellar.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.82/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a light cola brown that was very murky with a few clumps of yeast swimming around the bottom. It also had a tan and copper head that is creamy smooth with only a few large bubbles sticking together in clumps. As the beer sat, the head got creamier and smoother. The head stuck around until the end with a film of mini bubbles that looked like a sheet of tiny ball bearings. When I finished the last of the beer, there was still a spot of head in the bottom of the glass. Nice.

The beer smelled of maple syrup, molasses and black liquorish. There was also a yeasty smell of pepper and spearmint. I found it amazing was that there was zero alcohol smell, even at 11.3%.

The flavor was magnificent. It tasted of smooth and creamy brown sugar and marshmallows with a dry coffee and liquorish finish that stuck to the roof of my mouth. There was also a pleasant warming in the finish. The flavor possessed a certain quality that I can only liken to jazz. It wasn’t how many notes that were played, but the quality of the notes. Fantastic! Also, there wasn’t a hint of booze in the flavor beside the warming, but my stomach warmed up none the less. Very nice.

The mouth feel was thin that let the flavors glide together with an un-obtrusive carbonation.

Well done!

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Photo of TastyTaste
4.8/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz. brown glass bottle. Enjoyed on a day when the windchill outside is near -20F.

Appearance: A ton of tan head instantly forms when poured into my schell tulip. Body is a rich burgundy with ample visible carbonation.

Smell: Rich dark fruit, musty wood, alcohol, sharp, and fairly sweet smelling. Lots of malt in this one.

Taste: Strong and sweet, very vinous and warming. Alcohol is very upfront and sharp, nice belgian yeast funk, grapes, dates, plums, and a hop and alcohol finsh that is long lasting and sharp.

Mouthfeel: I don't know how you could find a fault with this beer, let alone the mouthfeel, damn good. This beeer could be laid down for years and have a whole new experience to offer. A wonderful Trappist ale.

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Photo of watermelonman
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pouring to a very dark brown, this one had a nice big head that shrank to a thin layer but never disappeared. There's a few lines of lace.

The smell is deep and full of dark fruits. Dark malts dominate the front of the taste, and are taken over by fruits and eventually hops. The mouthfeel is solid but incredibly smooth and creamy. Drinkability is very good.

Fantastic stuff here.

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Photo of nlmartin
4.88/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The bottle has no date on it, but hell I dont care with a beer this big. Poured from the bottle into a 20 ounce wine gobblet.

Appearance: This beer pours a dark brown. The head is kind of thin. Maybe I poured this beer badly? The head was maybe a fingers width foamy white. There are floating solids in the beer. The lacing was thick and lusty as I drank the beer.

Smell: Gods this is heavenly. There is some malty fruityness upon first smell. There is some nice spicyness playing with the nose. Maybe it is cloves and chocolate?

Taste: This is a treat from all the Beer Gods. The malty sweetness is combined with a wonderfully balanced spicy fruity chocolate taste.

Mouthfeel: This beer is very full bodied. The gentle carbonation helps this big beer slide down the throat. Did I mention bliss.

Drinkability: This is a very big beer. With that said, this beer is wonderful. The huge alcohol content 11.3% does not dominate. It instead plays with the team of sugars, spices and general goodness.

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Photo of becktone
4.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours out of an eleven and a half brown bottle to be a dark opaque brown color. It forms a rich creamy looking head. Not only is the head thick but it sticks to the sides of the glass as well, providing a good amount of lacing. This beer is absoutely one of the best looking beers I have drank thus far. It also has good head retention, there is always a head on the beer that doesn't, over time, fade into nothingness.

The smell of this beer is really quite weak. I smell a faint aroma that quickly fades and eludes me. Although I really can't smell a strong aroma with this beer, what I do detect smells great.

This beer tastes great. It has a very complex taste. Can't really describe the specific tastes of this beer, I don't think that my palate is that in tune yet, but I can say that it is a good brew. The first aspect of this beer I taste is its malt character. This is then followed by a bitter taste on the back of the tongue which in turn is followed by more of a malt flavor. The after taste of this beer leaves my mouth feeling kinda dry. I can definitely taste the alcohol in this one, however it blends well ( in my opinion ) with the flavor of the beer. I also taste a roasted malt influence in this beer.

This beer feels great on the palate. It has a full body, and is moderately heavy on the palate. The level of carbonation in this beer complements the flavor of the beer. Overall this beer is great. If you haven't tried it find yourself a bottle and get some. I think that this bottle was worth the five dollars I paid for it and I would definitely buy it again.

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Photo of barrelman
4.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A dark and beautiful appearance. A clear dark amber to brown in color.

The smell is similar to a mild whiskey aroma bolsterd by very mild, fruity tones, but the mildness ends when it touches your lips. The taste begins with a smooth malty character that drops out of the bottom of your mouth. The alcohol comes through in high, breezy tones with the air of a good liquor. This beer warms me from head to toe after the first three sips, which feels like one whole beer.

This is one of the cleanest beers I've ever had. It puts it all together in one imported bottle. This is one massive beer that will make you spilly inside of one bottle.

Prepare to walk on roundheels!

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours out dark brown, almost purple-ish. Generous head gave way to a thin layer of bubbles

Smell: Generous bouquet of sweet caramel malts and candy sugar under a blanket of dark fruit (particularly raisins). Some sweet, juicy nectarines. A dash of spicy yeastiness. A touch of leather. All of it smelling quite "Belgian". Note: the high alcohol is surprisingly subdued in the aroma.

Taste: A well blended, outstanding example of a quadruppel. This beer features brown sugar, black cherries, anise, raisins, and toasted toffee malts. There's a great depth of varying flavors, so pay attention, but don't forget to savor. All of this gives way to a long-lived spicy, white pepper finish.

Mouthfeel: Strikingly smooth, very rich, and with a low, gentle amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: A+++ Power Beer. Would buy from again! As good as folks say, perhaps better. Especially for me, someone who's not overly partial to the style.

(Edit: After trying several beers within this style during a blind tasting on May 21st, 2007, Rochefort 10 was the unanimous, clear-cut winner.)

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Photo of Onceeven
4.72/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Fine looking brew, bits of sediment here and there, however, the majority of it stayed in the bottle. Thick and viscous, not much light escapes. Poured very carefully, and still managed a substantial head, and it certainly has no intention of leaving.
Incredibly complex aroma, there's no way I'm going to be able to do this beer justice with words. There's a boozy sweetness in the forefront, with notes of chocolate and mild tobacco. Remarkably balanced.
Mouthfeel is as creamy and rich as.. well, not much is gonna match up to this. It's delectible.
The taste is the epitome of smoothness. Flavors are all over the place, but the alcohol remains elusive. It's there, but it's masked superbly. I'm sensing a mingling of chocolate, bitter orange peel, rum, maybe bananas. My tastebuds are reeling, trying to process all this. And all the while it's the smoothest damn thing you've ever drank.
Excellent, estimable, enticing...

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Awesome orange peal, anise candy chewy deliciousness wrapped in tidal waves of carbonation, furnaces of warmth, vanilla malts, extreme complexity, unparalleled drinkability considering the alcohol content, and bananas, tons and tons of bananas.

Rocking good beer. I’m beyond thrilled to have a steady supply just one block from my place of business.

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Photo of jamesdergen
4.82/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a dark, cloudy cocoa brown with a relatively small cream-colored foam head.

Smell: Rich and complex. Bananas, vanilla, dried fruits and alcohol.

Taste: Follows the nose. Reminds me of 'Nilla wafers and banana pudding, but with a ton of alcohol! This is so complex I don't even know how to describe it. Dried fruits and alcohol come in big-time at the end, but the overall taste is dominated by the banana sweet-bread flavors.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat dry, but relatively light for they style. Nicely carbonated.

Drinkability: This one's a sipper. I could drink it faster, but it's so rich and complex that I want to savor it slowly. The high ABV and cost of the brew would be the only things keeping me from a second bottle.

Got a great deal on this bottle since a rep was in the store giving out samples, but even if it was full price it would have been worth it. Incredibly complex brew with some fantastic unique flavors. Find it and buy it. Now.

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Photo of NiceGuyMike
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tastes similar to 8 without the annoying bitterness.

Dark brown with decent head. Not much lacing. Nice alcohol flavor, but not over powering yet warming. Sweet buttery goodness with brown sugar molassas. Creamy fully body with buttery finish.

This is a well crafted brew and worthy of praise.

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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