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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

6,775 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,775
Reviews: 2,524
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 453
Gots: 1,028 | FT: 46
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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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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch/Best By: 220616

Drank as part of a vertical tasting of the three offerings from Rochefort.

A: Pours almost black with hints of mahogany and light visible carbonation at the edges. Two finger tan head that reduces to a thin layer of bubbles. Lots of sediment/yeast and lots of lacing.

S: Light roasted malts with fruits - raisin, apple, and plum - plus hints of chocolate and caramel/toffee sweetness.

T: Lots of dark fruit - cherries, raisin, and plum - plus apple chocolate, and candy sugar. Slightly vinous with some hints of bready malts. Sweeter than the Rochefort 6 and Rochefort 8 but not cloying.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy.

O: Slight hints of the alcohol but that is not surprising at 11.3% ABV - nice complexity and balance. Overall very enjoyable but the 12 oz bottle is the perfect serving. My second favorite of the Rochefort beers to the Rochefort 8.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 00:51:59 | More by dbrauneis
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chrispoint

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +10.9%

02-18-2012 18:06:17 | More by chrispoint
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Archimedes

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

02-18-2012 17:24:10 | More by Archimedes
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RobinLee

Wisconsin

4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into a glass.

A: Dark! Barely see some red around the edges when held up to a light. The head rose around two fingers, leaving a nice lacing.

N: Lightly roasted malt. Myriad of fruits- apple, raisin/grape, cantaloupe almost.

T: Dark chocolate covered fruits. Brown sugar and malt. While it is a 11.3%, it's not boozy at all, until a little bit at the end.

M: Medium. Creamy. Pretty good carbonation, nice fine bubbles.

O: There's really not much that hasn't already been said. It nearly defies words- I highly recommend you go out and try one. It's definitely worth the $6/bottle cost.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 08:24:01 | More by RobinLee
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Chopman50

California

4/5  rDev -11.3%

02-18-2012 05:30:49 | More by Chopman50
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jk3

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

02-18-2012 05:27:53 | More by jk3
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jokemon

Illinois

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

What more can be said about this beer that hasn't already been said. This is quite frankly the best beer I have ever drank.

The only downside is that if you want to try it you need to shell out 6.99 for a 12oz bottle at your favorite beer store.

St. Bernardus and Chimay Blue are two beers very close to this in style and taste if you would like to experiment.

Please just go drink this beer and enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 04:22:16 | More by jokemon
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jamisonspitzer

Maryland

5/5  rDev +10.9%

02-18-2012 03:07:14 | More by jamisonspitzer
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GennyCreamAle

New York

5/5  rDev +10.9%

02-18-2012 02:39:17 | More by GennyCreamAle
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cld253

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.9%

02-18-2012 01:35:52 | More by cld253
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Pahn

New York

4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

330ml bottle into Duvel tulip. Bottled February 2, 2011, drank February 17, 2012.

Appearance: Careful pour yields a 2 inch, fizzy offwhite head that dissipates steadily and leaves a single lacing arch. Pours a dark brown and occasionally leaves short lasting spots of lacing.

Smell: Red wine grapes and plum. Effervescent, with an undercurrent of fresh bread. Chocolate covered raisins, slight cola. Cherry and flowery aromas come out with time. That endless, constantly growing and developing aroma you want from a quad. Always complex, always balanced, always inviting.

Taste: Dark fruit, Belgian yeast, and dark candi sugar flavors. Moderately hot finish. Pastry like malt underneath, beautifully accentuated by the creamy mouthfeel.

In general, the flavor is like eating a light cake-y pastry covered in an amazing cherry, black currant, plum flavored jam. Leather and tobacco flavors reminiscent of some red wines coast on top of the hot aftertaste.

The flavor is as bountiful as the aroma, but bolder. There's uncountably many different notes, but everything marries beautifully. The overall impression is constant, tasting like darker red wine flavors, deep BSDA dark fruit, sweet cake pastries, Belgian yeast, and lively alcohol, with all of it being constantly elevated by the subtle complexities in each sip.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Soft and creamy. High carbonation that sometimes bothers me, but seems just right on this occasion (maybe 1 year is the best time to drink this beer, mouthfeel-wise, at least for my tastes).

Overall: Another beer that is widely regarded as a classic in virtue of it just being that damn good. I'll always remember the first time I tried it. The experience opened up my understanding of how exciting and delicious beer could be.

Every beer drinker should try at least one bottle of Trappistes Rochefort 10.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 05:58:55 | More by Pahn
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SgunnarW

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

02-17-2012 03:55:51 | More by SgunnarW
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -11.3%

02-17-2012 00:39:31 | More by Brushkanna
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CarpalTunnell

Virginia

5/5  rDev +10.9%

02-16-2012 23:27:40 | More by CarpalTunnell
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greencovesteve

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: dark cloudy red tint, bubbles rising up and a tan head that be as tall as you want it...I suggest a side pour, very heady

S: Hints of honey and malty goodness with a alcohol smell taking over

T: Malty perfection, taste like this confuse my tongue.

M: Smooth and warm from start to finish. Highly carbonated tongue tickler with a hidden punch.

O: One 330ml bottle will suffice. It's hard to imagine how they stuffed so much malty goodness into this small of a bottle. Other than the 11.3% Vol. on the bottle, the smell was the only other thing that gave away the alcohol content. The smooth malts eased you into a sweet coma. My favorite this month.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 23:03:02 | More by greencovesteve
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Jerriko

Washington

5/5  rDev +10.9%

02-16-2012 22:12:12 | More by Jerriko
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

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

Poured into a Chimay goblet, this review is from notes 1/30/2012

A- Dark cloudy brown color similar to muddy water. Off white 1 finger head that left some nice lacing and alcohol legs.

S- Amazingly complex. Smells of rum soaked raisins, ripe figs and prunes, vanilla, sweet malts and brown sugar. With a nice touch of alcohol.

T- WOW this is a great complex tasting beer. There is some sweet malt and fruity yeast esters put together with a nice bitterness. There is a warming from the alcohol in the back of the throat and down your chest. Love the dark fruit flavors mixed with a nice touch of alcohol that cleanses the palate for the next sip.

M- Heavy carbonation almost like champagne. Very smooth really great mouthfeel.

O- Full disclosure I have had this beer many many times. Just thought it was about time that I reviewed it. This is one of my favorite beers, in fact I drink this beer enough for it to qualify as my go to beer. Its one of the beers that got me into craft beer. So I pay homedge. Thank you Trappist monks for making beer that repels zombies and gets me closer to Heaven.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 22:08:30 | More by HopsHopenstein
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camil1mj

Michigan

4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle brought to the US by a friend.

A- Cloudy brown. Off-white head with minimal lacing.

S- Smells like other quads: lots of bread accompanied with the belgian yeast smell.

T- Caramel, bread and dark fruit all accompanied by the standard Belgian yeast and spiciness.

M- Medium bodied with a good carbonation level.

O- I am not the biggest fan of this style in the first place, but this is one of the better ones.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 20:05:21 | More by camil1mj
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bullywee

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

02-16-2012 11:19:51 | More by bullywee
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cartwar

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

02-16-2012 03:03:35 | More by cartwar
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Mkfos13

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

02-16-2012 02:08:29 | More by Mkfos13
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thatdavegy

Michigan

4/5  rDev -11.3%

02-16-2012 01:35:12 | More by thatdavegy
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

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

Bottle poured into a Trappistes Rochefort Chalice.

A- Pours a very hazy, murky beer bottle brown. With a cream colored head that left very little lacing.

S- Smells of breads, caramel malts, raisins and dark fruits. There is little bit of brown sugar and hints of nuts.

T- WONDERFUL! Very well balanced. All the smells are there. The "bread" really comes out. Not overly sweet.

M- It has some warmth to it. Medium/Heavy body to it.

O- This is a beer that I've had many times and I enjoy it time, after time, after time. Highly recommend. This is a great example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 00:50:56 | More by rfbenavi80
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EmmyYUMYUM

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.3%

02-15-2012 23:57:32 | More by EmmyYUMYUM
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themind

New Jersey

4.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I have had this beer several times and each time I have it I realize how great it is! I have never had Westy 12 but this Trappist is top notch!

Pours a nice head, the aroma is excellent and the taste is fantastic! It's pricey for a single bottle but is worth the journey.

I have tried an incredible amount of beers and this is a top twenty five for sure.

get some!

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 17:22:46 | More by themind
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