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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,772 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 7,772
Reviews: 2,612
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 637
Gots: 1,559 | FT: 51
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-06-2000

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Photo of mcanderson0
4.97/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: color is like a murky medium roasted coffee. Brown with a tinge of orange. Carbonation is high at first but the head doesnt stay for long.

S: light fruits, toffee, chocolate, coffeeshop aroma.

T: Sweet, malty, chocolate. Dates. Caramel. The taste of a dark bread, maybe a tinge of pumpernickel but no bitterness. A soft caramel aftertaste like after drinking a Dr. Pepper.

M: Creamy at the start. Silky on the finish. Exceptional.

O: I love the complexities of this beer. I feel like i'll probably edit this review after i have it again to add more flavors as i notice them.

Photo of wd40
4.32/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Muddy turbid appearance. I get raisins and figs in the aroma. The taste has a sweet backbone which helps give this beer its sturdiness. I like this beer although I'm not a huge fan of quadruples. I can taste that this is a well crafted beer. It has a real purity of flavors that is unusual. The water they use is really clean and good. It gives the flavors of the beer a sort of transparency that allows one to easily identify the different elements within the beer. Nothing is muddled together. There's no background noise. Glad I finally got around to trying this.

Photo of BradMacMullin
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of cameraman
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ercxi
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of tbone1384
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of travisdiener32
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After wondering what the date 11/1/17 on my bottle meant, I found that it means the beer "expires" in 5 years. That being said, that would mean it was brewed yesterday and then traveled overnight to my local corner store in Florida. I don't think so.

That being said, it means that this bottle had to be extremely fresh. The head retention is fantastic and the smell is even better. Plum, raisin, everything you would expect. The taste very nearly mirrors the smell, however there was a surprisingly medium-high level of carbonation that I will chalk up to being an extremely fresh batch. Mouthfeel was a lighter than expected as well, but no complaints here.

All that being said, definately a top 5 quad, a vintage would undoubtedly be even more exceptional.

Photo of obninsk23
4.17/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got it in Great Barrington, MA store. It's really cool that the monks draw the water for this beer from their well that is located inside the brewery. It's pretty murky with almost no foam. Small bubbles champagne like. Taste like caramelized barley, caramelized so heavily so it's so sweet like a slightly burned sugar. It was $7.00 for 11.2oz in the store. I expected a bit more razzal-dazzle for the price. Overall it's a good Belgian Trappist Ale, but not exceptional.

Photo of peagasus
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Polo
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Gstolas
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of chippo33
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of ASUBeer
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Jparker37
3.74/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a snifter.

A - Dark red in color with quite a haze to it. The head was tan with big bubbles but dissipated right away. No lacing.

S - Unrippened raspberries come to mind first off. Not getting any sweetness. Maybe a little woody character. Wine like, some raisins in there. I don't get any oxidation. Alcohol is apparent.

T - The malts hit right away with a nutty flavor. Little bit of initial sweetness but short. Alcohol is all over the flavor. Midpalate is very wine like, dry with complex red fruit qualities. Finishes very warm and the alcohol leaves a spicy warm lasting impression.

M - Medium to full bodied, low carbonation, semi-dry.

O - A little disappointed in this beer to be honest. Though very complex, it lacked some dimension in that it starved off all sweetness, I expected all these flavors and a little more. I thought it would hold a tight head longer. Still a good beer but maybe I was just overhyped for it.

Photo of amendt
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Stumbled across this beauty in a cafe called the Elite Cafe in Cefalu, Sicily. No idea how I got there. No idea how this beer got in their fridge. I do know that the counter guy with rotten teeth gave me a big thumbs up when I presented a couple of these at the checkout, which I reciprocated. Big thumbs up, then ran like hell.

The other reviews correctly note the 'notes'. All those flavors -- real and imagined -- are present. I will say that this beer is about as good as a beer gets in a bottle. On a coldish night, it will warm your bones while you stand there shivering not knowing what planet you're on, where the keys went, or why your car is on fire.

Coming across this beer in the south of Italy -- it's like encountering an old friend you never met.

Photo of fredmugs
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of fin711
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of EigenBeer
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Jwillyb
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of SebD
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tried at Beer Bistro in Toronto (from notes)

Appearance: It has a nice dark brown color to it with some amber hues. It has a nice creamy off-white head that dies down slowly and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of dark fruit (raisins and prunes), spices, sweet malts and Belgian yeast.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice dark fruit character (mostly raisins and prunes) sweet malts, caramel, spices and Yeast.

Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a great overall balance and feel and complexity.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas. Great Quad!

Photo of Dentist666
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours murky dark brown beer with huge tan head, thick and lingering for a long time. Very complex aroma: nuts, portwine, dark fruits, commonly semi-sweet. Taste is full, similar to aroma, rich and fruity, a good deal of alcoholic warmth. Medium carbonation and heavy body.
The highest class beer.

Photo of CJS
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of warrenout330
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of mychalg9
5/5  rDev +10.9%

Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 7,772 ratings.