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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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7,201 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,201
Reviews: 2,546
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 526
Gots: 1,237 | FT: 48
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

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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Photo of jcomp21
3.8/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - dark brown and very hazy thick dark red. Nice fuzzy head.

smell - toasty and bready almost a coffee note, with a hint of toffee and banana.

taste - I can't taste the alchohol which is nice... hides it very well! Sweet and a little bite to it. Plum and cherry flavour with a bit of bitterness, probably my favorite part of this beer.

mouthfeel - a little bit on the dry side on the back end but has a softness toward the front of the mouth

overall - I think the taste is better than the appearance and the fragrance, but I prefer Chimay over this anyday

see you on the next one.

jcomp21, Feb 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

robbydb85, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of BLang
4/5  rDev -11.3%

BLang, Feb 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

tweenDhedges, Feb 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

jag21, Feb 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Baldpacker, Feb 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

w00ddy, Feb 20, 2012
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

JAYBLACK, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of idrinkbrew
4/5  rDev -11.3%

idrinkbrew, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of UDbeernut
4.08/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Halftime. Going to compare this again in a year to compare how it ages.

dark amber capped by a small silky head that only reduces slightly. Nose is malt, sugar, and yeast. Taste is burnt sugar upfront, slight biscuit, hint of dark fruit. Alchohol rears its head as this critter warms. Silky creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied.

UDbeernut, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of minterro
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Dusty's Cellar in Okemos MI. About for a bottle $6.25 with a 10% off card.

Poured into a snifter. First quad tasting, and besides that BA description (which isn't as insightful as most) I don't really know what to expect. Paired with some Pizza House deep-dish left-overs to cleanse the palette. Reason for consuming, Whitley's done with the vagina monologues (good job girl).

I have seen the rating before, and I will do my best not to be biased.

A&S: Very strong sweet, fruity (apples and pears) cider smell, with notes of caramel. Elegant mid-ranged black colored beer (kinda raisin colored). This beer has a lot of unfilteredness to it, large chunks in both the bottle and the glass. Pours about 2 fingers of fizzy light tan head. Creamy head in maintained for a while at about a quarter of a finger --> nothing but a ring after a few mins.

T&M: Very bold/powerful taste. Upfront it has similar characteristics to the smell (apples and pear), but toward the finish its more on the dark fruits (raisins) spectrum. Upfront the alcohol is well hidden and towards the back (especially when its warmer) it gets quite hot (almost too hot). The finish is a bit sour with a touch of bourbon and no real bitterness, its also very, very smooth. Not really what I expected as far as mouthfeel. Its very high bubbly carbonation and first, but after some time it really dies to almost nothing. High medium to full for the body. I would suggest drinking at around 45 to 50, I get really hot (in alcohol) after that.

O: I thought it was a little overrated [I was a little generous giving it a 4.5 for taste (it probably deserved somewhere in between a 4 and a 4.50]3. I'm glad I tried it, but I don't think I'll buy it again, at least for the price of 6.10 a bottle. But don't get me wrong if someone was offering... I'd be all over it. Even though I haven't review this style before, I kinda see what they are aiming for and I don't think its really my kind of beer. This beer would pair perfectly with steak.

minterro, Feb 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

BJasny, Feb 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

rderedin, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

TheSamsquanch, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

mt24turner, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of jjholt
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer looks dark and thick when poured, but tastes much lighter than expected. Very complex smell with hops playing a small, spicy role in the background. Alcohol comes on late in the taste, but not overpowering due to the intense roasted flavors of this beer.

Tried this beer in a small bar in Italy per the suggestion of both the bartender and a nice Belgian couple I wad chatting with. The best beer I have ever had.

jjholt, Feb 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

MadTownDrinker, Feb 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

djcira, Feb 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Campodog, Feb 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -33.5%

superjose, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

clarkw42, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

SFC21, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of rundocrun
4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 330 mL bottle into a chalice

A - Pours out slightly viscous-looking. Body is very dark brown with the faintest of amber colored highlights. Yields 2 1/2 fingers of fine light tan head. Moderate lacing.

S - Incredibly complex and pungent esters are the number one characteristic here. Lots of plum as well as an amazing boozy red wine aroma. Hops take a minor role adding just enough spice to the background to make things interesting.

T - Brown bread, raisins and burnt sugar up front. Booziness comes in toward the middle and holds strong all the way down. Alcohol and hop bitterness come in toward the finish amid the complex, sweet and fruity malt base.

M - Thinner than I expected just from how it looked coming out of the bottle. Wonderful boozy warming sensation in the chest after each sip. Leaves a syrupy, sticky feeling in my mouth, but that just lends to its "sipper" qualtiy. Great beer.

rundocrun, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

keanlacrosse, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

creaghphish, Feb 19, 2012
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 7,201 ratings.