Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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Ratings: 7,672
Reviews: 2,587
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 613
Gots: 1,472 | FT: 51
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Brasserie de Rochefort

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: Todd on 11-06-2000)
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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

Bottle that I have kept in the cellar since 2008-12-22. Best before 2013-08-13.

A: Pours a dark brown liquid with an uneven head. The head is light brown and compact. The head dissolves very slowly. I also find some dark particles in the head which I guess is natural sediments.

S: Banana bread, chocolate, raisins, plum and dark malts. I also find tones of yeast and ripe cherries. Alcohol is present, but very elegantly.

T: Extremely well balanced. All of the the tastes works perfectly together. Lots of chocolate, banana bread and surprisingly I also find hints of green apples and cherries. Chocolate cake with cinnamon. The alcohol is present but very delicate. There are far more tastes in there, but I can't nail them down.

M: Large bubbles. Medium to strong carbonation. The alcohol is warming the throat. Again very well balanced.

O: It's extremely well balanced in both smell, taste and mouthfeel. Everything works really well together. I'm glad that I can lay my hands on this beer with ease at the Swedish Systembolaget.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of Florya
5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Using a Rochefort Trappistes bowl chalice I poured it slowly reserving much of the yeast in the bottle. Rochefort 10 was a very dark mahogany brown with a thin medium beige head.

The nose was of banana bread, molasses, dark fruits typical of the style.

The flavors were of brown sugar and fruit cake.

What makes this a superstar is the supple creamy mouthfeel where everything balances to perfection. Ample carbonation, but not too much; creamy and coating with a bit of viscosity; the flavors are complex and well integrated. There is no wave after wave of flavors, it is one complex continuous presentation with a bit of alcohol warmth in the finish.

While I never considered Quad my preferred style, that's probably because I've had many inferior as my point of reference.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of mjtiernan
4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

11.2oz bottle poured into a goblet. Best by 6/22/16.

A: Pours with a one-finger off-white head. Gorgeous pillowy head with consistently tight bubbles all around. Terrific lacing and head-retention. Body is a deep, deep brownish-red.

S: Interesting aroma. Smells big and boozy but not dominated by the usual Belgian yeast/dark fruit combo. There’s a spicy medicinal note that really stands out as well as some chocolate cake? Then there’s some noticable alcohol-soaked dark fruit and grain plus a bit of caramel malt.

T: So interesting. It’s just as much spice as it is fruit. Starts sweet with the yeast totally integrated so that it’s almost non-existent. There’s raisin, juniper, some woodiness and strangely the chocolate cake is still there. Alcohol is present and with the juniper it gives it a gin-like dimension.

M: Medium body with a fairly dry texture. Finishes with a modest alcohol burn. Carbonation is soft but present.

O: This is truly a unique quad unlike any that I’ve had. It’s not a slight variation on the rest, but a near complete re-write of the book. Very impressive.

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3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of dark fruits and alcohol. Taste is alcohol up front, dark fruits, some spices are present. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall I suppose my expectations for this beer may have been to high, is it does not meet the hype imo.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.2/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rochefort 10 poured a nice dark amber color, that was nearly a deep purple, with a nice lacing head. There was a nice sweet, grape like, smell, almost like a wine. The taste had a nice sweetness, and grapes, and belgin candy flavors. Nothing was overpowering, everyting bledended soo well, would easily have another. Overall this is a very good Quad, it has a very nice blended flavor, and drinks very smoothly.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a very dark brown with a huge tan head that slowly fades leaving lots of lacing.

S - Spicy dark fruit, some booze and almost cake-like scents.

T - Dark fruit, spices, raisins. More is going on here, but my limited brain can't really describe them all. It tastes good, trust me.

D - Perfect body and carbonation.

O - Damn those Belgians. So tasty and good.

Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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