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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,511 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 7,511
Reviews: 2,564
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 586
Gots: 1,381 | FT: 52
Brewed by:
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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5/5  rDev +10.9%

slowfade, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

gorby10826, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of BillDon
4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - poured into tulip glass, got less than one finger of foam. no lacing on the glass.

Smell - you get the maltiness, coffee, and plums

Taste - rich and creamy with a little bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Smooth And just a little bite

Overall - nice beer.

BillDon, Dec 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

SATBMan, Dec 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

musicman575, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of bubseymour
4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A very dark brown color with highly active yeast and carbonation. Upon pour is started as a 1 finger head but after a few minutes it grew to 3 and held for quite a while.

Smell - dark rich fruits, not super strong but somewhat feint. Perhaps I didn't let it warm enough.

Taste - Extremely rich and wonderfully complex with fruity notes. Almost hints more to a wine than beer but this fall somewhere in between the two. Superb. Smooth as can be as well.

Mouthfeel - Very full bodied and smooth.

Overall - World class complexity, tasty, smooth and easy to drink even for a novice beer drinker.

bubseymour, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of Erzengel
4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Best before 27.07.2016
Directly reviewed in comparison to the Westvleteren 12.

The beer starts fruity with notes of dark dried plums and black cherries, not too sweet. In the middle you can notice a nice malty character with a fine but only very small bitterness and a great herbal note. No hints of the 11,3%.
The dark fruity flavours develop and are still present in the end, while the sweetness and the hops keep in the background all the time.
--> an absolutely great beer - far better than the Westvleteren 12 in direct comparison!!

Erzengel, Dec 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

michaellcoates, Dec 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

jepflast, Dec 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

MtnDewd, Dec 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

WillyMac, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of OSUBeerStudent
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled 9/27/06, into a chalice. I've had it reasonably fresh many times, this is my first time trying one of this age.

Pours an opaque caramel brown. Little bit of head dissipates almost immediately.

Smell of toffee, leather, plums, dark cherries, raisins.

Taste layered of similar notes to the nose: toffee, sweet dark cherries, raisins and dried fruits, leather, tobacco, chocolate. No oxidation present, not the slightest hint of alcohol.

Very highly carbonated for the age, a bit fizzy, but it's very smooth. The carb lights it up a bit early but then it's just right - not thick or thin, just well-suited to letting the flavors take over.

Stellar beer. I don't know how much more it'll improve after 5 years, but I wouldn't say it'll be any worse. My only regret is that I don't have a fresh one on hand to compare it to immediately.

OSUBeerStudent, Dec 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

maxk, Dec 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Harkrank, Dec 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Polasiuss, Dec 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

Antnyd82, Dec 23, 2011
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4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Best quad I've had thus far.

A: Large creamy tan head formed atop this brown bodied brew that exhibited decent retention with little retention.

S: Cloves, coriander, nutmeg, and spice. Dark fruit scents along with banana and honey.

T: Follows the smell exactly.

M: Medium bodied, strong carbonation that tingles as it passes down your throat.

O: Not in particularly a fan of Belgium beers, but this one was fantastic!

tjkinate, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

karatebartender, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

jakesingleton, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -11.3%

Fenrisulven, Dec 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

jsurfs82, Dec 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

4balance, Dec 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.9%

jtmcgraw, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

johnhenryconway, Dec 22, 2011
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4.88/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great taste...as are all the Rochefort's.
This one, the strongest and livliest taste.
Nice dark color too.
The bars that have this----know their beers.
Have had it many times in many diff bars in 3
or 4 diff states and every bar that had this, served it in a Rochefort glass. Is a wide chalice.
They know what they have when they have this beer. It is treated special.

There may be better, tho, not many...and I will be WOWED to taste a better dark beer. I have yet to taste many of the beers ahead of this,on THIS BA list, (List keeps changing).... but, you can certainly tell---there is no doubt, this is a world class top of the line beer.

Den

Dennycurr, Dec 21, 2011
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
100 out of 100 based on 7,511 ratings.