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Trappistes Rochefort 10 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

6,884 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 6,884
Reviews: 2,528
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 477
Gots: 1,088 | FT: 47
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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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SupaCelt

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was poured in celebration of my birthday. It has a deep red colour that almost seems like purple or garnet. A tan head with many crags and crevaces formed off the pour and quickly disappeared in what was quite a fizzy display. There are a few shelves of lace left in the aftremath.

The nose is heavy with dark fruit impressions. Grapes, plums, and even some black cherry come to mind as I whiff this. I also detect some alcoholic vapours and a bit of bitterish rind or fruit skin impression. It smells sort of wild and nearly like wine. Some yeasty character shows through true to form for the Belgian sector.

The taste is surprisingly underwhelming. The nose seems much more rich and potent when compared to the flavour. I was expecting the taste to follow the nose in boldness. Instead, it is a lighter assortment of the aforementioned dark fruits and a good helping of chalky yeast quality. The finish becomes a bit dry and helps to squelch the sweet fruitiness that came early on. The alcohol is noticeable, but it is a welcome layer to the flavour package. The malt base is just not as hearty as I had hoped.

The mouthfeel is a bit light just as the flavour is. I find this to be a thin and weakly flavoured brew which is definitely not what I had expected.

The drinkability is good. There is really no element here that overpowers or causes the drinkability to be low. Overall, this brew is a touch disappointing. I may have brought this on myself. Just because this beer is what it is, I had high hopes for it to astound me. It fell short, but it is indeed a great beer with much character.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2006 00:12:56 | More by SupaCelt
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Orrshow

Alberta (Canada)

4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance – I was surprised to see that when I poured this the head didn’t grow insanely. There was about a half of a centimeter of nice creamy tan foam which stayed for a while and left some lacing. The color is a nice dark brown with maroon aspects that is opaque.

Smell – Wow. Absolutely amazing. There is a ton of fruitiness to this one. Raisins, plums, melon, banana, and some grapes all arise. There is a nice rummy scent as well bringing about alcohol. On top of this I smell just a touch of ginger and lots of nice dark sweet malt that accentuate sweetness.

Taste – This one is a little sweeter than it smells and this isn’t in any way a bad thing. Sweet malts dominate off the bat and alcohol is more present as well. While attempting to decipher what else there was in this beer I definitely got a taste of yeast too. The finish was all of dark fruit just as it smelled.

Mouthfeel – Great. Creamy and the carbonation doesn’t bite. A little bit of stickiness is left in the mouth but it’s insignificant.

Drinkability – Pretty good. I didn’t have any troubles here. Burns a bit from alcohol but there is too many good things for that to affect it overall.

Simply another amazing Trappist Beer. Didn’t expect anything less here.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2006 03:35:06 | More by Orrshow
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cjgator3

Florida

4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is absolutely out of this world! Plums, cocoa, dough and alcohol are all present in the nose. Taste is sweet and bready with a slight amount of fruits and yeast. Despite hiding the 11.3%abv considerably well, the alcohol is definately present as you can feel the warmth. The high alcohol content hurts drinkability. You know, this is a damn fine beer that really cannot be done justice by words alone. This is without a doubt one of the finest beers on the planet that I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2006 04:50:08 | More by cjgator3
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jettjon

Florida

4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: 4.0 N: 4.5 T: 5.0 M: 4.5 D: 4.5

Highs: Nose, taste, mouthfeel
Lows: Anemic head


After trying numbers 6 and 8, I went into this tasting with some trepidation. Previous Trappistes offerings had proven too elusive for my palate.

Pours a very dark reddish-brown, virtually opaque. One finger head of tan that quickly fades, leaving fair lacing behind. Nose—ah, what a bouquet. Very sweet with bananas strongly present. Sweet malt and probably even syrup. Taste… again, wonderful. Initially very sweet banana, yet the sweetness is quickly balanced, stopping short of being just sugary-syrupy. A bit of alcohol, dark fruit/plums, and a nice clean finish with maybe some light hops. It’s a lot to wrap one’s tongue around; I’ll definitely have to try it again… and again. Mouth is just about perfect, lightly syrupy/semi-creamy, smooth, and perfect little bubbles that gently caress the tongue. Drinkability is excellent.

Overall: Damn, I think this may well be the best beer I’ve yet tried. Extremely well integrated, about the only thing I can ding it on is the lackluster head. It will take a few more sessions to fully appreciate the flavor complexities. An excellent brew, go out and get one TODAY!

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2006 01:34:04 | More by jettjon
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rodrot

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown color with a huge frothy head that left layers of sticky lace on the glass. Aroma was very malty and caramelly with notes of banana, dark fruit and some herbal hop notes in the nose. Taste was quite rich and malty. Lots of flavors of malt, dark fruit, figs and chocolate balanced with a nice hop bitterness. This is a pretty full bodied beer, almost a meal in a glass. Amazing that the alcohol is so well hidden at 11.3%. This makes for high drinkability and can sneak up on you if you're not careful. Recommended, but not for the faint of heart.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2006 14:24:42 | More by rodrot
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jarsh

New York

4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 330mL brown bottle. Looks like this bottle is good till April 5th 2011, an "Authentic Trappist Product"

Appearance: Pours a beautiful rich, deep mahogany with a brownish hued head that leaves a wonderful lace as it dissipates. Yeasty sediment you don't notice until your final sips...

Smell: Earthy, sweet rummy prunes and banana cotton candy.

Taste: Lightly carbonated mouthfeel. Sweet, alcoholic upfront that lasts well after it is in your belly. As you drink, the alcohol is less noticeable and leads to wonderful complexity of dark malts, fruits and spices. Very smooth and drinkable for such a potent beverage.

Overall: A wonderful beer, one of the best I have ever had. An excellent warmer to sip and savor. You WILL want to have another, when the time is right....

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2006 04:09:16 | More by jarsh
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4.08/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown, hazy in color. Moderate head, which faded fairly quickly. Smell was sweet and malty, with raisins and other fruits coming through. Taste was very complex, and takes a while to sort out (like all night...) -- raisins, port wine, chocolate, bubblegum, pepper at finish. Wow, what a beer. The mouthfeel was thick, with very little carbonation. The alcohol provided a nice warmth after a few sips. I think I would have enjoyed this more on a winter evening rather than the summer, but that was my issue, not the beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2006 14:46:49 | More by
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scruffwhor

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Leaves a thick, robust two-finger head. I made sure to pour the yeast in my glass. Cause the sediment, in my mind is part of the beer, regardless of what others say. PLus it's hard to waste a beer like this. It ads to the head since the sediment left flaoting with the foam looks like that cinnamon they put on a frothy mocha a Starbucks. Color is a mix of realy roasted orange peel and radddish skin. Go figure. Beautiful bubbling and lacing too boot.

Smell- CVloves and bubblegum. Plus the sugary equivalent of Euro toostsie rolls. Like really fake chocolate sugars.

Taste- Starts with some Belgian malts. Lightly roasted and mostlt toasted. These malts help give the feeling of bubblegum on the first sip with a mix of black licirice and blck Himalayan tea. Not a lot of bittering hops descernable from the taste.

Mouthfeel- Great crabonation and a clean yet undeniably warming finish that lasts for a great amount of time. Lots of complex flavors make a pretyy damn good melange of flavors all over my tongue. The monks know what the hell they are doing.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2006 23:16:54 | More by scruffwhor
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wuntrikpony

California

4.22/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A smiling monk
The chalice so magnificent
Oh! St. Bernardus

From a snifter
Thick lace and sediment
Deep orange

Cloves and malt
Alcohol behind banana
Some bittersweet peaches

Eleven point two ounces
Not enough
Ask the monks for twelve next time

Quite approachable
But not easy on the pocket
Sweet departure

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2006 02:43:23 | More by wuntrikpony
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bodybyadam

Washington

3.95/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this with some other Trappists at a Trappist tasting. It's "lesser" the Rochefort 8 I had and had a greater taste of alcohol but actually less. One thing I've tried in the past is "rolling" or mixing the yeast up before I pour. I know many prefer not, but I want the whole experience and I try to distinguish a difference with and without the sediment. Onto the 10.

A: Pours a dark brown, with little foam quickly dissipating.

S: The Nose has the mix of yeast and malt, with the hint of caramel and bananas.

T: I love this trappist for its strong presence, tasting the ETOH but not too strong to take away from the rich flavor of the yeast and malt mixture and the carbonation, with a touch of pears and ETOH in the finish.

M: The ETOH is subtle so it is still smooth.

D: Everyone must have a good trappist once in a while, but don't abuse the purity of these "miracles" in a bottle.

Elbows Up,
Adam

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2006 00:47:27 | More by bodybyadam
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LarryV

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured a murky brown into a chalice with a nice dense tan head. Aroma was of dark fruits, sugary. Taste started out seeming pretty complex, mostly dark fruit like figs, a hint of brown sugar, but the more I continued drinking it, the less I liked it. The sweetness started to seem cloying, and there was a bubblegum taste that started to overpower the beer as it warmed up. Personally, I liked the Rochefort 8 better, and for the $$$, I probably won't be buying this one again.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2006 09:39:13 | More by LarryV
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budgood1

Minnesota

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

pours out of the third liter bottle dark crimson with a tan head. lots of sediment floating about. laces the glass with fine rings. sugary aroma with holiday spice. smells like x-mas pudding with a kick.. yummy. taste is a float your boat deliciousness of dried and wooden maltiness with a balance of divine yeasty intervention. there is the expected alcohol kick with a spicy rapture. body is full with a heavenly mouthfeel that brings the drinker close to nirvana. drinkability is dangerous.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2006 02:45:01 | More by budgood1
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jameaterblues

New York

3.65/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- 3/4 inch mocha colored head...the head stuck around for quite a while....very frothy. The body of the beer was a dark brown with lots of bubbles. Extremely thick lace that really coats the glass.
S- Roasted malts, very nutty, and a slight sweetness of sugar or possibly caramel.
T- Malty nutty body, light toffee notes. Right before the finish there is a hint of hops, but they are not too pronounced. The finish is strong with alcohol, and this is reasonable being that the beer is 11%abv..there is also a kind of sweetness.
M/D- This beer reminded me of wine in the mouthfeel, except that it had lots of bubbles....it really coated the toungue....Drinkability....the alcohol could have been hidden a little better....This was pretty good, but I was surprised to see it is in the top ten.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2006 16:52:17 | More by jameaterblues
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kgotcher

Colorado

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

Stepping up to the big times with this one. My first quad that I know of.

11.2 oz bottle strange dating stamp that doesn't mean anything to me.

Poured slowly into a snifter, dark amber to brown color with a dense tan head. Great lacings and incredible head retention.

Rich sweet aroma rises with strong fruit tones and noticable estery alchohol. Has a port like strength to the aroma with floral and spicy tones, - incredible.

The taste is potent and rich. Strong estery dark fruit, plum, grape, a slight nuttyness, vanilla and clove.

Mouthfeel is full bodied with strong carbonation to hide the slickness. Tartness toward the end with a slightly bitter and dry earthy finish.

Wow, this is beer? Amazing what those monks can do... Awesome depth and complexity of flavors, probably more that my pallate can do justice to. Definately not an everyday drinker but I plan to keep a few on hand for special occasions.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2006 04:21:09 | More by kgotcher
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lackenhauser

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Somewhat murky brown in color. Good sized head that receedes quite fast. Big, sugary aroma-reeks of raisens and brown sugar. Malty with a definate alcohol tinge to it. The alcohol comes off quite spicy. Slight earthiness in the flavor. Good body-quite thin actually-obviously fermented out quite well. Dangerously drinkable and very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2006 01:12:08 | More by lackenhauser
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surfadelic23

Florida

3.73/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Heh, pretty funny that I had this in a Duvel snifter too! What a cool looking little bottle. It looks very nice in the glass (the beer not the bottle) with a nice dark red/brown color and a small head.
It has a very nice smell to it too, can't really pick up much alcohol which is kinda scary!
At least they couldn't hide it in the taste which knocks down the drinkability a bit. I like this but boy does the alcohol show up...
Mouthfeel is also impacted (to me) by the alcohol, this one isn't particularly subtle, Boy does it taste good though!

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2006 16:27:42 | More by surfadelic23
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Made a good pour into a Duvel snifter. Dark brown/black body, light brown/tan head, a bit chunky. Head disappears after a bit, but if you swirl the glass it will reappear to about 1 finger.
Smell of bananas hits foremost with chocolate, caramel, plum and currant coming through.
Taste was great. Hard to separate flavors; chocolate, raisin, biscuit, malt, some hops and spice.
Alcohol is present but nicely balanced. A kick at first, but you get used to it.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2006 16:18:35 | More by Mebuzzard
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jhu1995

Maryland

4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, rich brown with a tan head and not alot of lacing. Good but not great. Smell was sweet and fruity with nearly no alcohol, which I thought was impressive, given the alcohol content. Taste was malty sweet with some fruity notes. Alcohol makes a nice subtle appearance in the taste - very warming and slightly medicinal. Some spiciness contributed by the yeast. Hasn't been the fullest bodied beer I have ever tasted, but not weak in this category either. Stands up well to the alcohol. Very drinkable for the alcohol content but is definitely a beer to sip and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2006 02:15:00 | More by jhu1995
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mclanem

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: This beer is certainly a true belgain beer unfiltered, nice amount of sediment on the bottom. dark frothy head

Smell: a great smell, fermented apricots and a very fresh spiced smell.

Taste: Very spicy flavor can taste the alcohol but it fades quickly very unique.

Mouthfeel: great, great carbonation. love the feel of this beer.

Drinkablity: I like this beer would love to have them frequently but it is expensive but this doesn't effect the drinkablity rating just FYI.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2006 03:30:58 | More by mclanem
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Drew966

Florida

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

Trappistes Rochefort 10 pours a chocolate brown color with an off white head and chunks of yeast from a less than perfect pour from a 33cl bottle. The aroma is somewhat fruity and alcohol is noticeable. The alcohol is noticeable in the taste too, not in a bad way though. Some dark fruit flavors are present. Chocolate comes to mind too, but its not really chocolate or chocolatey tasting, just an aspect of the flavor. I'm not sure I appreciate the style as much as others do. Definitely an interesting beer and quite good to boot. I think I may have to revisit this again sometime.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2006 22:20:35 | More by Drew966
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barleyman

Georgia

4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the brown 11.2 oz. bottle with the best by date of 08.07. Forms very little dark white head which dissipates quickly. This is a Belgian Trappist Quadruple, and as such, numbs the tongue with alcohol. Slight smell of bread, malt, clove, cinnamon and yeast. The taste includes all of the smells with the addition of piney resin and hop. The mouthfeel is very thick, but just what one would expect of the style. The drinkability is quite good considering this is not the sort of beer you will be drinking all day. Summation: The monks at Abbaye St. Remy are doing what other brewers the world over should be trying to do, hitting the mark, without overdoing it.

Just a thought,

barleyman

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2006 20:12:23 | More by barleyman
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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown body with frothy rocky tan head. Has that authentic bottle conditioned look.

Nose is spicy, tangy, boozy. A little sharp, not unpleasant.

Flavor is sweet, spiced caramel malt with a distinct alcohol presence on the finish. Plenty of interesting flavors, but overall not as complex as the 8.

Mouthfeel is medium, with plenty of carbonation.

Drinkability is OK. I prefer the 8.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2006 22:42:26 | More by ghostwalker
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

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

Poured from 33cl bottle(best by 08/09) a cloudy dark brown with a large head of foam that dissipated slowly leaving just a fine layer with lots of lacing.

The smell is all sweet and fruity and yeasty with strong notes of plum. A very nice nose indeed.

The taste is very sweet up front; I note molasses & fig(?) with just a touch of the plum that I noted in the smell and no yeasty flavour at all. The alcohol is not a factor in the taste but does create a bit of a warming feeling...nothing wrong with that but I know that 1 of these is all that I could handle at 1 sitting. ;^)

Bottom line: I had this brew a couple of years ago and I have to honestly say, I didn't care much for it at the time but now, after expanding my palate's horizons, so to speak, I find this brew a definite winner and certainly a world class product. I thoroughly recommend it!

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2006 20:56:45 | More by Bitterbill
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mcowgill

Massachusetts

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

A - hazy reddish brown with sediment floating all around.

S - toffee, dark fruits, toasty aroma

T - Raisins, chocolate, spice, alcohol, malts. Very complex and magnificent.

M - Great creamy mouthfeel

D - A sipping beer to be sure. One of the best Quads I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2006 18:33:30 | More by mcowgill
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BeerManDan

California

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

I find this Ale in apperance, smell and taste the same as "Trappistes Rocefor 8", but a little softer. Even if the alcohol content is higher. That is

It has toasty fruity, toffee/carmel nose with layers of soft malt and hops. Also, a lively mouth feel that is extremely well-balanced.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2006 00:02:35 | More by BeerManDan
Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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