Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Trappistes Rochefort 10Trappistes Rochefort 10
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium
trappistes-rochefort.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 11-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
9,210
Reviews:
2,865
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
879
Gots:
2,586
For Trade:
63
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Photo of srv33
4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours a beautiful dark brown with a light tan head. Gorgeous head that lingers long after pouring, very fine bubbles, wonderful lacing. A very pretty beer.

Aroma: Very complex aroma of dark fruits, with none specifically overwhelming, very balanced scent. More dark fruits, perhaps a bit of cherry, raisins, brown sugar, bread, even a hint of grape. No alcohol on the nose, beautifully balanced creamy scent.

Mouthfeel: Unbelievable, smooth as milk. Thick and creamy. Very light carbonation. Top marks here.

Taste: Raisin, fig, vanilla, wine, beautifully balanced. The alcohol is hidden exceptionally considering its ABV. It has a gorgeous creaminess that is reminiscent of a nitro. The taste has a mellow lingering taste that gives hints of chocolate, cherry, honey, vanilla, and rye. Very mature and exceptionally balanced taste.

Overall: This beer absolutely deserves its rating. It is a gem and potentially one of the best. Its spot on depth and balance turn it into something ephemeral. This was part of a taste test including St Bernardus 12 and La Trappe Quad, and this won. It was more balanced and had a better mouthfeel than St Bernardus 12, and has more depth than La Trappe Quad. So, If you have not tried this beer, do so. If you only try one Quad let this be it.

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Photo of Dreyski
4.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The underlying alchohol taste is more evident then with a Westy XII (to be fair, it is stronger), but if you can't get one of those, it's the next best thing.

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Photo of MatthewHopHead
3.75/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DFrisselll
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer out there in my opinion.

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Photo of Knilas
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tomsquarey
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SpongeHop
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - dark golden brown; head dissipates quite quickly
S & T - very prominent toasted bread and candi sugar caramel; raisins; milk chocolate
F - creamy, smooth

O - all-round solid beer. A real sipper. Incidently, good for use in cooking as well!

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Photo of Redscot
4.17/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArtAttackEd
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance is a dark brown colored body with a two finger white foamy head that dies within thirty seconds, lacing tries to cling to the glass but slowly slides into the body. The smell is spicy yet somewhat has some sweet cherries, a little tartness comes through and some booziness. The taste is mainly spicy sweet booze, cherries become more of an undertone to the flavoring, big boozy aftertaste, and a dry spicy finish. On the palate, its about a medium to heavy, sturdy carbonation. ABV felt appropriate. Overall, it's a bit boozy, but over the years I've learned to accept it for what it is supposed to be.

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Photo of Pletser
3.42/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thingsBEER
4.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kiro
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PlinyMeNow
3.86/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark brown with a slight creamy and foamy appearance. A large tan head quickly dissipates. The smell is of sweet malty molasses and sweet dried fruit. Taste follows the nose and there is a bit of alcohol burn although it hides the alcohol well, but there is also moderate astringency. Maybe it's the nature of Belgian beers but I'm not crazy about that yeasty soapy chalky quality. Feels medium bodied and a bit tingly with medium carbonation. Overall I'm not blown away and prefer St. Bernardus Abt 12.

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Photo of pau622
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of marycarol
3/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.79/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Pours a light mahogany color with a billowing three finger, khaki head of foam that laces the glass exquisitely.

Aroma: On the nose, sweet milk chocolate, red figs, dates, fresh baked pretzels, soft caramel and some floral notes of yeast akin to banana and clove.

Taste: Docile notes of sugarplums and sweet figs coupled with milk chocolate and gentle caramel. The initial flavors are complemented by a backdrop of clove, vanilla, banana and black pepper on the finish. There is a clean, soothing alcohol profile to it as it warms, and pleasantly, slightly tart notes of tamarind and orange pith emerge as it begins to open up.

Feel: Full bodied and creamy. Not overtly heavy, but rich. Mid-heavy mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Very supple and smooth. 11.3% ABV is very well hidden, I've had 8% beers with heavier alcohol profiles.

Overall: Rochefort 10 is a velvety, silky Belgian Quad with rich flavors of candied red, fleshy fruits and milk chocolate with undertones of sweet, peppery, somewhat floral yeast on the finish. Although the flavor is rich, it is never unctuous, unduly sticky or cloying. The mouthfeel is exceptional and absolutely perfect for the style. Worth every penny.

Rating: [A] Outstanding. 4.79/5.

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Photo of The_Bujon
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great looking beer, lovely dark body smooth head which sticks!

Aroma is full fig and taste is equally satisfying, with a sweet fruit aftertaste.

Got to be one of the best beers available, a must quaff! Doooo it boof boof boof

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Photo of eberesford
4.23/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I found the alcohol a little overpowering in the balance compared with the 8. Still, an extraordinary beer.

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Photo of mikeycibelli
4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mjgsilva
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dubnation
4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tvenne
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dontknojack
4.87/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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