Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Trappistes Rochefort 10Trappistes Rochefort 10
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Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium
trappistes-rochefort.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 11-06-2000

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Photo of nfarhadi
4.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I've had this beer maybe 20 times now so I think I can give a review a go. It's very easy to find in my area (SF Bay Area, CA). My local craft beer shop, Whole Foods, and a few other shops carry this year round.

This is definitely the best Belgian beer in my opinion, if not the best beer I have ever had. I've had Westy 12 twice before and I have to say that Westy 12 and Rochefort 10 deliver a very different experience. Even beers like St. Bernardus 12 (which is a gold standard of quads in my book) are very different than this beer. It is difficult to compare them. Personally though I would take Rochefort 10 over Westvleteren 12.

Taste is like raisins and molasses. While the beer is slightly on the sweeter side, it isn't overpowering. It's actually one of the most balanced beers I have ever had.

I can't really get too much more into the taste, smell, and look of this beer. You just need to try it.

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

This beauty pours a deep, rich brown with a 2 finger head. There is lacing but it doesn't all stick. The smells are sweet and dark malts....
Wow, the alcohol is barking on this one. It goes down warm to the belly. But not in a bad way. The first flavor is actually the nice caramel malts, toffee, bready yeasts, nuttiness, a little bit of candy bar like sugars....and with the alcohol and heavy malts, this one is very creamy--but then BAM, the sizzle of the carbonation hits the mouth with some spices, and the palate is suddenly electrified with effervescence and a lovely dry finish. And you immediately want another sip--which is dangerous at ABV. You definitely have to tell yourself to slow down. Enjoy. This one is a treat and distinctly potable.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy brown body, with orange highlights, short tan head fades out quickly, leaving a thin ring at the edge. Visible carbonation keeps the beer moving minutes after the pour. It is a fine looking beer.

S - Booze is out and proud, with hints of tea and toffee, a bit of sugar, and strong dark fruit, prunes and raisins.

T - The open is sweet, with a candy note. Then comes a cherry hit, almonds and candied breads. The middle closes with a move away, toward more straight bread flavors. The close hits with some tea astringency that fades back into a long sweet dark bread note, molasses and brown sugar, that lingers. As it warms, the sugars come forward, and the bread takes on more caramel.

M - Brisk carbonation keeps this from getting syrupy or cloying, but the heft is there, a bit of alcohol warmth, and a slightly drier close that also helps clear the palate. This is one that has so many traps for the brewer, but the result walks that line and is delivers a nice, warm feel.

O - This is a profoundly well crafted brew, with depth in flavor and great feel. At over 11%, it could be a boozy mess, but it is instead a measured, tasty, developed experience. Another Belgian that shows just how good these styles can get.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark pour, brown on verge of black with very heavy foam and lacing. Smells of malt, wine, and fruit. The taste is a fantastic, sweet notes and a nice wine presence with a hint of raisin and malt. The feel is medium with a mild alcohol bite. This is a very nice beer to sip on a cool winter day with a fire going, well done.

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Photo of Brewfocker80
4.63/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass
A-pours a beautiful dark brown to black with a 3 finger head. Direct lighting shows a reddish tint
S-Smells of malt and dark fruit
M-full body, thick, with good carbonation
T-raisins and strong figs with a little bit of a peppery finish. Very complex yeast and malt balances perfectly
O-a top rated beer for sure with outstanding flavor and balance.

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Photo of TerryMills
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice beer , heavy malty sweet flavor with notes of Carmel and bread .. That crazy Belgian yeast flavor!

Good stuff and hides the booze well to be over 11%.

If you haven't tried it you need to At least once..

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Photo of vinicole
3.95/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very dark brown. Thick tan head. Vigorously rising bubbles.
Rich sweet malt and fruit aroma. Alcohol noticeable.
Christmas cake. Stoned fruit steeped in spiced brandy.
Sharp carbonation and boozy. Rather cloying after a few sips.
I am sure this is great for the style but a bit too much for my taste.

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Photo of Sheppard
3.86/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark brown. Off white head. Some plum and some lactic bacteria like aroma. Some sweet estery banana, with a lightly peppery finish. Some rich chocolate dark fruits, like raisin and prune. There's some hop bite in there too. It tastes a little skunked. Rather disappointing, as I've heard many great things. I'll update if I have this again though.

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Photo of Drvitlkeyustolit80
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First had 11/26/13 at Sette Luna. Dark fruit, Belgian yeast sweetness, subtle alcohol burn, and champagne prickly carbonation make this my favorite trappist quadruple.

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Photo of REDAMI
4.27/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into Chimay Goblet

L- Pours a dark brown with a 1/4" tan head which dissipates quickly

S- Strong malt, grain, brown bread with a hint of spice, slight musty yeast notes

T- Slight licorice flavor moving into malty sweetness, semi bitter hops on the back... Yeast flavors give this a sharp but pleasant smoothness. Hints of roasted grains and brown bread are also present.

F- A bit of sharp carbonation and a fair amount of alcohol heat... Not easy to hide the high ABV but far from hot... Creamy and smoother than it has a right to be.

O- This is a quintessential Quad... Big, bad and packs a wallop with both complex and subtle flavors. Do not drink this on an empty stomach.

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Photo of matuka123
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

VERY exceptional Belgian quad beer. My first quad beer I think, if chimay blue is not included (I think its not). Delicious taste, great feel, and bottle is classy and stylish, just cool. Alcohol is a whopping 11.3% but it doesnt burn or be too harsh for me. I dont always like 9%++ beer. Chimay blue is like the perfect between average and high ABV% alcohol percentage. But yeah this beer is amazing, love it. Costs a lot and is premium high quality, I buy this every now and then, once or twice a year.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.74/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

11.2oz. bottle

Pours cloudy opaque dark brown with a dense creamy light tan foam head. Smells like black grapes, blackberry jam, slight bubblegum, black cherry, ripe plum, candied raisin, toasty bread, caramel, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like slightly boozy caramel, toffee, molasses, brown sugar, toasty bread, candied raisin, ripe plum, black cherry, some bubblegum, blackberry jam, black grapes, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice Belgian Trappist Quad.

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Photo of PSanger
4.37/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulip glass. I get the Smell of maple syrup and spices. Probably smell is strongest part of beer. Taste is great and feel is of carbonation. the alcohol is only felt towards the back end. Great beer. Highly recommend

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Photo of q33jeff
4.31/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

**
01/19/2013
LOOK: Dark Brown Color. Thick head. Has clingy legs.
AROMA: Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Carmel, brown bread.
TASTE: Sweet creamy flavor, with some sour fruit mixed in. Brown sugar, cinnamon. A touch of Belgian Wang, but manageable.
FEEL: Full Bodied and a little sticky.
A nicely crafted beer.
**

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Photo of FLima
4.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am doing a comparison this weekend between this brew and St. Bernardus Abt.12. I have been cellaring this for 4 years.
It poured a murky brown color with a thin head that kept a constant ring.
Good spices complexity in the nose. Mild aroma with notes of cocoa, licorice, hay, plums, vanilla, mild clove, raisins and cinnamon.
Flavor with notes of cocoa, lots of spices (cloves, white and black pepper, ginger), candi sugar, lemon drops, orange marmalade, cinnamon, coconut, raisins, roses, more caramel than molasses, green apple juice, wood and definitely rum. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness and a spicy lingering note.
Bordering full body with somewhat effervescent carbonation. Alcohol of 11.3% is felt but it is in harmony with the overall beer.
Spicy and very flavorful Belgian Dark Strong Ale. Compared to St. Bernardus and Westvleteren, I found this more spicy, sweet and boozy, but a tad less complex, especially on malt profile, missing the myriad of chocolate and dark fruit notes. This time the bald monk will take the trophy home, better said to the monastery.

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

Smooth. Rich. Complex. Oh so yeasty!

What a fantastic beer. In the quad style, this one rates up there with the best. Not as complex and mystical as westvleteren 12 (but what is!). Not quite as robust and strong as St. Bernardus 12. But this bad boy holds its own. Get it!

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Photo of Cburnette23
4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The smell just made me laugh (or giggle). It's got sort of a 'wet' but sweet smell, that's so inviting. In my opinion, the taste is somewhat defining of the classic Belgium beer. It's light on the pallet, yet complex on the flavor with notes of fruit, prune, honey, and caramel. Oh-so smooth and delightful, a beer I should be fond of drinking especially in the summer-time. Of course, it is Autumn where I am, and still enjoyable, however I should think in warm weather the beer would excel. The taste brings you to the wooded nature, in my own experience, and almost is reminiscent of trees and sunshine. Certainly let this one linger on the back of your tongue before swallowing, as it will bubble the subtle flavors up before dispersing. Absolutely delicious and a real delight! If you are a value buyer, you may look elsewhere, for example Luganitas or Central Waters, but hey - every now and again indulging in this is a service to your inner being.

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Photo of zillarunner
4.93/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This may have been my 1st quad, but I'm a fan now. Love the smell, look and feel of raisins, caramel, toffee and rum and cocoa. The smooth sweetnes hides the 11.3% ABV.

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Photo of HipCzech
4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving: 330 ml bottle (stamped "L.18.11.2020") poured into a Spiegelau beer tulip.

Appearance: Deep, cloudy mahogany brown with a lush cap of tan foam and streaky lace.

Smell: Rich aroma of burnt caramel, toffee, rum soaked raisins, vanilla and cocoa.

Taste: Deep, dark fruit and malt with an ever present warming alcoholic prickle. Finishes surprisingly dry.

Mouthfeel: Velvety smooth, full body and lively but gentle carbonation.

Overall: Like a big, boozy fruitcake; layers of malty, fruity flavors with a good alcoholic kick.

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Photo of Kdubzz
4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow. What a delicious beer. Dark mahogany brown, large tan head, with a TON of dark yeast at the bottom. The smell is dripping with molasses, honey, peaches, plums, and other dark fruit. Sort of a lightness to it, especially for 11%, both on the tongue and in the nose. Sticky and sweet all the way through, all the way to the end where there's an astringent finish. Delicious

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - murky brown with off white head that dissipates quick and doesn't leave any lacing S- big dark fruits - dark cherry, figs, plums... red wine, caramel, candi sugar, booze
T - again dark fruits - cherry, figs, plums, red grapes. Red wine. Caramel, bread, candi sugar.
M - heavy mouthfeel, alcohol present but appropriate, aftertaste is dark fruits, bread, mild Belgian yeast
O - I used to think this one was perfect, but these Belgian quads can be a bit overrated. Great beer don't get me wrong. Improvements could be made on the booziness.

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Photo of ABabbidge
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

L: Cloudy dark brown with a large head that becomes a sticky lace.

S: Sweet fruity notes predominant. Some notes of chocolate and brown sugar as well.

T: Sweet malt with lots of fruit and spices mixed in. There is so much going on it is hard for an amateur like me to really dissect the flavors in this one.

F: Very smooth and creamy with a pretty full body. The flavor is good but the mouthfeel is my favorite part of this beer.

O: My first Trappist beer. Very complex flavor but very good. Different from anything I have had before.

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Photo of Rcaros
4.34/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: poured 1.5 fingers of mixed creamy/rocky light tan head. mahogany red brown color, super hazy with particles suspended. Good carbonation

Smell: sweet up front, dates, under ripe plums, yeast on the back

Taste: caramel, bittersweet, yeasty, bready, plum, a little alcohol on the back

Feel: medium with a zippy carbonation

Very good quad

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Photo of knappbl
4.88/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I'm a huge fan of Belgian Quads, and this one doesn't disappoint. It's probably one of the best I've had. Great head that dissipates slowly. Intense flavor that does not overwhelm. Amazing smell that perfectly augments the taste. Excellent Quad!

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

This was the first Belgium brew I had ever drank many many moons ago . It was great then and still great today . It's World Class for a reason .. CHEERS :)

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