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Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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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:
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Added by Todd on 11-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#98
Reviews:
2,895
Ratings:
9,350
pDev:
9.56%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
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893
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2,659
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Photo of jeiiVP
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of MemphisSooner
4.17/5  rDev -7.3%
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 Stuckey_Stuckey
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of BuckeyeBeers
4.17/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nace4
4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CharlieMopps
4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A deep, murky mahogany/black color, almost like swamp water, but way more appealing. A thin layer of head lies on top, dissipating to a miniscule ring.

S: A malty and alcoholic aroma, backed up by dark, sweet fruit and a spiciness that permeates the bouquet. Also, notes of yeast.

T: A roasted malt flavor that comes first, and stays on throughout. The middle is where a slight bit of hops becomes barely detectable, as the alcohol is dominant here. The sweetness is noticeable prior to and after the alcoholic taste subsides, and the finish is drying. The aftertaste is a great blend of sweetness and maltiness, an excellent ending to a solid beer.

M: Crisp and bubbly, lots of carbonation. The malt presence gives it a heavier feeling though, and it's somewhat mealy.

D: Wasn't sure what to expect, as I've tried the 6 and 8, but didn't want to hold the 10 to any unwarranted hype or scrutiny. Overall, a very tasty Belgian Quad, and a good choice when in the mood for a sweet and malty option that has a kick of complexity.

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Photo of BigJTrucker
3.95/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased this 12oz bottle from Market of Choice, 29th and Willamette, Eugene, OR.

Pours a deep dark cola brown color. Very light tan head, medium head retention. Mild aroma. Slightly oakey and sweet. A hint of non citrus fruityness. Flavor is somewhat oakey, with a belgian sour. Mouthfeel is slightly fizzy , light to medium body. Very lightly drying. Drinkability is high. Good flavor, decent mouthfeel. Certainly wouldn't mind another one after this, if i had had the foresight to pick up a 2nd bottle! Argh!

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Photo of AdmiralDiaz
4.08/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.5oz bottle to snifter.

A: Pours a cloudy brown with a nice large off-white head with perfect retention but almost no lacing. The head covers the body for the entire drink.

S: Smells fruity(both light and dark) strong yeast and some vanilla hints.

T: Nice fruit flavors such as; apples, plums, pears, and figs. Some earthiness and spice to it. The obvious Belgian yeast flavor adds to the complexity. Strong malty brown sugar flavor with caramel. Interestingly there's also a bit of a vanilla hint. However the flavor overall is in a way too mellow, although it's complex it's not the best I've had. The alcohol doesn't come out much, impressive for a >11%

Overall: Good quad but I don't feel it lived up to the hype. The mouthfeel is great it's nice and creamy with just the right amount of carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good considering the style and alcohol content. As I said very good quad, but I feel that for the price I'd go with St. Bernardus 12 over this.

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Photo of meltroha
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of vitters03
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of tuka
4.27/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bigjoe786
4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Magister_Beav
1.24/5  rDev -72.4%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I was very excited to try this. I had heard that this was fantastic. It poured well, is nice and dark screaming I have lots of flavor.

It certainly does have lots of flavor. Horrible rotten flavor. Did they brew this beer using fruit harvested from the bottom of a pigs trough? I can't even finish the bottle.

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Photo of Tcsox
3.99/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OatmattStout
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was a high alchohol content for my normal taste but you really only get the good parts of that warm feeling, no overpowering perception of alchohol. Don't be afraid if your don't drink this style of beer or beer's with such high ABV.

I did swirl sediment into poor.

Appearence: dark cider with a nice toffe colored fluffy head that disipates somewhat fast leaving a nice lace on top of beer but a clean glass.

Smell: sweet of malty dried fruits, hint of alchohol

Taste: Got better with each sip as temp rises opening more flavors. Currants, dried fruits and rum with a slight caramel/toffe maltiness.

Mouthfeel: Very fine carbonation expand in your mouth like a mouse, very rich and very smooth for alchohol content.

Drinkabilty: great, its not part of a six pack it's meant to be savored slowely. You will also feel the warmth in your belly and your head letting you know not to rush and/or start to slur your words.

Overall this beer was excellent .

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Photo of SaucyA
4.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger creamy tan head, almost black, cola color. Into a tulip.

Smell is of yeast, dried fruits.

Taste is spectacular. Drenches your mouth with some of the most fantastic flavors imaginable. Nuts, raisins, molasses, chocolate, nice alcohol bite but not overwhelming. I definitely recommend drinking at the suggested temperature to discover the nuances.

Mouthfeel is extraordinary, medium bodied with light carbonation. And drinkability is through the roof. While it's a sipper, you'll have to go easy on these because they're so strong and wonderful.

Fantastic despite the price.

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Photo of Infamous7100
4.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Mahogany to dark brown. Very thin, tan head.
S: Very malty/sweet. Some fruits and dark chocolate, like that from a bock.
T: Very complex. A lot going on here. I get a lot of the malty sweetness and just a hint of the fruits. The dark chocolate is apparent as the beers warms up. Alcohol is detectable of course, but blended well.
M: The alcohol blends well with the taste, but boy does it warm you going down. Some mild carbonation as well. It does finish quite smooth though and the hang is minimal.
D: It's a sipper, but well worth the time it takes to knock one back. Take your time and try to figure out all that is going on in this.

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of cgskippy
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of DCH
2.75/5  rDev -38.9%

Photo of henryclay_
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Pletser
3.42/5  rDev -24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy,muddy,brown color,with just above average carbonation. Aroma is yeast,dried fruit, roasted malt, brown sugar. Taste is identical with the high abv coming through but somewhat hidden. Came off a bit like a dark ale

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Photo of bluegrassbrew
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

33cl bottle into a goblet.

I am re-reviewing this beer to see how much if any my opinion on it has changed in the past year.

Pours a lovely deep brown/black with a huge frothy slightly off white head that stays all the way through the entire glass. This is how a beer should look.

Smell is very subtle. Alcohol is on the end of some sweet malt smells. A hint of raison as well.

Taste is fantastic! The only reason it doesn't get a 5 is because I'm still waiting for that one brew that will completely blow me away. Starts off with some mellow sugary malts, which are followed by a deep, dark fruit center. Dates and raisons make up the bulk of this succulent flavor. Finishes sweet but with just enough alcohol to remind you that it is over 11%.

Mouthfeel is perfect. Silky smooth and chewy at the same time.

Overall, one amazing brew! If this isn't my favorite, it is in my top three without a doubt. Highly recommended!

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Photo of gonzo46and2
4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown with a touch of red. A long lasting head forms and sticks to the edges of the glass.

Smell is spicy with dark fruits like plums and raisins, bready malts and a touch of chocolate.

Taste is a bit boozy and mostly reflects the characteristics of the nose.

Big body and nice carbonation.

Drinkability is nice for a sipper.

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 9,350 ratings
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