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Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Trappistes Rochefort 10Trappistes Rochefort 10

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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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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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Photo of SargeMcCluck
4.82/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dark, cloudy, coppery brown. The spots of sediment and an eggshell head finish that standard quad 'forbidden elixir' look.

The smell adds to this impression - alluring, but difficult to nail down. The immediate hit is of bubblegum, vinous grapes and banana roasted in dark, brown sugar. As the beer settles, this opens up into a beautiful mix of both dark and light fruits - that's plums, figs, rum-soaked raisins, orange peel, cherries, pears and over-ripe apples.

This complexity is furthered on the tongue, the sweet, boozy fruit being chased by peppered toffee, clove, coriander seed, floral honey and a bite of crisp, yeasty breadiness that rounds everything off wonderfully. This is both astoundingly complex and somehow nostalgia-inducing. The flavours are so vivid - so strangely distinct, but cohesive - that they conjure up a memory of some alien fruit orchard that I've never actually been to.

This is quite simply one of my favourite beers, going down smooth and warm with a lively hit of carbonation. After finishing my glass, a satyr snatched up the empty bottle and pranced away into the forest. He was carrying a gold cauldron of effervescent, purple liquid on his back, and called himself the Spirit of Good Beers' Past.

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Photo of senglish7
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells like banana. Tastes like prunes. Very sweet and enjoyable. Great beer. I'll gladly try this one again. Glad to cross this one off of the list.

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

Full bodied, enough balance between the alcohol and the great malt flavor. Very clean tasting and refreshing. Ruch dark brown in color. Equally great in the carbonation and the right level of darkness to this beer make it a wonderful beer to drink with just about anything.

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

Presented a deep dark brown with some red hues when held up to light. It had. Very thick pillowy head which dissipated leaving some nice lacing. The aroma of malt was quite apparent with some subtle notes of molasses/lightly burnt sugar which I also tasted on my palate. It had a very lively mouthfeel and the carbonation was a bit more than I thought it would be but was a pleasant surprise. Found it to be very warming without tasting overly boozy.

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

This is exactly what the style should taste like. If you've never had it and want to know what a solid Belgian "10" should be like, track it down. It's well within the guidelines.
Which is one of my issues: too much residual sweetness, fruitiness, yeastiness. They're not breaking new ground with it, it's kind of ho-hum/meh for me.
But again, it tastes exactly like it should.

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Photo of MAFC_Trainer
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L - 4.75 dark brown body and turns to red in the light with caramel head
S - 4.25 fruity, sweet, caramel, nutty, malty
T - 4. 5 boozie beer, fruit, nutty notes. Delicious beer
F - 3.75 a little more carbonated than I had anticipated. But still really smooth with nice moderate cost of the mouth
O - 4.25 great belguim beer. Good to sip on. Full of flavor and intense aroma. Super boozie being at 11.3%

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Photo of nicola5555
4.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5


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Photo of LGF
4.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of the best I have ever had. I love it now, a hot summer day, though it would be an even better winter beer. Would be very, very warming on a cold winter day. My "step by step" review would be meaningless because other posters have already said it all. Try this beer. it's worth it.

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Photo of 60sFolks
4.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown with a generous, creamy head. Has the nose of a fine, fruity brandy. The mouth is full, boiled prions come to mind. One of the top three beers I have been blessed to imbibe.

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Photo of KensWorld
3.85/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Something is wrong here? Smells, tastes and feels like acetone and chemicals. Might I have gotten a slinky bottle? I sure hope so. I will get another one soon and regrade. But for now this is almost undrinkable.

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

Bottling Date: September 16, 2014

Appearance: Dark brown and red and looks opaque until direct sunlight is behind it. Just a few tiny bubbles and particulates. Rocky, barely toffee colored head with a creamy and frothy off white top.

Aroma: Bready and yeasty plum and fig with caramel and bananas and sugary dates. Such a strong sugary yeasty smell with only a hint of alcohol.

Taste: Follows the aroma. Plum, fig, dates, yeast and bananas, toffee and caramel all mixed together with such a smooth sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth smooth smooth. On the light side of full bodied, meaning it's not thick but just smooth and substantial. Leaves a light sugary slickness in the mouth and a little spice.

Overall: Damn good. As described, the aroma and taste are almost identical, but the aroma favors the spice and the taste favors the sweetness.

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Photo of Zoomslowik
4.11/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L- Dark brown. Tan head that hangs around with some lacing.

S- Caramel, raisin, a little nutty.

T- Similar to the nose. A little more roast in the taste.

F- Smooth, right amount of carbonation. Very easy drinking given the ABV.

O- Very good, but I was honestly expecting a bit more.

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Photo of OlaB
4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: gives a dark brown and reddish color. A nice creamy top of head that half of it disolves rather rapid while the rest is staying there.a lot of particles floating in the beer.great lacings on the glass

S: the aroma I sense Is both dark and light fruits, plums,raisins,fugues, green apples, other things I sense is honey, candied sugar,caramel and different spices.

T&F: Starts of with a flavour of dark fruits,a malty feel in the background all the time, in the middle I get more of the sugary yeasty sweetness and in the finish I think the spices get a lot more room in the flavour. I get a very warming feel in the body almost right after the first sip. The aftertaste has very little bitterness,but still is lasting remarkably long and both have a sweetness and malt over it.

O: this is a amazing beer.a flavour bomb in the right words. Probably one of the best quadruples that is. I enjoyed this to the last drop.

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

Served in a Chimay chalice, it pours a deep, very dark brown, almost black. It forms a two finger head, brown and sudsy, with low retention. Very modest and passing lacing.

Assertive and rich bouquet.
Huge dark fruits as in dates, figs, raisins and mainly plum, overripe apple, brown sugar, caramel, fruit liquor.

Simply magnificent.
Very expressive carbonation upfront.
This is similar to Rochefort 8 in the way its alcohol is felt and the character of its balance. There is a strong liquor flavor that accompanies the rest of the flavors as a fine note, and throughout the beer some tamed bitterness is perceived at times, as a playful reminder of its masterful craft.
The flavors unveil themselves as a godly parade.
Once more, dates, figs, raisins, lots of plum and overripe apple, brown sugar, caramel, fruit liquor.
Besides the notes presented in its bouquet, there is a bevy of new flavors found while tasting it: cinnamon, wood, a tad of pepper, clove, chocolate, cajeta, toffee, slight nut, vanilla, and a floral/herbal freshness accentuated by the liquor note.
The finish is long, fresh and sweet, with a worthy complexity.
Medium to light body, velvety, high carbonation.

Incredibly complex and full of depth.
An unparalleled assertiveness and length to its overall flavor.

What a finesse.

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Photo of Guppy314
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle, pours dark red-brown with a (slow pour) creamy beige head that dissipated quickly. Spicy malt aromas. Very malt-forward with flavors of raisin and plum and a bit of caramel. Mouth feel is well carbonated and boozy. An amazing beer, but one is enough.

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Photo of JonCorbett
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours an opaque darker burnt sienna brown. Pours with a great plume of victorian lace coloured head, dissipation is moderate, and settles into a great lace and surface froth.

Aromatics: I’ve never had a plum bread pudding before, but the first whiffs of this is exactly how I imagine it would smell. A combination of yeasty fresh bread mixed with caramelized plums/dates. There is also a dress earthy floral quality to its aroma as well.

Taste: Boom! this really packs a flavour punch. There is loads of dark fruits mingling with berries and a smooth sweetness with a bit of a spice kick to it at the end. Sugar cane sweetness and remarkably little bitterness. There is a fairly robust boozy hit like a high quality rum or bourbon at the end - not too much, just enough to take those myriad of flavours home for a cozy nightcap.

Feel: The carbonation is pretty bubbly even after sitting, that small tickle of bubbles joins a smooth chorus of dry warmth and a crisp refreshing snap to it’s medium-heavy weight body. There is a complexity to its feel that I don’t think I am experienced enough to comment on well, but if this is what real Trappists beer is all about - sign me up.

Overall: Astounding. My first Trappist (and first quad) beer and it did not disappoint in its delivery. Extremely well put together, super complex but has all the selling points of a beer that truly stands out and sets a lofty benchmark that I am sure will undoubtedly be tough to compare as I look forward to my next Trappist and Quad for that matter.

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark muddy mahogany with a tan head.

Smells of raisin, plumb, fig, whole grain bread, and some sour yeast.

Taste is rich and complex with a mountain of malt and yeast. It has rich flavors of dark fruit -plumb, fig, and elderberry - with bright carbonated notes of raspberry and sour apple. There is a constant malt presence that melds with all the flavors though caramel and molasses come through. It finishes dry like a fine wine leaving the multitude of flavors rolling around your mouth.

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
4.55/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A dark brown, muddy color, with a pinky sized head. Aromas of apple and pear and white wine. Alcohol presence. Belgian yeast. Taste- boy there is a lot going on in this one. Chocolate, pear, bourbon, caramel, red wine. What a surprising taste compared with the aroma. Mouthfeel is real nice here. Nicely balanced between cola and slick. Overall, this is quite the desert. Tasted great by itself. Definitely need to go buy a replacement.

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.47 out of 5 based on 9,041 ratings.
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