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

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Added by Todd on 11-06-2000

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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

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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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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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.47 out of 5 based on 9,113 ratings.
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