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:
9,245
Reviews:
2,879
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
889
Gots:
2,611
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63
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A lovely milk chocolate color with a smooth, creamy, and long lasting beige head. Carbonation highly evident in the pour. Slightly hazy, which is allowable for the style.

Smell: Not a strong bouquet, but an interesting one. Bready malt with the usual notes of mocha and caramel are most noticeable, but not far off is a unique aroma of lemon custard.

Taste: Complex, yet well-balanced. Ah, my favorite magical combo. True to style, the taste is similar to the nose, although the lemony sourness is replaced by bright apricots, dark plums, and spicy pepper. With the caramelized malt and just slightly chocolate flavors, this makes for a sweet, yet refined celebration of tastes. Some sips left me wanting less sugar, but this didn't detract from the undeniable expertise behind this beer.

Mouthfeel: Its medium full quality is aided by the elegant head, which adds fine body to every sip. Medium high carbonation keeps things from getting too heavy. Alcohol warmth is apparent, but does not overwhelm, even at an 11% ABV.

Overall: Truly lives up to the hype for this lover of strong dark Belgians. ;) Would be 100% exquisite if it were just a touch less sweet. Plenty to enjoy here--this beer is definitely a sipper, as there is so much to be relished, and yet, a second glass might put you over the edge!

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Dark brown pour with little head retention.

Smell is prune, date, raisin.

Taste is ashy, not as complex, almost a bandaid flavor.

Great mouthfeel but a bit of heat. Odd finish.

As it warms, smell gets toffee/fruit/candy. Still has an odd finish, sharp and offensive up front. Ends up with a barleywine feel to it.

This was the most like Westy, but I wouldn’t say either are the best Belgium beer, and I wouldn’t say it is close to the best beer I have had.

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Bottle has a date of 090615. I assume this is "best by". This one is a couple years old so I'm guessing it's got a 5 year best by date (probably bottled 2010 which sounds right).

A: Pours a deep dark reddish-brown. Good sized fluffy and fizzy tan head. Head fizzes out fast, leaving zero lacing behind. Halfway decent retention at least.

S: Rich and sweet dark fruits. Wonderful dark fruit aroma in fact. Lots of raisin and fig of course, but notable cherries as well. Maybe prunes and plums? Candied fruits abound. No alcohol sting at all.

T: Sweet and decadent dark fruits again. Loaded with them as mentioned in the aroma. I swear I even get grape in addition to what I've previously mentioned. Sweet bready malt. Kinda reminds me of poundcake. No real noticeable alcohol, maybe the slightest hint of booze on the back end. Spices in the finish, mild and well integrated.

M: Fairly heavy but not cloying. Not too viscous. Just about right really.

O: A wonderful quad, one of the best. Destroys St. Bernardus Abt 12 out of the water and gives Westy 12 a run for its money. Super sweet and fruity, one of the fruitiest (in a good way) quads I've ever had. Ages well too apparently, flavors meld nicely and it goes down so easily. Great beer.

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.47 out of 5 based on 9,245 ratings.
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