Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 330 mL bottle to schooner glass

I don't know why but I tend not to review beers that are readily available. I think there's a natural tendency for a beer geek to mark their territory on rarities, but I didn't start reviewing to puff-up my peacock feathers, or run around at festivals bragging about my BA top 20 checklist (although this happens to land there). I started making the effort for myself, as a sort of beer-journal, so I could mark and associate many varieties and styles of beer, and see how my palate changed over time. Well, it's about time I got around to reviewing this. I've probably had this 10 - 15 times, each time it seems to taste exactly like the last bottle, but I always notice an extra layer or nuance. Let's break it down:

A: Cloudy, almost muddy-red in appearance, as a ton of suspended yeast seems to completely confuse the light bending through the glass. The beer looks 'heavy' as it seems to have a clearer complexion in the top centimeter of the beer. Whatever head there was dissipated awhile ago, with no trace of lacing.

S: The nose is dark ripe fruits with a tropical bend. Kind of a fig-meets-banana thing. There's a butterscotch tone at the boundaries of the bouquet, giving this a winter holiday feel. Subtle notes of toasty, slightly grainy malts linger in the background.

T: Unlike other reviews, I didn't really pick up the alcohol in the nose, but it jumps to the front of the palate on the sip. This brew is young, I just grabbed it from a bottle shop, but the boozy aspects are much more prevalent on the palate. It works, though, because there are many layers to the profile and the alcohol becomes a spice as the other flavors kick in. Again, ripe fruit, especially figs and plums, are met with notes of buttery rum and holiday spice. As the beer warms, a nice toffee or brown sugar aspect becomes noticeable, but is kept in check by the alcohol warmth. One of the more amazing things about this beer is the finish, which is surprising short and sweet.

M: It's rich, but not as heavy-bodied as you'd expect. A lot of that is from the ample carbonation, but there's a light, almost splashy feel to the beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, dated 06/27/12. Poured into a Westy XII Chalice.

Appearance: Dark brown, opaque, half a finger of head without much retention, minimal lacing.

Smell: Raisins, figs, grapes, apples. Quite sweet.

Taste: Extremely sweet with a nice malty syrup quality. Same fruit character as the nose, with mainly figs and apples. Hides the 11% ABV amazingly.

Mouthfeel: Moderately carbonated, a little less so than other quads. Sticky, wet, smooth.

Overall: Really a world-class quad. Perhaps a little too sweet for some people, but so easy to drink, hides the alcohol so well, it's really a treat. $7/12oz means that I won't enjoy this every day, but on special occasion, it's the best quad sold in America, and I'm lucky to have it readily available.

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 9,402 ratings