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

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Added by Todd on 11-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#108
Reviews:
2,922
Ratings:
9,474
pDev:
9.56%
Bros Score:
4.4
 
 
Wants:
907
Gots:
2,717
Trade:
61
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Strange. That's really the best way I can explain my constant, unwavering decision to pass up bottle after bottle of Rochefort 10 over the past 3 years. It's never been difficult to find. It's always been on my hit list. Yet, far too long into this hobby I find myself finally reaching for it on the shelf. Very standard bottle poured into a FFF Rastal (and then the proper Rochefort glass for kicks) on February 17th, 2013.

A - Not quite as dark as I recall ABT 12 looking. Still, a soft mahogany with light tan foam on top. Fair retention, good lacing, and very prominent alcohol legs.

S - Earthy, dried stone fruits. Soft leather, roasted pecan, and country bread. Less prune. It smell as much an old ale as a quad, lacking just the primary note of true toffee sweetness. Cherry picks up as this reaches room temp.

T - The differentiator here is solely in the yeast. It's intoxicating from front-palate straight to the finish, and it morphs profiles from a lightly bitter, dry cashew and rough molasses into an amazingly deep bready character, offset with citrus interplay. Toasted rye, honey, and grain meld together in the periphery.

M - Medium body, low and absolutely perfect carbonation. Dry finish. Completely smooth.

D - Lord, what will this beer do to me? It makes me question all time and effort spent trading, hunting so much else. I committed the same crime hundreds of times by passing this up.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

very dark espresso color good light brown head 3 fingers tall dissipates in one minute.

nice long lacing on glass; disappears much later

very smooth dark complex nose and taste of chocolate, coffee, raisins, figs, don't get the banana esters that others taste. snifter tasted.

alcohol very well masked. not filling

excellent blend of ingredients keeps you interested and sipping. very long aftertaste

easy to see why it is so popular worldwide; should offend no one.

can be kept for up to five years if cellered; must be their special well water that makes it so good

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 9,474 ratings