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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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Photo of Lemke10
4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a solid brown color with a foamy beige head. The scent is bold with a mixture of tart fruits and yeast. The taste is smooth, mellow, and light to the taste buds. There is a mixture of sweet malts combined with spices, yeast, and toasted fruits. A very well craft brew that drinks seamlessly without a single flaw. Leaves behind some good lacing and a great aftertaste. If it wasn’t for the cost I’d say more please!

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of maximum12
4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Somehow I've managed to avoid drinking &/or reviewing this beer over the years; it's just one of those things. "It's always on the shelves, I'll grab it next time." Next time finally came. 11.2 bottle put into a truly undignified plastic cup.

Pour is much darker than expected, looks like Coca Cola cut with an ounce or two of 7-Up. I can see the carbonation columns running up the beer. Very nice caramel coming off the surface of the liquid, & a nice port-like vibe. Rich. I like it.

Rochefort 10 requires a few contemplative sips before judgment. Taste is brazen sweetness: figs, raisins, dark fruit withered by the midday Arabian sun. Touch of spice in the middle & the finish; the Belgian yeasts, I presume. Finishes with more sweetness & a touch of that port-ness crossed with rum. If mahogany had a taste, it would taste just like this. Really easy to down for a big beer, with little to no alcohol bite.

I can see why this is so revered; but alas, it doesn't quite turn my handle to that level. Very good beer that I'd never turn away.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of illtexzona
4.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a 16oz Chalice

A - Pours deep, dark brown with reddish hues. Two finger head and tiny bubbles racing up the sides. Extra light, but full lacing.

S - Dark fruits at the forefront, followed by carmel, cocoa, warm bread, & a hint of spice.A touch of alcohol adds some warmth.

T - Comes in dry with the same dark fruits you get right up front on the smell backed with a full palate of sweet malt. It settles in with some green apple and just a touch of yeast and hops in a very mild way. Washes with the sweet burn of a certain grand orange liqueur. Something completely unique to me in a Quad.

M - Body is medium and on point, but not as dry in the mouth as the alcohol content might lead to expect. Bubble tickle the bottom of the tongue with a beautiful effervesce, and it keeps that throughout the entire beer.

O - When you can't shell out $85 for a six pack of XII, the "worlds #1 beer." Settle in for this and you won't be disappointed. There isn't a lot to say when you have a beer this good. World Class!

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4.39/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not a style I know terribly well, but certainly the nicest I've yet tried. My personal bias as not a fan of Belgian yeast notwithstanding, this is a smooth and complex sipping beer that would stand up against any fortified wine or spirit.

Pours a muddy chocolate brown with many flakes that settle at the bottom of the tulip. Little head and an oily surface finish, with limited carbonation. Believe these characteristics all to be very style-typical. Aroma of Belgian yeast that mellows into a caramelized and dark toffee malt as the beer gets to the correct temperature. Super smooth taste that blossoms in the mouth, very complex yet I’m struggling to find an adequate description. Sweet, sour and even salty, with a lingering Belgian yeast finish and an underlying sharp bitterness. For me, that latter element is a pleasant surprise.

World class and deservedly so. Glad to have had the opportunity to drink one!

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Dufraine
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious Belgian Quad worthy of a 5 rating in my opinion. The alcohol is extremely well hidden and the taste is very complex. Has kind of a sweet and tart taste. The fact that it's available year round is a huge bonus. One of the best Belgian ales out there.

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 9,316 ratings
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