Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

Trappistes Rochefort 10Trappistes Rochefort 10
BA SCORE
96.5%
Liked This Beer
4.5 w/ 9,278 ratings
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
Ranking:
#97
Reviews:
2,883
Ratings:
9,278
Liked:
8,949
Avg:
4.5/5
pDev:
9.56%
Alströms:
4.4
 
 
Wants:
891
Gots:
2,624
Trade:
63
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Ratings: 9,278 |  Reviews: 2,883
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5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.08/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Very nice burgundy colored body with a thick tan head. Some yeast sediment sticks to the head leaving a brownish spot (probably because I didn't pour it correctly).

S- Belgian yeast and bread aromas mixed in with dark fruits. Fig, raisin, sweet cherries and even a slight chocolate note.

T- Dried fruits come through a ton along with the Belgian yeast and even somewhat of a lager-like presence. Grainy bread flavors show up in the middle with the finish having a noticeable alcohol presence.

M- High carbonation, very smooth and drinkable as a sipper.

O- Good, but left me wanting a little more. I remember this being slightly better the first time I had it with much less of an alcohol presence.

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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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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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

Great burst of foamy tan head quickly fills the glass. Dark amber to light brown liquid settles down in the glass. Rosy red highlights around the edges. Lacing slips off the sides rather easily.

Scents of caramel, dark fruits, raisin bread. Sherrylike aroma - grapes and alcohol.

Sweet with some bold flavors up front. Starts with some roasted grain. Quickly becomes nutty and vinous. Ripe, sweet plums with some toffee.

Medium body with surprisingly dry finish. Hints of alcohol vapors in the finish.

Amazingly smooth for a big beer. Alcohol shows up in the background but some really complex flavors are profiled front and center. Aromas and tastes you wouldn't think could come from just grain, water, yeast and hops (and some sugar) are all over this brew. Perhaps a curve ball for the wine enthusiast who thinks beer is too low brow. Or better yet keep it for yourself and let your wine sniffing buddy miss out.

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -22.2%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of JamesMN
4.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep nutty brown color with a fizzy tan head.

Aroma: Bready malt, dried fruits, hint of alcohol.

Taste: Very complex and robust. Dark malt, plum, raison, cocoa bean, and molasses. Each flavor surfaces and then disappears again between the first half and the second half. This is a beer that commands your attention as you drink. The chocolate becomes more pronounced later on. There is a hint of alcohol on the palate and a gentle warming effect but otherwise I wouldn't know this was 11.3% ABV. Almost no bitterness and an extra burst of concentrated caramel flavor in the finish. There was an ounce or so left in the bottle so I just poured the rest into the glass. The added yeast gives it a slightly more bitter aftertaste and a hint of sourness. Still a great beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with above average effervescence (exactly what is expected for the style). Real smooth and creamy despite the carbonation.

Final Thoughts: After drinking Trappistes Rochefort 10 it's no wonder why this beer is so highly acclaimed. The robust palate and drinkability speak for themselves. At $7.99 for an 11.2oz bottle it's not exactly a steal, but it's worth the price for those who seek the best things life has to offer. Would I drink it again? Yes, when I'm in the mood for a robust palate punching experience.

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3.97/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.3 ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a hazy dark amber color with two fingers of off white head. Retention is very good. A film of head sticks around throughout the beer.

S: Lots of dark fruit - I get prunes, plums, and dried apricots. It's really like an assortment of dried fruits in a pungent, sugary way without being light or juicy. Behind the fruit, I get clove and a bit of licorice. The aroma is pretty complex and intense.

T: Intense dried fruit starts off again, though the flavor is a bit more muddled than the amazing aroma. I'm having a bit of a harder time distinguishing specific fruits. The flavor is certainly more burnt than the aroma, I get burnt sugars with prunes. Spice is a bit more subdued than the aroma, I get a bit of clove. Booze is quite evident but not overpowering, and the finish and aftertaste is strong dried dark fruits and a bit of licorice.

M: Medium mouthfeel with creamy carbonation.

O: The aroma on this beer is amazing - near perfect. So complex, so intense, i was impressed. The flavor is nice, but a bit muddled and a bit sharp. The finish is a bit harsh.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours hazy, deep brown with lots of sediment. One finger of silky, off-white head. Nice head retention and lacing.

S: Sweet, dark fruits (raisins, plums,  figs, cherry), biscuit, spice, alcohol and belgian yeast.

T: The taste is complex and consists of big bready and vinous notes, dark fruit, nuts and alcohol. Alcohol is pronounced, but very smooth, balanced and drinkable.

M: Creamy, medium-heavy mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

O: The alcohol peeks through a bit more than I would like, but overall it's a great beer. It's also easily accessible, so bonus points for that.

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 96.5% out of 100 with 9,278 ratings
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