Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

BA SCORE
99
world-class
9,208 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
Ratings:
9,208
Reviews:
2,863
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
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879
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2,586
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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.03/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review number 600! Another milestone in the education of my palate...

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Aug 2015. Bought from a Belgian supermarket while on a trip in September 2010. This has since been cellared in my garage, and has hopefully matured nicely. The bottle is covered in dust and cobwebs...

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Managed to leave most of the yeast in the bottle. A deep reddish-brown hue with plentiful carbonation and chunky yeast sediment. Produces a large head of creamy tan foam that hangs around for a few minutes before slowly reducing to a surface layer. Aroma of rich, fruity malt with notes of raisins, plums, dried fruit, brown sugar, caramel and yeast esters. Sweet, vinous and slightly oxidised. A warming whiff of booze in the background; spicy and solvent-like.

Tastes of sweet, fruity malt with a boozy, lingering finish. Notes of raisins, plums, dried fruit, brown sugar, caramel, yeast esters and mild stewed hops. A vinous, wine-like quality pervades the flavour. Slightly oxidised, with hints of sherry/port. Dry, with a warm alcoholic finish that tingles on the palate. Mouthfeel is smooth, spicy and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and great body. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of fruity malt and booze.

Tasty stuff - complex and well-crafted. A rich fruity character with a spicy, boozy finish. Quite sweet but balanced. The only thing that takes it down a notch is the subtle hint of oxidation in the aroma/flavour - this detracts from the overall quality of the beer. I wasn't sure how I'd compare it to other quads that I've had, but at this tasting I reckon it doesn't stand up to Westvleteren 12. I'll probably go over it again in the future, perhaps with a less aged bottle. In any case, this is still a world-class beer that everyone should try. Recommended - grab one if you can.

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of Philip61
3.7/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fairly new to drinking good beer...so I figured I would start with some of the best reviewed beers. Like the old school look of the bottle, so had to drink it straight out of the bottle. Malty, dark, and thick.

The hype was built up, so I expected great things from this beer. For me, this was a good beer, but not a great beer. I believe I am turning into a HopHead...and this beer was smooth, rich, and delicious, but it left me wanting more flavors and aromas.

Price was high, so were the reviews and my hopes. A good beer but I think I can buy two or three great beers for the same price as this one.

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4.2/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first time with this beer, thanks to Oz for supplying it. Smell is somewhat boozy but I also get a bunch of fruit notes as well. Nice pour with a really nice head. Dark berries, grapes, dark chocolate aroma. Very nice sipper, the alcohol does not overwhelm, just a hint of burn going down, but the dark chocolate bitterness adds a nice touch at the end. A really great beer!

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of DannyHartman
4.42/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

All i can say is WOW !!.... This is amongst my new favorite beers....

As I pour an 11.2 oz. bottle into a pint glass, a rich and full head fills the glass.... It has a dark brown appearance.... Not quite that of a stout, but more like a Pepsi....

The smell is complex, yet amazing.... It has notes that are yeasty, sour, nutty, and even smells like chocolate and molasses....

The taste is very rich with almost the exact same notes as the nose.... A sweet and yeasty taste with hints of chocolate and grapes....

This brew leaves you with a very full aftertaste that's just as amazing as it lingers awhile on the palate.... A pretty strong beer that I suggest sipping so that you're able to get everything out of it....

This truly is a great representation of a real Belgian Ale (which are easily the best in the world).... I will surely be enjoying another one of these well crafted brews again.... You can pick it up in single bottles at a Whole Foods for only $6.99.... Well worth it.

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.47 out of 5 based on 9,208 ratings.
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