Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

BA SCORE
99
world-class
9,246 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:
9,246
Reviews:
2,879
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
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Photo of flyingpig
4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown colour that has maroon tinges in it and is topped with a bubbly tan head that starts about a thumbs width tall and halves in size where it stays for upwards of a couple of minutes.

Lots of depth to it and plenty going on. Starting with some dark fruits, mainly raisin and plum along with a lot of spice and some burnt sugar. There is some alcohol to begin with and some chocolate with a bit of caramel too.

Dark fruit and a lot of sweetness; there is dates, plum, raisins and sugar to name but a few. There is also maybe just a slight bit too strong an alcohol burn from it towards the end.

Medium bodied and very smooth indeed with medium to strong carbonation, a lot of spice and great depth with some alcohol but this is hidden well for the most part.

Almost perfect beer, if only it were ever so slightly weaker in the alcohol department it could be classed as unbeatable. It had it all, a great mix of flavours and with plenty going on and a huge alcohol content that was hidden a lot better than I would have imagined.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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

Pours a deep brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is fruity sweet with currant and caramel. Flavor is very fruity and roasty to a lesser extent. Alcohol is noticeable, particularly going down but not nearly as much as the abv would suggest. Medium to heavy bodied, chewy texture.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.5/5  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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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
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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Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.47 out of 5 based on 9,246 ratings.
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