Trappistes Rochefort 10 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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9,250 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:
9,250
Reviews:
2,879
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
9.84%
 
 
Wants:
889
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2,613
For Trade:
63
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Photo of cfrivera1
4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This nectar of the Gods pours a dark, deep brown, but not totally opaque.

The aroma is full of alcohol and dark fruits, mainly rainsins and plums. Also some sweet fumes make their way through, must be figs.

The taste doesn't hit the palate as hard as I expected from the nose. Super delish! The flavors ease their way in, starting with sweet plums and some licorice. Then comes a wave of sweetness in the form of figs and nutmeg. Very rich and chewy. There really isn't any bitterness present at all. The finish is sticky, but isn't cloying....very smooth.

The alcohol is present only in warmth, doesn't contribute to the flavor but adds a comforting warmth to the beer, like sitting next to a warm fire. At 11.3%ABV - HOT DAMN!

My girlfriend who rarely drinks beer, took a sip, and the first word out of her mouth was "decadent!" Those monks sure know how to brew a good beer!

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Photo of RKing44
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of PolishMathGeek
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of VicVinegar
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of nosavingsaccount
3.25/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of Dallas0469
5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of siege06nd
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A. Pours a deep, dark mahogany brown. Beautiful, creamy two finger medium-tan head. Gorgeous lacing hugs my glass. Wow, this is a beautiful beer, the prototypical hearty ale.

S. Freshly baked bread, slightly toasted bread crust, apple and pear skin, grape essence, caramelized brown sugar, some raisin, and fig. The bouquet on this is impeccably integrated and beautifully rounded. Absolute perfection.

T. Lots of caramel, toasted biscuit, raisin, subtle chocolate, apple, fresh cherry juice, tea leaf, and grains. Slightly boozy on the finish.

M. Full bodied, creamy, luscious. Light carbonation provides just enough punch to offset what is otherwise a thick, frothy brew. Alcohol is very well-hidden for the ABV.

O. I've heard it said that this is as close to Westy 12 as it comes and I have to agree. I'm not sure I could tell the difference between the two if you put them both down in front of me, and I'm not sure I'd Westy 12 would be the winner. This is a fantastic quad: it doesn't break new ground, but it is absolute aces as far as the style goes. Complex and savory, Rochefort 10 sets the standard for Belgian Quads and is absolutely a must try. Cheers.

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Photo of WilstonOreo
5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Kam
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of keithmurray
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - dark mahogany with a slight film of khaki head, some sediment in this as well

smell - red grapes, plums, cinnamon

taste - red grapes, plums, figs, dates, raisins, molasses, malts, yeast

mouthfeel - smooth, especially for a beer with this amount of ABV, full bodied, medium/ample carbonation, good balance to this with little trace of booze

overall - this is a great quad that all beer drinkers should try at least once. Price doesn't make it something to drink often except for a few times a year, but enjoyable nevertheless

Price Point - $6.49/11.2oz bottle

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Photo of Keegan
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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3/5  rDev -32.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of FosterJM
3.97/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1326th Review on BA
Bottle to Goblet
12oz

Thanks to my brother in law for this one

App- A good deep color of purple and plum. A ruddy mix of browns and reds mixed in. Small impish 1 finger fast receding head with no cling. No cling. Small bubbles.

Smell- Really the essence of quads. A big mix of yeast, dark fruits, caramel and some creamy earthiness.

Taste- Its a big beer but feels scalled back. A large amount of dark fruits are the first flavors to come out. A yeasty backing note comes next with some earthy malts. Close to being top Quad. But not yet.

Mouth- A full medium with a low/medium carbonation. Residual small yeast and dark fruits.

Drink- I remember this being so much more. It was fuller and I used to say Westy is over priced compred to Roch 10. I was wrong. This is a clear # 2

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of leokbelo
4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a rich dark brown, almost black into a chalice. 2 inch bubbly head fades away leaving some of it in the middle!
Sweet on the nose, with hints of fig and brown sugar.
Malty sweet on the tongue, with the warm and fuzzy alcohol kicking in the backround. Caramel malts dominating, crisp and a bit tart, with very little hop bitterness as it is expected for the style. Flavors come out even stronger as the beer warms up. Extremely drinkable, even with the high 11.3% ABV!
This is a truly amazing beer! Long live the Trappist Monks of Belgium!!
Highly recommended!

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Trappistes Rochefort 10 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.47 out of 5 based on 9,250 ratings.
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