Rochefort 10 Similarities for a New Beer Drinker

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  1. Zimm

    Zimm Initiate (0) May 18, 2012 New Jersey

    So I'm trying to get my girlfriend to appreciate some beer with the hope that she can appreciate some good beers at Savor in NYC.

    I stared with Terrapin Moo Hoo, it was palatable but didn't want more. I then went 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon, it was better. Then, to my surprise she loved a Rochefort 10! She drank it all! So then I gave her a sip of my Bernardus 12 and she said ok. She thought it was very different from the Rochefort 10.

    Basically I was so impressed and loved the fact that she enjoyed the 10. What's next? I'm looking for suggestions and Westy is not an option. She is awesome and open to trying anything because she knows how much I love beer!
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  2. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    So she loves $7 beers? Awesome! Now, ask your boss for a raise. :wink:
  3. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Poo-Bah (1,832) Oct 2, 2012 North Carolina
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    St. Bernardus Apt 12....if I didn't post this someone else would.
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  4. Zimm

    Zimm Initiate (0) May 18, 2012 New Jersey

    My mistake quickly typed on phone. Thank you!
  5. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    So, you're saying nobody else reads here? :wink:
  6. grrrah

    grrrah Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2009 California

    She just needs at least three drinks to get her started :wink:
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  7. inchrisin

    inchrisin Zealot (571) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    Let's find some beers that fit into a 6 pack (and more importantly a 6 pack price for the poor bastard).

    I'd try to hook her up on some Scottish ales or amber ales. Maybe a mai bock.

    HOP_KING Initiate (128) Jan 30, 2013 Illinois

  9. MickJ0nes

    MickJ0nes Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2012 Pennsylvania

    A four pack should do the trick
  10. dar482

    dar482 Poo-Bah (3,917) Mar 9, 2007 New York

    St Bernardus isn't really on spot with Rochefort 10 because of Rochefort's big cherry and dark fruit flavors.

    Try Pannepot. Three Philosophers is really accessible.
    Otherwise, Belgian Strong Darks have similarities. Those have the dark fruitiness, which is maybe what she's liking. Trois Pistoles, Gulden Draak.
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  11. RochefortChris

    RochefortChris Poo-Bah (1,832) Oct 2, 2012 North Carolina
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    Apparently I'm one of the one's who doesn't.:astonished:
  12. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Initiate (0) Aug 21, 2005 Minnesota

  13. alex_hart

    alex_hart Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2013 Oklahoma

    ^this for sure
    three phil., trois pistoles FTW
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  14. mjtiernan

    mjtiernan Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2008 New York

    If she liked Rochefort 10 then try the 8. It's got all those wonderful dark fruit flavors. If she has a thing for dark fruit maybe push her towards dubbels.
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  15. cdmillard

    cdmillard Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2013 Maryland

    Agreed. Gulden Draak or Gulden Draak 9000 are both great options. Ommegang 3 Philosophers is also an excellent choice and all come in 12 oz bottles as well as 750s
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  16. Zimm

    Zimm Initiate (0) May 18, 2012 New Jersey

    Thank you everyone for some great responses. I have a beers to start with!
  17. TwelveOunces

    TwelveOunces Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 Kentucky

    Chimay Blue perhaps
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  18. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (2,083) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Lucky bastard, my wife likes odell's friek. Second mortgage needed to buy a case.
  19. Herky21

    Herky21 Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2011 Iowa

    Go to Trader Joe's and get a Unibroue 4 pack and see if she likes any of them.
  20. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Devotee (483) Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Ommegang, Maudite, or even a Leffe
  21. Tamarack22

    Tamarack22 Initiate (0) May 19, 2011 Minnesota

    Gouden Carolus Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw
  22. DropDead

    DropDead Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2013 Illinois

    It doesn't necessarily have to be a quad, maybe Trois Pistoles or any other highly rated dark belgian
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