Trappistes Rochefort 10

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Type: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
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  • 4.7/5 
  • 11.30% 
  • 471/3686 
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The only thing we know about the recipes, is that water coming from a well inside the monastery walls is used and that some coriander is added in the boiler; two malt- and hopspecies are used; sugar candy is added and the label also specifies 'unmalted grains'.
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Reviews: 8

  • Aug 13, 2011
    TheCorkStops (70)Rank: Beer AmateurGroup: Barley Wine
    4.9
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    The bartender grabs a bottle from the fridge, sets a snifter glass on my coaster and presents the bottle. My hat off to the staff there, as he presents it like a wine bottle. He pops the top, pours a taste, and looks for my approval. Approval he has!

    The beer immediately reminds me of a smaller Chimay Blue. Served in a twelve ounce bottle with a crown cap, the label displays the official Trappist logo. The color is a deep brownish red, almost like rust colored. The foam is off-white colored, and fairly thin. The little bit of foam subsides quickly, and exposes the tasty brew below.

    The flavor is full, but not over-powering, and it's hard for me to concentrate while admiring the rest of the bar and atmosphere. I'm getting some hints of cherry, maybe honey, nice malts, and can barely notice the 11.3% abv. Nice and smooth, very drinkable, and flavorful, this Trappist Rochefort is a winner in my book!
  • Mar 4, 2011
    JasonB (1)Rank: Beer Novice
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    Absolutely one of the best beers I've ever had. Complex and full flavored with the perfect balance of bitterness and sweetness. Hints of fruit and spices combine to give Rochefort 10 an amazing flavor and a perfectly balanced smooth finish.
  • Mar 4, 2011
    mcnealc31 (205)Rank: Beer Drinker
    4.9
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    Pours a very sticky mahogany with a creamy tan head. Big, sweet malt with dark fruits in the nose. The taste is very complex. Butterscotch, sweet malt, dark fruits, a peppery and alcohol bite in the very dry finish. It’s huge, smooth, and incredibly complex. I do get some of the 11.3% ABV, but not as much as expected.

    The first time I had this, it was cloyingly sweet. It’s still rather sweet this time, but not nearly as intrusive.

    This is not a beer to chug, it’s one to savor and try to figure out.

    I don’t know if I’d go with “best beer ever”, but it’s quite good and undeniably unique. A must try.
  • Feb 1, 2011
    DosBeerigos (102)Rank: Beer DrinkerGroup: Beer; DIY Style (Homebrewing)
    4.4
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    Not a huge fan of Quads, but this beer is a gem. I had a beer friend challenge me to compare this beer to Westy 12, and see if it could compete. And compete it did!
    Tons of complexities in the attack of the beer. The bottle I had for this review was from 2009 so it has a bit of age on it, but not a ton. There are dark fruits and sweet candy sugar all over this beer.
    Better than Westy 12, possibly, but when you are lucky enough to have a Westy in your hands you savor it like no other. Rochefort is available in the states and has a ton less hype behind it. Does this make this beer bad? Not at all. Actually it allows me to see past the hype and just enjoy the beer for what it is.

    As always you can check out DosBeerigos.com for my daily reviews!
  • Sep 9, 2010
    kaj-ii (782)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
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    [Best served in a Trappist glass]

    Rating: 4.2/5.0

    Poured a muddy dark brown with little bits of yeast floating with a large frothy tan head that was quickly dissipating and had fair lacing. The aroma was of a roasted bread malts, light herbal hops and a doughy yeast with notes of molasses, plums, figs and raisons. It tasted wonderfully malty-sweet at first with a hint of molasses with a the finish being bitter-sweet with notes of dried fruit and had a mild alcohol twinge. Mouthfeel was medium to full in body and quite creamy in texture with a soft carbonation. Overall an outstanding strong ale, defintely worth trying!!