Liam Deegan

Beer Review: Trappistes Rochefort 10

In Quad, Reviews on June 3, 2011 at 12:32 pm

A Belgian legend.  Rochefort’s Trappist beers come in simply labeled bottles.  This is their Quadrupel.  Here’s my review:

Pours dark brown with hazelnut highlights in the glass complete with an off white capping of creamy bubbles.

Chocolate and fruit along with wood, tobacco and leather, then touches of coffee bean on the nose.

Sweet plum up front melding with dark sugary flavors, raisin, and prune, that has a prickly carbonation mid palate, then more tobacco and wood in the somewhat dry finish.

Very nice Quad, I prefer the more flavorful St. Bernardus but this is a great beer as well.  The flavor profile reminds me more of German brewing with very straightforward, singular flavors in the beer, compared to many complex, and all over the palate Belgian beers.  Of course that is in no way a complaint, merely an observation of national beer traditions.

Style: Quadrupel

ABV: 11.3%


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