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Trappistes Rochefort 10 (130 of 1001)

Rating: 4.55

Big beer time now, this is a Belgian Trappist beer coming in at a massive 11.3% abv. that I managed to pick up in Peckhams through in Glasgow three or four months ago and have been saving ever since. Despite costing almost five pounds for the 330ml this one was a good find and one I had been hoping to come across for some time. Needless to say this is another that features in the 1001 Beers list and comes highly rated online so hopefully I won’t disappoint, or prove to be too strong due to the high alcohol content. It is also worth noting that this will be the first Quadrupel that I will have tried as well so this one ticks quite a few boxes before I have even tried it.

Appearance (5/5): Pours quite a 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 which is excellent considering the alcohol content of the beer.
Aroma (9/10): As expected this one has a lot 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.
Taste (9/10): An amazing blend of flavours here, this one starts with some 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 but it does come in at over 11% abv. so that is more than expected really.
Palate (4/5): 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.

Overall (19/20): 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. This one is an excellent beer and one that you must try as soon as possible.

Brewed In: Rochefort, Belgium
Brewery: Brasserie de Rochefort
First Brewed: 1953
Type: Quadrupel
Abv: 11.3%
Serving: Bottle (330ml)
Purchased: Peckhams
Price: £4.85


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