Rochefort Trappistes 10

Prior to drinking this Rochefort Trappistes 10, I was already feeling a little tipsy from my previous beer, Westmalle Tripel; I also didn't have lunch yet.


I wrote: "The Rochefort 10 is much heavier in smell and taste than the Westmalle Tripel. It's not at all fruity. It has more of a coffee flavor."
I also wrote: "The dark smell of the Rochefort 10 was dark like the tastiest of them. I guess its a very malty smell and taste. It's malty like I would expect of a brown ale. Every time I smell it, it smells wonderful."

At this point I broke away from thinking about the beer and my notes concerned the bar itself: "I like the atmosphere of this bar, De Fiere Magriet. I'm so... under the influence right now. Though not enough to do anything stupid. In particular, I'd know if I'd need to use the restroom. I love the music."


In hindsight, I must have exaggerated my state of mind, because after finishing the Rochefort Trappistes I went on to drink a Buffalo Belgian Stout. Furthermore, my notes remained legible.* In addition, I drank at a slow and steady 45 minutes to an hour per beer.

*There was, however, a decline in penmanship and there were a couple of illegible words, but I've written illegible notes even when sober.

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I wrote: "Trappistes Rochefort 10 has a nice, dark, roasted smell. Maybe there are some chocolate notes as well. The taste is strong, but perhaps not overly strong. It goes well with the kim chi and fish that my dad and I are eating." 2:46PM PT



I was at a beer tasting and I initially skipped the Rochefort Trappistes 10, because I had already tried it. But after finishing all the beers, I decided to drink a little of it.

In any case, it didn't have an alcoholic taste like a lot of the other beers. It tasted more like a lager, possibly a Belgian lager. Maybe it's because of all the beers I've had. 6:46PM PT

Rochefort Trappistes 10

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L'abbaye Notre-Dame de Saint-Remy a Rochefort Website


Website Information: ( (as of 20170724)
Rochefort Trappist "10" or Blue Cap

The History of "10"
Although written records of brewing at Rochefort date to 1595, Rochefort 10 was developed in the late 1940s and early 50s. It appears on virtually every list of the world's finest beers.

Dark brown color. Great strength balanced by a complexity of flavors and firm malt backbone. The bouquet covers a wide range: port wine, leather, apricots, oak, spices - a deeply intriguing beverage.

Serving Suggestion
Lamb shanks with juniper berries, wild chanterelle mushrooms, truffles, or dishes with intensely reduced sauces. Serve in the traditional stemmed Rochefort goblet.


Product Sizes and Quantities
11.2 ounce (330 ml) bottles / 12 per case

ABV: 11.3% - OG: 1.096 - IBU: 27
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, candi sugar, hops, coriander, yeast.

Nutritional info: Serving Size - 11.2 oz. (330 ml). Calories: 320; Total Fat 0 g (0% Daily Value); Sodium 10 mg (1% DV); Total Carbohydrates 17 g (6% DV); Sugars 1 g; Protein 1 g (2% DV). (Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie daily diet.)

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