Trappiste Rochefort 10

in #beer3 years ago

Beer: Trappiste Rochefort 10
Type/style: Belgian dark ale
Brewer: Abbaye N.-D. De Saint-Remy, Rocheport, Belgium
Importer: Merchant Du Vin, Corp., Sole Agents
IBU: 27
Alcohol content: 11.3
Rating: 5.0 of 5.0

I may have rated this beer in the past, maybe not but again this is one awesome beer. It's a dark beer that can enjoyed year round, in all conditions and several without feeling full or bloated however, at 11.3 ABV several could put a hurting on you. It's in a simple bottle, simple labels and the beer is simply good. It doesn't need anything more; One taste and you should be sold! It pours a dark amber color with a generous head that can get out of control without some care. The taste for me is malty and fruity and is complex with several different tastes evident and after reading other reviews, I would like to try it again to see if I can pick up on the othet tastes mentioned. I did discern malt, dark fruits---maybe raisins/prunes and even cherry mabye but not strong. That's about all - it 's all perfectly blended though. I really enjoy this beer and is a great beer for a dinner party, sit back after a nice meal and serve this up!

From the bottle:
Warning, ingredients and the main label is the name, ABV, size and the symbol for authentic Trappiste product ! It's very classic.

From the web:
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...
http://www.merchantduvin.com/brew-rochefort-trappist-10.php