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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

941 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 941
Hads: 2,206
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 181
Gots: 332 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-12-2002

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Photo of Hugues
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the little sister of the green one, and just as charming. Until recently, I believe the production was erratic, so regular supply were not easy. (152 characters)

Photo of Jimlikesbeer
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best Dubel ever. Minimal after taste. Head very thick dissipating quickly. No fruitiness. True ever taste with that little bit of spiciest I like in those Belgian brews. Definitely one I'll drink again. (202 characters)

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.47/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep golden brown color. Pale off white head, moderately fine foam.

Smells a bit lagery. Unconvincing.

Taste: meh, ok. Bit o' malt, bit o' hops, middle of the road ale. A little more sweetness as it warms in the glass.

Mouthfeel is lighter than it looks, not rich. Rather more carbonated than I prefer. The 7.5% alcohol is very, very well hidden: this is sessionable.

Not much finish at all, except carbonation.

This is just not a great beer. What's there is well balanced, good integrity, but it's just not very interesting.

Looking at reviews from others, I wonder if the bottle was off or old. (602 characters)

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I got this in a 6-pack, "6 Top Trappister", from the Swedish distributor Galatea.
The beer in this is: Trappistes Rochefort 6 ABV:7,5%, Trappistes Rochefort 8 ABV:9,2%, Trappistes Rochefort 10 ABV:11,3%, Westmalle Dubbe ABV:7%, Achel Blond ABV:8%, La Trappe Tripel ABV:8%
So I do have som great beers to try!

Ok - Back to the review: It pours with a three finger huge, fluffy head that refuses to leave the glass. The beige lacing just stays on the glass forever.
The beer is hazy and light brown, almoust copper colored.

Nose: Caramel malt, brown sugar, vanilla, yeast, nut, fudge, dried fruit and biscuit.
Taste: Very malt, sweet taste. Nuts, honey, vanilla, caramel Belgian yeast bread and brown sugar. This is so great!
Body: Full body. Sweet, complex texture. Medium to high carbonation.

This is such a great dubbel! If you haven't tried it yet you just have to! (880 characters)

Photo of BuccoFan
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 11.2 oz. bottle into snifter. Color is light brown, and initially no head forms--there is just a lot of fizz going on. But after it sits for a minute or two, the fizz bubbles up a white head that surrounds the edges, and then covers nearly the entire surface. Taste initially has the malt you would expect. However, the finish has a little carbonation and unappealing tart. It seemed to become more watery as the drink went on. Not greatly impressed with this. I had a bottle of the St. Bernardus dubbel very recently, and it was superior in taste, feel and finish. (572 characters)

Photo of bilbobrewer
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl btl purchased at Brussels grocery store.
BB 24/06/2020.
Served chilled in tulip on a hot day (31C).

Poured clear reddish brown. Very good head (almost spilling over the glass) but dissipated quickly.
Smell is fruit & nuts. Clean. Nothing hitting you over the head.

Taste is sharp, a bit malty, dry. A bit of sweetness on the aftertaste, some resin in the throat.
Delicious. This one goes down so easily, you might ask your server to come back sooner than later....

My Rochefort gold / silver/ bronze: 8 / 6 / 10.
And in my opinion the Rochefort labels rock classic...never change them.
Cheers. (619 characters)

Photo of SitkaSteve
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was poured into a chalice.
The appearance was a dark brown with a tan creamy head. Carbonation could be seen streaming up feeding a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated with some minor lacing here and there.
The smell started off with some sweet to spicy Belgian yeast running into light bready to slight caramel aromas.
The taste was moderately sweet with an ample amount of spice and a slight herbal to earthy bitterness about it.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with some carbonation leading into a light earthy to creamy feel over my tongue.
Overall, for a dubbel, one can't knock it. This is what dubbels are meant to be. If you don't like it, don't drink it or knock it. (708 characters)

Photo of jmasher85
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rating these beers is kind of a neat experiment: they are all made the same way, only aged and brewed longer for higher alcohol contents. This is the lightest, and it's delicious and complex, but the least of the three (which still puts it pretty high, objectively, as a beer). (278 characters)

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a reddish brown under a 1-inch white head which lingers and leaves nice lace. Aroma of dark fruit esters, dried bread, and faint malts. Flavors pick up more phenols along with the dark fruit sweetness. (207 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours medium to dark amber with a light haze under a 3” clingy white foam collar with a very fine bead that slowly recedes. S: Spice, faint cinnamon, a suspicion of coriander, very lightly toasted malts. T: Well balanced fruit, light plum, lightly roasted malt, light biscuit, spice, traces of cinnamon, clove and coriander and traces of caramel. F: A very elegant, exquisite texture, very creamy, surprisingly light, very intense fine soft carbonation, like drinking a cloud O: An outstanding, world class beer. (517 characters)

Photo of Catracho5
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle poured into a snifter

A: Dark brown with a tan creamy head, lots and lots of carbonation streaming up, some minor lacing, medium body, some decent head retention.

A: Belgian yeast aromas coming through, spice, caramel sweetness, sweet bread, not picking up any alcohol on the nose.

T: Belgian yeast, some spice, earthy herbal flavors, finishes with some bitterness, not as sweet as the nose, tastes more on the spicy, bitterness side than it smells.

M: Medium mouthfeel with lots of carbonation and a dry finish, very creamy almost like a cream soda.

O: Well done, a little spicier than I expected from the nose, I picked more sweetness on the nose but this is spicy with earthy and herbal notes, sweetness comes through as the beer warms, outstanding beer with a nice creamy dry mouthfeel. (810 characters)

Photo of snowmageddon
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours golden-brown with a thick foamy head that recedes quickly.
S: clove, caramel, raisin bread
T: figs, oranges, clove, herbal/anise hop notes led to a metallic-like finish
M: finishes dry with prickly carbonation
O: this is a wonderful representation for the style. Another world-class beer from this brewery. (315 characters)

Photo of ajchocholousek
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle into Teku

Appearance: Gentle pours yields a huge 2+finger just off-white fluffy, rocky, slightly creamy head that shows some staying power until quickly large bubbles build and break, taking it down from the inside. A little bit clings to the glass, but lacing overall is a little washy and not all that impressive. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown-orange color with touches of red when held up to light. Really pretty.

Aroma: Big sweet notes of dark fruit - plums, raisins, figs - play beautifully with a sweet, caramelly, earthy maltiness. Notes of toffee and even a bit of sweet orange peel play here, along with just a touch of earthy spiciness - perhaps a faint bit of hops coming through? Also, plenty of booze.

Taste/Feel: Big prickly effervescent carbonation has plenty of bite, but leads the way to fainter-than-expected notes toffee, caramel, and faintly smoky maltiness that holds up nice big dark fruit notes - again, figs, plums, raisins. I personally think the amount of carbonation here floats a lot of the potentially thick and chewy flavors away, but per style guidelines, it's right on. It all drinks way lighter than you'd imagine from a 7.5% beer.

Overall: A really great example of the style, although be sure to let this one warm up a bit to tone down the aggressive carbonation. That'll allow all those good flavors to come through. When served at proper temp, it comes together beautifully. Many complex notes are held together in this beer to yield a really satisfying sip. I love the spiciness and touch of sweet citrus peel that I don't necessarily find in other examples. Keeps things relatively refreshing for a dubbel. (1,669 characters)

Photo of Gote
4.88/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The wife paid $4.50 for one of these at Trader Joe's and I held onto it for days, afraid to drink it because I checked out the review here. This is an amazing beer. Crisp, light, flavorful. Almost like they crossed a beer with a creme soda. I could drink this every single day until I died. (290 characters)

Photo of JaimeLondon
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dubbel of an orange-brown color and a big and somewhat dense foam. Some bubbles seen in the beginning and a lot of yeast in the bottom.
Smell is yeasty, fruity (notes of red fruits, specially guarana) and sweet (notes of honey).
Taste is similar; fruitysweet in the beginning and then gets a bit dry and with diferent sweet notes like toffe.
Feel is really pleasurable, the beer is well balanced (395 characters)

Photo of Phigg1102
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Light hazy brown color with a fair amount of off white foam. Earthy, woody, aroma with caramel and mulled spice. Taste is more caramel with a pronounced bready flavor and an earthy mushroom taste akin to roasted porcini. Awesome dubbel! (236 characters)

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Light brown, see through when light is shone on it. Nice head of white foam.

Smell: nutty/banana smell with a little sweetness, most likely from the hint of molasses.

Taste: Sweet, mildly carbonated, hints of molasses and malts. medium to dark fruit. Well balanced.

Feel: Smooth and creamy

Overall: Very nice beer. One of the better made Dubbel's I've tried. (373 characters)

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
4.85/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Slightly ruby toffee colouration or a deep hazy amber if you prefer. The body boasts amazing streaming Co2 and supports a tightly cropped foam head with excellent retention.

smell - Pepper and clove hit the nose first, followed by the cherry and fruit which has prune, date and raisin in equal measure. Strong cherry element comes through towards the end followed by raspberry and blueberry. Hop assertiveness is mild but present and a final boozy nip rounds off one of the best noses I have come across.

Taste - Very malty up front. Sweet brown sugar, caramels which subsides into a fruit profile identical tot he nose. At this point the spice rides through strongly dominated by the clove but there is also a slight hit of cinnamon in here very distinct to the nose. Finally the hop makes an appearance with a woody earthy character almost like heather. the hop and boozy element at the end here makes this one a near perfect balance.

Mouthfeel - Smooth beyond belief! Like liquid velvet or silk. This beer is full and creamy, has a great linger and a very pleasing boozy tingle at the back.

Overall - To my mind this is one of the best to come out of the brewery and considering all their beers are great this makes this beer as near to perfection as I have found on my quest. I know the Bible says Jesus drank wine but I'm convinced when he comes back he will drink this instead! Best described in two words 'ESSENTIAL DRINKING' (1,450 characters)

Photo of dmitrosan
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: sick apple and pears, autumn dry leaves
Taste: Full and complex with: maple and birch syrup, burned caramel, buckwheat honey, soft alcohol
Aftertaste: peaches, apples, roast bread

Great Beer! (199 characters)

Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

-very large bubbles in the head but still a tasty looking beer
- smell is of some ripe fruit and yeast possible sweet apricots
-taste is of some sweet fruits and some apricots and apple, and the Delicious Belgium yeast.
- amazing and smooth leaves a weird feeling on the top of your mouth.
-a great dubbel (307 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a foamy finger and a half of head on a cloudy light brown body.
The aroma is dark ripe fruits and leather.
The taste is a nice fruity mix: plum and apricot mostly. A touch of lemon bitterness at the end.
The texture is light and airy.
Quite enjoyable. (259 characters)

Photo of jdhilt
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a five finger white head that fades slowly leaving a thin ring. Cloudy amber color, ton of floaties. Good carbonation and medium body. Belgian yeast and light spice nose and flavor is spicy fruit and Belgian yeast, very smooth. Best by Aug 2017. $5.45 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA. (309 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a chalice, the beer pours a muddled, opaque, caramel coloring with a tall, chunky, foamy, off-white head that settles out into a low profile surface coating. Steady flow of carbonation throughout the body. Aromas of apple, subtle booze, caramel rich and sweet, subtle berry and grape notes, hints of banana, and a highlight of spices, with some cinnamon and nutmeg most noticeable. Great nose; smells rich and inviting. Flavors are fruit sweetness forward, with the apple sweet and tart blending with some heavier stone fruit notes. Caramel backbone, with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, as well as some subtle yeast funk kicking around. The booze warms a bit, but any flavors from it are balanced perfectly. Bready notes throughout, too. This is a chewer, with the weight and smooth feel cut slightly by the carbonation to keep the drinkability up. The aftertaste is more of the fruit sweetness, leading into a crisp, effervesced finish that cleans up the palate quite a bit. This is a tremendous beer, and a shining example of the style. (1,063 characters)

Photo of drmeto
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

S:
-caramel,banana,plums,raisins,dates
T:
-Follows the nose
F:
-mild hoppiness
-slightly watery
O:
Very good Dubbel,but not up to par with it's big Brotthers (158 characters)

Photo of CowsandBeer
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a Farnam House Brewing snifter. Best before 18:09:2018. Code 14:21:06 I’m assuming means the bottled on date.

Ap: Pours two fingers of fluffy bone colored head with an audibly loud fizzing. The head just slides down the glass and leaves no lacing. Body is a hazy reddish brown with lots of carbonation bubbles. Looks good for the style. Head is quite persistent and eventually just ends as a thick film with sudsy lacing.

Sm: Earthy sweet bubblegum with a spicy/sweet apple, cinnamon and clove bite. Gentle baking spices combine with a brown sugar type malt backbone towards the finish. Well built nose that lets you know you’re in for a treat.

T: Starts with sweet bubblegum and fleshy cherries/dried fruit before leading into a whole ride of soft baking spices and yeast esters. The malt build is one of toasted grains, fresh dark bread and brown sugar. Leaves an aftertaste of chocolate and cherries with a rosey alcohol presence that brings to mind cognac.

Mf: Lots of prickly and fizzy carbonation with a medium body. It’s hard to say, but I almost feel like the high carbonation almost makes the body seem a little too aqueous/light. Dry, digestible finish which keeps the beer from being too sweet. Alcohol is felt as light and perfume like.

Overall: Textbook example of the style (dubbel/BSD) and it’s easy to see why it would rise to the top of the list. Well built across the board with excellent interplay between bubblegum sweetness, spice, and bready malts. What makes this beer stick out to me is the toasty, bready malt finish with the residual sweetness of cherries and chocolate. It also helps that the beer is not too sweet like others in the style. I made the mistake of serving this too cool at 50 degrees. Serve just slightly chilled instead. (1,823 characters)

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