Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by Conrad:
4.83/5 rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
One of the best beers I've ever had. As most of my impressions have been described by previous reviewers, I will keep this short.
I had this one at the Pub Italia in Ottawa's Little Italy. The server gave me the goblet and the bottle so I could pour my own at my own speed. Nice move. The bar was a little too dimly lit to get a good look at the colouring, but it poured nice and rich, with a proper puffy head that had great longevity, and with beautiful lacing right to the bottom of the glass.
The aroma is rich and complex. My taste buds are not as refined as some of the other reviewers, so check their notes for the full repertoire of assorted flavours. But suffice it to say, it smells very inviting, and sets up the drink admirably.
The taste is a full bodied, big malt taste, with enough hops to maintain a proper balance. Not as sweet as the 8 or 10. Just yummy.
Mouthfeel is crisp, with a surprising amount of effervescence for such a heavy looking brew. Looks can be deceiving. It has a smooth, light mouthfeel, a bit lighter than the 8 or 10.
Drinkability: Absolutely wonderful. The only thing that held me back from having another was the price. ($8.95, with tax for a total of $10.39)
This will be my special treat beer whenever I want to celebrate something.
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2006 15:12:48 | More by Conrad
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4.14/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Rochefort 6 is slightly better so far than the two 8's I have tried, which were variable in quality, as seems to be the case here with other reviewers. I will try the 10, but for the price, I'll take Bernardus, Duvel, Orval, any day.
A: Pours a hazed, sienna body, well carbonated resulting in ample, mounding, but short-lived, foamy, off-white head that laces as you enjoy.
Smell: The aroma is the best part, with dominant, complex fruit like a wine: Flower shop, apples, cider, and ripe plums, and a back end of yeast, and more flowers, incense, varnish, and a bit of pepper.
Taste: Follows the smell, with more brown sugar and caramel coated fruits. .Bright floral highlights and fruitiness mixed with tempering yeasts. No hint of alcohol, but wine-like, warming, tannin and with a nutty finish. (DEFINITELY A MUST WITH CHEESE)
Mouthfeel: Well carbonated, a bit prickly, and thinner than I would like.
Drinkability: Very complex, enjoyable brew, for me a bit thin, too carbonated, and 2nd rank to the fuller dubbels out there. 4.25 for its rare complexity, and it's after dinner elegance.
I think I found ideal match with Comte & Irish raisin soda bread.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 01:17:53 | More by Act25
Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
93 out of 100 based on 1,603 ratings.