Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by Hunter:
3.83/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Lovely ruby red/deep orange colored body, depending on how the light hits it. Poured carefully into a chalice and was somewhat disappointed to see the head vanish all too quickly despite heavy carbonation. A point off appearance there.
Smell: Fruit, caramel, alcohol. Like an adult version of the candied apples I used to love at the State Fair. Very heady and warming.
Taste: Clean, and much more subtle than I would have expected. The alcohol is noticeable but not overly so. Notes of smoke, chocolate, and apple.
Mouthfeel: Sharp and arid due to carbonation. Smoky aftertaste after the swallow.
Drinkability: There's better Belgian ales out there in my opinion, but this is certainly one to try if you come across it.
Serving type: bottle
12-18-2007 00:57:46 | More by Hunter
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4.04/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served fairly cold into a wine glass, at the hotel after picking up a bottle last night. 330 ml bottle.
Appearance - nice coppery brown color in the light. A large two finger head is poured and subsides fairly quickly into some wispy foam. Plenty of sediment in the glass too.
Smell - lots of cherries melded in with Christmas baking, also a signature Rochefort smell, that's hard to describe, but the 10 has it as well. I Can smell that this is a boozy beer too. Some other dark fruits for good measure.
Taste - the cherries come through here again with some other dark fruit, maybe plums. Spicy taste at the end of the sip although the aftertaste doesn't last long. A bit of a soda-ish quality to it to in that the flavour just evaporates out of your mouth. The heat is a little more than I'd enjoy out of a dubbel.
Mouthfeel - spicy, finishes boozy and well carbonated throughout. Drier than expected finish. The alcohol has an incredible warming effect in the back of throat. Different than I was expecting but not unpleasant.
Overall - very good dubbel with absolutely wonderful aromatics. The rest of the beer was a bit of a letdown, but that's only when comparing with the magical 10 and 8. Still one of the best dubbels on the market and a must try for Belgian lovers.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 14:10:24 | More by DenisKolkin
Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
93 out of 100 based on 1,760 ratings.