Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by Premo88:
4.49/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
11.2 oz. bottle poured into tulip glass
L: murky brown with tan head, perhaps a bit dark tan. very different looking -- neither amber nor gold in any way. head starts off about an inch or so, laces well, not in any extraordinary way.
S: slight medicinal at first, then raisins (in a good way, if you hate raisins like me); weak malt but also in a good way; slight floral whiff and about halfway down, I smell bread. yeasty?
T: very crisp and dry. excellent malt up front with a bit of back bit from the hops ... or am I way off? I swear I get a little different taste with each sip, and all of it is good -- lots of character. picking up bread/yeasty taste halfway down. possible licorice? for me, it tastes just a bit darker than Duvel, if that makes any sense.
F: perfect. just a hair heavier than medium-bodied. LOTS of carbonation.
O: hard not to say it's as good as it gets. the balance is impeccable because no one taste overrides the others -- and it never seems too anything ... not too malty, not too hoppy, not too sweet.
At 7.5% ABV and almost 50 cents an ounce, it's a little too much to use for a session beer (duh!), but I bet a bomber of this would make for a damn good hour or more -- if you could show the patience to savor it. Honestly, I'm sure I'm overrating it, but it's awfully damn good.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2013 08:27:58 | More by Premo88
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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 1,762 ratings.