Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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4.09/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Cherry amber with piles of pink-tinged tan froth that settles to film that sticks with a steady stream of trailers up the middle.
Wax, dough, flowers, stone fruit, slight barnyard tang and fresh herbs on the nose - deep and complex.
Cherry scone, cinnamon, golden raisins, unripe red plum and yellow apple, a touch of wax, then clove and star anise to end.
Apple skin finish and numbing Canada mint linger.
Light to medium, fizzy, a bit of heat, creamy, crisp.
Great nose, and orchard fruit notes are there, but all a bit understated. Residual sugars give it nice body as it opens, managing to be both smooth and crisp. Not as big as the Achel nor as deep as the Westmalle, though maybe more drinkable for it. In balance, though I don't note any particular hop character.
Buckeye is right (no shock there) in that this is a lighter example of the style (no figs), but very well done for that.
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2013 18:55:46 | More by StJamesGate
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