Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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4.05/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottle tasted August 2009.
Appearance: Thick, viscous, chocolatey-brown -- nice and unfiltered. A billowy white head fizzles to thin lacing.
Aroma: Brown. Malty, but not a strong nose (perhaps because it's still too cold).
Taste: Lovely. Not overly distinctive or bold, but highly drinkable -- quaffable, even. Malt predominates. And a delicious malt it is.
Palate: As above, "quaffable." Drinks like a much lower-ABV brew. Nice and spritzy with palate-scrubbing bubbles.
Overall: Not especially distinctive, but it's so damn likable I have to give it a good score. It has that certain Trappist je-ne-sais-quoi, with a wonderful yeast presence. I predict this will cellar well, and pairs quite well with an array of food choices.
Follow-up (9/2010): A year later, opened one of my cellared bottles. It improved significantly (--> more complexity and depth) in just about every category. Lots more distinctive earthy/fruit notes on both the nose and the tongue. Definitely one for the cellar!
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2009 03:03:20 | More by drperm
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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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