Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by erz316:
4.2/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
the good ol' 33cl bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
A - some damn big yeast chunks floating down at the bottom. the huge head soon comes down as the big bubbles soon make caverns which fall in on them selves. there is not much lacing for all the head, however. nevertheless the colour of the brew is great: a real opqaue, dark brown that has some ruddy tinges to it.
S - a warm bit of spice hits my nose, along with some subtler notes of malty sweetness. there are some fruity elements to be had, though the slight alcohol scent could blend in a bit more noticeably with the esters.
T - a very 'bready' beer for something that isnt wheat based. the bread taste is a broad base upon which all the other flavours come out. the fuity esters, like most of the tastes, are light and one must work to find them. the alcohol is also not as robust as it could be to complement the esters. on the whole the taste is subtle and not the usual 'wham!' that a dark strong can be (something I like). there is a good bit of alcohol during the finish, though quite ephemeral, and the aftertaste is mostly clean except for a light 'sweet biscuit' sweetness that lingers.
MF&D - the carbonation is good and big, though one would never guess that from the look of the glass, as yeast has clogged the carbon scoring at the bottom. the feel is a bit light, not enough viscosity in my opinion. this lets the beer be consumed very easily, once the head settles down!
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2009 05:58:27 | More by erz316
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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
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