Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by ghetto90007:
4.33/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 330mL bottle into an Ommegang chalice.
Pours a murky dishwater brown color, not much of a head - just some off-white with hints of brown. Some carbonation clings to the edges of the glass, but not a whole lot going on in terms of lacing.
Smells of caramel, hints of dark fruits, and the spiciness of Belgian yeast.
Malt up front, fruitiness quickly comes in, then overwhelmed by spicy yeast and more sweet malt. This rush of flavors yields to a resonant flash of toffee. Fairly dry finish leaves the palate clean, save a lingering hint of caramel.
Medium bodied beer with good carbonation. Just the right balance of smoothness and carbonation. Very nice.
Tasty beer and enjoyable in its own regard, although I do prefer it's bigger brother "8". More solid craftsmanship from the monks at Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Saint-Remy.
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2011 20:03:08 | More by ghetto90007
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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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