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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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Trappistes Rochefort 6Trappistes Rochefort 6

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949 Reviews

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Reviews: 949
Hads: 2,251
Avg: 4.12
pDev: 15.78%
Wants: 192
Gots: 365 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-12-2002

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Reviews by ghetto90007:
Photo of ghetto90007
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of Jason
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nearly flawless apperance, this lacing on the glass was handed down from the gods. The tawny russet hue is dusted with a bit of haze and shimmers in the light.

Smell: Hint of spice, bread crust, estery alcohol and a smidge of dark fruit show a complex yet inviting aroma.

Taste: Some phenols upfront with a pinch of butteriness, dry bread crust and carob are from the malts. Intricate yeast flavours of nuts with some leftover phenols, light esters and faint fruit round out the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light and deceiving with a nicely lined smoothness within the semi-dry palate.

Drinkability & Notes: This beer is too highly seated to be all alone, some soft cheeses and crackers are an excellent union to take the taste buds to a higher level.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.84/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy medium to dark bronze amber with a healthy three finger off-white head with great retention and lots of pillowly lacing. Spicy aroma of light stone fruit, dates, raisins, light nuts, cherry; the clove and earthy spices really dominate this more than other Rochefort ales. Flavor is sweet dates, figs, apricot with rapidly developing spiciness of clove and other earthy spices, finisihing with concentrated fruit, caramel and light hops. Really complex flavor. Nice creamy, medium heavy body. An exceptional Belgian ale and possibly the richest, most complex dubbel I've had. I wondered why I never had reviewed this, and it's possible that I always went for its bigger brothers, 8 and 10. If so, my loss. This is as flavorful and interesting as those ales. An exceptional dubbel from one of the best breweries in the world. A total pleasure to drink.

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Photo of jmasher85
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rating these beers is kind of a neat experiment: they are all made the same way, only aged and brewed longer for higher alcohol contents. This is the lightest, and it's delicious and complex, but the least of the three (which still puts it pretty high, objectively, as a beer).

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Photo of JackieKu
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Possibly got faulty bottles.

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Photo of IckyT2012
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Some of the best head I've ever gotten

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Photo of ralphwhosman
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

La Trappístes Rochefort es sofisticada. Dubbel de sabor magro con un toque de sustentabilidad de abadía belga.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Charred orange accented by brick red. I expected to see some yeast, but the beer is pristine after the initial pour. Perhaps the final pour will murk things up a little. The airy crown of foam is the color of polished pearls bathed in a soft orange light. Soft streamers of lace decorate the glass in an appealing fashion and solidify the (less than dark) BSDA look.

The nose is good without being fantastic. Going on appearance and aroma alone, it seems like 6 is a lighter end of the spectrum Belgian dark ale rather than a BSDA. I smell unsweet caramel malt, musky dark fruit and a dash of spicy Belgian yeast.

Although I still think the above style is incorrect, this is definitely good beer. The fruitiness is more along the lines of bruised apples, white raisins and dried figs. It doesn't quite reach the 'dates' stage of darkness and is nowhere near the 'raisins and plums' stage. I'm sure the monks felt like they needed to distinguish it from the higher-ABV, darker, maltier Rochefort 8.

The beer has a stealth complexity. One can easily quaff it without a second thought, but a little probing reveals a beautiful proportionality between malt, hops and spicy yeast. I like the fact that 6 favors the dry, crisp portion of the BSDA spectrum. It's too bad that it only comes in 33 cl bottles because I could easily go for a '750' right about now.

As anticipated, the addition of the final few inches of beer both darkens and murks things up quite nicely. It also makes the flavor profile even more bold. If you can manage it, I'd suggest choosing a drinking vessel that allows you to drain the entire bottle with one smooth pour. I know I'll be doing that next time (and there will most certainly be a next time).

I had to carefully ration the final few ounces in order to assess the mouthfeel. The beer was disappearing so fast that I feared I'd run out ahead of schedule. While the mouthfeel is light for the style, it has a gorgeous feel and is expertly carbonated. No letdown here; not even close.

I don't know why it took me so long to drink my first offering from one of the most respected breweries in the world. I was less than floored initially, but now that I'm at the bottom of the bottle, I'm able to recognize the brilliance of Trappistes Rochefort 6. If it was less expensive, I'd gladly buy this delicious elixir in bulk. Now I can't wait to drink 8 and 10.

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Photo of oberon
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a ruddy brown with some reddish hue with a big fluffy head that leaves generous amounts of lace as it settles,caramel is prominant in the aroma as well as some clove/spice and orange oh hell yeah.Wow complexities abound flavor wise some chocolate up front with some roasted malt and a little caramel along with an underlying orange/fruitiness, but a pleasant dry finish keeps it from getting to sweet.Damn fine brew here full of different rich flavors,one to savor.

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Photo of davemarc87
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of RoyalT
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Dark brown with a tinge of orange to the body. I controlled the head at the pour, but it still came up nicely and laced the glass on the way down.

Smell – This is heavy on the toasted malt. The deep, dark fruits are present as well. I can pick up a strong blackberry scent along with ripe apricots, tobacco, dates, big figs, and oranges soaked in brown sugar syrup.

Taste – This is awesome. Those big fruity flavors come out monstrous at the tongue. The brown sugar syrup shows up huge, as does the mashed figs and dates. The malt steps back a bit from the nose and is replaced by a serious effort at spicing. All the traditional BSPA spices are present, cinnamon among the more prominent.

The malt really turns bready for me about halfway through the bottle. It comes out more as I go along, even though I pulled this from the fridge a full half hour before pouring. This is an excellent example of the style.

Mouthfeel – Big carbonation and a full, chewy mouthfeel make this a meal unto itself, although that won’t stop me from eating :)

Drinkability – After falling in love with the “8” some time ago, it was nice to try this weaker cousin. The ABV is down but the flavors are right on target. Well done.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The bottle makes a nice little woosh when I let up the cap so I’m therefore not surprised to feel my tongue nearly fizzled off by the carbonation of this delicious treat. Like pop rocks, coke, and Chuck Norris, the carbonation of this Belgian beauty is dangerous. Froth is like Elmer’s, adhesive and delicious. Crown is flawless, capable of covering 100% of the surface area of the beer seemingly forever. A few cocoa crispies crumbs litter the surface of the white cloud.

The taste of this mud puddle brown brew is initially rather meaty and I don’t mean that as a description of the body. This beer tastes a little like left over prime rib (in a good way of course). Other flavors and aromas include the expected fermented dark fruits, figs, cocoa, and candied sugar. There is a surprisingly floral aroma hidden in there as well. Dust and Must arise as the brew warms. This, I do not like. The assertiveness is also lost. Believe it or not I think this beer is a bit better around 40 to 45 degrees than room temperature. Surprisingly refreshing. Body becomes lighter as it warms, too light really.

Overall this is a fine beer but it’s just a bit light in terms of flavor and body to stand up to the truly great BSDAs. I would just like a little bit more from this one. Still very enjoyable and very drinkable.

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Photo of DanGeo
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of tectactoe
3.82/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a tulip. Dark brown color with intense haziness and quite a bit of lightly colored sediment floating around. Not sure if the sediment was meant to be, but it did not affect the mouth feel at all. Super huge, foamy, off-white head thanks to the volatile nature of the brew. The head settled a bit around a quarter-inch and followed the top of the beer all the way down. It was excellent, but didn't leave too much lacing.

The nose is full of lots of roasted malts, a deep, sweet, caramel, and a nice handful of dark fruits, like dates, raisins, and figs. A hint of clove is present as well, as it is in many Belgian style brews. The taste begins with a slight sweetness and a sharp hit of carbonation. As the beer warms up in your mouth, the malt starts to shine through, along with some of the caramel and barley flavors. A hint of the fruit is noticeable as well, present from the beginning until the end. The mouth is fairly thick and very creamy, thanks in part to the wonderful head that lasted the entire way down. Left the palette feeling a tad sticky and not too dry.

Great Trappist brew that everyone should try (at least once). The flavor profile, while complex, worked together nicely - the sign of a Belgian beer done correctly.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of BRB1978
4.72/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zakk
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of weatherdog
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330mL bottle poured into a Westmalle chalice. Bottle dated 280114 so the beer is about 21 months old. I had this along with the 8 and 10.

It pours a rusty brown with a nice generous frothy head that fills up the chalice. As the pour ends a little bit of dark yeast sediment goes into the beer making it a little cloudy. The head eventually dies down into a everlasting layer of creamy head.

The nose is simple with some toffee and minimal fruit esters present. Its straightforward with no hint of ABV.

The first thing that I get in the taste is that it's kind of watery and thin. It was some really nice toffee flavor but it finishes pretty flat with a hint of sweetness. The body is expectedly light and combine that with the lighter flavor makes for an great drinkability in a beer that doesn't hint in the least of its strength.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of GameOfBeers
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Shakerman
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of -DF-
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wrycon
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of tuckevalastin
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: A deep brown with lots of carbonation and head. Cloudy.

S: A very light fuity yeast aroma.

T: Sweetness from fuit and raisins with a small bit of spice. Beautiful flavor but very light.

M: The light, smooth flavors and heavy carbonation make for a light feel

D: Incredibly drinkable.

Overall it's a very good beer but it is certainly light. In fact too light to really enjoy all of the flavors. I'd take a Rochefort 8 over this anyday but I could certainly drink this all night.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Rochefort 6 pours from the bottle into my SN tulip a brilliant deep brown with streaks of red that shoot out from the side of the brew. A fast moving bubbly two finger head stakes its claim atop the brew and doesn't let go. Aromas of sweet caramel with vinous notes popping up everywhere. Dark fruits, brown sugar, spicy yeast, a smattering of vanilla atop some lingering woody tannins. A formidable cornucopia of beautiful scents arise from this brew and keep me coming back for more. Quite lovely.

First sip brings a lovely light caramelly molasses maltiness draped in a wonderful vinous, spicy, brown sugary cloak that envelopes every corner of the mouth. Fruity tones dance across the mouth and mix with hints of vanilla, wood and butterscotch. Amazingly free flowing and flavorful...it's hard to even accurately describe the mix of wonderful flavors in this brew. Another Trappist treasure.

Mouthfeel is rather light with a champagne like carbonation that bounces off of every side of the mouth. I'm usually not a fan of high carbonation but it works well with this brew. I would drink this all night if given the chance and I'm glad I have another bottle awaiting me in the cellar. Just noticed the best by date is 21-10-08....which just happens to be my birthday as well. The monks of Abbaye St-Remy deserve high praise for this lovely brew.

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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
92 out of 100 based on 949 ratings.