Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by humuluslupulus8:
3.85/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
A: The beer had a mahogany color. There was a smooth, off-white head that lasted the entire glass.
S: I didn't smell anything too distinctive. There seemed to be some dried fruit aroma (like raisins). The smell had a sweetness to it.
T: Like the smell, the beer had a flavor that was slightly to the sweeter side of balanced. I tasted a dried fruit flavor, and I could also notice the slight sting of the alcohol.
M: The beer had more carbonation than I expected, but this was balanced by the creamy head. For some reason (probably the carbonation), the beer seemed thin.
D: The beer was pretty easy to drink. There weren't any overly strong flavors, and the beer had little bitterness. Overall, I liked the flavors in this beer, but they were subtly displayed. I also thought Rochefort 6 was similar in many ways to New Belgium's Abbey Belgian Style Ale, but the later is less expensive. I imagine the flavors in Rochefort 8 and 10 will be stronger and more complex.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2011 05:43:27 | More by humuluslupulus8
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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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