Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by lawlerj:
4.22/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.
A - pours a hazy mahogany with a three to four finger frothy tan head. Appears to be moderately carbonation. Plenty of sediment visible on the bottom of the glass. To be expected.
S - Belgian yeast, malt, dark fruits, and a touch of alcohol. Perhaps some caramel in the mix as well.
T - a bit tart and fruity up front, and then mellows into the yeasty malty body. Finishes with just a bit of an alcohol burn. Leaves a sweet/fruity aftertaste. More delicate than I had anticipated.
M - definitely medium bodied with a fair bit of carbonation. Nothing too incredibly heavy here as with some other Belgians I've had.
O - overall, much lighter in flavor and body compared to the 8 or the 10, but still very good. The flavors are all very well balanced and play well off of each other.
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2011 01:20:27 | More by lawlerj
More User Reviews:
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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