Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by sevopie:
4.63/5 rDev +11.6%
Murky brown with a mild tan head that dies quickly.
Noticeably sweet with heavy brown sugar and dark fruit, with the alcohol poking through at the end.
Lighter than the other 2 Rochefort beers, this might have the best taste of all 3. Again noticeably sweet with a ton of dark fruit (fig, raisin, date) on the initial flavor, with lighter fruits making their way through to the finish (apple, apricot) and a tinge of chocolate. Alcohol is very light, but sticks on the tongue a bit.
Medium body with a healthy dose of carbonation. The carbonation works well to accent the lighter fruit flavors and give the beer a well rounded complexity.
This is my favorite Rochefort brew simply for its drinkability. Its so hard to find, but well worth it when you do. Its easily lighter than the other 2 in flavor profile, but still maintains a vast array of flavors and complexity.
01-29-2011 07:30:10 | More by sevopie
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4.18/5 rDev +0.7%
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.
01-01-2003 13:25:59 | More by Jason
4.4/5 rDev +6%
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.
04-16-2005 20:13:02 | More by oberon
4.13/5 rDev -0.5%
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 wont 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.
09-23-2003 02:12:17 | More by RoyalT
4.13/5 rDev -0.5%
The bottle makes a nice little woosh when I let up the cap so Im 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 Elmers, 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 dont 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 its 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.
03-20-2006 00:55:56 | More by DaPeculierDane
3.84/5 rDev -7.5%
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.
10-01-2012 18:09:30 | More by tectactoe
3.8/5 rDev -8.4%
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.
10-19-2010 02:45:22 | More by weatherdog
4.25/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
01-18-2010 00:32:39 | More by tuckevalastin
4.45/5 rDev +7.2%
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.
10-21-2005 02:45:42 | More by orbitalr0x
4.28/5 rDev +3.1%
Trying to get into Belgian beers a little more. Just finished reading "Brew Like a Monk," which I found quite enlightening and really revealed the styles a lot more to me.
First in the trio, I figure I'll go from 6 to 10.
Poured into a tulip. Lots of carbonation initially that eventually settle down to a three-quarter inch head thats very light tan in color. That head floats atop a Mahagony colored body. Not much for lacing.
Aroma initially struck me with a good bit of fig, then some other fruity aromas come through, some cherry, raisin and apple with some hints of clove-like spices. Has an overtone of just a bit of leather too. Something in there reminds me of hot apple cider spices.
I really like the flavor on this one, has a lot more going on with it than the overly fruity flavors found in a lot of dark Belgians. Cherry, raisins, and some apple come through again and some light chocolate or bready characters that works well with the fruity tones. Again, a bit of spice throughout, but mainly fruit ester dominated. Hints of alcohol, but not harsh at all.
Has a touch of a sweet finish, and the body, while thin, coats the tongue well and give a feeling of more to this. Its thin but not watery.
I think this is a really good beer. I've never been a huge fan of Belgians, as I feel they all kinda taste the same, but this one is just a bit different. Quite nice.
02-16-2008 03:00:07 | More by blitz134
3.68/5 rDev -11.3%
Heck yes THIS is a big time beer.
Classic tastes of the Trappists. Known to give a healthy does of beer flavor, yet still feels like you could be drinking a much lighter brew. Smells bready, tastes like straight up bread, a tiny bit bitter.
If you could drink alcoholic liquified bread, then why not? The main reason for me is that there is a slightly more expensive version of this - Rochefort 8 - and the small savings for a bottle of 6 doesn't justify the still high price.
09-01-2010 23:41:52 | More by sellmeagod
4.83/5 rDev +16.4%
Rochefort 6 is lovely nectar that that pours dark brown with amber hues with a modest off white head. The aroma is fruity and woody with a hint of alcohol esters. The flavor is sweet and malty with woody notes and fruits like raisons, white grapes, prune and dried cherries popping in and out. It has a medium body and lively carbonation. The texture is smooth and coats the tongue. I really enjoyed this outstanding trappistes beer.
05-15-2008 21:01:14 | More by generallee
Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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