Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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Reviews by sweemzander:
4.5/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
11.2oz bottle poured into a snifter. Have had this numerous times, but never took the time to review it.
(A)- Pours a dark brown hue with ruby red highlights. Produced a fantastically huge cap of tan froth. Superb retention behind it with good lacing once it finally dissipated.
(S)- A lively yeast in this. A combination of dry biscuit, bubble gum, plum, grape, and very subtle lemon and banana.
(T)- Very similar to the smell. Very vibrant dark fruits combined with dry biscuit-like yeast notes. It really works well together as it is fairly complex.
(M)- A higher carbonation level with a great balance to it. Fruity, but combined well with the yeast profiles to make a harmonious but complex feel that is almost creamy smooth too in the middle.
(O)- Overall, a superb Dubbel. Nothing out of place; fitting the style perfectly. Easily one of the best that unfortunately gets overlooked by the rarer examples.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2013 19:24:58 | More by sweemzander
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4.04/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served fairly cold into a wine glass, at the hotel after picking up a bottle last night. 330 ml bottle.
Appearance - nice coppery brown color in the light. A large two finger head is poured and subsides fairly quickly into some wispy foam. Plenty of sediment in the glass too.
Smell - lots of cherries melded in with Christmas baking, also a signature Rochefort smell, that's hard to describe, but the 10 has it as well. I Can smell that this is a boozy beer too. Some other dark fruits for good measure.
Taste - the cherries come through here again with some other dark fruit, maybe plums. Spicy taste at the end of the sip although the aftertaste doesn't last long. A bit of a soda-ish quality to it to in that the flavour just evaporates out of your mouth. The heat is a little more than I'd enjoy out of a dubbel.
Mouthfeel - spicy, finishes boozy and well carbonated throughout. Drier than expected finish. The alcohol has an incredible warming effect in the back of throat. Different than I was expecting but not unpleasant.
Overall - very good dubbel with absolutely wonderful aromatics. The rest of the beer was a bit of a letdown, but that's only when comparing with the magical 10 and 8. Still one of the best dubbels on the market and a must try for Belgian lovers.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 14:10:24 | More by DenisKolkin
Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
93 out of 100 based on 1,762 ratings.