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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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1,893 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,893
Reviews: 903
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 129
Gots: 194 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-12-2002)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

schnarr84, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of CFHMagnet
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

"281216" is printed on the bottle.

I pour this one softly and receive a finger of ecru head. This sits on top of a muted cherry brown body. The head dissipates to a ring in a minute or so. Lacing makes a weak attempt at clinging before just dissolving.

Yeast, grass, mild pine and earthy hops are very apparent. Second sniff reveals malt and dark fruit.

Sweet and malty up front, with an almost grape-esque sweetness in the middle. Hops are more mild and earthy than the nose lets on.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied. It does not leave a coating on any part of the mouth.

CFHMagnet, Oct 04, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

11.2 oz. bottle poured into an Orval chalice.

This Trappist dubbel pours a gorgeous, slightly hazy blood red, close to crimson in complexion. Topped by a swiftly fading head of foam, it leaves no lacing or alcohol legs behind. There are highlights of orange and amber when it is head to the light, and a ring of foam stays around the outside of the beer. Excellent looking stuff.

I can't compare this to 8 or 10, but this is a great smelling beer with lots of subtleties. Like many Belgian beers, it is full of aromas of dark fruit - I'm reminded particularly of cherries and maybe some black grapes as well. There is a notable bready sweetness with some caramel as well and just a whiff of alcohol at the end. Little hop presence. Very nicely structured.

A dash of earthy bitterness in the front leads into a big smack of fruity, malty flavors on the middle of the tongue: rum-soaked cherries, raisins, and grapes, leading to a biscuity, bready sweetness with some alcohol dryness on the finish. There is some very mild clove-like spice that emerges as the beer warms as well, and throughout, the beer remains very sweet and drinkable. Great stuff.

Like many Beligans, Rochefort 6 has a spritzy but not fizzy carbonation. It finishes dry and sweet with lingering flavors from the malt and has a relatively light body.

If you're not ready to dive in with bigger beers like Westy 12, Chimay Blue, and the like, this is a good starting point. I was able to buy this doll for less than $6 at my local bottle shop. Absolutely worth checking out if you're curious about genuine Trappist ale.

Groomsy, May 30, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

11.2 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a murky brown color. The head is a two finger white shade, looking a bit rough in texture. Retention isn't very good, though it does seem to settle at being a thin film instead of fading completely.

S: There's really a lot going on in this one - raisins, plums, currants, cherries, caramel, brown sugar, apple, white grapes, chocolate, and some savory spices. Not as sweet as the 8 or 10, yet nearly as complex.

T: At first, pleasant tartness from cherry and apple esters graces the palate. Afterwards it develops caramel and brown sugar flavors. The distant aftertaste has a spicy, herbal quality to it, seemingly from hops. I also note dark chocolate, tobacco, and some mild dark fruits. This isn't the most eye-popping of brews; rather it's elegant, subtle, and deep. I'll take that over a big, brash monster any day.

M: It's not that rich or creamy, instead featuring an airy, slightly refreshing feel. Plenty of yeast astringency and carbonation is there to tickle the tongue. I kind of like the focus on drinkability here - it goes down more easily than the other two Rocheforts.

O: What else can be expected here? It's definitely the lightest of the Rocheforts and knows this fact; yet it can easily stand toe to toe with the other two in terms of complexity. Just another excellent trappist offering, really.

ThisWangsChung, Apr 08, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

Jcarter1221, Aug 13, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a murky caramel brown with no vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Spicy yeast, caramel, raisins, cherry, a little chocolate, figs, and a little booze.

Taste: Same as above with a little hop tingly bitterness. Smooth and delicious.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, delicious, a little booze, low carbonation, and light to medium bodied.

Overall: Pretty awesome dubbel. It's been a while, but ready for 8 and 10 now.

Flounder57, May 16, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured into riesling-esque glass at work. Pours a hazlenut brown with a quarter-inch of beaded white foam head that recedes.

Nose is spritzy with lots of apricot, raisin, and prune. I detect a hint of candied cherry as well.

Beer has an unexpected citrus that you wouldn't expect. Dark fruits, golden raisins and some orange peel on the palate. The taste intensity does not equal the smell, but there is a significant amount of bread and yeast.

Lots of nuances with a strong, slightly boozy, bready finish.

Quality beer that could present problems because if it's session quality

zep9865, Mar 04, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%

Enjoyed this 11.2oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pour a very hazy brown hue with a thick, frothy, 2-finger, whitish head that slowly dissipates in to a wispy lace.

S: Scents of caramel and dark fruits. Belgian yeast aroma in the background.

T: More fruity than expected – mostly dark fruits with a nice alcoholic twang.

M: Medium body and high carbonation.

O: Another excellent brew – all three I tried, 6, 8,10 were exceptionally. Really enjoyed drinking these brews.

ckollias, Mar 12, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%

Appearance: Pours a fluffy, off white head shaded with crimson of about two fingers that sits atop the rim of the glass. Body is nearly purple.

Aroma: Big, bold, dark fruits. Plums and dates with brown sugar.

Taste: Plum, raisin, with a candy like sweetness. Complex and seems to change constantly as you drink it then vanishes quickly.

Mouthfeel: Awesome, velvety coating with different layers but somehow has a light bodied feel.

Overall: A beer that kind of slips through your fingers in a good way. Very complex with flavors and aromas that present themselves then dissipate quickly

nbaeteer, Jun 12, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%

Appearance: Pours a hazelnut ambered brown full of particles. Very fast bubbly filled carbonation that starts as a big head and quickly dissipates with no lacing.

Smell: Heavily yeasty with a thick bready feel and a slight sour after tang

Taste: Yeasty cream feel that reminds me of a thinner bread. Nice sweet malts with little to no hops.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp and very bubbly. This beer is fiercely carbonated to the point where I would compare the rapid assault that the bubbles give your tongue to a soda. Rather dry on the tongue, and leaves a very dry feel on the palate.

Overall: Great trappist beer very bubbly.

Maxwell, May 05, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%

330ml bottle poured into a goblet.

Slight hazy brown with an orange amber hue, one finger of light off-white head quickly vanishes to some foamy films on top. There is not much lace. Carbonation is actively high.

Some dark fruits, mild phenol, floral, malty like dark bread, candy sugar like caramel, there is also a hint of slight roasted.

Leading by fruity ester, sugary and malty sweet, grip of phenol reveals afterwards along with pleasant hop bitterness and somewhat burnt.

Light to medium body, velvety smooth with fine amount of crisp and carbonation wrap up the palate, rather dry finish.

Harmoniously well round balance, lively but not too harsh, very drinkable of course.

Everydayoff, Mar 27, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%

For some odd reason just getting around to reviewing this all time favorite brew.

Reddish-brown in color with a consistent and patient tan head. Aroma consists of deep, rich dark chocolates, milk chocolate, caramel, cherries and sweet bread.

The taste mimics the aroma with big milk chocolates, sweet bread and cherries. Medium bodied, warm and creamy.

A vinous quality exists (grapes, plums).

Simply a perfect blend.

stephens101, Feb 20, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%

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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
93 out of 100 based on 1,893 ratings.