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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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1,789 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,789
Reviews: 895
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 117
Gots: 161 | FT: 6
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Brasserie de Rochefort

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-12-2002)
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Photo of Nipitato


4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a bottle at Julio's Liquors in Westborough, MA.

A: Dark amber. Opaque. Topped with an off white head.

S: Perfumy. Malty with a significant bready/toast character. Dark fruit esters are noticeable. Something seems off here - might be the extreme toastiness of the malt. Some mineral aromas.

T: Malty sweet. Dark fruit esters. Some alcohol flavors that are perfumy. Very rich. Some bready malt flavor and toastiness but does not come nearly through as much as it did in the nose.

MF: Low carbonation for a dark strong ale. Very noticeable alcohol warmth. A medium full mouthfeel.

D, notes: This beer grew on me as I drank it. Very malty and rich with significant alcohol warming, which adds to its drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2008 12:27:15 | More by Nipitato
Photo of bs870621345

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before date of 19/08/08.

Pours a cloudy brown amber color with a small off white head. Leaves no lacing down the glass.

Smells of plums, port, sherry, cardboard, caramel and slight tinge of alcohol.

Taste opens of a tawny port moving into a full caramel and plum. Finishes with a nice dry port character and finishes extremely clean. Seems a little thin on the finish.

Mouthfeel is moderate and a nice amount of carbonation.

Overall, its good. Probably won't be back to buy more, but its not too bad for this old.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 23:18:28 | More by bs870621345
Photo of PartyBear

United Kingdom (England)

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Nutty brown body, with a foamy tan head. Lots of carbonation.

Aroma: The aroma is not quite as strong as the 8 and the 10. There is a grainy maltiness, with sweet hint, a touch of chocolate, and some orange fruitiness.

Taste: The initial flavours are slightly woody and malty, with some mild chocolate, ripened dates, and a sweet breadiness. There are fruity elements, possibly oranges and bananas. The alcohol is more noticeable in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Quite a heavy feel, and oily texture. The carbonation is lively in the mouth.

Drinkability: Like the two stronger ales from the monks, this is brilliantly balanced, and drinkable. This is probably more drinkable than the other two with the lower ABV. Brilliant.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2009 18:22:15 | More by PartyBear
Photo of ClockworkOrange


4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A capped 11.2 ounce bottle poured into my basic tulip glass. Appears a cloudy chestnut color with about an inch of dense light rust colored foam. Nice retention. Flavors and aromas consist of prunes, raisins, molasses, bruised apples, sweet malts, spices, yeast. Nearly full bodied for the style with ample carbonation. Little to no alcohol heat. Tasty and complex.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2009 01:36:51 | More by ClockworkOrange
Photo of dmamiano

West Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark cramel color with a big off white head. As I hold this beer up, i cant help notice the abundant carbonation rushing to the top of the glass.
Nose detecting dark Belgian malts. Molassis seems to come to mind immediately. Sweet in the nose as well.I may be crazy, but black licorice also seems to be noted.
Taste is malty and sweet...full mouthfeel with a lot of viscosity and it bounces around in the mouth.
Earthy with a sweet molassis also tasted...fruity and good.
Very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2008 17:58:24 | More by dmamiano
Photo of Bighuge


4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazed burgandy/scarlet red appearance. Carbonation is visible in the form of rapidly surfcing lines of small bubbles. A thick crop of rocky, dirty white head sits on top. Aroma is sweet, musty, chalky, bready, doughy and a little spicy. The mouthfeel is quite carbonated, light and spritzy, with a body of about light-medium. Subtle toffee tones mix with a little caramel and sweet candy. Just a little pepper spice is noted. Some bubblegum esters and light biscuit tones accent nicely as well. Just the slightest bit of hop derived bitterness. Drinkability is quite high. This is 7.5% a/v?? Can't taste any. Nice effort.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2004 02:18:09 | More by Bighuge
Photo of dpodratsky3

North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz botte poured into tulip glass

A: Totally cloudy brown, orangeish in the light, big frothy head settles and stays around .5 finger

S: Slightly tart/funky, mild toasted malt, not "sour" just tangy, bready too, very intricate and delicious

T: Starts with that same slight tang although more mild, malt dominates, finishes with normal sweet caramel malt, nothing too special but still good

M: Not too dry, feels "bright", very small bubbles, light but chewy

O: A far above average beer, but I'd still classify it as really good, not excellent.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 22:14:18 | More by dpodratsky3
Photo of ADR


4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Its been a few years since I've had the Six, so its nice to see it back again. Hazy darker ginger color with a head that pops up quickly no matter how slow the pour. Laces in large downward dripping marks. Yeasty aroma, trademark fresh detergent notes (its hard to say why this is a good thing here, but it is) with pear sweetness and some cinnamon. Thickish mouthfeel, but well set off by staunchly spritely carbonation. Flavor is fairly big, leafy with lots of cantelope brightness mixed with a dark rum counterpoint. Prickly sense mid mouth to close, hoppy with pine cones, pepper, and star anise licorice. Relatively hot at the back of the throat and warming in the swallow. A well-done brew here.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2004 17:12:11 | More by ADR
Photo of philipquarles


4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle. Pours an incredibly hazy mahogany with a large, light tan head and a fair amount of sediment. Smells of dark malt and milk chocolate, cassis, some spiciness, and later some light sour notes. The taste is heavy on dark fruits; raisin in particular. Definite dark malt/cocoa presence again, but it's far from overly sweet. Classic Rochefort yeast at the end. Very slightly warming, though there's no apparent alcohol. Complex. Medium, creamy body with high carbonation. Very drinkable for what it is. It's a shame this one gets overshadowed by the two others.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2009 05:51:14 | More by philipquarles
Photo of BeerSox


4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle into 8oz snifter.

Cloudy mohogany hue with a one finger light tan, and somewhat fizzy, head slowly settles to a thick rim along the glass.

Aromas of dark fruit and a little bit of chocolate. A light creaminess is in there.

The dark fruit is repeated in the flavor, combining with a thick feel that is still a little spritzy. Some very light phenolic flavors. Full bodied with high carbonation. The finish is the lingering dark fruit flavors. The alcohol is well hidden.

I'd say this is a very smooth and drinkable BSDA that's low on the phenolic characteristics. Well rounded and complex. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2008 04:04:49 | More by BeerSox
Photo of Traquairlover


4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A = Amber caramel color, small bone white head with very good retention, light lacing.

S = Caramel, maple syrup, peppery notes of yeast similar to a pepperment stick. Well balanced and pleasing.

T = Creamy tastes of syrup, caramel, very light yeast flavors add just the right amount of funk. A very nice tasting Belgian ale.

M = Medium to medium heavy body, good mouthcoating, foams well in mouth when swished.

D = A very pleasant Belgian dark ale, not to over the top, very well balanced, A great drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2008 00:43:40 | More by Traquairlover
Photo of psuKinger


4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into my Chimay chalice.

A: Murky brown with a soft full off-white head.

S: I could pick up on the fig, date, and bisquity sweetness on the pour. When I reach in for a good whiff, I pick up more candied sugars and some bread-like yeastiness.

T: This is a sweet beer, as is typical for Rochefort. But there is an underlying spiciness to this one that I don't find in the 10, and the bread-like yeast is more pronounced as well.

M: Light and lively with good carbonation, but lacks that superior "creaminess" that the 10 is able to open up and become.

D/O: The best test of any beer is "would you have another"? The answer here is "yes". I'd have another right after I finished this one, if I could. Very good.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 23:23:13 | More by psuKinger
Photo of johnwarne


4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A beer haiku for you:

"Oh drinkable ale;
Another Rochefort winner,
Easily consumed"

Another winner from the house of Rochefort: not the body of the 8 or 12 [this is a 6, natch], but very drinkable and embodies the art of the Monks.


Serving type: bottle

07-09-2010 00:22:50 | More by johnwarne
Photo of MadCat

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, its time for review number 50 already. I guess this is special enough for it, right?

Appearance: Very brown, with a good light brown head that dissipates fast, minimal lacing

Smell: Plum, raisin, sweet malt, and spice

Taste: Plum, raisin, sweet malt, spice, some balancing bitterness, with some of that trademark Rochefort yeast flavor, but not so much to get harsh like the 8 and 10. Finish reminds me a little bit of rum.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and crisp carbonation

Overall: A sipper like the other Rocheforts. I liked this the best out of the three, but it isn't something I intend to buy again, especially at the price.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 01:10:10 | More by MadCat
Photo of IPAcraig


4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer explodes with carbonation and settles down just as fast. Murky brown body. Divine smell of creamy dark fruit. with a slight bitter bite. Slightly sweet figs ends with an odd dry bitterness. Very light mouthfeel with a slight prickle. A well executed beer, heavenly and light.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2008 01:20:23 | More by IPAcraig
Photo of dgfair

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Chimay goblet.

A - Huge, frothy, off-white head at first pour on top of a dark amber body. The head settles down rather moderately to a nice thin layer, leaving some lacing around the glass.

S - Splendid aroma of apple, brown sugar, caramel, fig, pear, and a little bit of a peppery waft every now and then. What a fantastic smelling beer.

T/M - Taste upfront is a spicy dark fruit burst that leaves a little tingle in the mouth. A little thinner than I anticipated from the smell, but a smooth brew nonetheless. Some definite toffee sweetness comes through, particularly in the aftertaste. The sweetness is very balanced though, and I'm picking up a little more bitterness than I have in other beers of the same style. A very well-balanced beer.

D - This is very easy drinking for a Belgian strong dark. It's a little low on the alcohol side for the style, and the balanced flavor with the thin-ish mouthfeel makes for any easy-drinker.

Definitely a stellar beer, but not quite on par with the 8 and the 10.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2009 01:51:54 | More by dgfair
Photo of cpetrone84


4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-a cloudy ruby red color that has particles floating around inside of it. it pours a light tan colored head that is thin and bubbly and fizzles away quickly leaving no lace on the glass.

S-the nose is pleasant, not strong. it brings a light bready malt, toasted biscuit as well. notes of bananas and yeast give way to some peppery spice, cloves, sweet dark fruits of black cherry and ripe plum.

T-the taste is again good but not big. it brings a stronger yeast flavor than the nose, hint of clove and pepper and a toasted bread like malt, light banana, hints of medicinal phenols finishing with some ripe dark fruits similar to the nose.

M-it has a medium to light body, lots of carbonation with a little tingle on the back of the throat. it is somewhat smooth but the carbonation hides that a little

D-this has a nice complexity to it, it has just the right amount of things going on and is very tasty and goes down easily. there is a little off phenol in the taste that detracts slightly from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2010 21:57:58 | More by cpetrone84
Photo of pryopen

South Dakota

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle poured into tulip glass.

A: Cloudy, brown with 2-3 finger off white head. Dissipates quickly.

S: Bready malts, dark fruits, a little spice

T: Initial bready malt, plums, raisins, cherry tartness

M: Highly carbonated but in a good way; dry finish

O: Great beer; complex, pick up something different with each drink

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 03:40:57 | More by pryopen
Photo of larryi86


4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 mL bottle poured into a snifter

A- Dark hazy brown with a three finger off-white head.

S- Sweet caramel malts, dark fruits. Good, but not as complex as 8 or 10.

T- Not as sweet as the smell, bready, only getting a hint of the dark fruits and spices.

M- Light to medium body, smooth.

O- This is a nice beer that I am very happy that I am happy I tried. This is a good beer and solid, just not as good as 8 and 10, lacks the complexity. Since it is the same price as 8 I don't see myself buying this again because I could just get a bottle of 8 that is sitting right next to it.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2011 00:50:41 | More by larryi86
Photo of nrbw23


4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a murky brown color with a very fizzy tan colored head. The head quickly goes away, leaving a nice layer of bubbles and no lacing. Also as I poured this I could see nice chunks of yeast coming from the bottle.

S- Smells of bready, hint of dark fruits, and some spices. Really nice.

T- Very well balanced and complex. Sweet from some fruit, nice bready malt flavour, spices and finishes a little on the dry side.

M- A lot of carbonation at first and then it kind of dies ton a bit until it hits your tongue. On the lighter side in body.

D- Easy to drink and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2008 19:10:49 | More by nrbw23
Photo of UncleJimbo


4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33 cL brown bottle, capped (red cap). BBE date (290408).

This Belgian ale poured a cloudy, brown with a touch of red color with creamy, fluffy, light tan foam that persisted and clung to the glass. There was also a steady stream of fine bubbles from the bottom of the chalice. Very nice. The smell was lightly sweet and malty with a touch of caramel and a very faint hint of banana. The aroma improved as the beer warmed. The taste was malty and lightly sweet with a touch of caramel a very light sugary flavor. The hop presence was low. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy and airy with medium body and strong carbonation. The aftertaste was light. This was a very nice, smooth and mellow beer. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2005 23:34:05 | More by UncleJimbo
Photo of 1fastz28


4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a very dark brown color with tons of action going on, carbonation rising up and sediment floating arround, like a mini beer jacuzzi. originally i was going to give the smell a 4.0 but after hovering over it, just enveloping the aromas i give it a 5.0 its just amazing, so full and complex it makes my mouth salivate over it. the taste is good, but lacks compared to the smell. its good but it isn't nearly as good as the other rochefort i had . not a bad beer by any means

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2008 05:07:31 | More by 1fastz28
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United Kingdom (Wales)

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a chimay goblet.

Appears a hazy dark brown, bits of sediment floating around at the bottom, and a lively head which quickly settles down leaving a few mms at the top and a wonderful lacing.

Smells yeasty, of rich fruits and a non overpowering aroma of alcohol. Another scent I cannot put my finger on that I can only describe as 'wholesome'.

Taste is a bit harsh at first as the first thing that hits your tongue is a strong carbonation, and a taste of alcohol, before some rich dark fruits and bitter hops, ending with malts as it mellows out nicely. A sort of faint caramel-esque taste is there throughout the sip as well. Taste is enriched as you drink by an alcohol provided warmth which seems to work well with the fruits, and naturally the carbonation eases over time.

Overall a very pleasant drink, quite complex and exciting, rich and fruity. I would definitely get this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 11:56:49 | More by CwrwAmByth
Photo of erz316


4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

the good ol' 33cl bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - some damn big yeast chunks floating down at the bottom. the huge head soon comes down as the big bubbles soon make caverns which fall in on them selves. there is not much lacing for all the head, however. nevertheless the colour of the brew is great: a real opqaue, dark brown that has some ruddy tinges to it.

S - a warm bit of spice hits my nose, along with some subtler notes of malty sweetness. there are some fruity elements to be had, though the slight alcohol scent could blend in a bit more noticeably with the esters.

T - a very 'bready' beer for something that isnt wheat based. the bread taste is a broad base upon which all the other flavours come out. the fuity esters, like most of the tastes, are light and one must work to find them. the alcohol is also not as robust as it could be to complement the esters. on the whole the taste is subtle and not the usual 'wham!' that a dark strong can be (something I like). there is a good bit of alcohol during the finish, though quite ephemeral, and the aftertaste is mostly clean except for a light 'sweet biscuit' sweetness that lingers.

MF&D - the carbonation is good and big, though one would never guess that from the look of the glass, as yeast has clogged the carbon scoring at the bottom. the feel is a bit light, not enough viscosity in my opinion. this lets the beer be consumed very easily, once the head settles down!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2009 05:58:27 | More by erz316
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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a chalice.

A. A medium brown color with tsome cloudiness. A fingers worth of head which left rather quickly.

S. It has the typical Belgian bready malt aroma before it becomes very sweet like an overly ripe plum

T. It starts off with with bready malt and finshes with just a touch of spice, Not as sweet tasting as it is on the nose.

M. Its got a decent amount of carbonation and a medium body.

O. I really enjoyed this as it feels like a tamer version of the 10, which is a favorite.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 00:33:03 | More by 1Nrwyscotch
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