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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,908 Ratings
THE BROS
93
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Ratings: 1,908
Reviews: 904
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 130
Gots: 199 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark brown with a thick off white head. Left lots of lacing as I drank my glass.

Smell: Plums, prunes, and all of the usual dark fruit smells. Very sweet and a definite yeast on the nose.

Taste: Sweet in the beginning with brown sugar, and dark fruits like raisins, figs, and dates dominating. There is a slight amount of bitterness that barely comes out in the finish.

Drinkability/mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and a bit fizzy on the tongue. Feels a bit like champagne. Good overall but I have had the 8 and the 10 before I tried this one so it would be my least favorite of the three Rochefort beers

meatmallet, Feb 09, 2009
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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

"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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
93 out of 100 based on 1,908 ratings.