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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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93
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1,866 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,866
Reviews: 900
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 127
Gots: 193 | FT: 6
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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RobertRedmoon

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-29-2013 13:43:00 | More by RobertRedmoon
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laxer8811

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-06-2014 03:42:09 | More by laxer8811
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AndyCowles75

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-07-2014 06:52:44 | More by AndyCowles75
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-21-2013 06:16:09 | More by schnarr84
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

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.

10-04-2013 00:30:22 | More by CFHMagnet
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Groomsy

Kentucky

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.

05-30-2013 01:09:44 | More by Groomsy
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

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.

04-08-2013 21:02:09 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Jcarter1221

Oklahoma

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

08-13-2014 02:56:29 | More by Jcarter1221
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

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.

05-16-2014 06:59:19 | More by Flounder57
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zep9865

Indiana

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

03-04-2012 02:29:50 | More by zep9865
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ckollias

Maryland

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.

03-12-2012 01:23:13 | More by ckollias
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nbaeteer

Pennsylvania

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

06-12-2013 20:59:43 | More by nbaeteer
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

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.

05-05-2012 01:46:35 | More by Maxwell
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Everydayoff

Thailand

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%

330ml bottle poured into a goblet.

A:
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.

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

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

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

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

03-27-2012 10:45:46 | More by Everydayoff
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stephens101

Oklahoma

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.

02-20-2012 21:07:45 | More by stephens101
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NicholasCasber

Iowa

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%

A: This beer poured a dark amber almost had an orange tint to it. Produced some, but fairly little head, however, what head there was, seemed to withstand the whole drink.

S: The smell was outstanding, had a nice bright, fresh produce smell.

T: The taste was very similar to that of a green apple, however, more on the bitter end.

M: This beer wasn't overly full-bodied, it did end in my mouth somewhat dry, which in my opinion is a good thing, makes me want to continue drinking it.

D: I would have rated this beer higher on the drinkability, if I wasn't a poor college student. My consideration for beer drinkability is price, and availability, at nearly $7.00 per 11.2 FL OZ bottle, it left me wanting a larger quantity for my money, which is what held me back from ranking it any higher.

Overall, outstanding beer. I'd highly suggest this to you and yours. Here's to another beer. Cheers.

12-11-2009 18:36:50 | More by NicholasCasber
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%

Appearance - Dark murky amber. Nice big foamy head. Almost no retention. No lacing.

Smell - Brown sugar, raisins, banana, orange peel, yeast.

Taste - It starts with a little sour fruit some green apples, and oranges. Some raisins and brown sugar are next. The lasting bannana and yeast flavor lingers.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied beer. Very active carbonation. Refreshing.

Drinkability - This is wonderfully complex yet light and easy to drink.

08-24-2007 00:46:07 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Brandt

Montana

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%

although there are many american beers we can't get in montana somehow we can get all three rochefort beers here (6, 8, 10) even though the six is generaly harder to come by i hear, go figure?

part of a 6, 8, 10 tasting

This beer poured an amber golden with a huge rocky off white head

the smell here is a horsey earthy variety. i get notes of soil and moss as well as the dark fruits, cherry and caramel

the taste is estery as to be expected and slightly warm with a spicy gingerbread flavor and a subtle malt sweetness that is taken down a notch by a drying finish

the finish is a med. body with tingly carbonation bouncing along the sides of the tongue while the dulled down sweetness lingers with the dry finish. this is a very interesting beer and considerably different from it 8 and 10 counterparts. this was a great beer to get your hands on and well worth the search.

11-05-2009 22:21:25 | More by Brandt
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lawlerj

Nebraska

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A - pours a hazy mahogany with a three to four finger frothy tan head. Appears to be moderately carbonation. Plenty of sediment visible on the bottom of the glass. To be expected.

S - Belgian yeast, malt, dark fruits, and a touch of alcohol. Perhaps some caramel in the mix as well.

T - a bit tart and fruity up front, and then mellows into the yeasty malty body. Finishes with just a bit of an alcohol burn. Leaves a sweet/fruity aftertaste. More delicate than I had anticipated.

M - definitely medium bodied with a fair bit of carbonation. Nothing too incredibly heavy here as with some other Belgians I've had.

O - overall, much lighter in flavor and body compared to the 8 or the 10, but still very good. The flavors are all very well balanced and play well off of each other.

11-24-2011 01:20:27 | More by lawlerj
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sketchcornwell

Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%

poured into a goblet. A deep redish brown color that had hints of brighter red from the light. A full soft head that lasted and left lace even after the beer was gone.
Sweet smells with the alchohol noticed some. Taste was similar to smell. Some sweet hints of citrus and chocolate tasting some alchohol. Smooth mothfeel with a dry finish. A slow drinker to be savored and enjoyed.

11-06-2007 18:12:31 | More by sketchcornwell
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BuckyFresh

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%

Appearance: 11.2oz bottle poured into a large wine glass. Color is a deep, hazy copper. Some sediment in the glass. Produces about a one-finger head that is off-white and thick. The head recedes slowly and leaves a perfect ring around the top of the glass.

Smell: Wow. The scent of this beer is truly unique and inviting. I'm picking up lots of toasted malt sweetness, caramel, raisins, brown sugar, and a sour character I can't seem to put my finger on. There is also a rich, subtle, grape-like sweetness that almost reminds me of a glass of red wine. A good deal of spicy yeast aroma is also present. Very complex and intriguing.

Taste: Rich and bready, with some sourness and spicy yeast. I'm getting some licorice and almost a smokey maple syrup type flavor. There is a touch of bitterness, but the beer finishes very clean with a somewhat fruity, almost plumb-like taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light-bodied. Good carbonation and very refreshing. Maybe it's consistent with the Trappist style, but I could use a little more body with this one. Very delicious though.

Drinkability: Incredibly smooth and drinkable for a higher ABV beer. If it wasn't for the steeper price tag, I could enjoy a few of these in an evening.

02-08-2010 21:08:20 | More by BuckyFresh
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bluegrassbrew

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%

33cl bottle into a goblet.

Pours a murky brown with lots of little floaters and a nice light tan head.

Smell is very delicate. Just a hint of brown sugar and a slight grape scent.

Very tasty. Sugary, but not overly so. Grapes and dates as well as molasses with slightly noticable alcohol as it warms.

A very fine brew to be sure, but not world class like the 8 and 10.

05-11-2007 03:19:54 | More by bluegrassbrew
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gatornation

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%

from an 11.2 oz bottle code 080915

A- pours a semi-cloudy chestnut color with a staying 1 finger light khaki head with very little lacing..very fresh looking collar on this one

S- was dark fruits,plums and raisin smells mix with sweet candy gum some baked sweet bread

T- is much the same its sweet gum with currant fruits ,malts and delicious baked sweet bread

M- sweet again ,very creamy and smooth with medium carbonation the taste of this brew stays on the tongue

D- you want another sip and another sip but let this one warm up the flavors augment from fruit to bread and malts but nothing to strong or overwhelming just delicious

03-13-2011 21:18:38 | More by gatornation
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AmorousAngel

South Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%

Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a chalice. Poured a cloudy, medium brown with noticeable sediment. Small, fluffy, off-white head. Thin remnants of the head stayed around for the life of the drink.

Aroma of yeasty bread, with a bit of citrusy sourness.

Nice bready taste with some sort of spice that I can't quite place.

Medium body. Tingly, frothy beginning, then slightly oily, and finishing dry.

Not quite what I have come to expect from a strong Belgian ale, but very nice. A bit more refreshing than the heavier Belgians.

10-07-2006 01:03:16 | More by AmorousAngel
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beerprovedwright

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%

Great looking ale, big fluffy head with little bits of sediment, light soft lacing. Color is a 22 on the SRM beer color chart. Smells of plum, cranberry, raisins, roasted wheat, honey and chocolate. Taste is an enchanting experience of dark cherry, raisin, plum, cranberry, chocolate, and caramel. A great smooth fullness in the mouth, with a shimmer effect as it flows over my tongue and the back of my soft palate. Just a little too fruity and sweet for good heavy drinking, but a great flavor that makes me want more.

02-12-2011 17:17:14 | More by beerprovedwright
Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
93 out of 100 based on 1,866 ratings.