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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,018 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,018
Reviews: 914
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 141
Gots: 233 | 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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Photo of JackieKu
1/5  rDev -75.8%

Possibly got faulty bottles.

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1/5  rDev -75.8%

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1/5  rDev -75.8%

Photo of greigsa01
1/5  rDev -75.8%

Photo of Mannysanchez77
1.16/5  rDev -72%

Photo of Fettpopps
1.5/5  rDev -63.8%

Photo of Franck
2/5  rDev -51.7%

Photo of marshmeli
2/5  rDev -51.7%

Photo of AleWatcher
2.05/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bottle into Rochefort chalice.

Looks like a dark cream soda. The head violently bubbled away as quickly as I could pour. A light tan head dissolved almost entirely before my first sip.

Smells of some caramel malt, sweet bready malt note, some ginger root, big Belgian yeasty vibe, and some dark fruits like plums and/or raisins.
The flavor is much the same with a touch of an earthiness to boot.

Feels a little overcarbonated, and therefore a little thin as a result.

Overall-- meh. I've had many better Belgian Dark Ales. This one is unimpressive to me.

Photo of Offa
2.3/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Ugh, this was bland, weak, one-dimensional, and to me a total waste.

Red amber, it has a huge light tan head, steadily shrinking and leaving only a weak trace of lace.

The aroma is Hershey's chocolate (not rich or dakr chocolate, or cocoa - the first clear warning to me as this is not remotely the kind of "chocolate" quality I'd look for in a beer), with wints of wine, raisin, and metal.Overall, it's a litle off-putting.

The taste is vague winey-fruity with tanginess and a fleeting hint of Hershey's chocolate, but otherwise thin, one-dimensional, and bland, bland, bland. This is about as boring a beer as I have ever had.

Photo of bobhits
2.35/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A. Large tan head that dissipates into a thin foam. Dark thick burgundy colored. Fairly Opaque

M. Sweet, slightly fruity. There is a very "Belgium" smell to it. I'd say it's the mix of the yeast and I'm assuming wheat? Almost has and apple cider smell.

T. Once again I'm getting apple cider. Belgium yeast/wheat flavor. Very watery tasting. A bit of a spicy flavor as well.

M. Light thin texture with some light bubbles

D. There is a mix of the odd carbonation and some alcohol flavor here that is a bit off putting. It's got the body of a light beer so clearly one could chug it. I certainly am not being drawn in by this one so.

Overall it's drinkable but barely. It's also really expensive, not recommended.

Photo of geokills
2.35/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Allow me to preface this review by suggesting that the particular bottle acquired (from the Toronado Pub in San Francisco), may have turned prior to drinking.

That said, after having heard the Trappistes hailed as something of benevolence time and time again, I was more than a little excited - even to pay $11 for this single 11.2 fl oz bottle - and couldn't hardly wait to pop the top on this one. Unfortunately, I was presented with a disaster.

Pouring a muddy brown with large solids visible, I will give this brew some merit upon its wonderfully light mouthfeel, hints of fragrant apple and beautiful lacing. On the flip side of the coin, I simply didn't find any balance in the flavor here, the affront of alcohol leaving a sour aftertaste on my tongue akin to that found from a bottle of cheap vodka. I can only hope that this was on account of my particular bottle having gone bad and should my next encounter with this product ring upon a more positive note, I will be back to tell you about it!

Photo of waughbrew
2.42/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Acorn colored with a huge small-bubbled but not-creamy off-white head on top. Smell is minerally, oily, and a bit orangy. Flavor is not pleasurable to me. I cannot stop thinking of gasoline. Hot alcohol and a very nut-oily, medium-thick, sweet, pretty 1-dimensional taste. Hints of chocolate and cherries, but the reminiscence of rum just turns me off. It improves drastically as it gets to room temperature, but to my palate it still seems amateurish compared to what I want from a strong Belgian dark ale. Scratch the sweet rumminess and whatever else makes me think of gasoline, and I might enjoy it. Apparently Rochefort beers are not my bag.

Photo of Northsider
2.48/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Got this in bottle from West Lakeview Liquors.

I honestly don't understand how beers like this score so highly. All I tasted in this beer was alcohol. There was nothing "beery" whatsoever that I was able to pull out. I might as well have been drinking rum or scotch. It poured dark brown, with tanish head. Aroma was alcohol. Taste was alcohol. Mouthfeel was completely over carbonated, and after a sip from the bottle it almost exploded in my face. Overall, Not impressed whatsoever.

Photo of jubie921
2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

Photo of TheEclecticGent
2.5/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this beer into a chalice from the 11.2 oz bottle. Its color is a medium brown/amber with very little head that is a light tan. However, it has moderate carbonation. The smell is a very light malty and sweet scent. It has a light and fizzy mouthfeel but not much taste; I have found this true for all three of the Rochefort beers. I keep waiting for the flavor to kick in and it doesn’t. It has all the earmarks of a great beer but just doesn’t deliver on the flavor. My favorite out of the three was the 8, followed by the 10. It’s drinkable, but why when I can find better Trappist beers.

Photo of hustlesworth
2.5/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

SAD FACE

A- full, frothy head sizzles away rapidly leaving the beer with a flat appearance, just like a glass of iced tea.

S- softly aromatic fruits and vanilla caramel dominate along with some sweet wine undertones. melon and pear, and a touch of coffee-like roastiness and milk chocolate.

T- weak and diluted. subtle grains and fruit with a touch of alcohol.

MF- overly carbonated and stinging. does not allow any fullness to be felt.

D- **** there is definitely something wrong here. the "expiration date" is 060213 so i'm assuming this bottle is about 3 years old. should have had plenty of time to develop but maybe the yeast ate up everything and just left me with bubbles. i was very excited about this beer and feel hugely disappointed. at least i can rely on the couple bottles i have of 8 and 10 and i WILL re-review this 6 when i get a better, perhaps younger, bottle.

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2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

Photo of CortexBomb
2.65/5  rDev -36%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a narrow top goblet, sediment kept in the bottle.

Pour is deep copper with a 1.5 inch white head on top. Nose is heavy on the figs, esters from the yeast, sugar. Appealing.

Taste starts out mild and spicy with a much lighter fruit presence than the nose...a bit of grape a skosh of cherry. A touch of alcohol on the finish. Honestly disappointing.

The mouth on this, about average. Drinkability is decent as far as the actual drinking goes, but for the price the likelihood of rebuy is close to nil. This beer is flat out destroyed by almost everything Unibroue does at about 1/2 the price. If I'm going to spend money on a Belgian I would much rather have the 8 or 10 from Rochefort, which are both excellent beers.

The bottom line: Surprisingly disappointing. I love Belgian beers and I like the other offerings from Rochefort. 6 lacks the depth that I expect from them, and with the price on the bottle, I expect a lot more.

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2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
93 out of 100 based on 2,018 ratings.