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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
92
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2,049 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,049
Reviews: 919
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 146
Gots: 255 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-12-2002

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Photo of Hazee
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Hazy tawny with a moderate head and nice lacing.
Aroma - Complex and mysterious – spice, bread, fresh soil, sweet malt, dark fruit earth.
Mouthfeel is sharp carbonation upfront and then mellow and powdery.
Flavour is soft fruit, cocoa, malt, honey, and just the right amount of bitterness to pull it all together.

Photo of jeffwright
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of sccala
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured out of a rather boring labeled 11.2 oz. brown glass bottle. Served into a pint glass...probably not the best glass to serve this beer in, but that was all I had at the time. Perhaps a tulip, or chalice would have given this beer an even better score than I gave it....

A- Cool color...a auburn/rust color. Very dense, so dense that the carbonation was hard to pick up under normal lighting. A slightly yellowish 3 finger collar. Very good lacing.

S- MMMmm..I smell fresh baked cookies...with spices in them....maybe a nice soft gingerbread cookie....It has kind of a buttery smell as well.

T- I usually don't like to taste the alcohol in a beer, but I like it in this instance. Very subtle estery taste mixed with....fruits such as figs and dates...maybe even plum.

M- The carbonation and alcohol penetrate the lining of the cheeks and palate, and follow with a relaxing, numbing (in a good way) massage.

D- How could you NOT drink this beer. Maybe if you couldn't afford it...which isn't unlikely, because at my local supplier...it's nearly $7.00 for 11.2 oz, but that is to be expected from a beer such as this.

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark ruby color mixed with caramel. Good frothy head that reappears with quick swirling of the glass.
Caramel, yeast, some sweet malt and citrus round out the nose. Tangy aroma, very rich.
Taste follows much of the nose. Light caramel with a touch of soft fruits.
Smooth drinking, alcohol well hidden. My all time favorite is the Rochefort 10, and I can see this brew's similarity. Solid.

Photo of mj001jk
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy brown color with light cream-colored foam. Highly carbonated.

The first aroma that strikes my nose is cheese and butterscotch. The maltiness on nose is subdued as are the hops. Dried figs, coffe and cream are also discernible.

Beer is light, dry and highly carbonated. There is a light brown nuttiness as well as just the right amounts of body and fruit character to buffer. This is a light and crisp Belgian with session potential, it is not overly complex and the easy drinkability scores high with me but there could be less carbonation.

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another one bought from Joe Canal's in Lawrenceville NJ.

Poured it into a snifter.Pours a hazy brown with alot of sediment. Thick and creamy,off white heading and is holding in extremely thick fashion.

Smell is well if it makes sense creamy almost vanilla like. That's what I will go with Vanilla and dark fruits mixed.

Taste is again the same a vanilla like creaminess with dark fruit. Kind of buttery and a nice warming alcohol taste.

Mouth is intensley carbonated. Slick and buttery on the palate mid to fuller bodied. Amazing carbonation.

Drinkability is good. A great tasting beer very well hidden for a 7.5% ABV. I think I have found a new favorite.

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%

It is not the 8 or the 10 but an outstanding beer. Very easy to drink, it went down very quick. As my beer guru said, if he were a rich man this would be a great beer to drink in quantity. Overall that is the biggest drawback, great beer but maybe not great enough for the cost.

Photo of LVituri
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A mais abaixo da média de todas as Rochefort, porém uma grande cerveja, agradável e uma boa representante do estilo. Não se trata das mais admiradas cervejas, mas compõe bem a respeitada trilogia Rochefort. Vida longa a Abadia Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy.

Photo of bnes09
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy bronze color. Thick, soda-like head with good retention. Some lacing.

Sweet aroma. Reminiscent of grape and cherry juices.

Flavor is sweet overall with savory dark fruits. Sweet cherries, dates and figs come to mind. Yeast adds depth with phenolic character. Hops are mild adding a hint of herbal spice. Peppery in the middle. Finish is semi-dry with lingering dark fruit sweetness.

Medium bodied and with a harsh, distracting carbonation which really takes away from the beer as a whole. Finish is smooth with a mildly dry alcohol presence.

Really good stuff overall. Complex. Good balance. Unique flavors. Everything I love in a Belgian brew.

Photo of DrJay
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, reddish auburn colour with a light haze. Rocky tan head with good retention and lacing. Plenty of aroma, dark fruits, dates, prunes, sugar, and light alcohol. Some caramel as it warms. Malty sweetness to start, followed by ripe fruitiness and alcohol flavour/warmth at the very end. Also a little vinous and peppery. The body is on the lighter side, not bad at all, high carbonation gives it an airy texture and produces constant bubbling for quite some time. My first from Rochefort and it certainly won't be my last!

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice red-orange color with lots (and I mean LOTS) of sediment floating around. Great 2-finger head that sticks around for a while. Great lacing

S: Lots of fruity malts come out in the front, with hints of candi sugar, yeast, and slight alcohol

T: Same as the smell, really nice bitter fruits with some sweetness to balance it out very nicely. Also a very pleasant buttery phenol taste at the very end

M: Smooth with just the right amount of carbonation

D: The alcohol will sneak up on you if you're not careful, but overall great drinkability for 7.5%

Photo of BullCityB
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A fine burgundy into a chalice, quite the attractive one. The head is slightly off-white and has decent retention.

The aroma is textbook Belgian Dark. Dried fruit, a little alcohol, a little spice, and a touch of malt sweetness to top it all off. I get Pavlovian when I smell beers like this...

The first thing I notice on my tongue is a nice tart cherry sourness, rapidly followed by some yeasty spice and alcohol on the finish, which is slightly dryer than expected, though not truly dry. The carbonation is fine, and it gives it a lightness of body than, quite honestly, I find refreshing.

All in all, I like this beer a lot. It's not quite a world-beater, but still a very tasty beverage that, if not for the price, I would go back to often.

Photo of cagocubs
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a similar color to apple cider. Ivory head with great lacing.

S: Bread, apple, and spices. Good smell.

T: The taste follows the smell with a buttery bread taste followed by apple spice. Bitterness from hop/spice.

M/D: Light bodied, good carbonation, but a dry feeling in the palate. Enjoyed this beers smell and taste, m/d slightly lacking.

Photo of csmiley
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours medium brown in color with a slight murky appearance. Very nice head that was gone much quicker than expected. Lacing was only average.

S - Starts out with tart fruitiness similar to cherries or apples. Midway through there is a pungent yeast aroma that gets followed by caramel and butterscotch.

T - More sour fruity goodness in the flavor. The sour fruit is balanced very well with the other flavors. Belgian yeast comes in about midway. Caramel comes in at what was expected to be the end. There is actually a quick sharp bitterness on the end from the alcohol and hops.

M - Medium to full bodied with good carbonation.
Finish is bitter at first but a sweetness really lingers for a while.

D - Drinkability is good. The alcohol is well hidden. The flavor is what to look for in a Belgian brew. Very good overall.

Photo of meatmallet
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
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

Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
92 out of 100 based on 2,049 ratings.