Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

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Reviews: 932
Hads: 2,182
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 6.08%
Wants: 175
Gots: 319 | FT: 8
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Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-12-2002

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Photo of paleoplant
4.62/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Reddish brown color; translucent.

S: Wonderful smell with sweet fruity aroma. Favorite part of the beer.

T: Malt, slight fruity sweetness.

M: Limited carbonation; leaves a tingle on the tongue, but nice

D: Wonderful; may not be the premier beer from this brewery but it outranks most other Strong Dark Ales. (314 characters)

Photo of DaveFL1976
4.62/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this in Brussels at the Poechenellekelder. It was served at cellar temp in a typical wide-mouthed Belgium ale glass. The looks were pleasant. Brown with ruby highlights shining through, and a thick tan head on top. The smell was pleasing. Sweet, with raisens and dates and malty goodness coming through. It makes sense that this was served at room temp. The beer really woke up. The taste. Just divine. Smooth. All the flavours of the 10, without the harshness of the alcohol. Just really, really nice. Mouthfeel was medium with fairly light carbonation, and drinkability was hard to beat. (593 characters)

Photo of tlazaroff
4.62/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Brown in color with light brown highlights when held to light. Like most belgian beers, this beer has ample tan head that just sticks to the glass and lingers for an extended period of time.

S: Quite a boozy smell at first, but after a second the fruitiness punches through. Big big plum, prune, and fig - dark fruits. There is a nice sweetness after the alcohol smell goes away. Really, a nice nose job.

T: Oh man, yes! All that fruitiness in the smell comes through ten-fold in the taste. I also pick up dark cherries (without the tartness), and almond extract. A bit of alcohol on the backend. This beer is beautifully crafted.

M: Interesting mouthfeel. It foams up a little bit, especially when pulling air over it. It's a full-bodied beer with high carbonation. Coats the palate, but it isn't sticky, the alcohol burn takes care of that.

D: Like most strong ales, this is a sipper for me. I like to savor every bit of it that I can. It's VERY drinkable for the amount of alcohol in the nose and taste. Awesome beer. (1,027 characters)

Photo of expatsteve
4.64/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Murky red brown, with a big 1/2 inch head. Some light lacing remains on the glass and the surface of the beer. Low/medium viscosity.

Aroma: Lemon-pepper flourished over chocolate malts. A little honey, fermented bread dough. Strong developments reminds me most of chocolate fromage - cocoa and a little sourness.

Taste: Chocolate, cherry sours, a little grassiness with cocoa and pepper notes in the finish. Biscuity in places with a little coffee sours. A few minty developments, and some moments that, like the aroma, balance cocoa and sours in a chocolate fromage middle palate. This beer has a very compelling, subtle dignity.

Mouthfeel: Thinner, a little abrasive, but balanced by a malt anise finish. Refreshing if fizzy carbonation.

Drinkability: Amazing drinkability - one of the best trappist ales that I've had. Awesome developments in malts and great finish. Wonderful. (904 characters)

Photo of geexploitation
4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours with classic dubbel thickness, and a pretty toasted brown with some russet highlights. The head is sticky and tenacious. Phenolic aroma enhanced by yeasty chocolate and spice notes. Some earthy hops, too. Very little in the way of sweet caramel smells -- no evidence of caramelization of sugars in the nose. On the palate, light and fresh flavors for a beer this rich. Very soft sweetness, like malted chocolate, and a pronounced nutty yeast flavor. High, sustained notes of fruitiness throughout the palate, but especially notable at the end. Light in mouthfeel, with just a touch of present alcohol toward the end, and subtle, unobtrusive carbonation. What a fabulous beer. Prototypical for the dubbel style, and obscenely hard to improve upon. (752 characters)

Photo of TommyW
4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Brown body with nice deep purple highlights; an off-white head that leaves a perfect lace on the glass.

S- Complex sweet aromas mixed with some phenols from the yeast.

T- Bready maltiness with a complex sweet profile or rock sugars, dark fruits and caramel. The dark fruit (fig/cherry) blend in nicely with the slightly the phenols and slight tartness. The warming presence of the alcohol slowly makes itself present.

M- Medium body with an aggressive carbonation.

D- A really nice Belgian Strong; fruity and sweet kept in check with phenols and slight tart/sour notes. (576 characters)

Photo of bort11
4.67/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Series goblet. A loud khaki tan head that never really goes away. Color is has a polished dark wood look with a bit of haze.

Smell has dark fruits, caramelized candy-sugars, brown bread, and a hint of alcohol. Taste is quite bold, but never cloying or overbearing. More spices come out in the flavor, a hint of cloves and mint. Faintest hint of chocolate.

Mouthfeel verges on creamy with a lighter body. Nice alcohol warmth is felt which leaves a dry finish. This is a classic. (529 characters)

Photo of cosmicevan
4.67/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 330 ml bottle into Chimay chalice.

A - Deep shiny copper with an explosion of bubbles from the bottom and a nice off white bubbly head with milkshake like lacing.

S - The odor jumps from the glass to my nose even at quite some distance. Sweet plums and grapes and raisins. The candied sugar smell is so nice it makes my mouth water.

T - Darker fruits (plums, grapes, etc), but nicely balanced with sweetness and alcohol. Really great tasting beer.

M - Smooth and even and lively. Feels like a beer, but ultimate in smoothness. Leaves a nice cooling feel.

D - Really easy drinker. Fantastic taste, great mouthfeel, smells great...and reasonable ABV. (665 characters)

Photo of necoadam
4.67/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a medium-dark brown color with a nice head that took a while to settle down. Smell consisted of a whole lot of things. Malts, caramel, dark fruits, chocolate, cocoa powder, nuts, and some bready aromas. Taste was just as complex. Actually complex really isn't a good enough word for this beer. It's beyond complex. Bread, malts, yeast, nuts, fruit, cocoa, and at the end some spicy hops finish it off. Moutfeel feels so light and fluffy on the palate it's down right amazing. Truly an amazing beer and one that every BA must try at least once. Worth every penny I spent on this beer. (593 characters)

Photo of putnam
4.67/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Brown.

Smells like egg bread from a Jewish deli. The kind that are braided and scorched on top, almost black, but not quite. There's Chocolate ice cream too...it is a deep, protein-rich, milky smell that is inviting and even exquisitely balanced. Coffee, burning cuban cigars, cognac/oloroso emerge in time.
Don't get me wrong. This is an appealing beer. On the palate it is creamy, easy and just suggestive of French roast, cherries and frothy milk. Give it to your friends who suckle Boddingtons. They might come around. As for me, I'll take a living beer brewed by monks every time, even if it wasn't so darn gosh silky. (627 characters)

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: Instantly recognizable from the far side of the beer store, the 33cl brown glass bottle oozes understated class as it sits on the shelf with just the classic looking cream label with just the words, ‘Trappistes Rochefort’ in a Germanic looking calligraphic font. Underneath is a white ‘6’ encased in a red circle and simply flanked with the words ‘Biere’ and ‘Bier’. The Authentic Trappist hexagon logo, a recycling symbol and a picture of the correct glassware to use with a suggested serving temperature of 12° à 14°. A modern day bar code and the date ‘15 05 07’ stamped on the front completes the main obverse label. The reverse label thankfully hides all of the absolute bollocks demanded by the “nanny knows best” US Government, but this at least gives the Importer the chance to translate the SI Units the rest of the world uses; the bottle is 11.2 fl.oz and you should serve this at 54-58°F in the USA. Even packed in a segregated cardboard box, the familair red and white cap with the encircled '6' continues to promote the heavenly contents.

Appearance: Simply fantastic appearance. A long gone broken Trappistes Rochefort glass is much missed, so Brother Westvleteren was quickly pulled out of a deep sleep to house this marvelous looking beauty. Carefully discharged from the bottle, it slides effortlessly down the curved sides aided by the clinging remnants of the fresh cold water that I used to rinse the Westie Goblet only moments earlier. The light tan head forms as the dark brown chestnut body rolls back on itself. Slightly turbid, it settles with a silk carpet head that never breaks it vow of retention. Light clinging lace. Perfect conditioning.

Nose: Biscuit malts with a delicate caramel cum chocolate aroma mixed with raisins, nuts and dark fruits. Just above average in strength, but very discernable nevertheless.

Taste: A myriad of flavors come and go as this Trappist is imbibed. Even this youngster has enough variation to retain interest throughout, and even beyond the 11.2 fluid ounces have long gone. A dubbel like malt middle is preceded with some light milk chocolate and biscuit with a delicate nutty feel. The ending is dry & malty with some palatable crushed raw malt grain in the texture. Finishes with a very long astringent ending.

Mouthfeel: Teflon smooth and exceptionally silky, the fine carbonation assists the ‘Six’ in literally coating the mouth like a warm thick woollen glove tightly covets a cold hand on a freezing day. Like a concrete foundation, the 7.5% alcohol is nowhere to be seen, but it is there, hidden from view, but most certainly doing its job.

Drinkability: Quite simply; “USQUE AD MORTEM BIBENDUM” - I certainly could.

Overall: Scintillating, awesome, inspiring, sheer bloody brilliance.

Don't let the '6' fool you!! It is no lesser a beer than the '8' or '10'. Quite simply, this is a Class Act AND a Classic beer.
Immensely interesting, and one of my all time favorites!
HIGHLY Recommended. (3,018 characters)

Photo of fastsrt
4.7/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.2 ounce bottle in a chalice
A: pours reddish brown, with a perfect beige head, looks perfect in the glass, but half way through there is nothing no lace at all.
S: dark fruits hint of hops
T: figs, sweetness, vast complexity just amazing.
M: medium body and just the right amount of carbonation to carry the beer to the finish. which is a bit sweet with lingering dark fruit.
D: I think the beer style for this one is wrong because this is a perfect double. I would love this to be my go to beer it is highly drinkable could drink 4 with ease, unfortunately at 5 bucks a bottle that will not happen. So when I reach for a rochfort it will be the 8 or 10 due to the fact one is satisfying. this is one of the best doubles I have ever had had It is better than Chimay rouge. too bad it's so expensive. (802 characters)

Photo of cyrenaica
4.7/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml
7.5% ABV
I tried this beer on May 14, 2009 at "Smokeless Joe's" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a nice reddish-brown with a thin white head that lingered. The aroma was sweet roasted malt, yeast, caramel and brown sugar. The mouthful was medium to full bodied with medium high carbonation. The flavour was slightly sweet, yeasty, malty, toffee with plums and spice. A very good beer. (402 characters)

Photo of markovlad
4.71/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Excellent beer, I have tried it before and its one of my favorites so far. I'm still a beginner here so I save 5s for maybe something better :)

A-bottle, looks nice :)

S-no strong smell

T-not to strong, relatively simple, but tasty.

M-has a little breeze in it, I love it. (277 characters)

Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.72/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Round 4 of the 9-Round Trappapooza/Trappaganza '06 with expatsteve.

Pour: murky amber/mahogany/burgundy under a finger of fizzy white head that fizzles to a spotty coating.

Nose: kiwi/strawberry hops over chocolate malt, husky grains, rich funky dark fruits, bready yeast, toffee, creamy cinnamon yogurt and raisin oatmeal.

Taste: tart fruits up front, spicy yeast, tart booze, lactose/yogurt, cinnamon/nutmeg/cocoa powder finish.

Feel: rich, smooth, slick, slight grit, ephemeral booze/carbonation.

Drinkability/Overall: very drinkable, loads of complexity and development for their "small" beer. Very aromatic as it warms, a pleasant surprise in my first of the 3 Rocheforts. (692 characters)

Photo of Twincrasher
4.72/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Very good. Some particulates. Proteins maybe. Nice copper color.

S: Candy caramel. Really a treat. I like this better than the 8. Surprises me.

T: So nice. Sweet but not cloying. Very well cut by alcohol. Will be very very good with meat dish.

M: Very smooth finish, very fun.

O: Excellent beer. (302 characters)

Photo of cartdan
4.72/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a clear medium brown with nice head and good lacing. Aroma is sweet and fruity a little like figs. Taste is fruity with a subtle sweetness and just a slight bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, with nice carbonation. Overall an incredible beer, wish I had more than one... (321 characters)

Photo of dogfooddog
4.73/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this bottle dated 29.04.08; this bottle is just over 3 years old. I have owned it since 2003 along with a few others.

Pours 20% head in a westmalle chalice. beer pours a dark copper. nose is a rich sweet sharp licorice/coriander/other type nose, complexity smells great. This is certainly distinct from westvleteren's beers.

Taste is very spiced, sharp feeling of licorice or coriander or another element I cannot put my finger on, with a malt undertone. It is sweet but a tone of bitterness dominates through the taste and aftertaste.

I tried another of this beer from the same date years ago and it has improved immensly with time. It is fabulous and worth trying, though I believe at this age both the roch. 8 and 10 are superior. (743 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours medium to dark amber with a light haze under a 3” clingy white foam collar with a very fine bead that slowly recedes. S: Spice, faint cinnamon, a suspicion of coriander, very lightly toasted malts. T: Well balanced fruit, light plum, lightly roasted malt, light biscuit, spice, traces of cinnamon, clove and coriander and traces of caramel. F: A very elegant, exquisite texture, very creamy, surprisingly light, very intense fine soft carbonation, like drinking a cloud O: An outstanding, world class beer. (517 characters)

Photo of Boyz5725
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Appearance: hazy bronze, shimmers of gold, beautiful full head.

Smell: sour and sweet with a touch of earthy spice.

Taste: hoppy bitterness with hints of maltiness . Pleasantly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a slight creaminess.

Drinkability & Notes: This beer would be a perfect compliment to a fine dining experience. (333 characters)

Photo of cdrogers
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into rochefort glassware. Serving temp was 50F.

The color was extremely dark, reminded me of a strong black tea. Smelled very fruity and full of citrus. Nice, not to overpowering, spicy flavors with a hint of semi-sweet chocolate. I also got some apples and bananas at the finish. Very full-bodied beer but have a nice creamy finish. (353 characters)

Photo of ATSJer
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Golden colored ale, cloudy with a lot of particulate most settles to the bottom but a lot of it continues to float within the brew, thick white medium density head that clears fairly quickly.

Aroma: Complex, sweet and yet spicy. I could smell the hops but the sweetness of the malts is present as well. It also has some pronounced fruit smells.

Taste: This is where you just want to climb inside the glass. Rich malts moderate sweetness, light hoppiness. The flavor is so well blended that it seems like you catch them all at once. It is simply delicious, the flavors are very well balanced with the light hopps, you can also taste the sweetness. All of these flavors really mix well and are very nice. I can't imagine a brew much better than this.

Mouthfeel:
Moderate density, smooth, lightly carbonated, near the bottom you'll get the particulate more, but it doesn't detract. (893 characters)

Photo of Willytee3
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a glowing golden amber, moderate bubble action. One finger off white head that takes time to receede. leaving a thick ring. The ring kind of cups the beer.

Smells of juicy dark dry fruit figs and dates, cherries, caramel malts and candy malts. (251 characters)

Photo of Robert_G
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

I simply could not believe how good this beer is. It is so tasty that I could only sip it a little at a time to make sure that it lasted. It's like sipping a very fine single-malt highland scotch. Unbelievable! (210 characters)

Photo of Murchmac
4.77/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Frothy white head that lingers, cloudy light brown. I was excited to see this beer on the shelf as it is the first time i've seen it in.

Whoa! Amazing smell, candied raisins, dark fruits, plums, some yeasts. Probably like smelling a victoria's secret model.

Amazing malt taste first of all. Complex, layered, tastes like the nose with some earthy tones. Up there with the tastiest brews i've ever had.

Sweet, chalky dry aftertaste that leaves you wanting more. This is up there with some of the best beers i've had. Thank you Jebus. (535 characters)

Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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