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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
93
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1,863 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,863
Reviews: 900
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 126
Gots: 190 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +6.7%

A wonderful beer,though some Coco-cola colours . Dark amber brown colour. Cinammon smell. Warming cinammon mouthfeel. Licorice, fruity spice, raspberry,vanilla. Excellent malt toffee but not to make it on swethe et side. Perfect hop assist.Very good to drink at a moderate pace.Great 7 years later, bottle aged for 3 years.

02-11-2005 03:52:38 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%

The beer pours a real nice dark red/brown color with a decent amount of head that disapears almost instantly. Decent amount of lacing for a belgian beer. Very clear for a bottle conditioned beer. The smell is great. It smells of sweet sugar and raisins. There is also a bit of belgian yeast in the smell.

The taste is of candy sugar, dark malts, belgian yeast, and prunes. Just a great all around flavor. Even though its a bit lighter in ABV than the 8 and 10 its got as much flavor and just as enjoyable to drink. The mouthfeel is heavy enough to feel and light enough to drink a pint. It takes a fair amount of control to not chug the entire contents of the glass upon taking the first sip. Very very drinkable.

11-11-2007 13:03:52 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev -14.5%

Pours a murky dark brown color with a 1 inch bone colored head that fades to nothing. Slight lacing slowly slides back into the beer on the drink down. Some sediment is seen floating around in the beer. Smells of fermented raisins, sweet malt, and spices. I also get a very subtle hint of funk and vinegar. Taste is of caramel, dark fruits, spices, and Belgian yeast. Lots of carbonation makes for a bubbly and crisp mouthfeel. Overall, I was a bit disappointed in this beer. I was expecting something way better all around based on reviews and information I have read. This isn't a bad beer per se but I guess it's just not up my alley.

05-19-2011 04:16:10 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

08-31-2013 16:38:00 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +6%

G: Poured into a chalice.

A: Pours a reddish mahogany with a large cream-colored head that's got plenty of carbonation ridges.

S: Sweet, fruity esters lead into the dark fruits. Some spicy yeast. Quite creamy.

T: Some complex malts go with the dark fruits. Quite a bit of yeastiness as well.

M: Very creamy. Medium-bodied and with minimal carbonation. Slight alcohol hints after the swallow.

D: A good sipper. Quite a bit lighter than the 8 or the 10.

04-27-2009 22:36:24 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-14-2011 17:05:14 | More by nmann08
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

A: Poured cloudy brown into a snifter glass with a sizable beige head. There's a moderate level of carbonation and some large yeast particles are floating near the bottom of the glass.
S: There is a light aroma of sweetness with notes of caramel and toffee. As the beer warms up, smells of dark fruit also become noticeable.
T: Like the smell, there's malty sweetness with some notes of chocolate and toffee. The finish is slightly dry and the overall taste becomes a little more complex as it warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very bubbly on the palate.
D: It's relatively easy to drink and any traces of alcohol are well hidden.

04-18-2010 19:53:28 | More by metter98
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.47/5  rDev +7.7%

Charred orange accented by brick red. I expected to see some yeast, but the beer is pristine after the initial pour. Perhaps the final pour will murk things up a little. The airy crown of foam is the color of polished pearls bathed in a soft orange light. Soft streamers of lace decorate the glass in an appealing fashion and solidify the (less than dark) BSDA look.

The nose is good without being fantastic. Going on appearance and aroma alone, it seems like 6 is a lighter end of the spectrum Belgian dark ale rather than a BSDA. I smell unsweet caramel malt, musky dark fruit and a dash of spicy Belgian yeast.

Although I still think the above style is incorrect, this is definitely good beer. The fruitiness is more along the lines of bruised apples, white raisins and dried figs. It doesn't quite reach the 'dates' stage of darkness and is nowhere near the 'raisins and plums' stage. I'm sure the monks felt like they needed to distinguish it from the higher-ABV, darker, maltier Rochefort 8.

The beer has a stealth complexity. One can easily quaff it without a second thought, but a little probing reveals a beautiful proportionality between malt, hops and spicy yeast. I like the fact that 6 favors the dry, crisp portion of the BSDA spectrum. It's too bad that it only comes in 33 cl bottles because I could easily go for a '750' right about now.

As anticipated, the addition of the final few inches of beer both darkens and murks things up quite nicely. It also makes the flavor profile even more bold. If you can manage it, I'd suggest choosing a drinking vessel that allows you to drain the entire bottle with one smooth pour. I know I'll be doing that next time (and there will most certainly be a next time).

I had to carefully ration the final few ounces in order to assess the mouthfeel. The beer was disappearing so fast that I feared I'd run out ahead of schedule. While the mouthfeel is light for the style, it has a gorgeous feel and is expertly carbonated. No letdown here; not even close.

I don't know why it took me so long to drink my first offering from one of the most respected breweries in the world. I was less than floored initially, but now that I'm at the bottom of the bottle, I'm able to recognize the brilliance of Trappistes Rochefort 6. If it was less expensive, I'd gladly buy this delicious elixir in bulk. Now I can't wait to drink 8 and 10.

05-04-2007 15:16:30 | More by BuckeyeNation
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Appearance: Pours a chestnut color capped by a fairly impressive (at first) ecru head; retention was surprisingly poor and there was not that much lacing, either

Smell: Toasted brown bread with a bit of fig jam; undertones of toffee and banana

Taste: Toffee and fruit, up front, with figs, sweet apples and bananas jutting to the fore; by mid-palate, a layer of spice and toasted brown bread emerges followed by the yeasty phenols that appear, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Absolutely perfect, with a medium body lighted by a buoyant carbonation

Overall: Overall, Rochefort is my favorite Trappist brewery and the 10 is my favorite dark Belgian beer; this one is a bit lighter (particularly for the BSDA style) but it is still an exceptional product

05-02-2012 22:28:36 | More by brentk56
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

10-28-2013 04:59:21 | More by zestar
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Another solid offering by Rochefort. A well aged, and uniquely flavored beer. Looks ideal for a belgian. A dark, burgundy color wit a mild haze and floating yeast. A lightly tanned head that rides to the bottom of the glass with hints of spices sprinkled on top. Smells of matured malts, woodsyness, nuttiness, musky, and a little moldy. Tastes of complex malts, interwoven hops, yeast, bread, almonds, and fruitcake are well melded and difficult to identify individual flavors. Full and rich on the mouth without and overbearing sweetness or becomming chewy. Pronounced alcohol flavor and feel for a mere 7.5%er. This beer is a lot of fun to drink.

01-25-2006 12:33:49 | More by BEERchitect
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.6%

Bottle: Poured an very hazy dirty brown color ale with a good inch and half of off-white foamy head. Aroma is comprised of spices (coriander?), malt and Belgian yeast. Taste is at first dominated by the spices and malt and finish with the always-incredible Belgian yeast. Body is quite full and alcohol doesn’t show through. I also noted quite a few sediment at the bottom of my glass. This is the staple of Belgian ale and could not really get tired of it even though it doesn’t match the greatness of his two brothers.

12-13-2004 20:08:09 | More by Phyl21ca
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%

dark, opague nice tan with a huge, head that towered 3 inches above the glass. Tons of lace, a fantastic overall appearence.

lots of fruity tones. Hints of apricots and figs with a nice spiceness in the back. Hints of apples, just a great well rounded and very impressive overall profile. Tons of carbonation and lots of activity on the palate. Huge flavor assault , lots of dark fruits, figs, hints of yeast, and a pronounced grainey flavor. remarkably smooth/.

Overall Really a good all around late night sipping brew.

05-27-2011 03:20:02 | More by mikesgroove
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womencantsail

California

4.15/5  rDev 0%

A: The pour is an opaque reddish-brown color. The head is small to begin with and dissipates quickly.

S: The nose has the usual yeast and bready quality with some hints of dark fruit. The bulk of the nose, however, is the sweet caramel and toffee from the malt.

T: Like the nose, the yeast and malt really define this beer. A lot of sweetness from the malts with dark fruits (particularly raisins and figs) with a mild spice.

M: The body is medium with a high level of carbonation.

D: The world of Belgians is sort of a new thing to me, but it would seem I'm off to a good start. A very nice beer, indeed.

06-26-2009 01:26:42 | More by womencantsail
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-01-2011 19:32:17 | More by kjkinsey
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

01-05-2012 07:29:21 | More by ygtbsm94
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-07-2012 04:24:02 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.5%

12-14-2011 00:55:03 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-30-2013 02:32:56 | More by GRG1313
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

A: Unfortunately mine was a gusher. Murky brown.

S: Dark fruit including plum, cherry and red apple. Spice notes

T: Less of the dark fruit in the taste. More fig and caramel. The paste is very mellow though with the "bite" more from the carbonation.

M: Medium to high carbonation. Light bodied. semi dry finish.

O: A great aroma, nice taste and very drinkable and smooth. A nicely crafted beer.

09-06-2011 23:54:47 | More by kylehay2004
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11.2 oz. bottle - $4.99 at Bullock's Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a burnt sienna body with a large, though short-lived, foamy, off-white head.

Smell: Bready, caramelized malt aroma, notes of Pink Lady apples and juicy, overly ripe plums, and with a flowery, perfumy waft of orchids.

Taste: Flavorful, complex maltiness delivers tastes of brown sugar and caramel coated nuts and bread crusts. Pinch of cinnamon. A chew of bubblegum. Bright floral and fruitiness mingled with some sourish yeast hints. Very minor touch of alcohol. Fruity, warming and with a sprinkling of crushed nuts on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Well carbonated, a bit prickly at times.

Drinkability: A reasonably complex, enjoyable brew, though, for my tastes, the carbonation was just a bit too high.

02-17-2009 03:41:07 | More by ChainGangGuy
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-27-2013 00:14:02 | More by jaydoc
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -12.5%

This beer poured out as a nice looking brown color with an off white head on top. The lacing was pretty good here. The smell of the beer had a big yeasty aroma to it with some darker malts giving off a little sweetness. The taste was a little smokey I thought, I found that to be a little interesting. The other flavors of bread, and caramel were in there too. The mouthfeel was decent in my opinion, though that the beer had a good softness to it. Overall not a bad Belgian brew at all. Quite enjoyable.

09-12-2011 04:14:34 | More by Knapp85
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oberon

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +6%

Pours a ruddy brown with some reddish hue with a big fluffy head that leaves generous amounts of lace as it settles,caramel is prominant in the aroma as well as some clove/spice and orange oh hell yeah.Wow complexities abound flavor wise some chocolate up front with some roasted malt and a little caramel along with an underlying orange/fruitiness, but a pleasant dry finish keeps it from getting to sweet.Damn fine brew here full of different rich flavors,one to savor.

04-16-2005 20:13:02 | More by oberon
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

11-14-2011 22:05:36 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
93 out of 100 based on 1,863 ratings.