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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,911 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,911
Reviews: 906
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 130
Gots: 199 | FT: 5
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 JoeMayo
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours cloudy, murky brown with a light tan head

S- This beer has all the pleasant scents of the fall. Apples, spice, cinnamon, and a little pear.

T- The spices are a little more pronounced in the taste. Brown Sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg. Apples and pears are certainly present as well. A hint of caramel is there with a slight maltiness and a slight alcohol warmth.

M- Very carbonated with a light body for a relatively dark beer.

D- Very drinkable. It's light and pleasant.

JoeMayo, Jul 30, 2008
Photo of Everydayoff
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Everydayoff, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of reaganrvltn
4/5  rDev -3.4%

reaganrvltn, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of Etrusco
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Etrusco, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of tatterdash
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy mahogany red with a foamy light tan head that forms a lot of lace. Smell was nicely floral banana bread, that wonderful Rochefort yeast strain that is prevelent in all their beers. Taste was like Rochefort 8, but the hops are more pronounced. Dark fruits and bready, with a long earthy hop finish. Taste was crisper than the 8 and the 10, but that velvetty smoothness and well-veiled ABV are still wonderfully present. This is very drinkable, when compared to other strong dark ales.

tatterdash, Apr 29, 2007
Photo of crhea89
4/5  rDev -3.4%

crhea89, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of cudmud
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This beer has a dark mahogany color with one finger of long lasting head. There is solid lacing and yeast sediment clinging to the glass.

Smell: This sample smells of plumb, raisins, and yest. These flavors, however, don't mask the strong aroma of alcohol.

Taste: The main flavors in this beer are plum pudding and yeast. This is a flavorful beer, but the tastes don't dilute the alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and almost too much carbonation

Overall: A good beer that's true to style and a delight to drink.

cudmud, Mar 27, 2011
Photo of Hanglow
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Hanglow, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of noproduction
4.1/5  rDev -1%

noproduction, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of PortLargo
4/5  rDev -3.4%

PortLargo, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of lawlerj
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

lawlerj, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of jn84
4/5  rDev -3.4%

jn84, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of BigIrishman
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an oversized wine glass

Appearance: A darkish golden Blond with a nice fluffy white head, leaving little lace.

Smell: Fruity (raisins and plums) with a nice earthy/yeasty background, very nice.

Taste: Real yeasty but tastes more like liquid bread than any else, overall pretty impressive. Those fruity esters come through towards the end.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied, wish it stuck just a little bit more.

Drinkability: Not as good as the 8 or 10 just because the alcohol presence overshadows the taste a little bit.

Notes: Great, another trapist success to say the least, although the 8 and 10 are just worlds away.

BigIrishman, Feb 07, 2009
Photo of Budlum
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes:

Aromas of dried prunes, anise and very malty. Pours a little coudy. Deep burgundy in color with plenty of ruby when held up to light.

Mouthfeel is great. A rush of flavors with a lot of natural effervesence. Dried prunes, roasted nuts, anise, black licorice and slightly medicinal alcohol flavors. Peaty flavors similar to a highland single malt. The alcohol presense is enjoyable without becoming overwhelming. A very complex mix of flavors.

Budlum, Jun 07, 2006
Photo of sephyrott
4/5  rDev -3.4%

sephyrott, May 25, 2014
Photo of Element1290
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Element1290, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of allbrigs
2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

allbrigs, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of ColForbin
4.83/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl bottle with 15.05.07 best before date. Label says (in French) it is brewed with water, malt, non-malt cereals, hops, yeast and sugar.

Rochefort 6 pours a deep, cloudy brown with a thick off-white head that sticks around through the entire glass. Aroma is magnificent - sour fruit, spice and caramel. Taste is spicy (coriander, cloves), bready with a sweet and sour finish. Some port-like and dark chocolate flavors as well. A touch of bitterness in the finish as the brew warms. Slightly heavy mouthfeel with ultra-fine carbonation. An incredible brew; what a mix of flavors!

ColForbin, Jul 23, 2004
Photo of meatmallet
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
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

meatmallet, Feb 09, 2009
Photo of FliryVorru
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

FliryVorru, May 02, 2013
Photo of DLucky
4/5  rDev -3.4%

DLucky, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of Chadbrew
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Big fluffy head and spectacular lacing.

Aroma - There is a very nice fruity aroma and just a touch of alcohol.

Taste - Tart taste of not yet ripe fruit up front followed by fully fermented vinous fruits, impeccably clean finish.

Mouthfeel - For this style and character of beer this mouthfeel is simply perfect.

Drinkability - Awesome beer, however... I think it is too good to drink too much of (if that makes any sense).

Chadbrew, Jul 10, 2005
Photo of Dayman766
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Dayman766, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of Anze
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Anze, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Shakerman
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Shakerman, Jun 17, 2012
Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
92 out of 100 based on 1,911 ratings.