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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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2,084 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,084
Reviews: 923
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 152
Gots: 273 | FT: 8
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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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Enola
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is maybe my favorite of the Rochefort lineup. A nice orangish brown with a decent head that lasts in my Chimay glass. The smell is fruity. Taste is like a carbonated brown ale. There are hints of caramel. The mouthfeel is smooth, with just a hint of burn at the end. Drinkability is good. I could have this brew again.

Photo of dmamiano
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark cramel color with a big off white head. As I hold this beer up, i cant help notice the abundant carbonation rushing to the top of the glass.
Nose detecting dark Belgian malts. Molassis seems to come to mind immediately. Sweet in the nose as well.I may be crazy, but black licorice also seems to be noted.
Taste is malty and sweet...full mouthfeel with a lot of viscosity and it bounces around in the mouth.
Earthy with a sweet molassis also tasted...fruity and good.
Very nice beer.

Photo of JAXSON
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2004 bottle, seven years old, I probably shouldn't be rating such an old bottle but I'll adjust it accordingly. Pours a dark pumpkin with a medium head. ppretty persistent carbonation. Nose is a lot of raisins, dates, very sugary, slight cardboard. Mouth is fruit forward, honey-soaked figs and dates, toffee. Pleasantly yeasty and a lightly cardboard finish. A bit aggressive on that malted dark fruit, but it's pleasant in its way. Certainly over the hill, I need to drink a fresh bottle of this, so I'm gonna bump the scores up to adjust for that.

Photo of M_chav
2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of czfreeman
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first beer of the New Year. I had to work New Years Eve, so here's to starting my celebration.
Pours a light ruby-toned brown color,hints of cherrys, fairly clear...Until a beautiful amount of chunky sediments is decanted. Head is light tan color, with a cinnamon-sprinkle of sediment in the middle. Looks absolutley delicious.
Smells of apples,spiced light wine,phenols,light pummy,some raisins,not as "dark"smelling as most BSDA. Malts,slight mustiness,with a tiny touch of cherry.
Taste is apples, musty woodyness,yeasts,creamy mouthfeel, wth a nice light warmness on the finish. Light,light accents of raisins and figs,but domonates on the apple-pear-cinnamon spectrum. Hard to pick out specific flavors,as it is nearly impossible to put the glass dowm.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied.Spikes with a warm finish and a tart-rather than sweet raisin BSDA flavor. This is a distinctly different beer than the 8, and superbly executed. I look foward to the 10.

Photo of HumphreyLee
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of alex_hart
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of atigerlife
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11 oz bottle, poured into a Rochefort chalice.

The appearance is certainly above average. A wonderful brown/red beer that has a nice, dense [but small] head.

The taste is one of dark fruits, raisins and figs come to mind. Malty. Very earthy taste.

The mouthfeel is above average carbonation with a cleansing spritz.

Overall, a very nice dark ale. I will definitely have this again. It was fantastic with some smoked gouda I had laying around. Woudl love to try it with BBQ.

Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle 7,5% abv

Appearance: Murky (result of a rather vigorous pour), medium-brown in colour, however transformed into a beautiful shade of copper-brown with brilliant copper highlights when backlit. The beer is capped by a large head of off-white foam that lasts pretty well, but unfortunately leaves only sparse patches of lace.

Smell: Perfection... Rich caramel malt dominates the nose, though golden raisins,cooked apples, dates and a hint of cinnamon (and maybe a few other "warm" spices) also make an appearance. Alcohol is not immediately noted in the nose, but there is just a hint of it lurking under all the other aromas, something similar to fruit soaked in a good rum.

Taste: Stunning, rich and complex, as with the nose, the palate is close to perfection. Rich caramel malt again dominates, but allows the other flavours more influence than in the nose. Golden raisins, bruised over-ripe apples, dates, hints of nuts and a hint of smokiness are all present. As with the nose, alcohol is present (more than you would expect from a 7,5% beer), but perfectly incorporated into the flavour profile.

Mouthfeel: Slightly fuller than medium bodied with perfect carbonation. This beer is such a pleasure to drink, one needs to remember to savor the flavour and not just gulp it down.

Drinkability: This beer goes down amazingly well for the abv and strong complex flavour. I will certainly have another (and many more in the future).

This is definitely one of my all time favorite beers.

Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of rcjennings
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of desint
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of DudMan
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of olafphysics
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of VikeMan
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerandboards
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my tulip glass to celebrate Friday night. Why not?

The color is a deep brown with a garnet coloring to it as well. In the light, the beer is a beautiful hazy ruby color. Capped off by a big fluffy and creamy head that lingers for the entire length of my consumption but doesn't provide any lacing, somehow, this is one beautiful beverage.

Nose and palate are similar, with the dominant characteristics biscuity malts, toffee, caramel, and brown sugar. There are some of the expected spices as well, due to the fermentation of the Belgian yeasts. Dark fruits are understated and fleeting in the finish, raisins and some dates. The balance of the flavors is very good, though I wish some of the dark fruits came through a bit more.

The feel is crisp, clean, and a bit dry. This is one of the lightest BSDAs that I have ever had. Pretty enjoyable overall, the finish has a somewhat creamy quality. The carbonation is phenomenal. The ample carbonation works perfectly with the texture, lending itself to a phenomenal drinking experience.

Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.72/5  rDev +14%
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.

Photo of EricTKole
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of frank4sail
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33 cl bottle lugged back from the promised land. Dated 15 05 07. Light brown carbonated look in tyhe goblet. Off white nice head on the pour with nice lacing. Some chunky friends are also present iin the goblet. Nutty brown sugar cookie dough nose. Full smooth mouth. Cocoa and cookie dough taste dominate upfront with a slightly astringent dry plum finish. Interesting, smooth and full flavored.

Photo of bigdeuce
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is a dark brown color, not black. Looks like a true dubbel not a belgian strong dark ale. Scents of honey, brown sugar, molasses. Very sharp sweetness on the initial scent. Not much lacing. Taste is absolutely BOLD! Sweet belgian sweet candy on the wash, massive molasses on the front, but of course with great brewers, not cloying. Absolutely magnificent tasting. Very light plummy taste also. Damn, I wish I could afford this every session. The taste is delicious and memorable. Easy drinking with a medium mouth feel. Very smooth and a joy!

Photo of changeup45
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy, murky brownish color topped with a thick soapy off-white head. It gives off a soothing fruity (apricot?) aroma with subtle malts. Nothing over-powering but nice. This one is easy drinking with a smooth slightly sweet flavor that consists of dark fruits (plums) and some malts. Semi-tart flavor in there after you taste the fruits but again, this is smooth and doesn't taste strong at all. As the beer warms a little brown sugary note with a small rush of alcohol surfaces but it really does remain easy to drink. There is also a consistant foamy head sitting on top until the very last drop which is great.

Photo of mzwolinski
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Quite stunning in appearance: the color of autumn leaves , with a thick, creamy, off-white head that leaves a huge lace. The aroma is spicy and bready, though a bit weak. These two characteristics dominate the flavor as well. Mid-palate gives way to a deep-fruitiness, giving me the impression of something like raisin-bread. Very smoothly-blended and gentle, with a creamy body and a finish which is just barely sweet. What drying effect there is seems to come more from the alcohol than the hops, which are fairly mild. A really, really nice beer!

Photo of Franck
2/5  rDev -51.7%

Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
92 out of 100 based on 2,084 ratings.