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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,018 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 2,018
Reviews: 914
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 141
Gots: 233 | 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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Photo of Beerandboards
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of MarioM
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Dirty25
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of lgmol
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jeremiahoden
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of berley31
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a light brown color, with a medium-large, off-white head that fades very quickly to a thin film. Body is very hazy.

S: Surprisingly mellow; mild sweetness, with some dark fruit present. No hop aroma noticeable.

T: Also more mellow than I would expect. Very smooth, with moderate sweetness, dark fruit, and a dry finish with just a touch of bitterness thrown in. Quite drinkable.

M: Medium-bodied, and very highly carbonated.

D: As said, quite drinkable for a BSDA. Not as rewarding as the 10, but still a damned fine beer.

Photo of CharlesRiver
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I recieved the three pack sampler from my inlaws for Christmas. The set included a glass, which is really nice, and this is the first beer that I am having from the set.

Pours out an effervesant brownish color with a small head. The smell is mild and malty with something spicy in the background. Taste is sweeter than I expected. Light maple syrup, brown sugar and spice. Very little bitterness if anything at all is present. At 7.5% this beer hides its alcohol well. Ending has a kind of dryness to it as well.

Not what I expected at all but still very good. I did expect the sweet notes all the way through but also some bitterness to balance it out. But what do I know, they have been doing it a lot longer than I have been around. Cheers to my inlaws!

Photo of mjl21
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle poured into a Chimay goblet. Best before 24-07-13. Comes in at 7.5%.

A-Pours a murky brown with lots of visbile yeast sediment and bubbles rising from the bottom. Has a 1/2 finger off white head that covers about 85% of the glass. It looks pretty cool. The head finally covers the entire glass after a few sips.

S-When first poured, get some notes of sweet malt and chocolate. Almost has some stout like qualities. There is a definite aroma of mustiness that is also present. As it warms green apple and dark stone fruits really pop and the sweet caramel malt becomes more pronounced.

T-Like the nose, there are a lot of flavors at play. The sweet caramel malt is noticeable from the start. The apples, stone fruits, and chocolate get more intense as it warms. There is a tad bit of graininess left in the back of the mouth. It really picks up a grape fruit aftertaste after it has been in the glass for awhile.

M-Medium bodied, smooth, and creamy. When first consumed, it has a ton of carbonation which calms as it warms.

D-A great sipper. The abv is very well hidden. Would not guess this is considered a strong dark ale.

This was my first 6. I have had the 8 and 10 numerous times and enjoyed this one as much. A great beer that has its own unique character

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

33 cl bottel poured into my Rochefort glass

A: Dark reddish amber, slightly cloudy with à thick rough head that sticks around a long time.

S: A rich aroma of malt, slight hints of chocolate, coffee & mild phenols. Slightly sweet, reminds me somewhat of a dubbel.

T: A wonderfully unique taste. Slightly sweet, very malty, almost no hop character. Fruitiness typical of the style is present but quite mild, as is the alcohol. Delightful brew.

M: Smooth & very rich but not creamy,

Photo of BeerWithMike
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Sampling right now on 11/23/14. Had this one before a couple of years back. Single 330ml (11.2 ounce) bottle that runs in the $5.99 range. Picked this up about 7 months ago actually that was out for 'make your own 6 pack' for $8.99 at Hy-Vee. Back of label says: BEST BY 06.12.17. Plenty of time left for this good brew. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a snifter glass.

Pours a pretty deep ruby-amber in color with a good 1+ finger creamy off-white head that settles down to a good 1-2mm layer on top but mostly around the sides of the glass. Some thick layers of lacing is seen that slips back down the glass after the sip (this is a SIPPING brew and not a chugging type.) LOTS going on with the aroma and what I can pick out is spice, dark fruits, sweet malts, and bread. Pretty much the same for the taste with even more going on which I can't really figure out. Very tasty and actually gets better while warming up some. Smooth with a slight sweet finish. Medium+-bodied with perfect carbonation. A pricey brew BUT if you want a great quality brew for this style, then this is it. It's a '10' and is as good as it gets. PROSIT!

Photo of JEdmund
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours out with an explosive head formation, so I have to slowly pour it. Eventually it settles out to a thick cream sitting atop a dark leather brown body. Looks lovely in my Orval chalice.

Aroma is bready, fruity, sweet…candied fruit, molasses, brown sugar, hint of clove, dough, yeast. Lots.

So smooth for 7.5%. And sweetness is kept in check with a light, dry finish. A rich, malty ale with spice notes and even a slight tart edge to it. Body is classic Belgian bottle-conditioned. Feels like I’m drinking velvet. Finish has a strong chocolate note, and maybe dates as well.

I shouldn’t have waited so long to try this. Considering its price, it's not something I will have often, but when I do, it will certainly be a treat.

Photo of DudMan
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 mL bottle at 48 degrees into a Chimay chalice.

A: It pours a clouded brown color with large bits of sediment and a half finger of off-white head that dies almost immediately and does not lace at all.

S: Sweet plums and figs, some wheaty graininess, candi sugar, and a little bubble gum.

T: Sweet plums and figs again, some grape peel, caramel, cloves, and a little dry biscuit flavor.

M: It has medium body thickness and average carbonation.

O: This is delicious; I just wish it was much cheaper.

Photo of StlHopHead77
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours out an opaque,maroonish brown with 2 fingers of moderately resilient,dense beige froth that resulted in sparse lacing.

S-Baked,red plum,sour cherry,mild tobacco,toffee
and baked brown bread.

T-Dark,dried fruits(date and fig),toffee,roasted nuts,pepper and an odd spice note that reminded me of sassafras.

M-Light/medium bodied with lively carbonation and restrained richness.

O-Not everything I had hoped it would be but good nonetheless.

Photo of perrymarcus
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle served in a trappistes rochefort chalice.

similar to the 8 and 10, the 6 pours a murky brown tone with maybe a finger of a beige colored head that dissipates faily quickly; significantly weaker retention than i remember from the others in the family... lacing is good, but also not quite as impressive as its brethren. that all said, still an appealing BSDA.

the aroma fills your nostrils and you know you're smelling a rochefort. that familiar combination of their yeasts, caramel malt, dark fruit, spices, and alcohol is unmistakable. not quite as robust as say the 10, but very good.

flavor profile follows the nose pretty closely. some bitterness in the finish. flavorful and complex, though it doesn't quite have that palate arousing oomph of its older brothers. still, very tasty.

medium bodied mouthfeel, medium, slickly prickly carbonation. very drinkable.

Photo of jewellrunner
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of SteeleWright
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of khiasmus
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a hazy brown amber with three fingers of thick white head, that settles to a layer in about a minute. No lacing or legs to speak of.

S- Sweet malt is prevalent, with notes of melba toast, yeast, pepper, and faint alcohol. No hop aroma.

T- Wow. ummm, ok... not at all what I was expecting. Fits within the ridiculously broad style guidelines, though. Slightly bitter, but not a hop bitterness. Almost like... if you took the sweet out of anise and simply had that flavor. It's hard to describe, as you can see by my grasping at straws. A very dry, toasty finish... But there is no sweet malty at all in this beer. Some slight malty overtones, but without the sweetness that normally comes along. I like this beer more the more I drink it. The almost sour/bitter flavor takes a bit of getting used to though.

M- Ridiculously carbonated. Almost a peppery mouthfeel because it's so carbonated and dry.

D- As I said, I like it more the more I drink it... but it's not worth the money, by a long shot. A very imbalanced beer that tastes more like a watered-down cognac with a foolish amount of carbonation. Don't get me wrong, it's pretty good. Just not worth the 6 bucks I paid for the bottle.

IF YOU DRINK ONE, let it warm, and let it get a little flatter. it's much, much better that way.

Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Very spritey, active offwhite head that disappears quickly and with vigor. Cloudy amber brown body with plenty of sediment.

Smell - Nutty and malty with noticeable alcohol.

Taste - Alcohol heavy. Slightly malty with a bit of orange.

Mouthfeel - More effervescent than the 10.

Overall Drinkability - I had higher hopes for this beer, especially after having the 10. While enjoyable, I'd pass up this beer in a heartbeat if the 10 is also in stock.

Photo of rcjennings
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of waughbrew
2.42/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Acorn colored with a huge small-bubbled but not-creamy off-white head on top. Smell is minerally, oily, and a bit orangy. Flavor is not pleasurable to me. I cannot stop thinking of gasoline. Hot alcohol and a very nut-oily, medium-thick, sweet, pretty 1-dimensional taste. Hints of chocolate and cherries, but the reminiscence of rum just turns me off. It improves drastically as it gets to room temperature, but to my palate it still seems amateurish compared to what I want from a strong Belgian dark ale. Scratch the sweet rumminess and whatever else makes me think of gasoline, and I might enjoy it. Apparently Rochefort beers are not my bag.

Photo of mdlb44
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
93 out of 100 based on 2,018 ratings.