Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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3.55/5 rDev -14.5%
Poured a 33 cL bottle (stamped 280114) into an oversized red wine glass to capture the aroma.
A: A hazy orange brown, it poured with a medium cream head that quickly died to a good lace and collar.
S: Brown sugar and fig with raisins. It is full of earthy, rustic bread and hops that are reminiscent of spinach.
T: Mild brown sugar and cinnamon throughout, it is surprisingly more hoppy than expected with biting earthy lemon citrus hops. Yeasty bread and a mild tart grape is in the backbone, while the finish is slightly metallic with blackberries.
M: Very thin but also very frothy.
D: It's only ok for the style.
04-16-2010 01:12:55 | More by ne0m00re
4.16/5 rDev +0.2%
Poured from a 33 cl bottle into a Trappistes Rochefort branded chalice
Pours a toffee amber topped with a bone white two finger fluffy head. Excellent retention and significant lacing. Candi sugar notes, some spice, candied dates, figs, general bready and yeastiness on the nose. Bread crust, yeast, light buttered caramel notes, accents of dark fruit especially fig, date, and a hint of raisin as well as some nutiness. Generally, a light bodied fairly dry brew. An excellent dubbel that finishes dry with plenty of subtle complexity.
01-30-2013 06:37:13 | More by chanokokoro
4.3/5 rDev +3.6%
A - Pours medium brown in color with a slight murky appearance. Very nice head that was gone much quicker than expected. Lacing was only average.
S - Starts out with tart fruitiness similar to cherries or apples. Midway through there is a pungent yeast aroma that gets followed by caramel and butterscotch.
T - More sour fruity goodness in the flavor. The sour fruit is balanced very well with the other flavors. Belgian yeast comes in about midway. Caramel comes in at what was expected to be the end. There is actually a quick sharp bitterness on the end from the alcohol and hops.
M - Medium to full bodied with good carbonation.
Finish is bitter at first but a sweetness really lingers for a while.
D - Drinkability is good. The alcohol is well hidden. The flavor is what to look for in a Belgian brew. Very good overall.
04-14-2008 01:33:42 | More by csmiley
3.99/5 rDev -3.9%
Just a solid dubbel. I had this back to back with St Bernadus Pater 6. I like the St Bern a little more just based on the mouthfeel. This beer is great no doubt. Just a little weak on the finish. A little too, well little. It washes out at the end.
That being said, I would drink again at the drop of a hat. Tasty tasty beer.
I gotta get over to Belgium. Stat
06-01-2013 17:18:25 | More by Dcunicelli
4.28/5 rDev +3.1%
Trying to get into Belgian beers a little more. Just finished reading "Brew Like a Monk," which I found quite enlightening and really revealed the styles a lot more to me.
First in the trio, I figure I'll go from 6 to 10.
Poured into a tulip. Lots of carbonation initially that eventually settle down to a three-quarter inch head thats very light tan in color. That head floats atop a Mahagony colored body. Not much for lacing.
Aroma initially struck me with a good bit of fig, then some other fruity aromas come through, some cherry, raisin and apple with some hints of clove-like spices. Has an overtone of just a bit of leather too. Something in there reminds me of hot apple cider spices.
I really like the flavor on this one, has a lot more going on with it than the overly fruity flavors found in a lot of dark Belgians. Cherry, raisins, and some apple come through again and some light chocolate or bready characters that works well with the fruity tones. Again, a bit of spice throughout, but mainly fruit ester dominated. Hints of alcohol, but not harsh at all.
Has a touch of a sweet finish, and the body, while thin, coats the tongue well and give a feeling of more to this. Its thin but not watery.
I think this is a really good beer. I've never been a huge fan of Belgians, as I feel they all kinda taste the same, but this one is just a bit different. Quite nice.
02-16-2008 03:00:07 | More by blitz134
4.7/5 rDev +13.3%
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.
09-27-2004 19:53:21 | More by necoadam
3.98/5 rDev -4.1%
11.2 oz. bottle. Picked this up in KC, MO. Not available here in Wichita.
Apperance: This was beer was clear (the sediment was strongly compacted on the bottom of the bottle) and a very deep, brown-red color. The light tan head was coarse and fizzy and died away quickly, leaving only a rough ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. There was no lacing.
Smell: A great combination of sweet and fruit. Heavy caramel and toffee (almost like a Slo Poke sucker) combined with sweet smelling chocolate malt. This combined with plums and cherries, a hint of hops, and a touch of yeast. It kind of smelled like a Cherry Mash.
Mouthfeel: It started out light bodied, but seemed to get bigger and chewier as it slid back into the mouth. The carbonation was strong and the bubbles seemed to linger on my tongue even after the beer was gone.
Taste: Big flavors of candy sugar, cocoa, toffee, and chocolate malts. These didn't really come across as overly sweet, though. Actually, this beer was a little on the dry side. The fruit from the aroma barely emerged in the flavor, along with a hint of hops bitterness on the finish. Yeasty in the aftertaste. I was left with a chewy toffee flavor in my mouth.
Good beer. I got to thinking and I believe that this was my first Rochefort ever. There is an 8 tucked away somewhere in my pantry that I need to try really soon.
02-24-2005 23:35:58 | More by Quaffer
4.5/5 rDev +8.4%
Cloudy brown, yeast particles, huge off-white head, and not so much lacing as a coating of foam on the glass. I was expecting a more active nose...maybe the nose that lacks is mine...there were no heavy fruits or candi odors, just a clean thick malty smell without much else. But the taste...well, this is smooth malts with the mellow dark fruits and candi finally coming through. Full satisfying mouthfeel. Outstanding drinkability. Nothing prevents you from wanting a few of these. Why is this not available in a 750ml?
12-30-2005 05:18:10 | More by pentathlete
3.85/5 rDev -7.2%
This beer pours a very clear tea-like color with a nice fluffy off-white head that looks very inviting. The smell is a mellow fruit, yeast and alcohol that is overall very un pronounced. Taste is a little bit of raison with with light spicy hops and a warming alcohol. This is a light bodied beer that finishes slightly dry. Although subtle in smell and somewhat in taste, it is not deficient in complexity and is very drinkable for a beer of this style. Op uw gezonheid!
01-24-2004 05:24:33 | More by BeerAngel
4.33/5 rDev +4.3%
Pours a good head that falls into a thin head with a fairly strong lacing. Color is dark to amber when held up to the light. A good, sweet scent that has a slight smokey undertone to it. It also has a nutmeg undertone that's a little more suttle. The mouthfeel is nice and crisp and well carbonated.
01-30-2006 20:44:57 | More by Erdinger2003
4.2/5 rDev +1.2%
pours a very dark brown color with tons of action going on, carbonation rising up and sediment floating arround, like a mini beer jacuzzi. originally i was going to give the smell a 4.0 but after hovering over it, just enveloping the aromas i give it a 5.0 its just amazing, so full and complex it makes my mouth salivate over it. the taste is good, but lacks compared to the smell. its good but it isn't nearly as good as the other rochefort i had . not a bad beer by any means
02-02-2008 05:07:31 | More by 1fastz28
3.98/5 rDev -4.1%
11.2oz brown bottle with a date of 28 09 10 stamped on the front. Pours a sligtly hazy medium brown with a huge head, great longevity and unbeliveable lace. Smells of chocolate and caramel malts. Some dried dark fruits and a spicy peppery yeastiness. Whiffs of alcohol are also present. chocolate and caramel notes are present mixed with a sherry like taste. Alcohol is present. Peppery hop presence is detected but the big malts make them quickly fade. Highly carbonated. Still a bit young to be a great beer but I have two more that will be very nice in a year or so.
08-15-2006 23:43:35 | More by sabrills70
4.03/5 rDev -2.9%
Big thanks goes out to Jessica & Shane(THECPJ) for this 330ml bottle, with a 100315 label date(assuming this means best by: Mar. 10, 2015).
This Belgian Ale pours a hazy brown with a 2 finger tan head that dissipates rather quickly to nothing, and leaves behind little to no lacing. The heavy carbination bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass leads me to believe a good amount of carbination in the mouthfeel.
Smell comes in very fruity. An upfront dark fruit aroma of plum and raisins. Sweet caramel, and some spiciness from the Belgian yeast. Not an overly pungent aroma, but nicely balanced.
Taste is very similar to the smell with the dark fruits being the primary flavors.
Medium body with a heavy carbonation feel dispite the lack of head, as I expected. Nice alcohol bite as it warms. Leaves a somewhat dry finish.
Overall, this is a nice Belgian Dark Ale I would definately have again if I ever come across it in a trade(unfortunately, Rochefort isn't available in TX... yet). It's the first of the 3(10/8/6) I've recently aquired, and very much looking forward to the others!
05-21-2011 22:56:04 | More by raffy313
4.38/5 rDev +5.5%
bottle poured into a goblet
a: brown hue, foamy off white head with good retention
s: sweet bread, plum, slight chocolate
t: nice biscuity base, white hints of plum, banana, and slight citrus. well balanced beer.
m&d: medium bodied, slightly slick mouth. very drinkable
10-13-2009 20:24:03 | More by UDbeernut
Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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