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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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Ratings: 1,802
Reviews: 895
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 119
Gots: 166 | FT: 6
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Brasserie de Rochefort

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-12-2002)
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-19-2011 15:53:09 | More by davesway10
Photo of Rudgers73

New York

4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into my Duvel tulip out of the 330 mL bottle. There is a 2 inch head that settles slowly to a thick, dense, creamy crown. The beer is cola brown and has a nice chimney of carbonation rising from the center of the glass. It smells great. Sweet, spicy, malty with coriander, anise, soap, and fruity caramel bleeding out of the glass. The flavor is full, rich, dynamic, and strong. This is great. There is a citrusy and floral aspect underneath a well balanced malt base. There is a faint cherry taste from the alcohol and the end has a piny touch of hops. Just enough to make it bittersweet before the next malty start. Slightly cidery from the blend of sweet, tart, fruity, malty, and rich. Just the right amount of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2008 23:22:58 | More by Rudgers73
Photo of ghostwalker


3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cL bottle stamped 15 05 07.

Pours a creamy light/medium brown with some visible floaters. 1 finger of head that quickly disappears.

Nose is sweet mild malt with a small spice component.

Flavor is low on the candi sugar sweetness with a solid spice base. Lighter and different than the 8, there are still some similarities. Brown sugar flavor is there, but only a hint of the dark fruits. Malt dominates, I don't get much, if any, hops.

Light and easy to drink compared to the 8. Medium mouthfeel with lots of natural carbonation on the palate.

This brew has a quenching quality that most of its ilk do not have. Tasty and easy to drink. Wish it were cheaper...

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2006 22:10:29 | More by ghostwalker
Photo of raffy313


4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 22:56:04 | More by raffy313
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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

"281216" is printed on the bottle.

I pour this one softly and receive a finger of ecru head. This sits on top of a muted cherry brown body. The head dissipates to a ring in a minute or so. Lacing makes a weak attempt at clinging before just dissolving.

Yeast, grass, mild pine and earthy hops are very apparent. Second sniff reveals malt and dark fruit.

Sweet and malty up front, with an almost grape-esque sweetness in the middle. Hops are more mild and earthy than the nose lets on.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied. It does not leave a coating on any part of the mouth.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 00:30:22 | More by CFHMagnet
Photo of ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Holding this directly under a light, its burning brilliant amber/neon orange body is revealed. Slightly hazed with an aggressive amount of carbonation which gives a crackling sound to the finger's worth of creamy egg shell white head that's yielded after a gentle pour.

A subtle mustiness lies under soft and syrupy marachino cherries and skins from overly ripe red apples. Notes of Anjou and Bartlett pears come off as bright. Sticky raisons and figs give a cake-like impression. Fruit cake comes to mind now that I thought that. Floral characters mix in with its sweet side giving it a more natural/earthy scent. A spicy undertone and sweet alcohol tickle the nostrils. The nose is rich and sweet but nothing bursts from the glass. It's tamed and leaves some wonder as to what to expect.

My first impression is that it's quite soft and refined and not nearly as big as its other brothers. An earthy/musty/floral character comes through first, sliding to all corners of the palate. Spicy alcohol pinches the back of the palate and steers its way into the finish. Like the rest of the beer, it's soft and almost delicate in nature. Overly ripe red apples are the most apparent of the sweet fruity characters that make their home on the middle of the tongue. Marachino cherries can still be picked out and paired with the alcohol, I think of cherry cough syrup without the medicinal quality. Rich notes of freshly baked bread come at the very end.

Medium to full bodied with a foamy texture that I get out of a lot of Belgians. Well balanced with the alcohol only accentuating the sweetness. Soft and delicate throughout.

A finely crafted Belgian ale with no real flaw. My experience with the Rochefort offerings I've had is that their richness comes in the feel and weight of the body moreso than the flavour. If that were adjusted a bit where the flavours were made bolder, they would be exceptional beers, including this one in front of me now. Well worth a try but not my favorite for the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 23:21:01 | More by ludachris
Photo of lsummers


4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-29-2013 04:54:32 | More by lsummers
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-26-2014 22:47:57 | More by tpaetow
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark maple cloudy brown with a short lived tan head. Aroma of bready yeasty malt and dark dried fruit some caramel. Taste is malty, yeast with some caramel, brown sugar. Palate is medium body with nice lively carbonation, nice mouth feel. Finish is malty, yeast, ending with some brown sugar and raisins notes, alcohol presence gives this a nice mild finish. Overall a very nice brew

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 15:46:48 | More by Samp01
Photo of King_KongDCO93


4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

11-04-2013 23:41:46 | More by King_KongDCO93
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-01-2013 02:37:50 | More by tjsmith910
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

04-27-2012 03:22:54 | More by od_sf
Photo of cyrenaica

Ontario (Canada)

4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

7.5% ABV
I tried this beer on May 14, 2009 at "Smokeless Joe's" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a nice reddish-brown with a thin white head that lingered. The aroma was sweet roasted malt, yeast, caramel and brown sugar. The mouthful was medium to full bodied with medium high carbonation. The flavour was slightly sweet, yeasty, malty, toffee with plums and spice. A very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 04:46:50 | More by cyrenaica
Photo of roblowther


4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Can't belive I never reviewed this. Someone strip me of my "I wanna be a monk" card. Pours dark brown with a very noisy, frothy light tan head that settles quickly without much lace. Smell is caramel malt, some citrus fruits, and a hint of wood. Taste is plums, followed by a dry woodiness. There is some citrus up front but when the wood hits....this just sounds wrong somehow...it dries out completely. The finish is dry and a touch sharp. IMHO it is a perfect example of what a dubbel tastes like. The mouthfeel is aggresively carbonated and seems a bit lighter than you'd expect from the taste or the look. Overall, its fantastic. It's only held back by the yeast strain constantly reminding me of the 10, which has the same flavor notes but more complexity. But this is a great, great example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 23:33:41 | More by roblowther
Photo of letsgopens


3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This dark Belgian Ale pours a deep cloudy brown with amber highlights. A great thick head that really hold well. A heavy lace and lots of visible sediment.

Not terribly aromatic, especially in contrast to other similar brews. A light fruity hint and little else.

The flavor is characteristics of many Belgian ales with the familiar fruity bitterness; hints of tart apple, prune, and citrus. Surprisingly is was heavy in carbonation, possibly too much for my taste.

A bright and clean mouthfeel despite the thick initial texture and amount of sediment. It was a solid beer, but I expected more after having the Trappistes Rochefort 10.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2007 21:29:00 | More by letsgopens
Photo of larbush


4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

02-16-2014 14:35:21 | More by larbush
Photo of stephendr


4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle- color of extremely dark honey, with a thick tan head - nose of raisins, apricots, and slight orange – taste of raisins, apricots, and slight orange - body is light, and with low to medium carbonation – aftertaste of raisins, apricots, orange, and malt

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2007 23:20:13 | More by stephendr
Photo of celticfutblclub


4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-14-2011 20:00:12 | More by celticfutblclub
Photo of CanisMajor


4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

02-24-2013 21:54:42 | More by CanisMajor
Photo of DavidSeanNJ

New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed Rochefort 8 so I wanted to see how 6 compared to that brew.

A- A ruby nutty brown red color. Lots of carbonation, half inch of head, no lace.

S- Smell was of black cherries, oak, and spice.

T- Taste was great. This had an impecible cleanliness to the beer itself. The flavor was not as fruity as expected from the nose, but still damn sweet (cherry, grape?). Light chocolate covered raison comes through subtly at the end. Slight alcohol burn.

M- Carbonation and more carbonation. Was somewhat dissapointed at the end as this beer got somewaht watery with about a quarter left.

D- Great beer to experience. I enjoyed this one on my brithday as a treat.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2008 15:33:19 | More by DavidSeanNJ
Photo of keithmurray

New York

3.2/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

appearance - cloudy brown/chestnut color with a tan head that dissiated quickly

smell - brown sugar, raisins, plums

taste - yikes! This is kind of sour/weird. Im picking up a flavor like this has been not stored properly

mouthfeel - medium bodied, ample carbonation

Drinkability - this must have been a bad bottle, this is nowhere near the expereience I expected given the high ratings for this beer. I'm really disappointed, I had the Rochefort 10 and that was phenomenal.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 01:15:56 | More by keithmurray
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-20-2014 14:29:05 | More by polloenfuego
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-02-2012 00:47:08 | More by Joshgonzales79
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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazelnut ambered brown full of particles. Very fast bubbly filled carbonation that starts as a big head and quickly dissipates with no lacing.

Smell: Heavily yeasty with a thick bready feel and a slight sour after tang

Taste: Yeasty cream feel that reminds me of a thinner bread. Nice sweet malts with little to no hops.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp and very bubbly. This beer is fiercely carbonated to the point where I would compare the rapid assault that the bubbles give your tongue to a soda. Rather dry on the tongue, and leaves a very dry feel on the palate.

Overall: Great trappist beer very bubbly.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 01:46:35 | More by Maxwell
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

11-28-2012 16:35:28 | More by SteeleWright
Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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