Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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92
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2,027 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,027
Reviews: 915
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 141
Gots: 243 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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

Batch/Best By: 090316

Drank as part of a vertical tasting of the three offerings from Rochefort.

A: Pours slightly cloudy mahogany to medium brown with significant visible carbonation at the edges. Two finger light beige head that reduces to a thin layer of bubbles. Lots of lacing.

S: Very sweet aromas - caramel, toffee, and candy sugar. Also aromas of dark fruits - plum and fig - with hints of Belgian yeast.

T: Smooth flavor of sweet malts with dark fruits - plum and fig. Lesser tastes of toasted malts and caramel with hints of spice/clove. Finish is almost buttery.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to high amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin for the style.

O: Complex and well balanced, this beer is pretty easy to drink and enjoy. Very good flavors but just a hint too much for this to be sessionable - I really felt satisfied after the one. The smell and taste of alcohol is well hidden.

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3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


330ml bottle poured into a snifter

Batch #/ Best before: 090316


From notes taken on 2/12/12

A: Pours an opaque light mahogany with 1 fingers width of very bubbly off-white head that dissipates down rather quickly to leave a thin film and outer ring that remain throughout the drink. There is a decent amount of sedimentation suspended in the glass. Leaves zero lacing.

S: Burnt sugar and caramel malts. A pepper and clove like spice is also noted, along with a subtle hint of alcohol. Decent aroma, but not particularly strong or complex.

T: Follows the nose. Candied sugar, caramel malts, and brewing yeast. White pepper and subtle clove, with the spices becoming more prominent as the beer warms. Not nearly the flavor profile or strength I was anticipating/wanting.

M/D: Heavily carbonated, light to medium bodied, with a rather thin mouthfeel. High drinkability with a completely hidden ABV.

O: Overall, I was disappointed with this offering. Rochefort 8 is a very good beer, and Rochefort 10 is world class. This isn’t even in the same ballpark. I’m glad I had it, to complete the Rochefort trifecta, but I will not have this one again.

Photo of sharpski
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BelgiumBill
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Trappistes Rochefort chalice. I wish the glass was a little larger because I had to pour very slowly to get it into the glass since the head was thick and lively. Tan with good retention. I reserved most of the yeast in the bottle not pouring it in the glass.

Dark caramel brown color.

Fruity and complex nose. banana, plum, fig, even some apple. bready and malty. Real nice.

Nice round malt structure; combination of ripe dark fruits and some tartness. nut bread. Not over the top sweet.

Really nicely balanced, complex, ample carbonation to release flavors. Hints of alcohol, wine/port. Head sticks around a long time.

I also have the Rochefort 8 and 10 and am looking forward to trying.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter and it came out a nice dark fruity color, somewhat like raisins and plum mixed together, just a dark reddish brown color. The body itself is very cloudy and you can see the yeast settle on the bottom. It’s topped off with a nice thick tan head that slowly dissipates into a thin layer of bubbles. Very nice lacing in this one! There is a slight fruity aroma (my descriptions of the aromas will always be a little off due to an impaired sense of smell) that reminds me of fig jam, I also pick up some mild malts but not much else. It hits the tongue smooth and is an easy beer to drink overall. It has a medium mouth feel and really envelopes your mouth with a great tasting flavor. Raisins, fig, plum and some spices are present in the flavor.

Thank you Barbara for this ale!

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of StoneBrewFanatic
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours murky brown/copper in the light with a solid two fingers of head that maintains moderate retention and has minimal lacing.

S - Sweet caramel and toffee, candied sugar, lots of dark fruit, raisin and fig, spice and yeast.

T - Sweet toffee malts, buttery, brown sugar, figs and raisins, yeasty bread notes, tart apples and cherries and mild spice.

M - Not too bad for the style but a little thin with bright carbonation.

O - Most definitely worth picking up and trying. Nothing to really complain about just more subtle then the 8 and 10.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Drinkerofales
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours opaque brown with some lightening on the edges. A small off white head forms and dissipates to a ring.

Smell is Belgian yeast, pungent plum skin fruitiness. Spice is there.

Taste is smooth malt and mellow. Hint of spice and dark fruit, very much follows the nose.

Feel is bubbly and light for a medium body. Very easy too drink.

I liked this beer, not as much as the 8, but more than the 10. Great depth makes this my 2nd favorite Roch.

DOA

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Best by: 09/03/16; Poured in a snifter.

A - Two inch white, bubbly, and well carbonated head that has pretty good retention; Cloudy, dark maroon/mahogany color that has a nice mellow glow when held to the light; No lacing left behind

S - Not an overpowering aroma, but pleasant; Notes of apples, grapes, cherries, fruit candy, rich caramel, spicy yeast, pepper, and clove

T - Nice apple, cherry, and raisin fruit flavor up front with spicy yeast in the background; Afterwards, the flavor changes to toasted bread, rich caramel, a slight buttery flavor, and lurking figs and dark fruits in the background; Finish is long, rich, and toasty with mild dark fruits

M - Lots of carbonation here; Just below medium bodied; Nice, dry finish

O - This is the second Rochefort beer that I've tried and it doesn't disappoint at all. The aromas and flavors have a lot going on and are really quite good. On top of that, the plentiful carbonation and fairly light mouthfeel make this very enjoyable to drink. I would love to have some more of this, as well as try some other available Trappist offerings.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Pdu8s
3.45/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Creamy head, dark amber color, more light brown

S- refreshing smell, there was almost a carbonation to it

T- Not an overwhelming taste, which can be good. Begins slightly fruity and crisp, and ends with a roasty/bready taste. Little to no alcohol taste

M- probably one of the best beers I have tasted in terms of mouthfeel. It felt just like Soda pop in my mouth, I faintly detected slight carbonation

O- very smooth, very crisp. Although the taste may be a bit underwhelming, especially after subsequent tastings. Lack of overwhelming alcohol taste a definite plus. although a bit on the light side of flavor, it is nonetheless a very good beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of hopfacebrew
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The last of the three Rochefort's. Poured from bottle to a Duvel tulip. The beer pours a deep ruby red with a nice 2 finger off-white head, looks great. Good retention and lacing. The nose is a mild yet delightful mix of yeast, clover, raisin, licorice, fig. Nice fruity character. The flavor is complex and full: Figs, toffee, prunes, licorice, toast, coffee, raisins. Very nice and developed. Well balanced. Very smooth with a fiar amount of carbonation. Overall, terrific. Can't believe it took me this long to finish off the trio. Recommended.

Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
92 out of 100 based on 2,027 ratings.