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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,787 Ratings
THE BROS
93
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Ratings: 1,787
Reviews: 895
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 116
Gots: 161 | 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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sitarist

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy chestnut brown. Chunks of yeast float downward as various sized bubbles rise up. There is an inch and a half of off white head that falls to an island of bubbling froth.

Its aroma reminds me of a nut-roll. I smell caramel, raisins, prunes, toffee, walnuts, and a slight mustiness. It has a faint hint of sourness that I cant put my finger on.

I taste plums, raisins, and dark breads. Lacks complexity, but good none the less.

Light to medium body with carbonation that pricks my tongue. Its fairly dry, but seems to leave a slimy feeling behind.

A good beer that just falls short of my high expectations. I could still easily knock back several in a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2011 20:15:35 | More by sitarist
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AARomanov

California

4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33 cL from Groton Market

A - Pours a deep golden-ruby brown with a slightly off white mocha head that lasts quite a while.

Ar - Sorry I'm stuffed up.

T - Much lighter mouthfeel than anticipated. I served it a little too chilled but the malt sweetness still comes through. Definitely more raisiny than other dark fruit typical with these type of ales.

D - Porb one of the most drinkable 'dark ales' I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2010 21:08:48 | More by AARomanov
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Phelps

Arizona

3.38/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle with a best before date of July 24, 2013, meaning this was bottled in '08.

The beer explodes into fizz as soon as it touches the glass, expanding into three-finger-tall head of seafoam that would've grown indefinitely if I kept pouring and feeding the monster. It eventually recedes to a soft-looking top layer about a sixth of its previous size, leaving no lace behind. The liquid below is a deep coppery orange, slightly hazy and rather pretty.

Sweet aroma. Maple and brown sugar mingle with dark grapes and prunes before light notes of dark bread show up. It's not as powerful as I'd like it to be, however.

The flavor follows, with a large amount of maple syrup mingling with raisins, pumpernickle bread and a light dusting of brown sugar. The finish is very slightly drying.

For 7.5 percent, the alcohol here is fairly noticeable. It flames the throat and warms up the chest on the way down. The body is somewhere between light and medium-light, attacking the tongue with aggravated carbonation that makes the beer fizz up considerably as it moves about. The dryish finish is nice and crisp, urging you to go back for another go.

Drinkable but not memorable. I've had better Belgian strong darks, and two of them are from this brewery. I'll stick with my 8 and 10, thanks.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 05:22:20 | More by Phelps
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a nice red-orange color with lots (and I mean LOTS) of sediment floating around. Great 2-finger head that sticks around for a while. Great lacing

S: Lots of fruity malts come out in the front, with hints of candi sugar, yeast, and slight alcohol

T: Same as the smell, really nice bitter fruits with some sweetness to balance it out very nicely. Also a very pleasant buttery phenol taste at the very end

M: Smooth with just the right amount of carbonation

D: The alcohol will sneak up on you if you're not careful, but overall great drinkability for 7.5%

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2010 01:41:31 | More by BEERMILER12
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle split and poured into a Tripel Karmeliet tulip. 7,5% ABV, 11 03 09 printed on the label.

Thanks to Bnieman for sharing this one with me!

A - Ugly hazy brown pond water color with a low bone head. Moderate retention with next to no lace. The appearance of this one is certainly lacking for a Belgian trappist.

S - Beautiful bouquet of ripe dark fruit. Raisins, plum, fig, very lush. Smooth dark malts and soft Belgian candi sugar. Yeasty notes come out during a swirl and a touch of warm alcohol lingers in the background. Fantastic!

T - Dirty, dusty cocoa and brown malt with a touch of molasses, there is no real sweetness going on. The fruits are virtually lost and the flavor lacks the depth and finesse that the aroma has.

M - Medium-bodied and soft with a smooth entry to a rather carbonated finish. A touch on the dry side too.

D - Rochefort 6 has good drinkability despite the stark drop-off in quality from the nose to the flavor. A good beer regardless.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2010 13:02:40 | More by BeerFMAndy
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JaredWolgemuth

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Easy to pour, easy to look at, smells refreshing- pours with virtually no head very nice ruby color- the smell is the strongpoint. Hint if clove and spice on the initial and finishes nicely. This was a VoIP favorite and could be enjoyed at any time of the year. Drinkable by anyone- not just beer snobs.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2010 15:15:09 | More by JaredWolgemuth
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gopens44

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy with an ice tea color. No real head to speak of.

S - A little bit of wood with some boozy bourbon kinda smells. Dark fruit presence was there too.

T - Boozy as hell in a pleasant kinda way. Nice grape presence. Taste reminds me of a barley wine too.

M - Thin, dry and warms the throat.

I love this beverage! I'll drink this early and often.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2010 13:46:49 | More by gopens44
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harrymel

Washington

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes on 05/29/10
Poured from bottle to New Belgium tulip.

This beer rooled out the bottle a deep, murky maple color. Polished surface is rimmed with a light tan foam. Yeast granules dance in ale. As my nose approaches glass, pralines come bounding out and overlay the roasty grain like frosting on a cupcake. Just a hint of chemicl esters. The beer tastes simply divine:caramelized sugar. Just delicious. Beer is a touch on the foamy side in mouth, but marms and calms as I hold in my mouth for a good ten seconds.

This is a tasty treat. I suggest you pick a couple up if you come across.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2010 07:17:14 | More by harrymel
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received all 3 Trappistes Rochefort offerings from andrenaline at our xmas swap
A - swampy brown with plenty of suspended sediment, decent head quieted down quickly
S - dark fruit with phenolic quality, light spice hint and sweet alcohol
T - definite cough medicine phenolic, grape and plumb with some butterscotch and breadiness, very rich
M - carbonation kick fills the mouth, initially rich but quickly thins out to a light dry finish
D - very rich in complex flavour, alcohol is present but in a positive way, this could be dangerously drinkable

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 02:16:31 | More by joemcgrath27
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance -- Pours a rosy sunset hue with a voluminous tight beige head. Quite nice. Lovely.

Smell -- Toffee, raspberry, raisin, raspberry vanilla, cinnamon and clove, golden raisin, maple sugar.

Taste -- Toffee, bubblegum, east notes earthy and sour, Hopping is more noticeable than most offerings of the style, and this is in its favor, lending leafy/grassy notes. Lingering flavors of sour yeast and raspberries. Overall: fruity, somewhat sweet/bitter, and earthy.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-light in body with ample prickly carbonation. True to style, though not terribly noteworthy.

Drinkability -- Quite pleasant, certainly lives up to its big brothers. Flavorful and complex enough to keep one at attention, an easy drinker. A beer that must be tried at least once. Lovely.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2010 02:21:32 | More by yeahnatenelson
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

dark muddy and brown with very apparent carbonation and a frothy head that immediately breaks and forms a film on top. smell is a sweet apple cider vinegar mixed with grape "drink." more of the fruitiness and a caramel malt backbone. nice bubbles in the mouthfeel. this is a nice beer, not too strong like other trappists, and the fruity/caramel combination is very different.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 02:40:41 | More by Blanco
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DerekStek

Michigan

4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Color: A deep, rich dark maple color. A very respectable frothy caramel head.

Smell: Rich and robust aroma of fruity-malty goodness. Alcohol cannot be detected.

Taste: Astounding. A rich dark malty flavoring accompanied by a fruity and nutty complexity that just blows you away.

Feeling: Thick in texture, in accordance with the thick rich tastes.

Drinkability: I can sip on these guys all day.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2010 01:39:06 | More by DerekStek
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adam42381

Florida

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2 oz. bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours an opaque dark caramel brown with a 2 finger foamy tan head. Very nice head retention and lacing.

Smell: Dried dark fruits, caramel and spicy Belgian yeast.

Taste: Dried fruits up front followed by spices and typical Belgian yeast in the middle then finishing with mild phenols and a hint of bubblegum. The flavor is very good. It's like a less malty version of Rochefort 8.

Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full-bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Goes down very smooth.

Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. The alcohol is well hidden, making you want more.

Overall: Excellent beer overall. I expect nothing less from the Rochefort line. Buy it when you see it.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2010 19:01:49 | More by adam42381
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rarbring

Sweden

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer is rather dark brown, a bit clouded, a large head that settles slowly, unequal sized bubbles leaving little lacing but much curtains.

The smell is definitely earthy, concrete, dust, sour milk and yeast.

The taste starts sweet, sugar, biscuits, fruit aromas, peaches, pears and some anisette.

Much carbonation, small lively bubbles, a good body, slightly alcoholic.

Not bad, but a bit young and lively, I'd go with it's elder brothers.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2010 17:18:43 | More by rarbring
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birdyone

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark and rich. Brown cloudy and amber. Slight head that quickly dissipates. Minimal spiderwebbing. Inviting looking.

Smell is very Belgian Trappist; dark and fruity. Hints of fresh baked bread. It smells like other beers this style, which I would normally rate a "average." Yet this just smells more right. More balanced.

Taste is wonderful! Now that not to call it the best beer I've had. It's one of those, "I know I've had better beers, but I really can't remember when." It's nothing against this beer, I've had a lot of different beers, and many are of them were before I found BA. . .

It's got a good mouthfeel. It's smooth, no burn, and no horrible after taste. It leaves a little something to be desired in the finish. It's almost like your tastes bud cry when you swallow it; which does diminish the experience slightly.

I did not give this one too high of a mark for drinkability. Better than average, sure; it tastes wonderful. But it is a higher than normal price, though lower than you would expect, so that's only a small part. It's not too heavy, it's too rich. This is an alternative to wine with cheese and crackers, or a nice way to finish off a good meal. You can definitely put several of the away in one sitting, but not at a BBQ or a big party. It's a sipper, not a chugger. You won't struggle to finish it by any means, but. . . Think of it like eggs Benedict vs a breakfast sandwich. They both have an English muffin, two eggs and ham. But add hollandaise sauce and it become very rich, and you are contented with the initial serving. An egg sandwich not so much, you need the hash brown and maybe some fruit to be contented. This is eggs Benedict, and something like a Guinness would be a egg sandwich, and a Budweiser would be an egg McMuffin. Point being, good to drink, but not one to drink well into the night.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2010 02:04:18 | More by birdyone
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chicagoabbot

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.2 oz into a snifter. If I had an endless supply of this brew, I might be content to drink nothing else. A lot of people seem to favor the trappist tripels, but for me the Roch 6 has no equal. What can I say? This murky, funky brew doesn't have the biggest nose of any Belgian, it's not the strongest, the flavor is somewhat mild...but it's perfect, the black sediment on the bottom of the snifter and the way the brown bubbles caress my tongue tell me everything I need to know...even though Russian Imperials Stouts are my favorite moreso than any Belgian, this is my absolute favorite beer, even over some of the wild lambics or my tops RIS. Roch 6 is simply a champion. Enough said; if you see a bottle, get it, you won't regret it.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2010 07:59:22 | More by chicagoabbot
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Samp01

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
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dubinsky

California

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured into a my C&B Bruges Snifter. Pours a dark and hazy brown with a 3-finger bone color head after an aggressive pour that quickly receded leaving some nice lacing.

S - Not extremely aromatic. However i'm getting some malt, cola, raisin and other dark stone fruit. Some tropical fruit, overall sweet smelling.

T - Tastes like Dr. Pepper. Prunes, dates, figs, raisins and dark malts dominate this one. Very prominent coriander finish along with some bready banana.

M - Medium Body with light/tight carbonation which is rather creamy. Has a somewhat dry finish.

D - This is a tasty Dark Ale, among the best that i have had in the style. I find nothing really wrong this this wonderful beer except that i wish it had more aroma. Very well done and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 04:46:07 | More by dubinsky
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. Been having a hankering lately for some Trappist goodness; about time I got to this one then.

This beer pours a murky dark orange-brick amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, frothy, and rather foamy dirty white head, which melts away fairly quickly, leaving a very low-lying berm of lace around the glass.

It smells of semi-sweet bready caramel malt, raisins, dates, apple wine, a touch of peppery yeast, and some earthy, floral, and not quite bitter, hops. The taste is butterscotch-tinted caramel malt, bready yeast, some tangy, spicy dark fruit, bruised apples, and mildly bitter floral, leafy hops, with the elevated booze pretty much doing deep undercover work.

The carbonation is a bit strong in its almost fizzy frothiness, adding to the tangy perception of the fruitiness, possibly, the body fairly light for the style - a starving medium weight - and more crisp, than smooth. It finishes off-dry, with a bready, almost biscuity reserved sweetness, well tempered by the lingering fruity yeast and residual bitter earthy hops.

Definitely the little brother of the lot - the hops sure make a difference here, compared to the big boozy, fruity ticking malt time bombs (I say that with love) of the 8 and 10. So this is indeed good, just in a bit of an unexpected way. Hardly necessary to say, I know, but definitely give this one a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 00:38:13 | More by biboergosum
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle courtesy of Weissbierdrinker, thanks dude!

A - Pours a murky, light brown with reddish notes and lot's of sediment chunks floating around. Cap of off white head with brown yeast portions on top. Medium carbonation. Good cap remains throughout but there is no lacing to speak of unless agitated.

S - The best smelling BSDA I've ever smelt. Smells really fresh. I can smell hops which is a really pleasant surprise. Nice and floral. I don't get much aside from that. Maybe some raisiny fruits, sweet Belgiany character and fruitiness as well but that's it. A nice aroma that I certainly didn't expect.

T - The floral hops are there again with more raisin and possibly other pitted fruits. Some spice is there too I think. The hops are the best part of this. Really nice flavour.

M - Creamy, slight carbonation. Medium body, certainly not thin.

D - Oh ya! This was such a great surprise. I'm not sure if I'm interpreting this differently but the hop presence is a good addition to the style. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2010 02:32:57 | More by tbeckett
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birchstick

Colorado

4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - pours a dark ruby red / reddish brown with a gorgeous head

S - tons of sweet fruits (tart apples & pears) backed by very sweet, caramel malt and some spice

T - the nose translates well to the palate. The sweet fruits are there, but not as strong as they appeared to be on the nose. The caramel malts really shine, and dark fruits are present (which I didn't pick up on the nose). There is also some alcohol on the finish. Nice combination of flavors, really well done!

M - this is a very creamy, full bodied ale

D - solid BSDA here by the monks at Rochefort. This might be my favorite of their lineup...I should have bought more of this and less of the 10. This will be one of my standards of the style for comparison's sake.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2010 02:29:46 | More by birchstick
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perrymarcus

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2010 02:12:10 | More by perrymarcus
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle into a St. Bernardus tulip wide mouthed type of glass. Have not had this in YEARS!!

Six pours out the bottle looking a dirty red shade with brown as well. Once in the glass, a dirty brown color with maroon effects. A sturdy pour yielded a quarter inch of fluffy cream//dark tan shade of da foam. No stick.

Has quite a nose and is not boggled down by tonz of malt as it's big sister ten. It has that dark fruit package (apple, plum, pear) but it shines brighter. Less residual sugar as well, but a nice heaping of Belgian yeast giving off bubblegum.

As noted, the fruit really kicks in to full gear, a bunch of apple and plums with a tart vibe to it that I DIG. Some toffee from da malts, alot of sweetness from the yeast, candi like, bubblegum. Less alcohol and sugar and I guess malt make this a fruity experience.

The feel on this is superb, It is kinda perfect for the amount of alc in it, almost to perfect. Six starts out fruity and smooth but ends off with a twang of sorts. The body is approaching medium and there is a ton of carb without being bitey.

This was a treat and I kinda prefer this compared to the ten, although that is a quad. I could get through two of these no problem. It went very quickly, let's just leave it at that.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2010 15:51:50 | More by BARFLYB
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from skinny 11.2 ouncer into a Ommegang glass I picked up last winter.

Pours dark brown with 2 fingers initial white foam that resides on the top.

Malty sugary Belgian smell.

Bitter opens firmly, full of flavor, alcohol finish. Dark fruit taste with candied sugar. Powerful carbonation.

Good to go! Nice complex taste. Good drinker.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 20:58:27 | More by KTCamm
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Cheesemoose

Florida

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my St. Bernardus Chalice.

Near mahogany on the pour.Hazy appearance when put up to light. Two fingers of head that recedes into a hearty film that rides the glass with each sip.

Lightly toasted whole wheat bread is the closest I can come to describing the smell. Grains predominate, with a hint of fruit and a little spiciness in the background.

Floral spice notes upfront, bread flavors predominate through to a dry finish. Dark fruit hide in the shadows, but make no real presence. Yeast has a lot of flavor going on. Definitive carob flavor, good bit of spice and raisins.

A bit of carbonation. Very drinkable, but would have to stick with just one on a beer topping off at 7%. Lots of complexity, but nothing to be scared away from. A must try.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 00:37:50 | More by Cheesemoose
Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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