Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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4.15/5 rDev 0%
Poured from red-capped bottle into a pint glass. Best by 4/11/14.
A: Pours a rich amber/ruby with a tall, soapy cream-colored head that thins down to a small layer that rests atop the beer. Little to no lacing. Lots of chunky crud floating around in my glass...not sure how I feel about it. Tons of bubbles screaming to the top of the glass.
S: Light aroma. Buttery toffee, bread, a little smoke, tobacco. Buttery sweet campfire-esque. A little dark fruit character peeks in, but just for a second.
T: The butter and toffee notes are forward here with that lovely smoky tobacco character. A little bready/biscuity, a little sweet. Sort of dry. Getting some of those dark fruits - prune and date; adds a mild sticky sweetness. Tastes like a liquid version of my pipe tobacco, which is a good thing! Hard to describe otherwise (and makes me want to light up my pipe to enjoy with it!)
M: Nice and chewy with excellent carbonation (maybe a little too much.) Full and mouth-coating.
O: I like this one. It doesn't hold a candle to its biggest brother in terms of complexity and overall awe, but it's not meant to. A very enjoyable, albeit lighter overall Belgian Dark from the legendary Trappistes Rochefort.
05-28-2011 04:59:30 | More by machostacos
4.28/5 rDev +3.1%
dark, opague nice tan with a huge, head that towered 3 inches above the glass. Tons of lace, a fantastic overall appearence.
lots of fruity tones. Hints of apricots and figs with a nice spiceness in the back. Hints of apples, just a great well rounded and very impressive overall profile. Tons of carbonation and lots of activity on the palate. Huge flavor assault , lots of dark fruits, figs, hints of yeast, and a pronounced grainey flavor. remarkably smooth/.
Overall Really a good all around late night sipping brew.
05-27-2011 03:20:02 | More by mikesgroove
4/5 rDev -3.6%
This beer enjoyed in a chalice glad at the abner pub in Norman, ok. Pours a thick brown with a slight amount of tan head with not much lacing and retention. The aroma is slightly fruity, with hints of figs and plums, as well as some smoke and nuttiness. The taste is fairly sweet with fig and cherry notes with some maltiness added in. The mouthfeel is fairly overcarbonated and dry. Overall a good beer, but I wouldn't pay $12 for it again.
05-27-2011 01:27:22 | More by csiewert
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
3.78/5 rDev -8.9%
Served into a tulip
A: Nice caramel brown hue which looks a little bit like liquid malt. Slightly carbonated, filtered, not what I expected with a finger thick fluffy head.
S: Nice smell of caramel really hits you, then some slight notes of butter/margarine. Coupled with some slight dark fruit smell, seemingly like wine.
T: Pretty much like the smell. Strong caramel notes with some butter and dark fruits. Slightly carbonated, a nice touch. Finishes with a bitter note. Slightly acidic.
M: Well balanced, carbonated. A very balanced beer through and through. Nice balance of flavours and carbonation. Easily drinkable.
Overall: Very balanced in many ways. Not a mind blowing beer, but a sort of beer where you just won't be disappointed. Those monks sure know how to brew a goddamn beer.
05-21-2011 15:29:13 | More by lamergod
3.55/5 rDev -14.5%
A:Pours a bubbly one finger of brown head. Brown hazy root beer looking body, a fair amount of light comes through.
S:Smells nutty, dark and juicy fruits(plum, rum rasins). Medium dark crystal malts. Brown sugar and molasses.
T: Tastes big time of juicy dark fruits, plum, rasin, figs. Some taste of nutty brown malts. Maybe some cinnamon and vanilla. A touch of lingering rum rasin bitterness.
M: Medium thin bodied, high carbonation. Somewhat coating in the mouth, medium dry in the finish.
O: Overall this one is nice, it has a fair amount of flavor which is melded together quite well. It's light enough that I could have a few of these in a night. The 7.5% abv is well hidden.
$4.95 a single.
05-21-2011 02:01:05 | More by Homebrew35
4.22/5 rDev +1.7%
Best before date of 19/08/08.
Pours a cloudy brown amber color with a small off white head. Leaves no lacing down the glass.
Smells of plums, port, sherry, cardboard, caramel and slight tinge of alcohol.
Taste opens of a tawny port moving into a full caramel and plum. Finishes with a nice dry port character and finishes extremely clean. Seems a little thin on the finish.
Mouthfeel is moderate and a nice amount of carbonation.
Overall, its good. Probably won't be back to buy more, but its not too bad for this old.
05-19-2011 23:18:28 | More by bs870621345
3.55/5 rDev -14.5%
Pours a murky dark brown color with a 1 inch bone colored head that fades to nothing. Slight lacing slowly slides back into the beer on the drink down. Some sediment is seen floating around in the beer. Smells of fermented raisins, sweet malt, and spices. I also get a very subtle hint of funk and vinegar. Taste is of caramel, dark fruits, spices, and Belgian yeast. Lots of carbonation makes for a bubbly and crisp mouthfeel. Overall, I was a bit disappointed in this beer. I was expecting something way better all around based on reviews and information I have read. This isn't a bad beer per se but I guess it's just not up my alley.
05-19-2011 04:16:10 | More by UCLABrewN84
4/5 rDev -3.6%
A- Pours a murky copper color with a thin white foam head that leaves a touch of lace. Definitely a few floaties.
S- Light fruit aroma with belgian candy sugar and lots of spicy yeast.
T- A touch of diacetyl butteriness with a dry finish. Lots of fruit and spice with the yeast really shining through. Esters contribute some spice and almost a wine-like quality with a snappy finish.
M- Medium/light bodied with plenty of carbonation.
O- Overall a very solid brew.
05-09-2011 23:34:36 | More by projectflam86
4.13/5 rDev -0.5%
( 27/50, 7.5% alc/vol, Autre Oeil, after 5 beers) Very quickly disappeared sand-colored
head that totally left within a few seconds. Brown ale, thick and dark. Chocolate and
coffee aromas. Sugars are dominant in this smokey (as in cigarette… due to the bar) and
extremely light aromatic ale. Nice but too light. Sweetness is too strong against a low
alcoholic ale. Covers up the oily hops and the malts flavours. Effects are there but
flavours don’t have enough potency to cut through. Very thick body, vinous and
voluptuous, this warm and chocolatey brew is smooth in the mouth and remains creamy
throughout. Sweet, creamy, chocolatey, but ultimately disappoints, specially compared to
the Rochefort 10™ . Light enough to drink a few straight anytime during supper with
pretty much anything that can handle a sweet addition.
05-07-2011 18:29:09 | More by iguenard
4.03/5 rDev -2.9%
appearance; slightly hazy, chestnut brown with a creamy, light tan head. Excellent retention and fine lacing.
smell; stale bread and honey, really mild, some bitter dry herbs come to mind with raisins.
taste; warm bready yeast. Mild toasted white bread with cloudberry preserves. Finishes a bit bitter. Really hard to decide on adjectives for this one. Maybe some pecans soaked in bitter digestives. Quite unique.
mouthfeel; some alcohol burn in the finish, living a puckered mouth feel. The main body is creamy with a complex buzz like carbonation. Very smooth and velvety.
overall; a really hard beer to describe but it's good. So well blended and mild, I wouldn:t take anyone else"s word on it, a must try.
05-07-2011 01:47:20 | More by Sachsenfreude
4.33/5 rDev +4.3%
Poured from 330mL bottle into an Ommegang chalice.
Pours a murky dishwater brown color, not much of a head - just some off-white with hints of brown. Some carbonation clings to the edges of the glass, but not a whole lot going on in terms of lacing.
Smells of caramel, hints of dark fruits, and the spiciness of Belgian yeast.
Malt up front, fruitiness quickly comes in, then overwhelmed by spicy yeast and more sweet malt. This rush of flavors yields to a resonant flash of toffee. Fairly dry finish leaves the palate clean, save a lingering hint of caramel.
Medium bodied beer with good carbonation. Just the right balance of smoothness and carbonation. Very nice.
Tasty beer and enjoyable in its own regard, although I do prefer it's bigger brother "8". More solid craftsmanship from the monks at Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Saint-Remy.
05-06-2011 20:03:08 | More by ghetto90007
4.05/5 rDev -2.4%
Poured from a 33cl bottle into a Leffe signature chalice.
A - Nice light sugary head on top subsiding to a lovely caramel coloured froth. Solid chocolate/dark ruby colour.
S - Plenty of sugary aromas; toffee, caramel dominate. Some chocolate in there as well with a dash of honey & pear.
T - Quite complex at first, plenty to detect but hard to capture. Rich caramel & chocolate up front with a side serving of sweet apple and pear. Very vibrant and strong with a big layer of toffee in there as well.
M - Big taste explosion on the tongue. Overall quite lively with some strong carbonation. Very spicy and fizzy on the tongue yet smooth going down. Leaves a sweet fruity aftertaste.
O - Lovely beer bursting with fruity-apple flavours. Complex in composition due to the various layers of sugary that create so many great flavours. Well worth the effort.
05-05-2011 11:39:16 | More by xylophonica
3.85/5 rDev -7.2%
A- Pours a cloudy amber brown and some orange streaks, with some lacing. Not a sexy looking beer.
S- Smells like diluted rum, dried dark fruits, some booze and spice.
T- Spicy sugary honeyed raisins, tons of malty baked breads, a touch of clove and other spices, and a decent amount of booze.
M- A bit syrupy and highly carbonated.
O- Not as good as the other legendary brews this brewery puts out, but this one still manages to hold its own.
05-04-2011 02:36:03 | More by foogerd
4.03/5 rDev -2.9%
this review might be a little harsh, I just felt the 8 was far superior and i think it makes me a bit jaded for paying the same price.
massive head on controlled pour. very alive
bubble gum soda pop smell
hints of clove
much darker thicker than 8 and more brown. slight amber color
05-03-2011 20:53:21 | More by claytong
4.1/5 rDev -1.2%
(11.2oz bottle). Pours cloudy dark amber color with huge chunky, khaki head. Small, active carbonation bubbles. Aroma has lots of dark fruit, candied sugar, florals and caramel. Taste is sweet malt-more like caramel-than the aggressive malt than I’m used to in a Rochefort. Also getting some herbal/earthy notes. Thin to medium bodied with a slick texture. Finish is smooth. A very nice beer.
05-03-2011 04:13:50 | More by trappistlover
4.03/5 rDev -2.9%
A- Pours a darker brown with a caramel 2 finger head w/ lingers for a while. Good carbonation and lacing. Lots of stuff floating around in this beer- which I like!
S- Smells of earthy-ness, fruit, malt, yeast, and slight spice. Smells like a trappist beer to me. They tend to have that earthy quality to them that makes them easy to pick out. Nice smelling beer.
T- Interesting... Not similar at all to the nose. Malt, fruit, and maybe a hint of vanilla? Caramel, and cinnamon as well. This is definitely a different critter than the 8 or the 10 (two of my favorite beers). It's good though. I'd like a little alcohol burn w/ this one, but I don't get any hint of it here. Not quite in the same league as the 8 or 10 for me.
M- Ok... I lied. The warmer this beer is getting, I am getting a little alcohol burn on the aftertaste, but it's very slight. There's a feeling like splashing your face w/ cold water in the beginning, followed by smoothness and some spicy feel towards the end.
O- This is a good beer, but falls a little short of it's pedigree for me. Rochefort 8 and 10 are two of the best beers in the world for me. This one is merely good bordering on great. It's worth checking out if you haven't had it, otherwise I'll probably not go out of my way to get this one again.
04-30-2011 02:08:26 | More by jayhawk73
4.28/5 rDev +3.1%
Appearance - Hazy tawny with a moderate head and nice lacing.
Aroma - Complex and mysterious – spice, bread, fresh soil, sweet malt, dark fruit earth.
Mouthfeel is sharp carbonation upfront and then mellow and powdery.
Flavour is soft fruit, cocoa, malt, honey, and just the right amount of bitterness to pull it all together.
04-19-2011 11:15:09 | More by
4.08/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
04-15-2011 03:50:59 | More by bucklemyshoe
4.58/5 rDev +10.4%
A- A murky brown color with some ruby red hues throughout. The head is off white, small ring of lacing above a creamy cap. Lacing did progessively get better as I drank.
S- Aroma of chocolate caramel nutty malt filled the room. This BSDA is much different from most because I'm not picking up any dark fruits. This is all about the malt.
T- Oh man that's good stuff. Follows the nose to a tee. The flavor starts off on the weaker side and then comes the gooey heavenly malt. This was all about showcasing the rich malt to me. The spice, yeast, and hops were an afterthought.
M- This has a light feel for the style, but the carbonation really seems to beef it up. Creamy smooth, rather dry.
O- This doesn't really taste like a Belgian ale IMO, it almost reminds me of a Scotch ale. This one had about 3 years age on it and it was just fantastic. Maybe my favorite from Rochefort, definitely finished this one the quickest.
04-13-2011 23:05:44 | More by Dawkfan
4.08/5 rDev -1.7%
Poured a 12oz bottle into a snifter. Gorgeous slightly hazy light brown body with a lacy head that revives itself with each swirl.
Smells of fruits, malt and a bit of alcohol.
Taste is light but still decently complex. Some fig and a variety of fruits, some clove and of course, malt. Bread as well. Catch a hint of chocolate at the end with a bit of that alcohol from the nose.
Mouthfeel is so light and refreshing for a strong dark ale, greatly in part from the high carbonation.
I agree completely with another reviewer who said this drinks more like a dubbel, had to check twice to make sure it was classified as an SDA. Rating it within its style, it loses half a point for that overall. This is really an easy one to take down...
04-12-2011 00:25:23 | More by MufflnMan
4.47/5 rDev +7.7%
Poured from 33cl bottle into a Kasteel glass, the closest I had to what the Rochefort glass looks like.
Appears a hazy brown color with a half inch tan head that retains well throughout. Carbonation bubbles rise up the sides the whole time, quite nice to look at.
Aroma is like a lighter version of the 10 but just as complex. There is fig and date, a "creaminess" I can't describe but detect in their other beers as well, and sweet candy with a hint of some cherry.
Taste is started off with some dark fruit and fig at the start, slightly sweet, with the creaminess coming through right before the swallow before it dries up for some plum and phenols.
Mouthfeel is great just like the other beers. High carbonation as it should be so it's really creamy and helps the phenolic bite at the finish.
It's been years since I had this, long before the 10 and 8, and before I had much appreciation for these beers, so it was overdue to try it again. Really glad I did. I can't say it's better than the 8 or 10 but it is unique and great in its own way.
04-10-2011 06:09:52 | More by roadhouse
4.28/5 rDev +3.1%
Pours the color of dark honey, a slightly yellowish amber brown, with a minimal head.
Smell is sweet malts and Belgian yeast - yum. Bready, with some light fruits.
Taste is all about the delicious sweet rich malts that provide everything this beer needs. There's a bit of honey, and some tangy spice that's lit up by the mouthfeel. The finish is crisp and clean. And the flavors are just so smooth. Wow.
Medium-bodied, with medium-high carbonation that bounces the sweetness around. A perfect complement to the flavor.
Delicious and well-balanced, with hefty but not overpowering sweetness, complemented very well by the mouthfeel. This is a perfect example of what flavors can come from great malts and great yeast. The alcohol is practically invisible. Drinks like a dubbel; surprised it's not classified as that style here.
04-10-2011 04:37:39 | More by zeledonia
4.22/5 rDev +1.7%
Steady pour into a wide-bodied tulip glass.
A - Hazy milk chocolate with a light cloudy sediment. Off-white head, streaked with a dark khaki lace (I'm not quite sure I've ever seen a two-tone head before). Head settles at a fair pace leaving an ok lace.
S - Warm booze, caramel, malt, hazelnut, saltwater taffy.
T - Bright alcohol note up front is warming, but not astringent. Big bready body. Sweet malt. Caramel, brazil nuts, milk chocolate, coriander, clove. Nice complexity.
M - A lingering booze warms your throat, carrying with it notes of sweet malt and spice. Medium / light body.
O - A deliciously complex double. A tad thin for my liking. The booze is fantastically well balanced, playing an integral role in the flavor profile.
04-08-2011 21:08:38 | More by vfgccp
3.4/5 rDev -18.1%
A: Pours a rust color with robust carbonation and about a half fingers worth of head that dissipates into a bit of a halo and couldron mixture, with constant carbonation rising to the top.
S: A bit boozy, you can smell a touch of caramel malts, but I'm not getting much else.
T: The middle is pretty tart, like a sour cherry, with a bit of a nutty finish. Walnuts, maybe?
M: Very carbonated, it has a full mouthfeel and goes down leaving you feeling full.
O: This one is a bit lackluster. After having the 10, this one is shabby.
04-08-2011 01:35:49 | More by Krakistophales
Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
93 out of 100 based on 1,872 ratings.