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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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2,084 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,084
Reviews: 923
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 152
Gots: 273 | FT: 8
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Brasserie de Rochefort

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-12-2002

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass.
Lots of sediment into the glass...I normally dont mind, but thats a lot! The last +- 2 oz couldnt be consumed.
Pours a healthy amber/brown; nice foamy head.
Smells of belgian yeasty banana and malts.
Taste is smoooth. Banana belgian hops, mixed with bready biscuity malts. Very pleasant and drinkable. Yes its a belgian, yes everyone should take note...its delicious.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of stephens101
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For some odd reason just getting around to reviewing this all time favorite brew.

Reddish-brown in color with a consistent and patient tan head. Aroma consists of deep, rich dark chocolates, milk chocolate, caramel, cherries and sweet bread.

The taste mimics the aroma with big milk chocolates, sweet bread and cherries. Medium bodied, warm and creamy.

A vinous quality exists (grapes, plums).

Simply a perfect blend.

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of diamondc
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best By 090316

Loved the 10, meh on the 8. Huge head on the pour, with close to zero lacing. Dark amber hue, with a cap of foam a few minutes after the head subsided. I get dark fruits on the nose, blueberries, raspberriesl. Some raisin, fig, fruitcake aromas too. Clove, bread, kola nut, light cherry, and a mineral water like aftertaste. A bit different taste profile from typical Belgian dark ales. I dig it.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Photo of zac16125
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
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
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!

Photo of yeti123
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
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Photo of TNGabe
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Drinkerofales
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
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.


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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.

Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
92 out of 100 based on 2,084 ratings.