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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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2,017 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,017
Reviews: 913
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 141
Gots: 233 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

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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3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 11.2 ounce bottle with a stamp that says "090316 07:22" which I assume is the time and date brewed or bottled, into a Duvel tulip glass.

A: This beer pours a very murky brown, almost like sewage water, with a 2 finger tan creamy looking head. It looks decent, but there's something about the color and texture of the body that looks unappealing as well.

S: There's some floral hops on the nose with dark fruits (raspberry mostly), some alcohol on the nose but it's very faint.

T: Slight spices, almost a butter like taste, and a light earthy floral taste. Very delicate and hard to pick out because it's balanced well.

M: Creamy body here with plenty of fizzy carbonation, rather foamy feeling.

O: This is decent, but there's nothing that really stands out here. It's a very delicate beer that's easy to drink, unfortunately the price of this is a bit high though this is a very drinkable beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Dark brown/amber color and slightly cloudy with a creamy off white head on top. No lacing to see.

S: fruit, malt, and some slight beliigian yeast.

T: Bready malts take the front with the yeast flavor. Dark fruits take the back seat, but balance perfectly.

M; Medum body with medium/low carbonation

O: Not bad. Nothing mind blowing, but a nice beer that goes down easy.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a chalice, served at cellar temp.

Tawny, mead-infused ochre supports a non descript walnut shell tan head. Beer is actively carbonated, which gushed a little upon opening. A profusion of sediment swirls around the glass.

Aroma of brown sugar and rum soaked dark plums, very beguiling.

Mouthfeel: ho hum

Taste: Treacly sweet scorched brown sugar trumps a slight plummy fruitiness. Just a twinge of hop bitterness acts as a rudder on the stern.

Notes: My first Trappistes. Definitely good stuff although not one of the best BSDAs I have had. I look forward to the 8 & 10 later today.

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4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Belgian style tulip glass of some kind.

A. Hazy, murky dark brown, off white head, hardly any lace.

S. Sweet and yeasty Belgian characteristics from the off.

T. More sweetness up front, a little breadiness, lots of Belgian spicy yeast, a little cola around the edges of the tongue, figs and prunes and a drying finish.

M. Light bodied but it feels deceptively heavier. Lots of carbonation.

O. Finally, we get Rochefort in Texas. That makes five out of the seven accredited Trappist breweries (I don't expect to see that other one beginning with W any time in the foreseeable future). I'm looking forward to trying the 8 and the 10.

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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark nut brown. Hazy. Great off white head.

S - Figs. Dark Cherries. Red apples. Floral. Belgian yeast.

T - Fruits. Belgian yeast. Seedy crackers. Stone fruits.

M - Medium body. Lots of tingly bubbles. Mild dry finish.

O - A nice dark Belgian. Lots of fruity earthy flavors. Balanced malt. Would drink again.

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4.17/5  rDev +0.7%

11.2 oz brown bottle with a slim neck. Very sleek looking bottle. Traditional looking label. Poured into a chalice style glass.

A - murky light brown color. Very hazy appearance. Nice frothy head that is a dirty shade of white. Good loose lacing.

S - nice Belgian yeast aroma thats somewhat breach. Alcohol smells are present. Hints of dark fruits and some spices. Aroma is fruity and sweet.

T - nice fruity flavor although I expected more flavor. Dark fruit of maybe fig. Bread like malts with a breath yeast flavor. Slight hint of a nutty note. A little sweet along with some spice. Alcohol flavor isn't powerful, but is there. Fruity finish.

M - medium body with good carbonation. A bit lighter than I expected. Still enjoyably smooth with a dry finish.

O - a good brew. I would prefer it to be a little more flavorful as it seemed to be a bit watered down compared to some other Belgian strong dark ales.While it's a very very good beer it frankly isn't as flavorful as the Rochefort 8. Still good though. Ill experience this again.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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