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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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1,942 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,942
Reviews: 906
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 135
Gots: 204 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-12-2002)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Burt, Nov 15, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

sjstraub, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

celticfutblclub, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

JAHMUR, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Elfastball7, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of bbadger
4/5  rDev -3.4%

bbadger, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of trevorjn06
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, amber/copper color with an inch of white head that slowly recedes. Some lacing on the glass.

Aroma is sweet and dried fruits: strawberry, blackberry, golden raisin, hints of peach. There is malt sweetness and hints of caramel and light toast along with sweet alcohol.

Flavor is lighter than expected. Sweet upfront with biscuity malt, yeasty fruitiness and a light jam-like presence. Midway through the alcohol shows up, not hot but a bit sweet and drying. the finish is dry but leaves hints of raspberry and strawberry jam on the tongue along with a slight bready taste.

Mouthfeel is medium/light bodied with medium/high carbonation. Alcoholic heat is very present but not hot or fusel-like. Overall it is a little light bodied and light flavored for my taste, but that is where Rochefort 8 and 10 step in...

trevorjn06, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of barleywinefiend
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a deep amber color with reddish and orange hues with a foamy, dirty white cap

S: Aromas of yeast, candy and dark fruits.

T: Nice fruity flavors from the candy sugar, light bubblegum, dark fruits-mainly fresh purple grapes, prune and fig with a little Earthiness and leather

M: Medium body and fullish carbonation

O: ANother solid beer from the brewery!

barleywinefiend, Nov 11, 2011
Photo of nlmartin
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was served in a goblet.

Ap- The beer has a clear light brown coloration. The head was a short lasting white coloration. No lacing marks my glass. Perhaps I poured a bit sloppy but the bottom of the glass has a huge amount of sediment.

S- Strong alcohol punches its way to foreground. After a little warming the beer comes on with a whiff of caramel maltyness. Nice dark fruits begin to come about raisins, plums and figs as it sits a little longer. Alcohol fades out as the beer warms.

T- Nicely clove spiced caramel covering up raisins and figs. The alcohol is present but breaks some of the sweetness up.

M- The body is on the full side. Carbonation is active and breaks it up a bit.

O- This beer shows promise but I would bypass this one for the 8 or the 10.

nlmartin, Nov 09, 2011
Photo of beeragent
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass from a bottle.

A - Pours a medium brown, forming a creamy white head, with medium spots of lace.

S - Light fruity aroma, slightly sweet with the alcohol present but not overpowering.

T - Very fruity flavor however not as strong as expected. Belgian sugar sweetness throughout. Alcohol is not as pronounced in the taste.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Very clean.

O - Just became available in Texas so I had to try it. The taste and aroma were not as pronounced as expected. The aroma was a bit hard to detect and the flavor was only a bit stronger. That aside, the beer is still very enjoyable but I dont see the hype for this beer. I guess I just need to try it a few more times.

beeragent, Nov 03, 2011
Photo of jmdrpi
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330mL bottle with 080915 stamped on it, which I assume is a best by date of September 8, 2015.

appears dark muddy brown, with orange highlights. 1/2" off white head. decent head retention. aroma is a bit herbal. malty, bready, some alcohol.

taste is malt dominated, with nutty and buttery notes. a bit of clove, spice. mouthfeel is smooth, but a little thin for me. moderate carbonation.

overall, a decent "little brother" of the excellent Rochefort 10.

jmdrpi, Nov 03, 2011
Photo of tlazaroff
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Brown in color with light brown highlights when held to light. Like most belgian beers, this beer has ample tan head that just sticks to the glass and lingers for an extended period of time.

S: Quite a boozy smell at first, but after a second the fruitiness punches through. Big big plum, prune, and fig - dark fruits. There is a nice sweetness after the alcohol smell goes away. Really, a nice nose job.

T: Oh man, yes! All that fruitiness in the smell comes through ten-fold in the taste. I also pick up dark cherries (without the tartness), and almond extract. A bit of alcohol on the backend. This beer is beautifully crafted.

M: Interesting mouthfeel. It foams up a little bit, especially when pulling air over it. It's a full-bodied beer with high carbonation. Coats the palate, but it isn't sticky, the alcohol burn takes care of that.

D: Like most strong ales, this is a sipper for me. I like to savor every bit of it that I can. It's VERY drinkable for the amount of alcohol in the nose and taste. Awesome beer.

tlazaroff, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of RickS95
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Possibly the definition of the style as far as appearance is concerned. Deep, rich brown with a thick offtan head on top.

The scents are simple...it actually smells like a cola. In addition to caramel, you'll pick up a ton of malt and some alcohol.

The taste is mcuh like the smell...early on it's sweet like cola with the caramel and malt bill playing front and center. There's a bit of Belgian spice and then the hops make an appearance, along with the alcohol, as the beer hits the throat.

Mouthfeel is not complex, like the smell, it's simple. It's almost creamy, almost full bodied with a dark, nutty character. The heat from the alcohol is just right.

A really, really good beer. Pretty obvious it's from Belgium as the flaws are miniscule.

RickS95, Oct 24, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky, dark orange with a huge, fluffy white head that lingers and laces.

Smells of sugar, honey, toffee, plum, some fig, slight leathery oxidized and phenolic character.

Up front honey, slight bitter/roast character, sugar, that leads into toffee like finish with a lingering sweet and slightly cardboard/oxidized flavor. *Picking up grassy notes as the beer opens up. Complex enough to be interesting but I'm not particularly fond of the flavors here.

Lighter body with high carbonation is nice, but it feels a bit thin in the middle.

I am surprised that I did not like this beer more given my fantastic experience with 10, but the toffee/oxidized flavors just don't do much for me.

TenHornsProud, Oct 22, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From my beer journal. Reviewed on September 15, 2011.

A: Darker muddled brown color. Very cloudy. Very slight reddish color. Head started out strong and white and immediately fizzled out. Lots and lots of carbonation.

S: Smells of brown sugar and dark fruits. Certainly a nice nutty aroma.

T: Big malt flavor hits almost immediately. It's very rich and inviting. What hits me next is a butteriness mixed with a nutty backbone. There is a warmth from the alcohol that's present. Nice bitter finish.

M: Nice medium body with lots of carbonation.

O: Very good beer. Great as it warmed. Worth the money

tony223366, Oct 19, 2011
Photo of tweeder263
3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a hazy dark brown beer, roughly a 2 inch head, and, this sounds funny, the head crackled loudly as it dissipates,much more so then other beers. Smells of licorice, malt. Taste is extremely hard to describe, its sweet, has a very mild licorice taste, tastes of spices like winter beers, but none i can describe. A very interesting beer. No hops whatsoever. Mouthfeel is slick, mild carbonation.

tweeder263, Oct 18, 2011
Photo of Filosoof
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The Shostakovich of Belgian Beers.

I'm sorry but I can only conclude: Rochefort is a heavilly overrated label.

Rochefort 6 could be a school example of some taste elements, but not elements that are especially refreshing or exciting. The looks aren't great either.

A: a cloudy, light brown colour; the head is big but disappears too quickly;
S: nutmeg, black pepper, horse blanket, horse faeces, non pastorized cheese, lquorice;
T: in line of the smell, but were nutmeg and horse blanket can be okay to smell, tasting this is ... Missing hops;
M: okay, but not more than that;
O: beer must be refreshing; this is a complex beer; but as Shostakovich is complex but not nice (in my view), I think this one is the Shostakovich of Belgian beers. Books can be written about it, but does it invite to buy another one? Brrr.

Filosoof, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Glad to have Rochefort available in Texas again. Finally got a chance to try this one after having the other two on multiple occasions.

The beer pours a hazy, medium brown color with a large off-white head. The aroma is very heavy on the raisins with some brown sugar, toffee and Belgian yeast notes mixed in.

The flavor is also very heavy on the raisins. I also get some prune and grape notes, as well as some toffee, light cocoa and yeast notes. The beer is fairly dry overall and the alcohol is well hidden.

High carbonation and medium mouthfeel.

Mora2000, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a chestnut brown colour, hazed with sediment, despite a careful pour, and with a voluminous head of pale beige. The head collapses rather quickly, leaving just a millimetre or so of fine film. Fluid body, with tight, tiny carbonation. Looks good.

Nose is sweet with nutty overtones, and a hint of vinous acidity. Bready yeast characters come through as well, giving a comforting rustic quality. It doesn't have some of the plummy, dark fruit, classic trappist ale characteristics to it, but it's still very pleasant.

Taste similarly has some nutty, almost savoury characters, with hints of dark grain bread, some yeast and a very, very faint touch of acidity. It's very dry, however, and the sweetness suggested on the nose is noticeably absent. This also accentuates the fine, fizzling carbonation. Finish has some slightly spicy, almost herbal characters to it, perhaps coriander or continental parsley.

A good beer, but much the lesser of the Rochefort range, and below par in general for the brews which wear the "Authentic Trappist Product" badge.

That is, of course, a high bar.

lacqueredmouse, Oct 13, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- dark color, brown with some orange/red hues, with a good amount of head.

S- I'm not sure how to describe this smell. Its almost like a raison smell and some Belgian yeast too.

T- has a bit of alcohol taste, but also some nutty maltiness. I taste raison in the aftertaste

M- higher amount of carbonation and medium body.

O- this is a good beer but not something I have had before.

vobr0002, Oct 12, 2011
Photo of TVolt1
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: It has a unique color you do not see very often. Kinda a hazy, medium brown with a hint of red to it. Small amount of offwhite head.

S: Intially i get the smell of alcohol right off the bat. It then starts to smell like a lager to me with a little bit of nuttiness.

T: Hmm very unique taste - I kinda like it. It was not at all what I was expecting. I am having a hard time pin-pointing what is in this beer. I taste a raison and some nutty maltiness.

M: Good thicker mouthfeel, low carbonated.,

O: Overall this is a very good and unique beer. I am glad I tried it and would have another.

TVolt1, Oct 12, 2011
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3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

A Pours a muddy looking brown color with a off white head that has very good retention.

S some nice raisin and alcohol notes with a lot of sweetness.

T lots of caramel with more raisins and some spice which I can't seem to identify.

M Smooth and light which works very well.

Overall while this isn't my favorite of the Rocheforts it is still an excellent beer in its own right and I would have one of these again in a heartbeat.

beerandcycling88, Oct 11, 2011
Photo of JAXSON
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2004 bottle, seven years old, I probably shouldn't be rating such an old bottle but I'll adjust it accordingly. Pours a dark pumpkin with a medium head. ppretty persistent carbonation. Nose is a lot of raisins, dates, very sugary, slight cardboard. Mouth is fruit forward, honey-soaked figs and dates, toffee. Pleasantly yeasty and a lightly cardboard finish. A bit aggressive on that malted dark fruit, but it's pleasant in its way. Certainly over the hill, I need to drink a fresh bottle of this, so I'm gonna bump the scores up to adjust for that.

JAXSON, Oct 10, 2011
Photo of Douglas14
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is just so phenomenal. I saw that it is listed as a BSD...it seems like more of a dubbel to me, but whatever. It had a nice amber color, almost red with an off-white head that had great retention and lace. The aroma is strongly of caramel and medium dark fruits (not so much plum and prune). On the tongue it is very malt forward but it doesn't finish anything close to being sweet, despite what the aroma lead me to think it would. It has a medium high carbonation, which helps the finish. Fuckig epic beer.

Douglas14, Oct 08, 2011
Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
92 out of 100 based on 1,942 ratings.