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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
93
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1,901 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,901
Reviews: 904
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 128
Gots: 196 | FT: 5
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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Photo of Ochsenblut
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The 6 pours a cloudy hazelnut with a light tan one-finger head. The retention is less than optimal, leaving a ring around the rim within a minute or two.

The smell is brown sugar, fuming alcohol and dark fruits. The taste is more delicate than expected with a maltiness that is strangely both sweet and dry at the same time, similar to a prosecco in nature. Very faint grape skin and dark fruits fade to an underlying sawdust/musty taste present from the start.

The suspended carbonation is medium to high and it has a slightly buttery mouthfeel. The aftertaste is wet and fades to leave only traces of the musty flavor on the palate.

Ochsenblut, Feb 21, 2011
Photo of MrDanno96
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a reddish-brown color with a 1/2 finger of off-white head. Slightly hazy from the yeast.

S: Candy sweet on the nose - cherry and plum; Belgian sugar and Jolly Ranchers.

T: Much more restrained than the nose - musty and slightly bitter up front from the yeast. Sweet cherry and other dark fruit in the finish.

M: Full bodied and a long dry finish.

D: A very good beer all around. It's not Rochefort 10, but still an extremely high-quality brew.

MrDanno96, Feb 15, 2011
Photo of cpmichael
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It had 2012 on the expiration number, meaning it's from 2007? Poured into a Chimay Chalice.

A: Pours a reddish brown, almost a cider-like consistency.

S: Smells fruity/ like apples, with the distinct belgian smell and malts.

T: A strong presence of apples with some maltiness, again, reminiscent of a cider, which I was not expecting at all.

M/D: Balanced and fruity, with a hint of alcohol. Not what I was expecting, but it was highly drinkable.

cpmichael, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of CuriousMonk
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter glass. Pours murky brown with a substantial tan head that dissipated quickly. Aromas of creamy toffee malts, orange peel, burnt sugar and subtle cherries. It has a light body for the ABV with flavours of caramel malts and dark fruits finishing with mild warming spicy hops and alcohol. Smooth and drinkable. I personally prefer the 8.

CuriousMonk, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of beerprovedwright
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great looking ale, big fluffy head with little bits of sediment, light soft lacing. Color is a 22 on the SRM beer color chart. Smells of plum, cranberry, raisins, roasted wheat, honey and chocolate. Taste is an enchanting experience of dark cherry, raisin, plum, cranberry, chocolate, and caramel. A great smooth fullness in the mouth, with a shimmer effect as it flows over my tongue and the back of my soft palate. Just a little too fruity and sweet for good heavy drinking, but a great flavor that makes me want more.

beerprovedwright, Feb 12, 2011
Photo of JayS2629
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Beautiful dark muddy brown with thick off white head that recedes quickly but leaves a nice creamy layer and sea foam rings of lace.

S- Dark fruits, raisins, dark cherry, dates, plums with hints of lighter fruits too like apricot. Caramels and hints of chocolate.

T- Much lighter and more effervescent than the other two Rocheforts. Similiar profiles just not as rich. Alone it is an awesome beer by itself. Complex with notes of chocolate and dark fruit. Hints of cherry, and lots of raisin and plum. Earthy notes and strong sweet caramels. Honey notes and bitter hints of earthy wood.

M- medium/light body with an effervescent character, slightly chalky, smooth

D- A complex sipper that goes down smooth.

JayS2629, Feb 12, 2011
Photo of Wegomlegging
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark tan pour with perfect head, careful to keep the sediment in the bottle. Scent of faint candy sugar and maltiness. Refreshing flavors, yeast, malt, small floral presence in the finish. Heavy carbonation in the mouth, but smoothes out nicely. A fine beer.

Wegomlegging, Feb 08, 2011
Photo of cdkrenz
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Thick, frothy, fast-paced, light tan, small celled, loud, head.

S - Cidery, very soft apple, hint of alcohol, rich malt.

T - Extremely mild apricot in the beginning, hint of cola, sweet rich finish of rum. This is one of the most unique beers I've had before. The flavors are nothing like I was expecting. Based on the results... I'm fine with that.

M - Slightly bubbly, mild coarse texture, light, and rather airy.

~ This is a world renowned brewery to go along with a beer of equal value. It is worth the price.

cdkrenz, Jan 31, 2011
Photo of sevopie
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Murky brown with a mild tan head that dies quickly.

Noticeably sweet with heavy brown sugar and dark fruit, with the alcohol poking through at the end.

Lighter than the other 2 Rochefort beers, this might have the best taste of all 3. Again noticeably sweet with a ton of dark fruit (fig, raisin, date) on the initial flavor, with lighter fruits making their way through to the finish (apple, apricot) and a tinge of chocolate. Alcohol is very light, but sticks on the tongue a bit.

Medium body with a healthy dose of carbonation. The carbonation works well to accent the lighter fruit flavors and give the beer a well rounded complexity.

This is my favorite Rochefort brew simply for its drinkability. Its so hard to find, but well worth it when you do. Its easily lighter than the other 2 in flavor profile, but still maintains a vast array of flavors and complexity.

sevopie, Jan 29, 2011
Photo of keithmurray
3.2/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

appearance - cloudy brown/chestnut color with a tan head that dissiated quickly

smell - brown sugar, raisins, plums

taste - yikes! This is kind of sour/weird. Im picking up a flavor like this has been not stored properly

mouthfeel - medium bodied, ample carbonation

Drinkability - this must have been a bad bottle, this is nowhere near the expereience I expected given the high ratings for this beer. I'm really disappointed, I had the Rochefort 10 and that was phenomenal.

keithmurray, Jan 23, 2011
Photo of birderbeerer
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amber, tea-colored. Off-white, four-finger head. Takes patience to fit in a 12oz. glass in one pour. Brown flecks in the head--looks like nutmeg.

Very interesting aroma. Bread and fruit. Rich honey. Herbs and spice. Sage, pepper, and dates.

Taste is the same. Yeast and bread with fruit accents and a tannin taste of tea. But light. Each flavor is only a hint and they add up a delicious beer, but it's far from rich. Woody and smooth. Earthy/herbal with a sweet note and a bite from the carbonation.

birderbeerer, Jan 15, 2011
Photo of blackie
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: served in a small st. bernie chalice, 6 is a medium-dark amber in color, holding an off-white head fed by a stream of bubbles from the bottom

s: amber malts on the nose - apple and raisin, nice fall fruits with a balanced showing of browned sugar, yeasts provide light esters, it's got a general earthy/musty/cellar vibe going on, solid

m: effervescent on the tongue with a lighter body, though showing a touch of malty body

t: opens with red apple and raisin, equal pull from the amber malts and estery belgian yeast - both mild alone but creating nice effect together, noble hops aged and subdued, delicately spicy finish

d: drinkability is strong here, nice flavors with a crisp finish

330 ml from WF, Arlington

blackie, Jan 14, 2011
Photo of Stinkypuss
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rochefort 6

Appearance: A fairly murky light brown in color, fizzy crackling head that dies down alittle but never truly departs.

Smell: Bready malt, dark ripe fruit, grape juice. Brown sugar. Later some chocolate emerges. But mostly, like opening a fresh box of raisens. Really inviting to say the least.

Taste: Nice juicy malt flavor. Certainly raisen, date and plum like. Raw cocoa powder. Green appleskin, light bitterness, trappist yeast strain makes itself known. Earthy bitterness is quite restrained but the 6 is nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel: A sting of carbonation up front, almost distracting in its sharpness but adds a bit of dryness to the feel and a bite. Otherwise, its medium bodied and finishes clean.

Drinkability: Complex flavors and modest alcohol (given the style) make this a monk's treat. Paired nicely with some sharp dubliner and aged cheddar cheeses.

Stinkypuss, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of mavbrew
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy, rusty brown color with a nice, thick frothy, off-white head that slowly dissipates, leaving slight lacing down the side of my glass.

S: The scent has some dark fruits, raisins, there are hints of malts and some alcohol is present, but not too much.

T: Has some definite dark fruit characteristics in the taste and also caramel malts are highly present in the palate as well.

M: Medium bodied, carbonation leaves a tingling feeling, but it is not overly carbonated.

D: I was kind of expecting something different, something with some more flavor. Although it was definitely a solid beer, it feel short of my expectations. Hopefully the 8 and 10 do not fall short as I'm looking forward to tasting them.

mavbrew, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of bbeane
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into a laser etched DFH chalice... Starts with a big rocky head that lingers for awhile. Beer is a very murky dark copper color with lots of large chunks of sediment

S- Not as impressive as I had expected in the aroma department. Sweet malty fruit aroma; cinnamon, spice

T- Very malty sweet, dark fruits, little bit of hop presense while no boozy taste

M- Full bodied with light carbonation

D- Very tasty and easy to drink. Anxious to move on to the 8 to taste the difference

CHEERS!!

bbeane, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of sitarist
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.

sitarist, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of AARomanov
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.

AARomanov, Dec 31, 2010
Photo of Phelps
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.

Phelps, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of BEERMILER12
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%

BEERMILER12, Dec 28, 2010
Photo of BeerFMAndy
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.

BeerFMAndy, Dec 27, 2010
Photo of JaredWolgemuth
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.

JaredWolgemuth, Dec 25, 2010
Photo of gopens44
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.

gopens44, Dec 24, 2010
Photo of harrymel
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.

harrymel, Dec 22, 2010
Photo of joemcgrath27
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

joemcgrath27, Dec 20, 2010
Photo of yeahnatenelson
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.

yeahnatenelson, Dec 18, 2010
Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
93 out of 100 based on 1,901 ratings.