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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,852 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,852
Reviews: 898
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 125
Gots: 188 | FT: 6
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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MbpBugeye

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -10.8%

A- Loud bubbly head rises but doesnt stay around. No lacing. The beer is similar to the 8 but lighter. Its a muddy, murky reddish brown color.

S- Sorta weak. Sourdough, toast and bread crusts and lots of raisins.

T- Really nutty earthy and bready. Toast, crust, nuts, and raisins are the dominate flavors. Its very complex yet familiar and inviting. Slight hint of bitterness towards the finish but mainly this is a very sweet and malty beer.

M- Really fizzy and prickly. Lots of carbonation. Semi dry finish. Slightly sticky on the lips.

D- Smooth yet warm. The alcohol shows in this one. Its a really good warming sipper from one of the best Belgian abbey breweries.

12-20-2009 23:09:48 | More by MbpBugeye
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.6/5  rDev -13.3%

rhinos00 is going to have me hogtied for this review, but Alex, I'm being honest here :-)

Poured into my Koningshoeven chalice, this beer is amber with good clarity. A thin off-white head is present, receding rapidly to a ring, leaving no lace. Plenty of carbonation is present.

The nose is yeasty with caramel and a mildly bready character. Brown sugar, a touch of earthy spice, this is quite delicate but also underwhelming. The palate fares no better. Opening quite yeasty and very delicate with brown sugar sweetness. Bready and caramel-like, the flavors in this beer are very understated. Light in body, high in carbonation, the finish is decent with yeasty and spicy character. This is not particularly impressive, while I had no problem drinking this, I'm not enjoying this too much. Nonetheless, I will buy this again to figure out exactly how wrong I am.

12-20-2009 22:20:27 | More by DefenCorps
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tang3nt

California

3.88/5  rDev -6.5%

Poured from 330ml to a Bruery tulip glass.
Bottle code: 28 01 14 14:31

Poured a hazy amber color with a nice off white head, great lacing and retention.
The nose was very fruity and spicy.
The initial taste was a bit sweet and a bit sour to me. I tasted fruity apple, caramel , lots of spice and a bit of an alcohol taste.
Light to medium body, a little sticky with great carbonation.
This was my first from Rochefort, and it was good - although not my favorite of the trappists so far.

12-16-2009 18:24:42 | More by tang3nt
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Yesac

Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +5.5%

A- Light caramel brown in color. off-white tan head that creates a nice layer on the pour and then fades to a think ring around the glass. Excellent lacing on the glass.

S- Sweet fruits, caramel, banana peel, brown sugar

T- raisins, butter and spice in the middle, brown sugar. Excellent Belgiun yeast quality that wraps up the end.

M- Thin/medium bodied. Great coating on the palate. Medium carbonation.

D- This brew has it all from the looks to the mouthfeel. This was hard to drink slowly.

12-16-2009 02:37:56 | More by Yesac
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boldcity2008

Florida

4.6/5  rDev +10.8%

A: I poured this from the bottle at about 40F and man what a head this thing pours like 3 inches!!! Its a cloudy medium brown beer in color.

S: ok call me crazy but it smells like a sweet iced tea to me. Sweet malt hits the nose with no hops detected at all. I can smell the yeast very nice and complex.

T: well I know why i love Belgians, so complex and in your face beers. First thing hits me is the malt and plum sweetness. Your NOT going to find any hops because the malt and yeast favors so balance it out. good stuff. the after taste is a tad boozy until it warms up near 60F. lots of grape. leather, woody flavors going on here.

M: thick and rich, no carbonation after the head dies.

D: easy to drink, smooth and the alcohol does not hit you until you throw down 4 or 5 lol

12-13-2009 17:09:03 | More by boldcity2008
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Manoftyr

New York

4.43/5  rDev +6.7%

First review!

Poured from 12oz longneck bottle into a Chimay snifter

Appearence: Hazy tawny brown coloration with a prevelant light white/tan head that lingers throughout the experience and leaves prominent lacing along the sides of the glass as I sip.

Smell: Estery alcohols mingling with spices dominate the aroma with a hint of fruitiness that rounds out in an inviting way. Simply put; this beer smells good.

Taste: A sweet yet pungent butteriness hits me first with some phenols adding an herbal quality that mingles quite nicely. Alcohol is detectable but nowhere near prevelant in the overall flavor. A faint fruitiness reminiscent of the aroma emparted me with a wine-like headiness towards and preceding the finish, the after-taste is similar to that of a fresh green apple.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied but deceptively 'sticky' so to speak, and very smooth.

Drinkability: As another reviewer before me said 'I could sip this all day' an excellent Belgian for when you're in the mood for something lighter on the palette than a quad; highly drinkable for its 7.5abv.

Notes: If it wasn't for this beer's price and limited availability I'd never be without it, highly reccomended.

12-13-2009 00:18:52 | More by Manoftyr
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NicholasCasber

Iowa

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%

A: This beer poured a dark amber almost had an orange tint to it. Produced some, but fairly little head, however, what head there was, seemed to withstand the whole drink.

S: The smell was outstanding, had a nice bright, fresh produce smell.

T: The taste was very similar to that of a green apple, however, more on the bitter end.

M: This beer wasn't overly full-bodied, it did end in my mouth somewhat dry, which in my opinion is a good thing, makes me want to continue drinking it.

D: I would have rated this beer higher on the drinkability, if I wasn't a poor college student. My consideration for beer drinkability is price, and availability, at nearly $7.00 per 11.2 FL OZ bottle, it left me wanting a larger quantity for my money, which is what held me back from ranking it any higher.

Overall, outstanding beer. I'd highly suggest this to you and yours. Here's to another beer. Cheers.

12-11-2009 18:36:50 | More by NicholasCasber
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%

Appearance: leather brown in color, moderate carbonation, cloudy with sediment, 1/2 inch head that disappates quickly

Smell: toasted malt, apple, and pear

Taste: butter, raisin, apple, pear, and a touch of brown sugar

Mouthfeel: sweet, light body with high carbonation

Drinkability: I love the buttery fruit combo. I could have several of these. The alcohol is very well hidden. This may be my new favorite in the style.

12-11-2009 14:49:13 | More by tigg924
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cagocubs

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%

A: Pours a similar color to apple cider. Ivory head with great lacing.

S: Bread, apple, and spices. Good smell.

T: The taste follows the smell with a buttery bread taste followed by apple spice. Bitterness from hop/spice.

M/D: Light bodied, good carbonation, but a dry feeling in the palate. Enjoyed this beers smell and taste, m/d slightly lacking.

12-09-2009 17:07:55 | More by cagocubs
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jsh420

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +9.2%

bottle dated 22/03/11
so bottled on 03/22/06

pours apple cider brown with a 1/2 finger head that left no real lacing

smells of apples raisin bread

taste like the smell of apples raisin bready but with dark roasted malts coming in on the end and some cocoa

mouthfeel is so so smooth and light to medium body

drinkability is crazy - @3.75 years old the alcohol is undetecable - i could sip on these all day long

12-07-2009 01:57:08 | More by jsh420
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Another one bought from Joe Canal's in Lawrenceville NJ.

Poured it into a snifter.Pours a hazy brown with alot of sediment. Thick and creamy,off white heading and is holding in extremely thick fashion.

Smell is well if it makes sense creamy almost vanilla like. That's what I will go with Vanilla and dark fruits mixed.

Taste is again the same a vanilla like creaminess with dark fruit. Kind of buttery and a nice warming alcohol taste.

Mouth is intensley carbonated. Slick and buttery on the palate mid to fuller bodied. Amazing carbonation.

Drinkability is good. A great tasting beer very well hidden for a 7.5% ABV. I think I have found a new favorite.

12-06-2009 22:17:04 | More by TheFightfan1
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Reinheitsgebot71

Ontario (Canada)

4.85/5  rDev +16.9%

This one's been wiling away in my cellar awaiting my beckoning call, today that call came.

Out of the monastic bottle, with its Spartan though elegant label poured a beautiful deep red elixir. A thick off white head akin to snow covered moorland retained the entire duration, slimming down to a flat steppe.

What can I say about the bouquet on this one; simply outstanding, cherries, prunes, figs and dates all soaking in apple cider like a heavenly sangria. Candied orange peel, brown sugar and mild resin with hints of maple syrup, poured atop bready plum pudding, lit aflame giving a slight alcoholic tinge, exquisite.

First taste brought a hit of malt whiskey smoky sweetness followed by dates, caramel and burnt brown sugar. Dried fruit and vanilla mix with soft hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, folded into a yeasty bred note. Brandied cherries bring a rich, yet well hidden alcoholic feel, which lingers into the finish counterpointed by subtle balancing hops. A mainly dry finish leaves traces of complex malt sweetness and warming alcohol to ponder.
An initial foaminess melts away to a smooth drinking brew with the body of a fine whisky or brandy, extremely quaffable.

A simply outstanding beer can't say much more than that, amazing.

11-30-2009 20:28:01 | More by Reinheitsgebot71
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JBushEsq

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +3.6%

I was really excited to drink this one - Rochefort is hard to get in PA - and on a recent trip to Ohio I picked up one of each - working my way up to the 10.

A: A nice red/brown/rust color. Not transparent by any means. Keeps a nice head for a very long time. Great lacing too.

S: The smell is very pleasant, though a bit hard for me to pick up on too much. Really though, smells how beer is meant to smell - a nice light sweet yeasty smell.

T: Very well balanced - can pick up on a lit hop lifting the beer out of being too sweet - but the hope leaves only the slightist tang. The taste starts off somewhat fruity, and ends with a sweet malt taste.

M: Very carbonated - gives the beer a nice light feel.

D: A great balanced beer - great to drink by itself, or I could see pairing this one with some lighter fare.

11-20-2009 03:50:46 | More by JBushEsq
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porterwoobie

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +5.5%

330ml bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

A: reddish amber color, hazy with yeast sediment roused up, gigantic off-white head with big carbonation bubbles that dissipates fairly rapidly, no lacing

S: fruity, sweet, raisons, slightly spicy aroma.

T: mimics the aroma. its mainly fruity and sweet. it has a raison and cherry flavor to go with the belgian candi sugar sweetness.

MF: thin bodied, high carbonation, but drinks with a tingly smoothness.

Drinkability: pretty good brew.

11-15-2009 23:13:44 | More by porterwoobie
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Brandt

Montana

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%

although there are many american beers we can't get in montana somehow we can get all three rochefort beers here (6, 8, 10) even though the six is generaly harder to come by i hear, go figure?

part of a 6, 8, 10 tasting

This beer poured an amber golden with a huge rocky off white head

the smell here is a horsey earthy variety. i get notes of soil and moss as well as the dark fruits, cherry and caramel

the taste is estery as to be expected and slightly warm with a spicy gingerbread flavor and a subtle malt sweetness that is taken down a notch by a drying finish

the finish is a med. body with tingly carbonation bouncing along the sides of the tongue while the dulled down sweetness lingers with the dry finish. this is a very interesting beer and considerably different from it 8 and 10 counterparts. this was a great beer to get your hands on and well worth the search.

11-05-2009 22:21:25 | More by Brandt
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armock

New York

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%

Thanks to champ103 for hooking this up in a trade.

A - Poured an apple cider brown color with an off white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of spice, yeast, and apples

T - Follows the nose apple upfront then the spicey yeast flavors come out finishes with some alcohol warmth

M - This beer has a lighter body with high carbonation to it

D - This stuff is excellent I wish it was available in Texas because this would be a semi regular purchase worth finding to try

11-03-2009 21:56:38 | More by armock
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Poured into a snifter.

A - Dark brown, rust colored brew with a off white head wit nice med sized bubbles.

S - Some hints of alcohol, mostly bread though. The yeast hints are incredible and strong.

T & M - Interesting tate. Butter comes to mind as well as sourdough bread. Light body but nice overall flavors. Definitely an interesting one.

D - Higher ABV.

11-03-2009 03:26:26 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Travlr

District of Columbia

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%

Dark and clear amber color with a light tan head. Aroma of caramel, nuts and raisins. Flavor of dates, malt, dark cherries and vanilla. A slightly sweeter and less complex version of the 8, nonetheless very nice flavor and reasonable complexity. Should age well.

10-31-2009 17:20:24 | More by Travlr
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jjanega08

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev -5.3%

A= pours a light brown amber color with a nice big juicy off white head on it. The head is about 4 or 5 fingers high and keeps great retention and lacing. Really good looking.
S= great smell or nice apples and spicy belgian yeast. Some sweeter darker malts are present as well.
T= really really smooth light belgian spice beer. Ligher fresher apple taste maybe even a little sour. The apple taste is lesser on the ripe sourness and more on the overripe side. Really nice taste when I burp.
M= the dryest beer I have ever had. Feels like I just drank sand or something.
D= not too shabby at all. Great for a slower easier drinking night.

10-28-2009 02:11:58 | More by jjanega08
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Docer

Washington

3.95/5  rDev -4.8%

Gonna go off memory on this one, found this "6" at By The Bottle up in Vancouver, WA... love the 8, and 10..

- Dark cloudy ruby brown... slight light coming through... lots of chunky sediment on the bottom... light mocha head.. bubbled down to an even layer of froth...

- Estery, fig, and raisin... some bread, yeast... light alcohol...

- Currants, biscuit, fig, Belgian malts and yeast... Ester... fantastic, and much like the 8...

- Slight dryness, but tart enough to water the palate...

- Overall very good, but doesn't touch the 8 and 10. It is however very close to the 8...

10-26-2009 21:14:24 | More by Docer
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EatsTacos

Yukon (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Pours a murky and hazy tea brown. When the head eventually goes away this beer looks a lot like apple cider.

The nose is characteristically spicy with classic belgian yeast strain aromas of ginger, black pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon. The aroma is overall subdued

Tart and sweet fruit come through first, with ripe apples, pears, figs and raisins. There's a real hard dose of candied sugar in the middle and the finish is somehow dry and still spicy

Medium bodied with a hard carbonation

10-22-2009 00:49:17 | More by EatsTacos
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HalfFull

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

From a 330ml. bottle into a large wine glass, this brew pours a hazy deep reddish amber yet without the murkiness some others make note of. Though without holding it to the light I do understand that perspective. Half an inch of rich tan head offers good retention and easy regeneration, along with copious lacing.

Moderately sweet dried fruits on the nose. Touch of cinnamon/pepper spice/caramelized brown sugar. Yeast notes are present but relatively subdued until the carbonation lessens, then revealing themselves with some agitation.

Flavor follows with dark cherry and fig, bit of red wine barrel. Carbonation is firm and brings out plum and apple. This is really quite fruity in flavor. Sweetness is everpresent but not cloying or even overly complex. Again, rather light and fruity for the style. Good but not great.

Feel is pleasant as the carbonation is firm and resilient. If a good swirl yields a flat spot, then the fruity sweetness that results is light on the tongue. Fairly drinkable. No obvious flaws yet no great compexities.

10-21-2009 04:06:04 | More by HalfFull
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cdrogers

Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +15.2%

Poured from bottle into rochefort glassware. Serving temp was 50F.

The color was extremely dark, reminded me of a strong black tea. Smelled very fruity and full of citrus. Nice, not to overpowering, spicy flavors with a hint of semi-sweet chocolate. I also got some apples and bananas at the finish. Very full-bodied beer but have a nice creamy finish.

10-19-2009 14:24:22 | More by cdrogers
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erok

New York

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%

A- Clear orangish brown. Poured with vigorous carbonation, but no head developed.
S- Spicy belgian yeast and candy sugar.
T- Caramel, candy sugar, balanced by hop bitterness.
M- Carbonation is apparent in mouthfeel, which is otherwise somewhat thin with a slight dryness.
D- Goes down well.

Bottom line - Doesn't compare to the 8 or the wold-class 10. It was worth a try, but if I'm going to spend the money on a Rochefort, it's going to be a 10 from now on.

10-14-2009 00:57:06 | More by erok
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UDbeernut

New York

4.38/5  rDev +5.5%

bottle poured into a goblet

a: brown hue, foamy off white head with good retention

s: sweet bread, plum, slight chocolate

t: nice biscuity base, white hints of plum, banana, and slight citrus. well balanced beer.

m&d: medium bodied, slightly slick mouth. very drinkable

Cheers!!!

10-13-2009 20:24:03 | More by UDbeernut
Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
93 out of 100 based on 1,852 ratings.