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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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Ratings: 2,101
Reviews: 928
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 155
Gots: 289 | FT: 9
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Brasserie de Rochefort

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-12-2002

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Photo of DionysusII
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Light to medium copper edges and inner dark earthy brown with a thin off-white head that leaves scant lacing at first. Little bits of sediment floating around, not sure what they are, but can be somewhat off-putting without knowing their purpose.

S- A little sweet, a little bitter, very little alcohol seeps through with the aroma of some dried fruit and slight sugary molasses.

T- Very well balanced. Slight alcohol warming after the initial complex sweetness fades away.

M- Medium body with slightly more carbonation than I prefer, but still very smooth.

D- Not my favorite, but I would never turn this beer down. Very good.

Notes: Almost unfair bias; tasted alongside a Rockefort 8 and Chimay Premiere.

Photo of babaracas
3.18/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a murky reddish brown with fizzy off-white head. Smell: nutty, a little brown sugar and raisin. Pretty laid back. Taste: a little date, nutty, unfiltered apple juice. Feel: the big problem here is that it's over-cabonated, almost a seltzer feel. This was a disappointment, and not old by any means. Best by code: 04-11-14 == bottled on 11/4/2009.

Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle 7,5% abv

Appearance: Murky (result of a rather vigorous pour), medium-brown in colour, however transformed into a beautiful shade of copper-brown with brilliant copper highlights when backlit. The beer is capped by a large head of off-white foam that lasts pretty well, but unfortunately leaves only sparse patches of lace.

Smell: Perfection... Rich caramel malt dominates the nose, though golden raisins,cooked apples, dates and a hint of cinnamon (and maybe a few other "warm" spices) also make an appearance. Alcohol is not immediately noted in the nose, but there is just a hint of it lurking under all the other aromas, something similar to fruit soaked in a good rum.

Taste: Stunning, rich and complex, as with the nose, the palate is close to perfection. Rich caramel malt again dominates, but allows the other flavours more influence than in the nose. Golden raisins, bruised over-ripe apples, dates, hints of nuts and a hint of smokiness are all present. As with the nose, alcohol is present (more than you would expect from a 7,5% beer), but perfectly incorporated into the flavour profile.

Mouthfeel: Slightly fuller than medium bodied with perfect carbonation. This beer is such a pleasure to drink, one needs to remember to savor the flavour and not just gulp it down.

Drinkability: This beer goes down amazingly well for the abv and strong complex flavour. I will certainly have another (and many more in the future).

This is definitely one of my all time favorite beers.

Photo of wordemupg
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into tulip july17 2010

A looks light brown until I held it to the light where it has a deep ruby red glow, I can see plenty of bubbles and a massive tan head as average retention but never falls below a 1/4in film an leaves a patch of lace

A some candied apple, yeast, some molasses, a little cherry and perhaps some dried fruit. pretty complex ale going on here

T thankfully I can taste all the things I smell to one degree or another, It's a little sweeter then I would have guessed but overall an excellent beer

M not overly thick but rather silky due to the bubbles, flavors linger for a while giving you a chance to ponder

D not much to complain about when your drinking this beer, it goes down quite smooth and for a 7.5% brew you could hurt yourself with this one

If you can get this beer where you live drink it, another great beer from this brewer what more can I say

Photo of STEG
4.52/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured a mahogany brown, off white well retaining head. Smells yeaty and bready with a bit of golden raisin, currant, and apple. Taste has a cola quality to it with slight breadiness to it. Mouthfeel is well carbonated, wet finish. Alcohol is supremely well hidden. I like to have this one around.

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

A beer haiku for you:

"Oh drinkable ale;
Another Rochefort winner,
Easily consumed"

Another winner from the house of Rochefort: not the body of the 8 or 12 [this is a 6, natch], but very drinkable and embodies the art of the Monks.


Photo of bump8628
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright garnet until the yeast is dumped in which turns it a muddy brown. A nice mat of off-white head laces nicely.

Dry breadiness mixed with notes of dark fruits, brown sugar, and an herbaceous undercurrent. Lightly fruity from the yeast with some plum and pear. It's super dry all the way through, which combined with the high level of carbonation really lends an airy, fluffy mouthfeel. The dryness also makes it extremely easy, almost too easy, to drink in quantity and the alcohol is bascially unnoticeable.

Overall, it lacks some of the flavor punch of the other Trappists, but it's also one of the most easy drinking out there.

Photo of smcolw
3.67/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Explosive head that streams out of the bottle. Pours with a huge head of sizable bubbles. It looks similar to the head of a root beer float. Settles quickly, leaving some spots on the side of the glass. The liquor is similar to mud: dark brown and so cloudy no light passes.

Darker and sweeter malts prevail on the nose. Lots of brown sugar. Notable alcohol presence.

Coyly sweet with a strong alcohol punch; I guess it is similar to the aroma. Light milk chocolate flavor. There's a mild (and very brief) bitterness in the swallow. The short-lived aftertaste is honey-like. Diabetics beware. The body is rich as the sugars would suggest, but the carbonation is extremely high, giving this beer a lighter feel.

Not quite a dessert beer, but very close.

Photo of michaelpcarney
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4







Photo of kirkpjr
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a 2 1/2 finger head that diminishes rather quickly to a nice fluffy off white layer of head. Minimal spotted lacing as the beer drinks down. Similar to the other Rochefort's with lots of floaters. Murky caramel and coppers colors.

S: Apples are the main element here. Also a few other light fruits, grape maybe. Light caramel and toffee notes. Not as strong in the nose as the other in the Rochefort family.

T: Strong apple and grape flavors - as noted in the smell. Also some sweetness here on the end of each sip that seems to hint at a syrupy flavor - maybe maple syrup. Very good and surprisingly light for the style. Was expecting a bit more sweetness and dark fruit flavors with a BSD.

M: Moderate to high carbonation and medium body. Slightly syrupy in feel but nice on the palette.

D: Tasty, lighter version of it's more boozy brothers. Very drinkable, just a little pricey.

Photo of bogus564
3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours well; there's a reddish, dark amber color to it.

The head takes up half the volume, when poured into a tulip glass. There's a slight hint of lace as the head disappears.

As I smelled it, I was hit by hint of caramel; there was quite a malty nose to it, which was just what you wished for as a fan of malty beers.

There's a strong taste to it - the first sensation that hit me was a chocolaty maltiness. After the initial rush, I caught the citrus taste, a nice orange vibe, and a lovely level of carbonation.

Drinkability - wise: I wouldn't make plans if I were having more than one. It's nice and strong, best for telling your friends you love them. They'll forgive you, and if they're having this as well, they'll agree with you.

This beer would be fantastic with a good fish, like a salmon or tuna, or fried chicken. If you're a health nut, you might want to dial down to a well-grilled chicken.

Photo of cyrenaica
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

7.5% ABV
I tried this beer on May 14, 2009 at "Smokeless Joe's" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a nice reddish-brown with a thin white head that lingered. The aroma was sweet roasted malt, yeast, caramel and brown sugar. The mouthful was medium to full bodied with medium high carbonation. The flavour was slightly sweet, yeasty, malty, toffee with plums and spice. A very good beer.

Photo of Parrotbeak
4.52/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark, hazy amber in color, with a thin white head that remains. Thick lacing.
Smell is rich, buttery roasted malts, with notes of caramel, toffee, cocoa, brown sugar, and a touch of vanilla. Some fig and raisin as well.
Taste is again rich, toasted malts with some caramel notes. Toffee, cocoa, and vanilla. Raisin, fig, and plum.
Mouthfeel is smooth with a gentle bite. Perfect, moderate level of carbonation. Medium-light body.
Drinkability is excellent. Outstanding all around. Far better than the 8 or 10 in my opinion.

Photo of boss302
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A This is a light brown to orange color. Apparently my bottle was not allowed to settle long enough as the dregs began to flow while several ounces were still in the bottle. I kept pouring, dregs are good for you!. The beer had a nice thick head, and I let it sit for ~5 minutes before I took my first sip. It was still about a centimeter high. Lots of very fine bubbles from the bottom. Good lacing and still had a layer of head at the end. Joy.

S There is a slight pepper smell that could have been from the dregs and a little dried fruit aroma. Some sweetness, but to be honest there is not a lot to smell here.

T There is a little sweetness at first and some herbal (non-hop) flavors in the aftertaste. There is a little caramel in the finish. I don't taste the raisiny flavors that are common with other Belgian beres. Nothing stands out, you really have to try to find the flavors. It's balanced and it lacks any dominant character. The best thing about this beer is that there is nothing that is objectionable. Its just easy!

M Medium to full body, it feels thick on the tongue. It is 7.5%abv, but it's hard to detect it.

O A very good beer and I am glad I bought several. Typical Belgian attention to detail, they really do beer right. This goes in the must try box.

Photo of Nattyp
4.82/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bought at Local grocery Mathernes in Baton Rouge, LA. Super hot summer day that deserves a beer such as this. It's a hard find since the Rochefort 6 constitues only 1% of the beers brewed by ROchefort.
Pours a murky dead leaf brown with sediment into my tall Konig Pilsner stemmed glass. Tight bubbles and light foaming that sits nicely on top of the beer.
Aroma is spicy and figgy, very distictly Belgian.
Mouthfeel is so beautiful, very velvety smooth and consistent.
Taste is harmonious with the aroma, very nice dark fruit, fig, lots of caramel with seamless balance alongside the alcohol percentage of 7.5 abv, and acidity. delicious.
High drinkability I cannot put my glass down.

Photo of SFLpunk
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes 4/18/10. Tasting of all 3 Rochefort (6, 8 & 10)

11.2oz pry-top bottle. (040614 08:00)

Pours a red-tinted muddy brown with 1/2 inch of tan creamy head. Hazy but not cloudy. Aromas of dates and figs with some saaz-like hop notes (light pine needles). Smells sweet like raisins. Some wet flower notes. Sweetest aroma of the 3 Rocheforts.

Palate is surprisingly light bodied based on the nose. Creamy toasted oak mingles with fruit-cake flavors. Dried fruits and vanilla. Bright & sharp yet creamy. Finish is thin and fruity. Alcohol is somewhat on top.

Of the 6, 8 & 10, this is my 2nd favorite.

Photo of rootbeerman
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured into duvel tulip

A: pours brown, with a few chunks of yeast, a off white to light brown 2 finger head that fell to a decent layer.
S: sweet like light brown sugar, and light bit of fruit, mainly fig.
T: brown sugar candy, raisins and figs. taste sort of reminds me of a dopplebock. a bit of yeast, gives a little bit of spiciness.
M: very high carbonation, yet it seem thick on the palate.
D: easy, probably the quickest belgian ive ever sipped down.

Photo of xanok
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle pured into my Stone VE glass.

A-Pours an interesting hazy orange/brown/red color. Seems to get darker from the bottom up. Very similar look to apple cider. Thick white head and plenty of lacing even for a beer thats right out of the fridge.

S-Wonderful smell. Sweet malts and caramel, cinnamon, and bread. Dark fruits very present as well.

T-Darker fruits are dominant. Very bready and caramely as well. Very well balanced.

M-A bit more carbonated than I expected. Body is medium, nothing special here.

D-Fairly drinkable, alcohol is barely present. The carbonation makes it a bit filling.

Very good beer overall. Will most definitely try again.

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quality Belgium dark ale, lacks the depth of its siblings but makes for a nicely drinkable experience.

Presentation: 11.2 oz US imported bottle. Simple, old font, design. No description other than the trappist certificate. Does not show date of freshness but has an insider batch print (2801114 14:07). Shows Alc. by Vol. (7.5%) Poured into a tulip glass.

A -Amber brown to brown pour, generous frothy head, medium to low retention, fair surface memory, and a bit of lace.

S - Sweet, sugar and caramel aroma, with touches of fruit over a perfumy yeasty sense.

T - Nicely complex malt sweetness over fruity and spicy yeast tones. Slightly floral.

M - Highly carbonated, tingly, on a medium-body and fairly smooth.

D - It's a pleasing brew, drinks easily and offers a nice range.

Notes: Nice offering from the Rochefort line up. A bit understated but it is quality, reliable, and recommendable.

Photo of CHickman
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours opaque chestnut brown in color with a massive 3 finger off white foamy head that lasted and stayed on top for basically the whole beer; good lacing that slid down the glass. A lot of sediment floating around and an overall nice appearance.

Smells of sweet malt, brown sugar, yeast, bread, cinnamon, caramel, dark fruits and light spices.

Tastes sweet up front, with the brown sugar, bread/toast, caramel and dark fruits (plum or dates I think) starting this out, then followed by yeast, grains, some lemon or citrus hops, cinnamon, herbs, sour apple, butter, some light spices like pepper, maybe some clove, some alcohol is present yet mild and there is funky earthy taste at the end that comes with a lot of the Trappist ales. The subtleness and complexities of this brew are very nice and enjoyable overall. The sweetness is just right, and a fine combo of the malts and dark fruit flavor. The end was on the dry side with yeast funky earthy taste trailing off that resembles a penny; that is the only knock on this beer, that penny taste at the end.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, almost buttery on the tongue, with a medium body and very light carbonation that really makes this flow down easy.

A nice enjoyable beer that is easy to drink and has a nice little kick to it. Quite enjoyable and a great example of this style; this is the type of beer to sip and savor or enjoy with some food.

Photo of FreshHawk
4.52/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Hazy burnt orange/brick color with a good amount of yeast. Moderate sized bubbly and foamy white head and about average retention, thin bubbly lace.

S - Good amount of musty fruit with plum, apple, cherry, and raisin (amongst others). This is on top of a sweet, caramel bready malt smell. Some spice with cinnamon being strongest. Very intriguing and enjoyable aroma.

T - A lot of juicy dark fruit (raisin, fig, date) and some apple. Also has a bit of that musty type of taste to it, not really sure how to describe it, but it is unique and enjoyable. Good malt base that isn't really dark, but it isn't pale either. It is somewhat bready and has a bit of a caramel and brown sugar taste, but it isn't overly dark. Well spiced with cinnamon being the strongest and some yeast comes out as well.

M - Medium to light body with a good amount of carbonation. Fairly smooth but has a bit of a spritzy finish.

D - Very drinkable beer with a variety of flavors that are well balanced, tasty, and have a bit of a subtlety to them. No overly strong, but not weak.

Notes: Best before 08/07/14. Not really sure what to think about this beer other than I like it. It has a unique almost musty like aroma and taste that was nice, also it isn't really like a BSDA, but I don't know what else to consider it as it is somewhere between light and dark. Overall an enjoyable, drinkable beer that I really did enjoy, what else would you expect from this brewery. Worth trying.

Photo of thagr81us
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Chimay goblet. Poured a nice dark brown with tons of sediment. Has a three-finger fizzy off-white head that subsides to one finger and maintains a dusting of brown sediment on top throughout. Lacing is minimal throughout. The aroma was comprised of malt, fruit, spices, and alcohol notes. The flavor was of fruit and malt that is very subtle; alcohol hits you upon swallowing, but is not overpowering. It is medium on the palate with high carbonation. Overall, this was a very nice brew that was very easy to drink. However I don't think I could drink a large quantity in one sitting. If it had more lacing and flavors, this brew could be great.

Photo of bceagles39
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle at home on May 21, 2010.

Pours a hazy copper golden color. Nice thick off-white head. Leaves minimal lacing.

Smells like fresh ripe banana; has a bready yeastiness, and a little bit of spice.

Tastes fruitier than it smells, banana flavors. Flavors subtle.

Creamier mouthfeel than I expected. Was quite fizzy.

Photo of jikvig
4.77/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A nice redbrown colour. Alot, and I mean ALOT of sediments!!!
So it´s all about giving it time!

Nose with alot of dried fruit, raisins, spices, a really nice floral component as well.

Nice consentrated flavours that follows the nose, that stays for a long long time!

This is one of the most flavourful beers I have had! Really complex, really refreshing and well balanced!
If you can get your hands on one, make sure you grab some!!

Photo of dgilks
3.6/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich, malty sweetness. Notes of fig and date, honey, a light vinous note and a bit of spice.

Hazy, chestnut colour with a small, short lasted tan head. It's okay.

Lots of rich, toasty, bready malt. Some good fruit flavour comes through as well but it is predominantly toasty. Some stone fruits (peaches, apricots) through the mid palate with a slightly watery finish. Very light minerality. For mine, it is too thin and lacking in the big, fruity, malty, spicy flavours expected. Nice mild bitterness in the background.

Medium-light body with moderately-low carbonation.

Look. It's drinkable but that is mostly because it is not as full flavoured as it could be. I don't get the big, rich complexity that is possible in a 7.5% beer. While I don't find this amazing, I do love the 8 and 10 so I suppose I had to not like one of them.

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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
92 out of 100 based on 2,101 ratings.