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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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Ratings: 1,897
Reviews: 904
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 128
Gots: 194 | FT: 6
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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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Photo of daledeee
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The last of the three to try.

This beer poured with a nice bubbly head that acted like it would go away fast, but it didn't: impressive. Many chunks came out with this dark clear brown beer.

Nose is not as strong as I would guess. The nose actually got better after the beer was open for a bit. The smell of plums or prunes are the most noticable.

Taste is dark fruit like grapes, plums or dark cherries. Some hops and spice in the back ground. Not quite complex enough for the style. Mouth feel is good and alcohol is not overwhelming.

daledeee, Dec 09, 2008
Photo of gonzo46and2
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased this beer at Dunderbaks in the University Mall in Tampa.

Pours brown with an off-white head that is fluffy and bountiful from healthy bottle conditioning.

The aroma is your usual suspects in dark belgian beers. There was a bunch of sugary sweetness balanced with subtle hops, spices and yeast.

The taste was brown sugar, and dark fruits like raisins, figs, and dates. There wasn't much for hop taste. This was a sweet beer.

Mouthfeel was soft and medium bodied. The carbonation was just right.

I would recommend this beer to anyone who likes dark belgian beers but there are many that are more affordable yet just as good as this one.

gonzo46and2, Dec 08, 2008
Photo of magictrokini
3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can't really stand up to its cousins, 8 and 10, but was still a tasty beer. Pours murky mahogany with a thick, short tan head. Cherries, molasses, sugar, and raisins in the nose. Smooth mouthfeel without the expected syrupyness. Malt, caramel, prunes, maple syrup, and cream soda (nice call Beerlando) in the taste. I don't really like a lot of dubbles, as they are typically over-indulgent in spice and sticky malt, but this was really good.

magictrokini, Dec 05, 2008
Photo of cindiwindi1025
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Orangish brown, kinda fig colored, cloudy/slightly opague, no head or lacing, tiny effervescent bubbles from bottom to top of glass

S: Nothing but sweetness picked up on the nose

T: Sweet and light. Fig, malts, burnt sugar, light toffee, slight spiced apple, little bitter roasty hopness. No alcohol detected.

M: Medium carbonation, fizzy on the tongue. Hot feeling after a minute.

D: Not really a refreshing beer, not heavy by any means just feels a little too zingy on the tongue. It is pretty tasty though if you're a fig fan.

cindiwindi1025, Dec 05, 2008
Photo of essie
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this several months back at the Kulminator, and my notes were unfortunately somewhat sparse. That said, here's what I wrote down:

Dark amber in color with a decent head that fades quickly. It smells like dark chocolate, and tastes malty with the characteristic toffee/dark fruit flavors. Smooth with a medium body. Predictably, another great beer from Rochefort.

essie, Dec 04, 2008
Photo of OWSLEY069
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a copper color with a light tan head. In the aroma,roasted malts and candy sugars, musty and dusty yeast, light caramel, cocoa/vanilla and a slight nuttiness with a hint of toasted marshmallow.In the taste, malty but not very sweet, and somewhat fruity. A small hop and medium bodied mouthfeel, with just a little dryness and touch of fruit in the aftetaste. Quite easy to drink and fantastic.

OWSLEY069, Dec 03, 2008
Photo of corby112
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My least favorite of the three Rochefort beers, but still a great beer. The same recipe is used for all three but the lower abv lessens the taste a bit by losing the warmth and roasted maltiness. Still pours a nice chocolate brown color with thin tan foam head. Aroma of roasted maltiness and chocolate. Roasted malty flavor with hints of chocolate, toffee and dark fruit.

corby112, Dec 02, 2008
Photo of beerthulhu
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a deep cola-mahogany color with a thin, frothy light beige head that was moderately lasting through most of the drink leaving its fair share of lacing on the way down.

S: The nose yielded a big sweet caramel presence mixed in with some dried fruit, raisins, with a big alcohol warming along with some lingering sweet caramelized sugar.

T: The flavor is rich and creamy caramelized malting with ripe dark fruit, dates, raisins and cherries. Some dark brown sugar, toffee add some sweetness along with light fig notes. Overall a very rich and sweet caramel and bread palate that had a nice complexity and smoothness of flavor.

M: a aggressive carbonation with a creamy mouthful, A much softer carbonation would of faired better here I though. Left a smooth sweet rich caramelized lacing on the tongue.

D: High marks for drinkability, making for a sweet, rich desert type of beer that you wish you could enjoy more often. Very drinkable.

beerthulhu, Nov 23, 2008
Photo of BeerSox
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle into 8oz snifter.

Cloudy mohogany hue with a one finger light tan, and somewhat fizzy, head slowly settles to a thick rim along the glass.

Aromas of dark fruit and a little bit of chocolate. A light creaminess is in there.

The dark fruit is repeated in the flavor, combining with a thick feel that is still a little spritzy. Some very light phenolic flavors. Full bodied with high carbonation. The finish is the lingering dark fruit flavors. The alcohol is well hidden.

I'd say this is a very smooth and drinkable BSDA that's low on the phenolic characteristics. Well rounded and complex. Recommended.

BeerSox, Nov 22, 2008
Photo of ibbjamin
3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Paid $5.49 for an 11.2 oz bottle from BevMo in San Jose, CA. Poured into a snifter.

Half inch of rather fizzy off white head. The head retains quite well. A very dark, opaque, burnt brown/orange color. Minimal lacing.

Smells very dank, in its literal meaning. Candied figs and raisins. More smooth than overly sweet. Greatness.

The flavor is more mild than the nose and leaves me somewhat disappointed.

The mouth is rather fizzy and not as smooth as I like for a beer of this style and price. Rather uneventful and forgettable.

Well at this price range, drinkability is not too good as I feel somewhat jipped on the single bottle I bought.

The Rochefort 8 is my favorite of the 6, 8 and 10 by a longshot.

ibbjamin, Nov 19, 2008
Photo of sccala
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured out of a rather boring labeled 11.2 oz. brown glass bottle. Served into a pint glass...probably not the best glass to serve this beer in, but that was all I had at the time. Perhaps a tulip, or chalice would have given this beer an even better score than I gave it....

A- Cool color...a auburn/rust color. Very dense, so dense that the carbonation was hard to pick up under normal lighting. A slightly yellowish 3 finger collar. Very good lacing.

S- MMMmm..I smell fresh baked cookies...with spices in them....maybe a nice soft gingerbread cookie....It has kind of a buttery smell as well.

T- I usually don't like to taste the alcohol in a beer, but I like it in this instance. Very subtle estery taste mixed with....fruits such as figs and dates...maybe even plum.

M- The carbonation and alcohol penetrate the lining of the cheeks and palate, and follow with a relaxing, numbing (in a good way) massage.

D- How could you NOT drink this beer. Maybe if you couldn't afford it...which isn't unlikely, because at my local supplier...it's nearly $7.00 for 11.2 oz, but that is to be expected from a beer such as this.

sccala, Nov 18, 2008
Photo of bifrostguard
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Light plum color with a tall off white head leaving no lacing. Carbonation bubbles noticeable throughout.

S - Dark fruits and roasted malts.

T - Dark fruit sweetness and a very mild booze taste. In my opinion the booze and carbonation is what makes these beers great. This one is good.

M - Medium and smooth.

D - Not so much for me. I will move on pretty quickly from this one. Nice carbonation and certainly enjoyable, just not my cup of tea.

bifrostguard, Nov 15, 2008
Photo of tastybeer
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is deep auburn-like brown, thick and hazy, topped by a nice looking orange tinted white head. Extra fine bubbles give it a nice creamy look. The aroma is perfect for autumn. Delicately spicy cinnamon, sweet apples, licorice, tobacco, yummy grains, toffee and cream. Very nice on the nose. Taste is also rather delicate and pleasantly delightful. Sweet and relaxing flavors all over. This certainly has a very soft balance within itself. Well blended chocolate, toffee sweetness mix with lightly tart fruit and flowers all supported by smooth spiciness and fine bubbly carbonation. Drinkability is certainly not a problem for this is extremely consumable and has only moderate abv.


tastybeer, Nov 06, 2008
Photo of JeffV
3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had high hopes for this brew but it did not live up to them.

The experience started out well enough. The beer poured a cloudy brown haze that was rather attractive with a solid head. It was almost completely opaque in the glass.

It smelled of hops and dark fruit and I was very much ready to try it.

When I actually tasted it though I found it to be a little too syrupy. It tasted like molasses. I really like the hop notes though. I didn't get much citrus but the piney bitterness was nice. It would be difficult to drink several of these but overall it was a very classic style ale and a good experience.

I'd drink it again.

JeffV, Oct 27, 2008
Photo of midaszero
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle labeled 060213 13:00

A - Cloudy brown with 3 fingers of tan head and a little lacing

S - chocolate malts sweetness and yeast

T - light chocolate light fruit lots of caramel malt. A little bit of spices. Mellows out and gets some more fruit as it warms.

M - light medium body with medium high carbonation

D - Good but to expensive to enjoy regularly, better as it warms up

midaszero, Oct 26, 2008
Photo of Proteus93
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Murky chocolate brown, more towards a milk chocolate... it's lighter than the other two by far. Head is a foamy fizz, retention is a little iffy, but it leaves a nice sheeting behind.

S: Yeast esters offer a bit of plum, buttery scents, and spotty alcohol. A little earthiness.

T: Dark buttered bread, a modest flavour of chocolate/vanilla cream, and a tiny hint of fruitiness.

M: A crisp carbonation that mellows as it goes... smooth, medium body, semi-dry on the finish.

D: Not such a warming alcohol, not as much of a 'sipper' as its bigger brothers. Nonetheless, it has enough to pack a little punch... it just hides it well.

Proteus93, Oct 24, 2008
Photo of tr4nc3d
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice light brown color with a tan head that leaves little lacing.

Smells very fruity, sweet, like sour grapes, dark sugar

Taste like grapes(very much like wine),plums, sweet and fruity with a good aftertaste.

Mouthfeel was smooth, leaving a nice sweet aftertaste on your tounge.

To me this a was a very excellent beer and probably my favorite out of the 6, 8, and 10, something was missing though that would have made this great, but overall I would definately buy more of this.

tr4nc3d, Oct 23, 2008
Photo of Billolick
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce bottle, pours dark, murky, plum. super retentive darker tan head, spots of lace and scattered sheeting, ripe fruit and must in the nose. Soft on the tongue, loads of complex flavors inter mingle here. Fruits, figs, grapes, berries, vanilla, must, light smoke, leather, wood, earthy. A very nice treat, I'd like to pair this one with some old cheese and perhaps spiced meats. Well worth a try.

Billolick, Oct 13, 2008
Photo of Surlington
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Opaque burnt amber with a creamy white head. The head retains well, and leaves a really beautiful lace.
Smell: Slightly floral.
Taste: Not my favorite Trappist ale in terms of taste, but still excellent. Sweet and and slightly nutty, but not as complex as other Trappist Ales.... I may only be saying that because it's the 6 as opposed to the 8 or 10, and this is the first 6 I've tried. A little more time in the bottle probably allows more subtle flavors to develop. The aftertaste is really warm and satisfying.
Mouthfeel: A little thick, but not too thick. It coats your mouth in just the right way.
Drinkability: Quite smooth and easy to drink. I could go for another at the moment.

Surlington, Oct 11, 2008
Photo of Traquairlover
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A = Amber caramel color, small bone white head with very good retention, light lacing.

S = Caramel, maple syrup, peppery notes of yeast similar to a pepperment stick. Well balanced and pleasing.

T = Creamy tastes of syrup, caramel, very light yeast flavors add just the right amount of funk. A very nice tasting Belgian ale.

M = Medium to medium heavy body, good mouthcoating, foams well in mouth when swished.

D = A very pleasant Belgian dark ale, not to over the top, very well balanced, A great drink.

Traquairlover, Oct 10, 2008
Photo of BMoney575
3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Sampled on 10-6-08
Best before 6-2-13

Pours cloudy, iridescent golden brown, with a super foamy head head that lasts for ears. Lacing as thick as the head covers the entire glass.

Smell is tons of toffee, lots of vanilla, and even some chocolate, if you look for it. There's a sour Belgian quality hidden in there too.

Taste just misses the mark. Kind of bland, with a meaty, yeasty, sour flavor. None of the complexity of the smell.

Mouthfeel is good, thick and creamy.

Drinkability is not very good, the flavor just isn't enjoyable.

Overall, I was so ready to love this beer. How disappointing.

BMoney575, Oct 06, 2008
Photo of adamette
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Before even opening bottle I noted significant sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Moving the bottle around caused the sediment to move around. Maybe 1% of the beer is sediment. Poured from standard sized, shaped bottle as pictured above into clean, clear glass.

A Incredible deep golden brown body with the sediment described above, thick 4 inch head which remained for about 2 minutes, dissipated down to a few millimeters and stayed that way for another 10 minutes, indeed until I had finished the beer. After finishing beer dark sediment in the bottom of my glass.

S Matly, not particularly hoppy or high in ABV to the nose. Some grains but nothing specific.

T Malty, grains, interesting. Not high in ABV to the taste.

M Mouthfeel is full but there is a smoothness along with a grainy feel. It is difficult to describe. Ir really must be experienced.

D Good, especially for the relatively high ABV.

Notes: cannot help but compare this with Rochefort 8, 10. I certainly prefer the 8 but all three of these are world class in my opinion. Also: I read somewhere that the Rochefort 6 is "not as available" as the 8 and the 10. I bought this bottle at Winking Lizard in Mentor, Ohio (a local chain of beer/sports bars/restaurants).

adamette, Oct 01, 2008
Photo of Bobo77
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found in the Belgium section of Lukas Licquors in Ellisville, MO (my new favorite store.)

Brown bottle with a seal that states, "Authentic Trappist Product."

Poured into a brandy snifter a cloudy dark brown opaque body with a quicklly disappearing soda-like head.

The scent of chocolate, caramel, and sugar in general permeate. Layers of buttery toffee. I cannot wait to taste this.

Rich roasted malt with an amazing caramel and toffee layer that is simply awesome. Burn of alcohol seems to be well hidden. This stuff is like candy but yet it isn't cloying. The one drawback is that I think that majority of alcohol has ended up on the bottom of the glass. I swirled it gently to try and mix it up but still it seemed to be futile. I experienced this same thing once before with Chimay, I am not sure if it is due to the shipping or if it had been sitting on the shelf for a long time or if I just didn't pour it hard enough. Despite this it is still a top notch beer. I was expecting it to be like Maudite, but it seemes more mellow. Quite enjoyable.

Bobo77, Sep 30, 2008
Photo of NHGrafx
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2oz brown bottle.

Pours a nice dark brown color. Big head which lasted a few minutes and there is also some very nice lacing. Nice bit of sediment that took some swirling to loosen up.

Aroma is very nice and complex. The aroma has some sweetness in it, some licorice like smells. There are some floral and fruity aromas. There are also some nice spice notes with a nice hop note as well. As it warms the aroma becomes more earthy. Overall a very nice aroma.

The taste has some nice spiciness to it. Very smooth too, relatively low carbonation, tastes almost flat. Not a bad thing though. The taste is also quite earthy, there is also some slight fruity sweetness to it. Finish is spicy with some slight bitterness. Mouthfeel is pretty good, drinkability is very good too.

Overall pretty good. Not quite what I was expecting, but still very good.

NHGrafx, Sep 24, 2008
Photo of bbothen
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Beautiful caramel brown with a bubbly & frithy 2 finger tan colored head.

Smells bready, clight caramel sweetness, kinda boozy, & slighty fruity.

Yeasty, bready, malty, some sweet dark fruit notes, slight toffee & caramel. Rich & very flavorful. Quite carbonated.

Bit too carbonated for my tastes. Still smooth & creamy. Dry finish.

A tasty & rich Belgian dark ale.

bbothen, Sep 18, 2008
Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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