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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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Ratings: 2,083
Reviews: 923
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 151
Gots: 274 | FT: 8
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Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

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 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.

Photo of grittybrews
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a orange-tinged root beer color into a Duvel tulip. Four solid fingers of slightly tan head that slowly receded to around half a finger.

Aroma not overpowering. A little sweet yeast and raisins. The taste, however, is quite full. Moderately high carbonation and a full mouthfeel with initial banana and caramel sweetness, clove, and spiced apple. Relatively quick finish with a bit of nuttiness.

Very tasty and quite drinkable, though not as impressive as the Rochefort 10 (next up, Rochefort 8...).

Photo of beerwolf77
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Duvel tulip the beer is a muddy cinnamon brown. Slightly cloudy. The gold tinted head reaches four fingers but fades almost instantly leaving not a spec of lace.

The aroma is sweet candied fruit and sugar sprinkled white toast. Light cinnamon, roast nuts and just a tiny bit pf tart apple.

The flavor is similar to the nose. Lots of candied fruit and cinnamon raisin toast. Tiny bits of chocolate, nuts, yeast and saltine crackers.

Medium body with a good amount of carbonation.

Overall a nice easy drinker. No mistaking this one for it's bigger and bolder brothers. Solid beer none the less.

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

pours hazy dark brown with a red tint, very carbonated with a very large beige head, lots of sediment, and good lacing.

smell is of caramel, spice, roasted malt, touch of nuts, dark fruit, and fizzy on the noise.

taste is creamy, prunes and other dark fruits, caramel, a bit of spice, some sour malt, and nuts in the background, leaves the mouth somewhat tangy and dry.

Photo of cosmicevan
4.67/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 330 ml bottle into Chimay chalice.

A - Deep shiny copper with an explosion of bubbles from the bottom and a nice off white bubbly head with milkshake like lacing.

S - The odor jumps from the glass to my nose even at quite some distance. Sweet plums and grapes and raisins. The candied sugar smell is so nice it makes my mouth water.

T - Darker fruits (plums, grapes, etc), but nicely balanced with sweetness and alcohol. Really great tasting beer.

M - Smooth and even and lively. Feels like a beer, but ultimate in smoothness. Leaves a nice cooling feel.

D - Really easy drinker. Fantastic taste, great mouthfeel, smells great...and reasonable ABV.

Photo of HugoGrim
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This looks simply perfect. Poured from the bottle into a chalice the body is rich and dark while the head remains thick and fluffy. Bubbles and lace abound.

Aromas of fruit and spices waft out of the glass. Sour cherry and figs, caramel and Belgian candy sugar. As it warms in the glass the aromas transition to a bit darker of a complexion. More Earthy, mahogany, faint milk chocolate even.

Flavor is exactly what you want from a Belgian Dark, though slightly subdued compared to some. Its got the rich and creamy malts. Hops are well hidden. Black cherry and cooked apple skin. Finish is sweet with a kiss of alcohol fume into the nose. Just a very good beer all around.

The label is stamped:
240713
07:48

Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured cloudy brown into a snifter glass with a sizable beige head. There's a moderate level of carbonation and some large yeast particles are floating near the bottom of the glass.
S: There is a light aroma of sweetness with notes of caramel and toffee. As the beer warms up, smells of dark fruit also become noticeable.
T: Like the smell, there's malty sweetness with some notes of chocolate and toffee. The finish is slightly dry and the overall taste becomes a little more complex as it warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very bubbly on the palate.
D: It's relatively easy to drink and any traces of alcohol are well hidden.

Photo of cakirkl
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - poured with a two finger head which isn't sticking around long. Eventually settles just for enough head to stay on top of the beer. No noticeable lace.

S - Brown sugar, prunes, perhaps some light toffee notes. I'm not getting much else out of it, it's pleasant, but can't figure out what the rest is.

T - First instinct was woody, earthy flavors, it wasn't what I expected from this beer. Other than that, light brown sugar maltyness, some slight dark fruity notes, I got a hint of booze at one point, but am not getting it anymore.

M - I'm pretty particular about the way the mouthfeel is. I think this would be better if the carbonation was a little less. But it is still quite nice.

D - I could have a couple of these, I don't think I would necessarily session, but I'm not having trouble putting this one back.

Good beer, I like it better than the 8. I'll probably pick this one up again.

Photo of ATSJer
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Golden colored ale, cloudy with a lot of particulate most settles to the bottom but a lot of it continues to float within the brew, thick white medium density head that clears fairly quickly.

Aroma: Complex, sweet and yet spicy. I could smell the hops but the sweetness of the malts is present as well. It also has some pronounced fruit smells.

Taste: This is where you just want to climb inside the glass. Rich malts moderate sweetness, light hoppiness. The flavor is so well blended that it seems like you catch them all at once. It is simply delicious, the flavors are very well balanced with the light hopps, you can also taste the sweetness. All of these flavors really mix well and are very nice. I can't imagine a brew much better than this.

Mouthfeel:
Moderate density, smooth, lightly carbonated, near the bottom you'll get the particulate more, but it doesn't detract.

Photo of ne0m00re
3.52/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a 33 cL bottle (stamped 280114) into an oversized red wine glass to capture the aroma.
A: A hazy orange brown, it poured with a medium cream head that quickly died to a good lace and collar.
S: Brown sugar and fig with raisins. It is full of earthy, rustic bread and hops that are reminiscent of spinach.
T: Mild brown sugar and cinnamon throughout, it is surprisingly more hoppy than expected with biting earthy lemon citrus hops. Yeasty bread and a mild tart grape is in the backbone, while the finish is slightly metallic with blackberries.
M: Very thin but also very frothy.
D: It's only ok for the style.

Photo of deapokid
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up all three Rochefort offerings for a side-by-side comparison. Here's review #1:

Rochefort 6 pours a metallic red/brown color, boasting loads of sediment and a thin and lacy head. The liquid has perpetual movement due to carbonation and a impenetrable murkiness that gives it an impossible to pin down coloration.

Alcohol and a tart fruitiness make up most of the flavor profile. A musky, dry quality permeates the bouquet, which pretty much exemplifies traditional Belgian ale characteristics. Plum and prune are the first fruits to tickle the nostril.

Taste is not as dry as one might expect. It seems to focus more on the tart fruitiness, which is quite original and much appreciated. Think cranberry and mild spicing and you're in the ballpark. A nice doughiness that is reminiscent of buttered bread or a warm croissant rounds out the flavor profile.

Relying more on fruit and spicy flavoring than alcohol content and barnyard muskiness has made this one easy to sip. It effortlessly slides over the taste buds, striking chords with its sour fruit notes and amazing balance. That 7.5% ABV is gentle and a subtle warmth takes over towards the end of the glass.

This is an exceptional Belgian ale that I've obviously waited way too long to try. Boy, am I excited for the rest of the series!

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my tulip glass to celebrate Friday night. Why not?

The color is a deep brown with a garnet coloring to it as well. In the light, the beer is a beautiful hazy ruby color. Capped off by a big fluffy and creamy head that lingers for the entire length of my consumption but doesn't provide any lacing, somehow, this is one beautiful beverage.

Nose and palate are similar, with the dominant characteristics biscuity malts, toffee, caramel, and brown sugar. There are some of the expected spices as well, due to the fermentation of the Belgian yeasts. Dark fruits are understated and fleeting in the finish, raisins and some dates. The balance of the flavors is very good, though I wish some of the dark fruits came through a bit more.

The feel is crisp, clean, and a bit dry. This is one of the lightest BSDAs that I have ever had. Pretty enjoyable overall, the finish has a somewhat creamy quality. The carbonation is phenomenal. The ample carbonation works perfectly with the texture, lending itself to a phenomenal drinking experience.

Photo of BeerNemesis
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trappistes Rochefort 6. 330 ml. 20

Appearance:
Murky russet hue with a 2" off-white head that quickly dissipates. Almost no lacing and a massive amount of sediment -- makes me wonder if there was something wrong with this batch (oh well, I'll have to change my review if I find out something different next time).

Aroma:
Raisins, spices, estery alcohol, and a smell of baked break crust -- quite complex and inviting.

Taste:
Dry bread crust and a bit of carob. Hint of hazelnut and complex yeast flavors. A bite towards the finish followed by slight warming. Quite nice and interesting, but a bit light for my taste.

Mouthfeel:
Medium-bodied and buttery upfront. Strong bite from the carbonation immediately jolts my palate -- a bit too carbonated for my taste in this style.

Drinkability:
Accessible and quite drinkable. There's complexity, but it's tempered. Overall I greatly prefer Rochefort 10, but 6 is a nice one to have in reserve.

Note:
I really like the bottle caps on these Rocheforts. The 6 has a red cap with white text and a white 6 in the middle.

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

Pours a slightly hazy amber brown with a large light tan head that quickly fades and leaves a lacing around the glass.

Smell of bread, very light belgian spicey yeast, stone ground crackers, a tiny bit of sour cream.

Taste of caramel, toffee, light biscuit and crackers, a lighter flavored belgian yeast, extreme smoothness that is hardly seen in beers of 7.5% vol. Walnuts, and butter. There are a lot of subtle flavors in here, none of which are 'extreme' by today's standars.

Mouthfeel of a very lightly carbonated light lager, but the abv of a much higher brew. Carbonation is shall I say perfect? Lots of head but carbonated mouthfeel is not nearly as pronounced as it appeared when poured.

Photo of scottyshades
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pours an opaque, rich mahogany color with a creamy and dense eggshell colored head. Retention is pretty good, not amazing. Chunks of yeast can be seen suspended in the glass.

S: Interesting nose. Not quite as Belgian as I expected, but it smells incredibly complex. Toffee, caramel, dark fruits; fig, plum, apricot, apple. Malt and yeast are both clearly identifiable in the nose. A little spices and esters from the yeast. Slight alcohol and butter? on the nose as it warms.

T: Not quite as complex as the 10, but still multi layered. First, the malts give a caramel, toffee, brown sugar, cinnamon?, cardamom, and a lactose-like note that adds some creaminess. Next, the yeast gives off some amazing qualities; estery dark fruits (fig, raisin, plum, apricot), along with some breadiness that really excels this brew to a whole new level. A healthy dose of alcohol is present, but not distracting.

MF/D: Very viscous and full in body, carbonation is slightly prickly but otherwise as good as it gets, lingering yeasty/dark fruit finish.

Notes: not quite as good as the 10, but just as good for the style. Really complex and easy to drink.

Photo of ThaCreep
3.57/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nose esters that give special fruity marked, can think in liquor but also with red fruit. A touch of coffee is also felt but it is discreet. The mouth is in continuity, it offers many berries macerated in taste with a very dry mouth, however. There is also a touch of alcohol and slightly spicy with presence, in addition, some phenols. The finish has a pleasant little bitterness. Not as complex as its big sisters, but perhaps easier to drink.

Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours into a Delirium tulip as a murky, turbid red-orange brown with lots of suspended particulate, a big frothy off-white head, and spectacular bubbling.

Musty yeast aroma and light fruits are soft, but more pronounced than the softly sweet malt scents.

Crisp and light taste as well as mouthfeel, due to the high carbonation, I would suppose. Acidic and slightly tart, reminiscent of citrus fruits and sour apples. Light roasted quality with an underlying candy and caramel sweetness. Finishes dry. Very drinkable.

Photo of hwwty4
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 11.2oz bottle into my Chimay chalice. This beer pours a burnt orange with a head that reminds me of a longer lasting fizz from a Sunkist orange pop. Heavy, sticky lacing is left as the beer recedes. The aroma is interesting. Nothing like what I would have expected from a BSDA. Over ripe apples, vanilla, pepper and other spices. Caramel and toffee. Just a little bit of yeasty bread. Almost reminds me more of a Tripel minus the Belgian candy sugar. The flavor isn't as intense as the nose. Sweet toffee comes through right off the bat followed closely by vanilla bean, and toasted grains. Sweet bruised fruits like apple and pears with just a hint of alcohol burn at the very tail of the flavor profile. The mouthfeel is light and crisply carbonated. It's what I expected from a Trappist Brewery. It's a really good beer.

Photo of ocelot2500
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky brown color with fizzy off-white head that leaves little lacing on the glass.

Smells of dark fruit and sweet bread.

Tastes of soft bread with a sugary, fruity layer on top. Fruits are dark and have raisins, figs, and a bit of apple. Yeast spice makes an appearance on the back end to round everything out.

Mouthfeel is medium with a fizzy, effervescent amount of carbonation.

Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
92 out of 100 based on 2,083 ratings.