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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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Ratings: 2,084
Reviews: 923
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 151
Gots: 273 | FT: 8
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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 tmoneyba
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the last in the process of tasting all three of these brews.

Aroma, flavor and body was much the same as the 10 and 8.

With a lowerer and smaller alcohol finish. This was a good thing.

The complex flavor and finish generated more character and was as much of a standout for style.

Photo of Voonder
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark copper colour with thick bubbly off-white head. Smell - caramel, bread, malts. Taste - yeasty, malty, alcohol slightly shows up. Mouthfeel - thick and rich, pretty creamy. It's kinda drinkable. Not a bad stuff, but I liked No8 way better than this.

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

Major yeast on the bottom of the bottle and floating throughout the glass as I poured it. Slowly floats to the bottom as it settles and warms. A finger and a half of foam is present and continues to produce a nice thin layer on the top. The smell consists of flowers, fruits and raisins. The beer is spicy..almost peppery as I drink it and has a nice strong sharp bite after each sip.

Very enjoyable beer.

Photo of soupyman10
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got a couple bottles of these for Christmas. This one pours a deep copper brown color, with a bunch of floaties. Huge fluffy tan head that leaves excellent lacing (with a sprinkle of dark yeast tossed on top for good measure). Nose is strong breadiness, cookies, a touch of fruit, sweet candy malt, spiciness, and a touch of alcohol. A very sweet brew. Flavor is similar. Toffee, cookies. Definite spicy alcohol presence. A touch of unique earthy wood. Candy and caramel sweetness. Almost no hop presence. Definitely subtler than other Rocheforts. Body is a little thinner than expected. Carbonation was good and appropriate. Overall, it's solid, but not nearly as good as the other Rocheforts. I'm not even sure it counts as a BSDA. I'm going to put the other bottle down for a while and see how it does in a year or two...

Photo of rhinos00
4.97/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2004 vintage - served in tulip glass at American Flatbread in Burlington, Vermont.

A- Dark, reddish copper. Fingers width of off-white head with very nice lacing as the beer was consumed.

S- Truly smelled like the nectar of gods. Combination of sweet honey and cloves. Simply amazing.

T- Absolutely perfect. The taste was so mellow and well crafted that there is really nothing that can be improved. Up front the beer had a carbonated malt flavor. This slowly gave way to a strong, sweet finish most akin to the sweetest and tastiest of all honey.

M- Medium bodied and well carbonated, even after almost 5 years of age.

D- I cannot really explain how drinkable this beer is with some age on it. You have to try this one for yourself.

Overall, hands down one of the best tasting beers I have ever had. I was so close to giving this a perfect 5. I was told that this beer was discovered in the brewpubs basement, what a find! I urge anyone who has the chance to buy this beer to have the patience to let this age for 4-5 years. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.

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

First beer of 2009! Poured from 11.2oz bottle into Chimay chalice.
A - Slightly cloudy, brownish red in color; similar to the appearance of unfiltered apple juice. Bubbly head that lasts and lasts. Nice lacing.
S - Aroma of fermented fruit-apples,figs,apricots. Notes of caramel as well.
T - Complex yeasty tastes of apples,figs,clove with notes of caramel and chocolate. Nice balance of sweet and tart.
M - Light on the palate. A bit slick but slightly effervescent as well.
D - This is probably the best Belgian I've tried. Not too heavy on the palate and not too big on the ABV to have 2 or 3.

Photo of czfreeman
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first beer of the New Year. I had to work New Years Eve, so here's to starting my celebration.
Pours a light ruby-toned brown color,hints of cherrys, fairly clear...Until a beautiful amount of chunky sediments is decanted. Head is light tan color, with a cinnamon-sprinkle of sediment in the middle. Looks absolutley delicious.
Smells of apples,spiced light wine,phenols,light pummy,some raisins,not as "dark"smelling as most BSDA. Malts,slight mustiness,with a tiny touch of cherry.
Taste is apples, musty woodyness,yeasts,creamy mouthfeel, wth a nice light warmness on the finish. Light,light accents of raisins and figs,but domonates on the apple-pear-cinnamon spectrum. Hard to pick out specific flavors,as it is nearly impossible to put the glass dowm.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied.Spikes with a warm finish and a tart-rather than sweet raisin BSDA flavor. This is a distinctly different beer than the 8, and superbly executed. I look foward to the 10.

Photo of champ103
3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a cloudy mahogany color. A large rocky and white head forms with good retention. A touch of sticky lace.
S: Wow! This has a pungent aroma of alcohol, plums, and other fruity esters. Some sweet honey and caramel as well. Some doughy bread aromas. Very interesting, but I am not sure if I really like the aroma or not.
T: The first thing I notice is lots of alcohol again. After that, lots of sweet fruits. A sour apple flavor, raisins, and plums. Honey and caramel again.
M/D: A full body this is incredibly rich and creamy. Velvety smooth. The alcohol really shows in this beer for me. It takes away from the drinkability a bit.

I seem to be getting a lot of alcohol in this beer. It is over 7%, though I have had much higher that hid the alcohol much better (including Rochefort 8). This is very interesting though. Different than other beers of this style. I like it, but it is not my favorite of the style.

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

Appearance: Hazy-brown Yazoo clay, small fizzy head that quickly dissipates. No lacing.

Smell: Bread crust, alcohol, some dark fruits, caramel

Taste: Dry bread crust, yeast, alcohol, some fruits (bruised apples, dark raisins, figs, blood orange)

Mouthfeel: Light and semi-dry, crisp, a little lighter than I prefer, a little too much carbonation

Drinkability: Good, would be great with some cheese or other fatty food to balance the acidity. On the lighter end of the BSDA spectrum, possibly another category - lacks the darker, heavier wow factor of others.

Photo of bluemoonswoon
3.42/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

11.2oz bottle poured into a St. Bernardus chalice with a head the is foamy and creamy and stands a dime thick on top of the beer. I get a cap but nada else.

Fresh crusty bread, brown sugar and clove greet the nose.
Bread on the opening, slightly nutty, and a bit of booze, the yeast is what is really on display here and one could imagine that like a gueze, each bottle might bring with it an entirely different world of tastes. This one's focus seems to be a mixture of nutty and crusty bread tones, almost exactly as it is laid out in the nose minus the slightly boozy heat that accompanies the finish on this one. Mouthfeel is what is probably most redeeming about this beer, the active carbonation keeps me interested in trying to pull apart as much flavor as I can out of this beer. But overall I am sort of disappointed in this beer, the complexity that I have come to expect from this style is just not there, I would probably give this beer another try to see if two bottles are alike, but really only if it were on sale or got as an extra or maybe at a bar.

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 6/11/08. Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with a small white head. Aroma of apple juice and raisin. Flavor of apple, raisin, sweet caramel, dark fruit (plum), brown sugar. Very complex. No bitterness, which is nice :-) Very hearty beer for a 7.5% abv. Excellent Belgian, quite drinkable. Rochefort never ceases to amaze me.
8/5/8/4/16 (4.1/5)

Photo of daledeee
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Photo of gonzo46and2
4/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Photo of magictrokini
3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

Photo of cindiwindi1025
4/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Photo of essie
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Photo of corby112
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Photo of beerthulhu
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Photo of BeerSox
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Photo of ibbjamin
3.04/5  rDev -26.6%
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.

Photo of sccala
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Photo of bifrostguard
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Photo of tastybeer
4.29/5  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.


Photo of JeffV
3.67/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
92 out of 100 based on 2,084 ratings.