Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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Reviews: 932
Hads: 2,187
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 176
Gots: 320 | 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 DanfromVan
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

33cl bottle from Firefly locally. Chilled slightly, opened to a fountain of foam. Poured it full on into a chalice. Head dissipated rapidly, slight lacing left behind. Great Malty upfront taste, with sugar and candy high notes. It flattened out fast and carbonation was gone, maybe a slightly older batch,. Quaffed quickly, will try again. (339 characters)

Photo of Jacobob10
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 33 cL bottle into a chalice.

Pours clear and copper in color with a small yet persistent white head. No lacing. Aroma consists of sweet malts, caramel, and raisin. No hop presence at all to speak of. Similar flavor with the malt dominating again. The level of carbonation was through the roof, which did not complement the strong body of the beer well. Very prickly on the tongue, almost seltzer like.

Overall, I think this beer could benefit from softer carbonation. It's a classic beer that's been made the same way for ages so perhaps it's just not my cup of tea. Nothing was wrong flavor-wise and it actually paired nicely with some pierogies and spinach and feta chicken sausage. (708 characters)

Photo of FLima
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Murky brown reddish color with a thick beige head with great retention.
Relatively mild aroma of hay, herbal and earthy hops, wood and lots of nutmeg.
Similarly, flavor with notes of hay, lots of spices, mint, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, nuts, cherries, wood, earthy hops, cocoa, Port Wine and toasted malts. Dry aftertaste with medium bitterness.
Medium to full body with somewhat effervescent carbonation. Alcohol of 7.5% abv is felt, but it does not bother.
A quite complex Dubbel with lots of spices, perceivable booze, toasty and woody. Not so fruity, nor sweet. It has a character of its own, though I did preferred their other brews. (638 characters)

Photo of Gajo74
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look-Pours a solid brown color. Lighter on the top and darker on the bottom. A 2-3 inch head dissipates into a thin off white lace that is persistent throughout. Slightly hazy.
Smell-Aroma consists of a malty and maple syrup sweetness. Not an overpowering aroma but just enough to keep you enjoying the smell.
Feel- deceptively light taste for a dark beer in that it almost feels like a lighter bodied beer upon first tasting. Lots of carbonation.
Taste- the carbonation makes it initially difficult for me to decipher the individual flavors. However, as the carbonation settles and as you get to the darker bottom of the glass, the malty flavors come out prominently. It is a malty flavor that is not as sweet as other malty beers. I detect hints of coffee and dark bread.
Overall- a quality Belgian style I will continue to drink. (835 characters)

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%

It is not the 8 or the 10 but an outstanding beer. Very easy to drink, it went down very quick. As my beer guru said, if he were a rich man this would be a great beer to drink in quantity. Overall that is the biggest drawback, great beer but maybe not great enough for the cost. (281 characters)

Photo of Boyz5725
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Appearance: hazy bronze, shimmers of gold, beautiful full head.

Smell: sour and sweet with a touch of earthy spice.

Taste: hoppy bitterness with hints of maltiness . Pleasantly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a slight creaminess.

Drinkability & Notes: This beer would be a perfect compliment to a fine dining experience. (333 characters)

Photo of lionchow
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Pours light brown with amber highlights on the edges. Big light tan head with fine lacing.

Aroma is a little hay and herbs. Subdued.

Flavor is mild, compared to the Westmalle Dubbel I just drank. Mild wet hay, sharp alcoholic and carbonated bite. Flavors are melded well, with nothing really standing out. A bit of candi sugar, a bit of cocoa bean, even light coffee notes. Mild and enjoyable.

Overall it is good, but not as enjoyable as the Westmalle. The alcohol and carbonation bite throws it off a bit and overpowers the flavors. (543 characters)

Photo of Robert_G
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

I simply could not believe how good this beer is. It is so tasty that I could only sip it a little at a time to make sure that it lasted. It's like sipping a very fine single-malt highland scotch. Unbelievable! (210 characters)

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Rochefort 6 pours a darker cloudy amber color, with a very large frothy and lacing head. There is a sweet toasted aroma, some notes of Belgian candies. The taste is much the same, toasted, but bigger notes of sweet candy. Good body and good feel. Overall its complex and well constructed, a little too sweet for me. (319 characters)

Photo of dacrza1
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

DATE REVIEWED: August 3, 2014... GLASSWARE: Chimay chalice... OCCASION: great PSU weekend comes to a close...APPEARANCE: dark brownish red body that pours with a sizzle, then opaquely feigns daylight; off-white single-finger hand is bubbly with cream head... AROMA: plum, banana, some iron and blood rust; yeasts make the aroma slightly funky; rather faint for a Trappist... PALATE: surprisingly thin, but with as unsurprisingly long, warm aftertaste; creamy and extremely drinkable... TASTE: raisins mix with woody, smoky water notes; sugars mingle for sweetness; rather understated for a Trappist, again, but still chewable and rewarding slow sips...OVERALL: expectations were for something bigger; this eased off its intensity and actually proved elusive on its profile; good, but also worth its price if on sale.... (819 characters)

Photo of gonzo000
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a. Brown beer that you can see through. One finger of cream head on the pour that disappears quickly leaving a ring of head around the outside of the glass and a small penny size circle of thin foam in the middle.

s. Honey, raspberry, cherry, yeast, malt.

t. Very full taste - sweet on the front and a bitter finish. Very tasty, but the fruit on the nose is not found in the taste. As it warms, the yeast becomes more prevalent.

m. Very good, but a bit too much carbonation.

O. Outstanding beer that I could revisit in the winter. Hearty beer that is too heavy for a summer's day. (585 characters)

Photo of DenisKolkin
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served fairly cold into a wine glass, at the hotel after picking up a bottle last night. 330 ml bottle.

Appearance - nice coppery brown color in the light. A large two finger head is poured and subsides fairly quickly into some wispy foam. Plenty of sediment in the glass too.

Smell - lots of cherries melded in with Christmas baking, also a signature Rochefort smell, that's hard to describe, but the 10 has it as well. I Can smell that this is a boozy beer too. Some other dark fruits for good measure.

Taste - the cherries come through here again with some other dark fruit, maybe plums. Spicy taste at the end of the sip although the aftertaste doesn't last long. A bit of a soda-ish quality to it to in that the flavour just evaporates out of your mouth. The heat is a little more than I'd enjoy out of a dubbel.

Mouthfeel - spicy, finishes boozy and well carbonated throughout. Drier than expected finish. The alcohol has an incredible warming effect in the back of throat. Different than I was expecting but not unpleasant.

Overall - very good dubbel with absolutely wonderful aromatics. The rest of the beer was a bit of a letdown, but that's only when comparing with the magical 10 and 8. Still one of the best dubbels on the market and a must try for Belgian lovers. (1,285 characters)

Photo of janubio
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

330 ml. bottle, served in chalice glass (I can't find my Rochefort one). Red copper colour, with a small head that fades soon, leaving a minimal lace. Smell of chocolate, cherries, ripened fruits, port wine. Palate is just a pleasure, not much carbonation, just go round your tongue like a nectar. Taste is like the smell: cherries, chocolate, port wine, dark and ripened fruits, caramel. Glory. (395 characters)

Photo of rangerred
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle into a goblet.

Pours a hazy dark brown with a huge billowy white head. Incredible head retention with equally substantial lacing. Very typical for the style.

Aroma of dark fruit in the way of figs and dried cherries. Just a touch medicinal with some grape and red wine notes. Yeasty Belgian spice too.

The flavor is quite spicy but brings in some caramel to go along with the dark fruit and Belgian yeast spice. Some pepper and vanilla notes and a touch of wood. Very light oxidation but nothing compared to some aged Belgians I have had. Very light and floaty mouthfeel with a very light lingering sweetness.

Overall, a really nice Belgian Ale and one of the standards. While the complexity is a bit lacking compared to the quads, this beer holds its own with the other Dubbels out there and is a treat to drink. (830 characters)

Photo of Macko
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

33cl bottle poured into a Rochefort Glass.

A- Pours a muddy brown though with lovely lacing.

S- Yeasts and spices, even apples, but I always find the apples with these beers.

T- Heavier Malt than I expected for a 6. Less sugary than the Rochefort 8.

M- Carbonation is good at first. Not the creamy smoothness of its stronger stablemates.

O- Overall it tastes closer to an Achel Brown than a Rochefort 8 or 10. Does not have the same quality feeling about it either. For such a strong malty taste I would have expected more taste, still an enjoyable beer but not the best for me. (584 characters)

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

Poured from 330 ml bottle into Cantillon glass.

Color is muddy (but fairly light) brown. Moderate, off-white head.

Smell is lightly sweet, with a hint of spice.

Taste adds toastiness, burned caramel, hard candy.

That said, the beer feels light, and the 7.5% ABV is masked superbly. So, it's surprisingly drinkable, given its taste profile. (343 characters)

Photo of allengarvin
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Huh, I'd never gotten around to reviewing this Rochefort. Took an opportunity to pull by Rochefort glass out of the cabinet.

It pours a murking brown color, with about a quarter inch of head atop it. Doesn't seem quite as aromatic as the other Rocheforts, but there's a strong malt scent, lots of fruitiness, and a little yeasty mustiness. Delicious taste, just what you expect from an excellent dubbel: good caramel malt notes, very fruity yeasty esters, reminiscent of plums, a touch of spicy phenols, but not as much as some examples. Nice full body, with plenty of carbonation.

A classic. (596 characters)

Photo of Flounder57
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a murky caramel brown with no vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Spicy yeast, caramel, raisins, cherry, a little chocolate, figs, and a little booze.

Taste: Same as above with a little hop tingly bitterness. Smooth and delicious.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, delicious, a little booze, low carbonation, and light to medium bodied.

Overall: Pretty awesome dubbel. It's been a while, but ready for 8 and 10 now. (547 characters)

Photo of thehyperduck
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

330 mL bottle picked up in Port Huron; 'best before' Sept. 18 2018. As someone who has never found a truly memorable dubbel, and also was a big fan of this brewery's #8, this seemed like a very necessary pick-up. Served at cellar temperature.

Pours a cloudy amber-copper colour, generating two fingers of fluffy, pillowy off-white head that maintains cohesion for a good long while. Gobs of sticky lacing cling to the glass, as well as the top of the froth - this is one of the most attractive beers I've ever seen. Very fragrant on the nose and quite spicy, with some raisin, toasted nuts, figs, maraschino cherry, banana and chocolate. Convinced so far!

Absolutely delicious; a malt bomb that leads off with notes of raisin, plum and fig before things start to get a bit spicier. Toffee and milk chocolate lead into a spicy, yeasty finish with banana, clove, cinnamon and pepper. Mild, balanced aftertaste, with some earthy hops and musty yeast that lingers. A little boozy for the abv, but this is just an observation, not a complaint. On the thicker side of medium-bodied, with a smooth, silky mouthfeel that contrasts nicely with the prickly carbonation.

Final Grade: 4.52, an A. Rochefort 6 is one of the most satisfying dubbels I have ever had the pleasure of quaffing. Honestly, if you like Belgian beers, you would be doing yourself a disservice by avoiding this - and I'll just leave it at that. A must try. (1,421 characters)

Photo of sprat1960
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Chestnut brown in color; opaque. Huge foamy head when poured, though it dies down quickly, Nice smell - slightly sweet with hints of grain. Delicious taste; slightly sweet and mild taste of grain. Medium body; not too heavy yet not thin. Nice mild carbonation. Pleasant to drink! Very nice Belgium Trappist beer. (312 characters)

Photo of Lothore
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a orangey red hue with a massive head that leaves beautiful lacing on the way down.

S- Yeasty, spicy, slightly mettalic.

T- Spicy, earthy, creamy, malty.

M- Extremely creamy with medium-low carbonation.

D- The mouthfeel, the taste, the smell all fall somewhat short for me. (286 characters)

Photo of JRed
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brown body with foamy white head that stays around. Yeasty aroma of cherries, caramel, herbal notes, and mild booze. Flavors evolve through caramel, herbal, medicinal, boozy counterparts, and a sweet cherry liquor. Wonderfully balanced. Medium body with light carbonation. Sweet and cloying. (291 characters)

Photo of NightINgale
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle poured into a chalice glass. I am really glad to be finally trying the 6, two years after trying the 8 and the 10!

A - Pours a cloudy light-brown body. The head is frothy, though it won't last forever.

S - The first thing that I am getting is spices: cinnamon, aniseed. Then you get quite a bit of yeast and some light fruit notes.

T - The taste is not as intense as in this beer's "older brothers" or some other Belgian (and trappist) dubbels. However, it is quite complex, with bread, red grapes/wine, brown sugar notes and hints of raisins and anise. Not very sweet but quite yeasty overall; there is also some bitterness to it. I reckon that some red wine-like characteristics are likely to be picked up by some drinkers. Overall, this beer has a very interesting (you could say unique) taste; definitely not your typical dubbel. The first sip was a little disappointing, while the last sip made me wish I had more!

M - Fairly thin in body for the style. Plenty of carbonation and a bit of alcohol warmth. There is a certain spiciness about it that makes my palate excited.

O - I must say I was expecting more body and complexity (I must have been spoiled by Rochefort 8 and 10). However, this beer really opens up with subtle hints of different spices and develops a wine-like feel. I liked it, though I must say it probably is not the place to start if you are not very familiar with Belgian ales. (1,422 characters)

Photo of adman08
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light sweet aroma of caramel with a hint of warm alcohol amd just a touch of dark, burnt sugar. Light body, very highly carbonated. Light, hazy brown. Sweet, light caramel flavor with some alcohol warmth, a hint of dark, slightly burnt sugar and a hint of earthy hops. I think the bottle may have been fairly old. (313 characters)

Photo of Act25
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Rochefort 6 is slightly better so far than the two 8's I have tried, which were variable in quality, as seems to be the case here with other reviewers. I will try the 10, but for the price, I'll take Bernardus, Duvel, Orval, any day.

A: Pours a hazed, sienna body, well carbonated resulting in ample, mounding, but short-lived, foamy, off-white head that laces as you enjoy.

Smell: The aroma is the best part, with dominant, complex fruit like a wine: Flower shop, apples, cider, and ripe plums, and a back end of yeast, and more flowers, incense, varnish, and a bit of pepper.

Taste: Follows the smell, with more brown sugar and caramel coated fruits. .Bright floral highlights and fruitiness mixed with tempering yeasts. No hint of alcohol, but wine-like, warming, tannin and with a nutty finish. (DEFINITELY A MUST WITH CHEESE)

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated, a bit prickly, and thinner than I would like.

Drinkability: Very complex, enjoyable brew, for me a bit thin, too carbonated, and 2nd rank to the fuller dubbels out there. 4.25 for its rare complexity, and it's after dinner elegance.

I think I found ideal match with Comte & Irish raisin soda bread. (1,167 characters)

Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
92 out of 100 based on 932 ratings.