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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,937 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,937
Reviews: 906
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 134
Gots: 205 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-12-2002)
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Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

330 mL bottle poured into a chalice at cellar-fridge temperature.

L – Amber-brown color with a 2-finger creamy, frothy cream-colored head. Fantastic retention as the head never completely goes away but not really much lacing. Mostly clear with a good amount of bubbles.

S – Ah, the wonderful complexity of Belgian beers. Caramel and toasted malts, apples, some cherries, some raisins, and the peppery aroma of Belgian yeast.

T – If I thought the aroma was complex, the taste is throwing me for a loop. It starts off sweet with caramel, bready, and nutty malt and picks up some apples and raisins as the taste progresses. Some subtly spicy peppery yeast creeps in toward mid-taste, and some flavors that are difficult to pinpoint become apparent at the finish. I’m thinking some floral, almost rose-like, hops but I’m really not sure. Either way, this is a very tasty beer.

F – Medium-to-full-bodied with great carbonation, a very creamy and smooth mouthfeel, and a very dry finish. It’s pretty astonishing how the dryness builds throughout the experience of taking a sip of this beer.

O – This is a fantastic beer and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Over the past year, I’ve been trying as many beers as I could get my hands on. Recently, I’ve actually been getting kind of bored with trying different beers as many of them have started to taste the same. I’ve been getting more and more underwhelmed by a lot of the ones I’ve tried, and so I’ve become more interested in drinking a small rotation of beers that I’ve tried and loved. This beer right here has shown me something new and wonderful and has given me a new sense of purpose in going out and drinking as many different beers as I possibly can. I have a feeling I’m going to be going through a lot of Trappist beers in the near future.

BlackBelt5112203, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of jacekszulc
4/5  rDev -3.4%

jacekszulc, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of jcoulighan
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

jcoulighan, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of VinnyA
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

VinnyA, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of philmen
4/5  rDev -3.4%

philmen, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of avgjoseph
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

avgjoseph, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of spoony
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From an 11.2 oz bottle (marked 281216, which I assume is best by December 28, 2016) into a chalice.

A-Light brown in color like black tea, but very murky and swampy. The head maxed out at one and one-half fingers of tan foam and dissipated into a thick cap that never really went away. No real lacing.

S-Mild aromas of milk chocolate and carob scented malts, along with some raisins and a lightly sweet touch of molasses. Also some whiffs of apple-scented tart alcohol. A unique mixture.

T-The taste is lightly nutty to open with and the nutty flavor accompanies minor notes of the aforementioned carob, as well as some caramel and raisin, i.e., typical dubbel. The beer dries out on the mid-palate and gives a lightly oaked feeling. The package finishes with a lightly spicy alcohol.

M-Moderate to high carbonation (for the style) gives the beer a lighter feeling than other dubbels. After the carbonation settles, the brew gets a little watery and thin feeling.

O-l am a fan of dubbels and this one fell solidly in the middle of the pack for me. The smell and flavor profiles were nicely balanced and unique, but a little underwhelming compared to some of my favorites. The carbonation was also a little heavy-handed and distracting at first, but when it faded towards the end of the glass, the brew got a little watery. Perhaps my expectations were too high in light of the Rochefort 8 and 10, which I love, but this 6 is merely serviceable. For the price, I think there are better options.

spoony, Dec 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

jbarra101, Dec 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

rwilling, Dec 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

rodrigueZflyingf0x, Dec 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

NickThePyro, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of Orange
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Orange, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of Pecan
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Pecan, Dec 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

PackPride, Dec 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

jkane101, Dec 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Honus1, Dec 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Scamboogery, Dec 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

cedelattes, Dec 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Ry1975, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of CA_Infidel2o9
4.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330ml to a Tulip

A- murky brown w/ floaties, 1/4" off white head

S- citrus, spice, caramel, apple cider, earthy, orange, roasted nutty malts

T- awesomely follows the nose, the apple is very tart

M- medium to creamy, high carbonation, acidic apple tartness tingles and curls the tongue

O- my favorite rochefort yet! Nutty, and fruity, and earthy, it's perfect for this time of year! The only negatives i can think of is the almost nonexistant head and the high crispy carbonation. Other then that, she's glorious.

CA_Infidel2o9, Dec 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Patrickpress, Dec 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

MarkyMOD, Dec 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Tiburon, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of PeterIngemi
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a tulip.

A: pours a deep brown with a slightly ruby hue, with an aggressive finger and a half of slightly brown head. Settles to a 3/4 finger head that remains through out.

S: the aroma is remarkable subtle and remarkably pleasing at the same time. Light dark fruits, particuarly rasin, brown sugar, light citrus sweetness, apple. Very nice.

T: yum, this is really tasty, taste is much like I described in the aroma, a nice bright citrusy sweetness, brown sugar, caramel, some light notes of dark fruit, an almost cherry note, a bit more apple then i got in the aroma. very delicious

M: light medium body with moderate effervescent carbonation, nice lush mouthfeel.

O: this is a great beer, well rounded, delicious, great mouthfeel, can't ask for much more.

PeterIngemi, Dec 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

MystikCelt, Dec 10, 2012
Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
92 out of 100 based on 1,937 ratings.