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Trappistes Rochefort 6 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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92
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Trappistes Rochefort 6Trappistes Rochefort 6
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium | website

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 07-12-2002

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Photo of ElGordo
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 330ml bottle into my Duvel tulip glass. Body is a deep dark brown with pretty orange highlights, topped by a sizeable off-white head that's not going away any time soon. A whirlwind of carbonation keeps rising up from the etched Duvel "D" in the bottom of the glass.
Aroma of tangerine hops, light caramel malt, and some peppery yeast notes. Palate is complex, with notes of pepper, tangerine and other citrus, light nutty malt, and just a hint of fruity hops. Body is rich, although a touch foamy. I do find this beer enjoyable, but the 8 and 10 from Rochefort are definitely superior.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before "28.09.10". Pours a dark amber/burgandy color that produces a nice fluffy head that leaves great lacing. That appearance is stunning. Aroma is sweet spicey and bready that features hints of dark fruits and a bit of alcohol. Mouthfeel is light and dry with a high level of carbonation. Taste is predominately yeasty with some alcohol phenols and nuts. This is a very good brew from an excellent brewery but the 6 does not even compare to the 8 and 10.

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Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.72/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Round 4 of the 9-Round Trappapooza/Trappaganza '06 with expatsteve.

Pour: murky amber/mahogany/burgundy under a finger of fizzy white head that fizzles to a spotty coating.

Nose: kiwi/strawberry hops over chocolate malt, husky grains, rich funky dark fruits, bready yeast, toffee, creamy cinnamon yogurt and raisin oatmeal.

Taste: tart fruits up front, spicy yeast, tart booze, lactose/yogurt, cinnamon/nutmeg/cocoa powder finish.

Feel: rich, smooth, slick, slight grit, ephemeral booze/carbonation.

Drinkability/Overall: very drinkable, loads of complexity and development for their "small" beer. Very aromatic as it warms, a pleasant surprise in my first of the 3 Rocheforts.

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Photo of Phatz
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Served a purple brown color and leave plenty of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma is caramel, brown sugar toasted malts and dark fruit.

Taste: It has a wonderful sweet plumb dark fruit and sugary taste. Caramel malts come through long with brown sugar and dates. It is a nice balance of sweet and bitter. The aftertaste is a work of art.

Mouthfeel: Solid almost chewy medium body.

Drinkability: Hoo Haa! WOW! I like this style and I like this beer. mmm! Easy drinking? Certainly!

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

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Photo of akorsak
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a serving of Rochefort 6 during Tom Peters' presentation at BrewExpo 2006. The ale is cool to room temperature.

Appearance: The ale is a deep brown color with a whitish head. The ale has a significant amount of sediment in it.

Smell: The ale has a deep aroma of fruits and yeast. The fruits that come to mind are dates and figs, darker fruits.

Taste: The beer is a taste explosion, with a multitude of deep fruity flavors and a low alcohol taste. The yeast used added to that depth.

Mouthfeel: The ale's complexity is incredible and hard to quantify. Suffice to say that is a very well made beer that tastes great.

Drinkability: This is the most drinkable of the Rochefort line, it is at once chewy and smooth. Well worth a look as it will be much more readily available in the US now.

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Photo of geetlord
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a very light amber, with yeastyclumps settling to the botom, it had a tiny head and very little lacing. the aroma was farily sweet but it was hard to describe beyond that. The flavor was tart, and sweet, and very smooth. the finish left some tartness and a little alcohol lingering on the back of the toung, the mouthfeel was a littel watery, not as full or carbonated thatn the other rochfort beers that I have had and love. overall I found it to be a reasonable beer, but nothing really stood out for me all that much.

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Photo of Iguana
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pleasently surprised by this one.

Appearence - Dark brown with a nice 1.5 inch head.

Smell - Really wasnt a whole lot to the smell, got some nuttyness and what I can only descibe as a grassy smell.

Taste - Not what I was expecting. Nutty, sweet, nice bitter finish. Best way I can describe this is a belgian nut brown ale. I really enjoyed it.

Mouthfeel - Fairly smooth, the bitter aftertaste is kinda different and I am not sure if I liked it or not. Overall not too shabby.

Drinkability - I'd get this again, was quite refreshing and a really pleasent change of pace from the styles I tend to gravitate to.

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Photo of numenor1
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very hazy nut brown, gorgeous sticky beige head. Plentiful toasty malts on the the nose with some spicy hops and fruitiness. A little musty. Spritzy energetic carbonation, and a light airy mouthfeel. Very nutty across the palate with lots of toasty malts, burnt caramel, carob/dark chocolate, some dark fruity esters. Fluffy, spicy and drying through the finish, leaving traces of chocolate. Has a very light feel to it, an easy drink.

A very unique beer in my experience. Excellent.

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Photo of
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a dark muddy brown. Large head, light tan. Aroma was sweet, raisins and roses, some other fruits as well that I could not identify. Taste was not as sweet as smell would lead you to expect, but did not deviate in flavors. Raisins, port wine, yeast, and some pepper at finish. Mouthfeel was highly carbonated and somewhat drying. A very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of elricorico
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium brown and appears to have a slight bit of redness in the glass. Has a fair amount of sediment floating amongst the carbonation. The head is tan and didn't stick around long, leaving a thin ring.

Tart cherries are first to be noted in the smell. Candy sugar and a hint of caramel are in there as well. A yeasty smell familiar to the other two Rochefort beers round it out. Overall a mix of sweet and tart that is fairly nice.

Taste starts with a mix of bread and fruit that is come together like toast and jam. Banana begins to show itself in the up front sweetness. This is followed with a dry and tart and spicy mix that lasts long into the finish. A lot of the components from the 8 and the 10 are here, but more subtly so.

Smooth and silky in the mouth, with a very natural feel to the carbonation. Comfortable to sip and savour.

A very nice beer, not much more to say. Tasty and easy drinking.

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Photo of Gavage
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a slightly hazy dark copper color with a 1" head. Some spots of lace develop during the session.

Smell: surprisingly dull caramel and malts.

Taste: bread, caramel, brown sugar sweetness, and a soft bitterness. Alcohol is not noticeable. Simple but incredibly delicious.

Mouhtfeel: smooth from the start to finish. The finish is relatively clean as the maltiness leaves the tongue quickly. Medium bodied.

Drinkabililty: this is a very drinkable brew, and worth seeking out as much as the 8 and 10 from this brewery.

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Photo of weeare138
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to egajdzis for this '04 bottle...
Appears a hazy, medium brown with a small light tan head that slowly fades out. Spotty lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of caramel, brown sugar, doughy bread, and light fruit.
Taste is of the same aromas with a nice balance of sugar and fruit kicking around.
Mouthfeel is mildly thin but still medium bodied, semi-sweet, with the yeast clinging to the palate. Warming in the swallow.
This one reminds me a bit of the Rochefort 8, and a shadow of the 10 but not as lively, or as complex as either.

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Photo of lpayette
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance- Pretty amazing. Sort of an apple cider (standard, not alcoholic) mud-brown blend. Head is huge with truckloads of lacing.

Smell- Cocoa notes, musty, partially baked bread, mild alcohol esters, herbal and medicinal notes come through as well.

Taste & Mouthfeel- Cocoa, bread, tropical fruit, caramel, olde school hop taste, earthy tones, banana. Leaves kind of like chocolate milk at times- the mouth feeling just a bit dry. The more you drink though, the drier it seems to become.

This is an outstanding beer (which it should be for the price).

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Photo of Drew966
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Trappistes Rochefort 6 pours a deep, dark copper color with chunks of yeast floating around, with an off white head from a brown 33cl bottle. Smells like a glass of wine, fruity, plum like aromas. Chocolate is definitely the first predominant taste. There are also some fruit like flavors that are not very pronounced. Excellent beer. Recommended.

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Photo of EvilKeith
3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into the snifter a hazy dark brown with garnet highlights. Head was a short-lived beige color, faded to a wispy cap and halo. Lacing was minimal.
Continuous streams of small bubbles make their way up the sides of the glass. Chunks of yeasy sediment settle to the bottom.

Smell was dark fruit, raisins, , hop spiciness,yeasty breads, and a light of alcohol.

Taste is much more subtle than the smell. Flavor is a mix of malts, yeasty bread, light raisin flavor with a faint trace of alcohol.

Medium bodied. Moderately active carbonation.

I found myself enjoying this one more and nore as it warmed. The smell and the flavors become more pronounced. Drinkable? Yes, but the price could be prohibitive to most.

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Photo of guitarmage
4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Inviting dark maple with an orange hue, cloudy with a huge off white head. Looks awesome.

Smell: Fruity esters, sweet alcohol, apples, notes of pear, maybe a little of banana.

Taste: Ripe fruit, sweet malt, subtle and pleasant alcohol, complex.

Mouthfeel: Lightly carbonated, finishes clean and dry, medium bodied and smooth.

Drinkability: A great beer, so drinkable and complex, delicious. Well built and definitely a trappist. Not as multi-dimensional as Chimay in my opinion, a little more alcohol presence.

Drinkability:

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Photo of Budlum
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes:

Aromas of dried prunes, anise and very malty. Pours a little coudy. Deep burgundy in color with plenty of ruby when held up to light.

Mouthfeel is great. A rush of flavors with a lot of natural effervesence. Dried prunes, roasted nuts, anise, black licorice and slightly medicinal alcohol flavors. Peaty flavors similar to a highland single malt. The alcohol presense is enjoyable without becoming overwhelming. A very complex mix of flavors.

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Photo of hero27
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.03.09, 7.5% abv
Poured into an 8 oz Chimay chalice.

Opaque umber color. Head consists of tightly formed, somewhat fizzy pockets of foam.
Sweet plums, raisins, grapes, dark chocolate, and rich spices make up the majority of flavor. The phenolic attributes of this beer are interesting..almost a metallic, woody flavor.
The alcohol is certainly noticed, and makes it's presence known with every sip..sort of surprising since it's the weakest in abv of the "big three" from this Trappist brewery.
Slick in the mouth, and quite easy to drink.

When I can buy Rochefort 10 & 8 for the same price at my local store, I'm not sure why many people would choose this one over those two fantastic offerings. Certainly a good Belgian and a tasty treat, but I'll pick it's big brothers over this any day of the week.

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Photo of ghostwalker
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cL bottle stamped 15 05 07.

Pours a creamy light/medium brown with some visible floaters. 1 finger of head that quickly disappears.

Nose is sweet mild malt with a small spice component.

Flavor is low on the candi sugar sweetness with a solid spice base. Lighter and different than the 8, there are still some similarities. Brown sugar flavor is there, but only a hint of the dark fruits. Malt dominates, I don't get much, if any, hops.

Light and easy to drink compared to the 8. Medium mouthfeel with lots of natural carbonation on the palate.

This brew has a quenching quality that most of its ilk do not have. Tasty and easy to drink. Wish it were cheaper...

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Photo of haz77
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours dark brown with and coppery-red hue. Fizzy tan head diminishes to a thin layer quickly.

S - Phenols, yeast, fruit, nuts.

T - Earthy with some spice. Dark and light fruits. Sweet alcohol warmth at the end.

M - Quite thin and high in carbonation.

D - Good for the ABV.

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Photo of dogfooddog
4.73/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this bottle dated 29.04.08; this bottle is just over 3 years old. I have owned it since 2003 along with a few others.

Pours 20% head in a westmalle chalice. beer pours a dark copper. nose is a rich sweet sharp licorice/coriander/other type nose, complexity smells great. This is certainly distinct from westvleteren's beers.

Taste is very spiced, sharp feeling of licorice or coriander or another element I cannot put my finger on, with a malt undertone. It is sweet but a tone of bitterness dominates through the taste and aftertaste.

I tried another of this beer from the same date years ago and it has improved immensly with time. It is fabulous and worth trying, though I believe at this age both the roch. 8 and 10 are superior.

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Photo of jettjon
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Highs: Appearance, nose, flavor
Lows: Price

Pours a handsome chestnut brown with some sediment. Head is solid one-finger light tan to brown that fades at a leisurely pace to heavy lace. Nose is of sweet grapes, berries, and hops. A truly excellent bouquet. The flavor is strongly fruity, with grapes and mild hops evident along with the requisite malt and yeast. Mouth is bubbly wet, pretty good. Finish is slightly dry with a hint of alcohol. Drinkability is good; even at 7.5%, it goes down easy. The price would keep you from drinking more than one, however.

Overall: A great Belgian Dark, in my opinion better than Rochefort #8 due to the simpler (less cluttered and overwhelming) palate. Definitely recommended.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.32/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Ah, finally I've managed to get my grubby mitts on the Rocheforts. Decided to start small with the red cap 6 and work my way up.

Poured into a chalice, a cloudy black tea hue (Red Rose anyone?), suspended yeast particles that quickly settle to the bottom. Almost a gossamer textured cinnamom toned head with great retention. Amazing head, it's pretty unique.

Notes of icing sugar and salt are the first characteristics I pick out in the nose. Next come a train of P's, notes of pear, pinapple and candied papaya. A layer of rich malt and dry chocolate surfaces, along with a dry, musty sensation.

Dry dark chocolate up front in the flavour, some prunes and dates in the middle, along with---uh, dark leafy greens?--THAT was quite the plot twist, and finishing with a margarita salt finish. Huh....

The mouthfeel is just as ambiguous as the flavour, velvety smooth but light and watery, becoming foamy towards the finish and effervescent on the finish and aftertaste. Never had anything like it before.

Well, those people in the local area coveting this stuff can rest easier at night now, because this isn't really an ale I'd like to revisit, more for you. Pretty anti-climactic after all of the hype. Glad I started at the bottom, it can only go up from here (I hope).

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Photo of Cwrw
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Number 6, red cap. I was curious to see how it would match up against its bigger brothers. Rochefort 6 definitely pours out with the lightest colour of the 3, as expected. Nice hazy iced-tea or dark peach-juice colour with a cream-white head that settled nicely and moved slowly leaving some viscous lace. Very nice looking beer. The aroma is very earthy and tea-like, with less phenols and even a little hopping beginning to show through(something I could not detect at all in the 8 and 10.) Very similar malt aromas as the 8 and 10, and even some light metallic citrus aromas come out. Other notes of pasta, yeast, dusty chocolate, and salt. Light nuttiness, fresh white bread, grapes and green vegetables. Just as complex as the 8, in my opinion. The first taste has sourish malts and in the middle is metallic phenols, where the alcohol can be tasted. The finish is the best part of the taste, where grainy bread mixes with the softest hint of hops and coffee to form a pleasant and lingering aftertaste. Light caramel and a certain dusty yeasty flavour which I find in Gouden Carolus Classic. The taste reveals more port-like alcohol as you exhale, but obviously not as much as the other Rocheforts. As with all of the Rochefort beers, this warms the stomach nicely. The 6 has all the drinkability, with the least harsh alcohol feel out of the 3. Since the 3 beers are all the same recipe, they DO share many characteristics save the bite of alcohol content. That being said, the 6 really does taste the most uncomplex, with the beer's flavour at its basic. However, it allows some tastes to shine through, such as the light hopping and the graininess of the malt. Still a lovely tasting brew. Medium carbonation, medium body, and full drinkability.

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Photo of mdagnew
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle bought The Vineyard, Belfast...

Poured a rusty copper orange colour into a Rochefort glass... Creamy tan head poured big and foamy with rocky, meringue like top. Faded to a nice thick layer after a while with light sticky lacing...

Aroma - Nice fruity notes (raisins, bananas, figs), toffee, spicy caramel maltiness, peppery, light traces of clove....

Taste – Spicy biscuity maltiness, strong aniseed, spicy fruits, alcohol quite prominent, some clove notes, bready...

Feel - Quite sharp and dry.. Medium body..

Overall - An excellent beer.... Recommended... Not quite as good as the other two Rochefort brews but not far off...

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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
92 out of 100 based on 962 ratings.