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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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1,994 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,994
Reviews: 911
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 136
Gots: 220 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

JellyJacket, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of sweemzander
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a snifter. Have had this numerous times, but never took the time to review it.

(A)- Pours a dark brown hue with ruby red highlights. Produced a fantastically huge cap of tan froth. Superb retention behind it with good lacing once it finally dissipated.

(S)- A lively yeast in this. A combination of dry biscuit, bubble gum, plum, grape, and very subtle lemon and banana.

(T)- Very similar to the smell. Very vibrant dark fruits combined with dry biscuit-like yeast notes. It really works well together as it is fairly complex.

(M)- A higher carbonation level with a great balance to it. Fruity, but combined well with the yeast profiles to make a harmonious but complex feel that is almost creamy smooth too in the middle.

(O)- Overall, a superb Dubbel. Nothing out of place; fitting the style perfectly. Easily one of the best that unfortunately gets overlooked by the rarer examples.

sweemzander, Jan 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

brewsclues, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rochefort 6. Best by 12/28/16. Poured into one o'them Rochefort goblets. Got me a sidecar of Chimay Red. It's a dubbel-off!

Solidly brown, with reddish sienna tones. Luscious, creamy beige head looks luxurious. Doesn't want to separate without maybe leaving a foam island on the surface. That hasn't happened yet, as it's holding its footing.

Rich, malty dark fruits and a wine-like element that, I think, is yeast-driven. Plum, blackberry, grape, ripe fig, white chocolate, and just a touch of menthol. Herbal and slightly medicinal, but oh so fruity. Like a fruit elixir. So damn good.

Herbal flavors of sweet basil and menthol play with the dark fruits of plum and berries--so magical. More chocolate (like a Belgian chocolate, very soft and creamy and a little nutty). Red grape, fig, roasted malts, and a very soft toffee. Savory elements of stock and chestnuts, too, but we're playing off of semi-sweet here. Lightly spicy in the finish, a perfect complement. And, it just tastes so damn fine.

Velvetine body with warm smoothness. Superb carb level, just a touch beneath medium, with that last fighting burst as you swallow. Hardly matchable.

Probably the best damn dubbel I've ever had. You better believe I'm buying this more often. And, why aren't you?

thecheapies, Jan 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

polshgiant, Jan 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

pukahi91, Jan 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Aldebaran, Jan 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Lipsntoes, Jan 03, 2013
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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
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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

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

VinnyA, Dec 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

philmen, Dec 30, 2012
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Orange, Dec 23, 2012
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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
Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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