Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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Reviews: 932
Hads: 2,184
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 175
Gots: 319 | FT: 8
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Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium

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 Brian700
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a brown with a reddish tint. The head is light brown and slowly fizzles out to a thin cover over the glass and leaves some good lacing.

The aroma is of raisins and molasses, semi-sweet.

The flavor is also of raisins and molasses with some mild chocolate notes. There is a nice alcohol presence as well. Very enjoyable.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

This is a very drinkable beer and I highly recommend it. I like this one a little better than the 8. I am going to try the 10 next. (537 characters)

Photo of bruachan
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

from arrowine

raisin aroma out of the bottle, and nutty molasses joins it. not very airy, as the 8 is (from higher carbonation), but full of complexity
tight-knit creamy head that doesn't quit, over a deep (but perfectly clear) garnet

there is a raisin flavor as well...it is balanced well with a great chewy nuttiness (though without the texture being chewy, dig?). so complex, delicious i could drink it all night

the 6 and the 8 are clearly two children of the same parents: similar flavors and aromas, though in varying characters (544 characters)

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

Dated 18/08/09, this one is about 1 year old. (Purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle).

Ruby-brown appearance. Only a little off-white head, but it produced some lacing.

Some dark sugar, treacle-like odour with port-like undertones.

Initial taste is overwhelming, though the sweetness is very well balanced. Treacle and caramel with hint of chocolate, balanced with hop and malt bitterness, without any roasted/burnt flavour. The taste subsides into raisin and plum flavours, leaving a sweeter aftertaste. Amazingly, there isn't a distinct alcohol flavour, it's masked by so much more! I hesitate from giving it a 5, but it's more like a 4.75.

Mouthfeel is light-to-moderate.

Drinkability is dangerous. (714 characters)

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

Finally reviewed. Pours a very cloudy dark brown, with an orange hue on the edges, big head forms but goes fast however leaves a generous thick layer of head that stays until the end of the glass, impressive lacing as well. Smell is fruity, strawberries and cherries, dark chocolate, some spices like cloves in the finish. The taste is dark fruits, smooth dark chocolate, some alcohol, spice, myriad of flavours. Very smooth, warming, medium carbonation and a clean bitter finish. Amazing beer, like all Rocheforts. (515 characters)

Photo of GClarkage
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

08/11/05- Purchased at Plumpjack's in San Francisco, CA

Presentation- 11.2oz bottle with a best before 2009 date. Poured into my Duvel tulip. Man, I really need a Rochefort chalice.

Appearance- If you were to melt down milk chocolate, this it the color your would get. Light brown and cloudy looking with bits of yeast cemented to the bottom of the glass. Lacing was a little better than average.

Smell- Not a huge smell as I would have expected from a Dark Strong Ale. But, you can detect some chocolate and some dark fruit scents.

Taste- Lots of malt for sure. Toasty and roasty flavor. Kinda like a brown sugar flavor. Maybe carob flavor. Not really raisins, but maybe plums and prunes. The flavors would really come out more probably if I held on to it another two years or so.

Mouthfeel- At first it was a bit overcarbonated. As it cooled it became very creamy and svelt. Coated your mouth with a skim chocolate milk-like quality.

Drinkability- My first sampling of a Rochefort brew and so far I am impressed. Wish I has another I could age for a year or two and compare. Otherwise I would definitely recommend this brew even as is. (1,157 characters)

Photo of KarlHungus
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown color with a huge fluffy white head. The aroma is fruity and nutty. Very pleasant. The taste is strong at first but seems to fade. Very strange, but not bad though. Fruity and nutty with some nice alcohol peaking through. The mouthfeel is medium bodied. Overall, this is an alright brew. (307 characters)

Photo of cypressbob
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled, served in Cafe Gollem

Pours with a dark brown, not as dark as the 10 of course, like a maroon rather than a darker shade. Tan head, fluffy with good retention

Smell, brown bread, toast, little bit of burnt sugar, caramel, some faint dried fruit

Taste, again thick and bready. Some dried fruit again, toffee, gainy malt on the finish

A great dark ale, like the session version of their 10, not as flavourful but great none the less (451 characters)

Photo of DrJay
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, reddish auburn colour with a light haze. Rocky tan head with good retention and lacing. Plenty of aroma, dark fruits, dates, prunes, sugar, and light alcohol. Some caramel as it warms. Malty sweetness to start, followed by ripe fruitiness and alcohol flavour/warmth at the very end. Also a little vinous and peppery. The body is on the lighter side, not bad at all, high carbonation gives it an airy texture and produces constant bubbling for quite some time. My first from Rochefort and it certainly won't be my last! (524 characters)

Photo of mentor
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Reviewed this about a month ago, but I got this bottle from babydoc (ala BIF20) and am thus obligated to review it. Thanks for the second chance! Bottle date says 04 02 08. Pours a thin lyaer of light brown head over a very cloudy, well, actually it's a muddy brown liquid. Sediment was retained in the bottle. Smells of chocolate, belgian candy sugar, anise, and a very gentle alcohol sting. Tastes take a moment ot settle in. Alcohol is a base from start to finish which other flavors play on. Weak chocolate, some toffee/caramelly, raisins, and a hint of funk. The aftertaste is a persistent chocolate with a tinge of cherry sour that makes me enjoy pondering each sip. Medium body and moderately (but sharply) carbonated. (725 characters)

Photo of Chadbrew
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Big fluffy head and spectacular lacing.

Aroma - There is a very nice fruity aroma and just a touch of alcohol.

Taste - Tart taste of not yet ripe fruit up front followed by fully fermented vinous fruits, impeccably clean finish.

Mouthfeel - For this style and character of beer this mouthfeel is simply perfect.

Drinkability - Awesome beer, however... I think it is too good to drink too much of (if that makes any sense). (447 characters)

Photo of sulldaddy
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am sampling a 33 cl bottle courtesy of feloniousmonk and BIF 20.
Room temp and in a snifter. Open cap and its a gusher!!! some spillage but quickly get the bottle to the glass.
The beer pours a dark burnt siena color with some yeasty sediment floating about. There is a soft fluffy off white head that rests on top of the liquid effortlessly.
Aroma is some biscuity yeast, dark fruits, plums and berries, also caramel and toffee. The aroma is generally sweet and inviting.
First sip reveals an average body, lighter than expected, and very fine gentle carbonation. Flavor is lighter than expected as well, with some caramel and toffee mixing with lite berry flavors and a bit of spiciness. Again fairly sweet overall.
A well made beer that is very easy to drink and the 7.5% abv is incredibly hidden. A good belgian for sure. (834 characters)

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was a clear, dark amber beer, with a five finger head that was very fizzy.

Aroma was of fruity malt, and a little spicy. Molasses and hints of brown sugar were evident.

Taste was of sweet brown sugary malt and dates. Other fruity notes were present.

Mouthfeel was a bit thin and fizzy. Not as good as the 8, and I have not yet had the 10.

It's not my favorite style, but based on others I have had, it was better than average. But it didn't knock my socks off. (478 characters)

Photo of Sigmund
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, at the 32nd Cambridge Beer Festival. Served directly from the fridge. Had to wait half an hour before I could drink it. Strange thing with British pubs and beer festivals - they’re very conscious that their native cask ales should be served at cellar temperatures, but foreign bottled beers are served ice cold, no matter what! Barnyard aroma with notes of dried fruits and oak, improves as the beer warms up. Flavour has much of the same elements as Rochefort 8 and 10, just on a more moderate scale. Dried fruits, brown sugar, tobacco, oak. (558 characters)

Photo of WetCoaster
3.67/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hmm... I wonder if they just put the same beer in different bottles. Looks exactly like the 10, which looks exactly like the 8. A drab, turgid oxblood/brown -- the color is almost flat -- with a fizzy, foamy tan head. Moderate in both size and retention. Not so much lace as rings of froth. Not going to win any beauty contests, this.

Smell: Fruity, but in a bizarre, unnatural, saturated Lifesaver candy sort of way. Quickly calms down and settles into a fairly routine winter fruitcake spice mode, with what appears to be a touch of spruce hops and a bit of molasses/caramel malt. Not great, but good enough.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Spicy; a nice fruitcake, allspice-and-clove thing going on. A caramel apple candied fruit smoothness midpallette. Becomes slightly vinous toward the end, sharp and port-like. Finishes a bit sour with some alcohol vapor. The mouthfeel is surprisngly thin and crisp. Overall, a bit like a mulled wine.

Drinkability: Authentic yes; impressive, no. I'm a bit biased -- this has never been a favorite style -- but given the hype and stern price, this is a disappointment. Unibroue's Trois Pistoles and this year's Stone Vertial Epic are much more appealing and far less expensive. If you must drink a Rochefort, the 10 is a far more satisfying effort. (1,295 characters)

Photo of kmpitz2
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes. Poured a slightly ambered brown color with a 2 finger head that fell to a nice bubbly blanket over top of the brew. The nose was slight molasses and raisiney sweet with a bit of spiceyness playing around in there as well. The flavor was light raisiney and sweet brown sugar. It just seemed a little thin to me on the flavor. I expected something more robust on the tongue. The feel was a thin moderate with a very active carbonation, almost burning and too much on the tongue. Overall, a pretty good brew. The carbonation really detracted from the beer in my opinion. It interfered with my ability to really get the flavors and the feel of the brew. (661 characters)

Photo of goodbyeohio
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

29.04.08

appearance: murky, thick dark orange. not quite clear enough to say amber. sits with a large, majestic foam. i can watch it dissolve slowly one miniscule bubble at a time. this will take forever! lacing sticks in place like a photograph. foam developing into pillows as i stare. label is ultra cool in an old school fashion.

aroma: complex. notes of c. sugar and caramel. slightly fruity and tinged with a wooden age. some alcohol is present in deep breaths.

taste: very rich and doughy. oak flavors mix with a mild sweetness. yeast is smooth and not tart. some bitterness in the finish and alcohol warmth are appreciated and unexpected. not much fruit here- cloves and mild licorice spices. aftertaste is almost wine-like in its richness and the age it leaves you with.

body is creamy, partially due to the foaminess and bready body. smooth in the mouth but thickness and intense flavor limits drinkability. not my favorite trappist, but a solid beer nonetheless. interested to see what a year would do, seems a bit too fresh. (1,048 characters)

Photo of ViveLaChouffe
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich brown with a huge rocky tan head. Lots of fine lacing. Smell is spicy and peppery. Yeasty to with underlying bread a grain smells.

The flavor is where the breadiness takes over. Bread and grainy flavors. Big malty flavors. Hints of caramel. Spicy with just a tinge of underlying alcohol burn. Thick and rich in the mouth. Luxurious palate. Whoa boy is this tasty. Bravo to this one. (398 characters)

Photo of tavernjef
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a light caramel brown settling into the glass as a softly hazed dark tawny brown coffee color; firm uncrusted light tan bumpy-lumpy head of medium height graces the top. Reduces to a fine skim and collar while the lace stays in minimally thin webs and tiny dots.

Aroma is of chocolate waffer cookies dusted with a spicy nuttyness and a light tinge of cherry alcohol.

Taste is mild with a light bready tone glazed with a even more milding sweet fruity touch of raisin, apple, cherry, pear, and apricot. Slightly sits at the middle with an empty-like sweep of yeast and drys off in a fine, gradual, and easy going slope of cocoa and baking cookie sugars. Finishes a bit bolder with a chocolate waffer cookie filling fading off gently. A very smooth taster and drinker with only slightly moderate amounts of anything. Everything is very slight and gradual in its approach. Nothing big, nothing small; light, delicate, but fairly rich and about as complex as you'd want it to be. Solid medium body with a bready-like chewy texture and smoothness with a very gradually placed crescendo into the finish. How do those Trappists do that?
Gone in a flash! Slides right down without much effort at all. But I still prefer the 8 by Rochefort if I'm gonna get anything by them. (1,279 characters)

Photo of Trentonator
4.87/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

OH MY GOD. This is truly heaven sent beer. The pour and aroma are nothing short of amazing. Smells sweet and caramel like, head is thick and white. Lacing is long lasting and the color is a beautiful mahogany brown. The taste is where this beer really shines through, it is lively with perfect sweetness on the palate. I thought a $ 6.00 bottle of beer was a bit pricey, but this is worth every penny. My new favorite beer. (423 characters)

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

Appearance: Massive snow-white head, excellent glass-coating lace, and profuse streams of carbonation, with a rather murky brown color.

Aroma: Almost overpowering aroma of molasses, spiceyeast, and brown sugar. There is also a minor hop bitterness and distinct sweet alcohol notes.

Taste: Opens with dark fruit notes, which are, however, not particularly sweet, followed by slight caramel notes and mild spice. Finishes with a restrained hop bitterness.

Mouth feel: Surprisingly light, seems to drift across the palate, without seeming to be thin. The alcohol is extremely warming.

Drinkability/notes: A Belgian ale that is both perplexing and superb, and quite unlike other Belgian ales that I have tried, simply excellent.

Thanks to HardTarget for genorously sharing this great beer. (800 characters)

Photo of arizcards
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle at Papago Brewing Company in early March for $7.42.

Poured a cloudy brown with a lot of visible carbonation. Head was generous and is leaving a sticky lacing. Nose is a pleasant boquet of fruity malts. Taste has been extroadinarily interesting as I get a different taste with each bite of my leftover Claim Jumper dinner. Depending on what I am tasting I either get a real fruity malt dry finished taste or a heavy malty ale taste. Mouthfeel is full and ever so lively on my palate. Overall drinkability is awesome, the 7.5% abv is well hidden! This is an awesome beer which despite the price is worth another taste in the future! (652 characters)

Photo of ypsifly
4.8/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from an 11.2oz into a chalice. Best before date listed as 3/11/09.

Dark mahogony with brown edges. Nice fluffy, white head that has great retention and stickiness. Fine champagne bubbles keep that head alive.

The nose is of spiced bread with some dark fruits and slightly sweet malts. Mouthwatering.

Malts make up most of the taste. They have a slight chocolate/roasted note. The hops provide a quick bite just before the roasted malts make a second appearance in the finish.

The mouthfeel is full, slightly chewy, but velvety as it glides around the tongue. This is the most drinkably trappist I've encountered so far. (638 characters)

Photo of Toddv29424
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great all around beer. Pours a cloudy brown color with little flakes floating around in it, and a moderate sized head. Smell hints of apricots, but really has a unique smell similar to the 8 and 10 Rocheforts. The taste is wonderful. Slight carbonation, but the main taste is fruity but dull... a bit like unsweetened apple juice. Also a bit of carmel in the finish, but hard to look for. A must-try beer. (407 characters)

Photo of oberon
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a ruddy brown with some reddish hue with a big fluffy head that leaves generous amounts of lace as it settles,caramel is prominant in the aroma as well as some clove/spice and orange oh hell yeah.Wow complexities abound flavor wise some chocolate up front with some roasted malt and a little caramel along with an underlying orange/fruitiness, but a pleasant dry finish keeps it from getting to sweet.Damn fine brew here full of different rich flavors,one to savor. (471 characters)

Photo of Padron4KM
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, 15.05.07.
Pours a murky, muddy, brown with a long lasting two finger reddish brown head.
Aroma is fruity, nutty, raisin, toffee, a little mashed banana, and a light wisp of alcohol.
Medium body with prickly carbonation.
Flavor is bready, toffee, sugar, a little winey, and a little woodiness.
Finish is dry and a little tannic. (348 characters)

Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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