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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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1,804 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,804
Reviews: 895
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 121
Gots: 167 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-12-2002)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-29-2012 16:11:20 | More by astrickland
Photo of rfbenavi80


4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Trappistes Rochefort Goblet.

A- This beer pours a hazy light mahogany color. On an aggressive pour there is plenty of light brown foamy head that you can hear popping as it goes away fairly quickly.

S- Not near as sweet smelling as the other Rochefort beers. The familiar smell of strong belgian yeast is there. Light, pleasant aromas of dark fruits and spices are present. Maybe a little boozy.

T- Follows the nose well, sweet up front but not overpowering sweetness. Nicely balanced, very tasty.

M- Carbonation was higher than I expected. The carbonation dances in the mouth, but upon swallowing it does not feel overly carbonated.

O- A nice Trappist offering. I do enjoy the 8 and 10 better, but this is a solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 02:26:58 | More by rfbenavi80
Photo of od_sf


4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

04-27-2012 03:22:54 | More by od_sf
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

04-26-2012 18:02:47 | More by Ale
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-25-2012 04:56:21 | More by HumphreyLee
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

04-25-2012 00:04:16 | More by jaidenjb
Photo of gabedivision

New York

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle to a chalic.

A- Dark muddy water, 2 finger tight bubbled head that thins to a 1/4 inch lace that stays throughout.

S- Smells of brown sugar, dark candied fruit, and a bold bready yeast.

T- Carbonation tingle right up front, followed by a wave caramelized fruit, dry apples, figs, sweet toffee and red grapes.

M- Medium in body, high carbonation, sweet to the touch.

O- Its a great beer, a sipper, a treat, and an absolute classic.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 05:00:38 | More by gabedivision
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-22-2012 22:25:37 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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New York

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 33cl ml bottle into a chalice.

This is my first of the Rochefort series. This beer pours a nice mahogany reddish brown color with some nice carbonation streaming from the bottom. The head is off white, fluffy with big bubbles but recedes very quickly and leaves a few spots of bubbles on the top of the headless beer. Aroma is of nice caramelized figs, a bit of dark stone fruits and some nice raisin spicy like notes. Pretty complex and interesting. Perfect with my short ribs i prepared earlier. The taste is very similar to the aromas, a tad thin for me but very true to the style. The plum, fig and roasted caramel notes play nicely but its a touch thin for me so this feels a little fake. I also get a touch of grape, maybe some red wine like flavors. The mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, maybe a bit too over carbonated for me actually, but refreshing with each sip. The best part of this is that you can drink it slow and it will flatten out so it does get better. Overall this is a great beer. Nice addition of red meat dishes, grilled pork and even with some ice cream this would work. I would avoid fish, shellfish and poultry at all costs with this as its a strong flavored brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 18:29:41 | More by Augustiner719
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New York

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presents as a hazy ruby brown with a thin, creamy, off-white head that is short lived. I left yeast in the bottle for the first half of this consumption.

Reminiscent of a fresh fruit salad that is heavy with tangerines. Dark fruits are present in the background with caramel, a light influence of coriander, vanilla and floral notes.

Number 6 is well balanced with grape flavors akin to a dry white wine. There are pears and watermelon and though it follows the nose, it is less sweet and more subtle than anticipated. The finish is subtle and drawn out.

The light body and vigorous, fine carbonation work well with alcohol slightly warming. This is a rich and luscious beer that is fresh and cleansing without the yeast.

Definitely a sipper from a Trappistes’ Chalice if only due to the high carbonation. However, the flavor progression also deserves a slow consumption. One would enjoy this with a book, a good movie, or meaningful conversation.

Adding the yeast diminishes the fresh fruit aspect, making it more earthy, and cuts the carbonation. Definitely better without the yeast.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 21:49:05 | More by SLeffler27
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-21-2012 00:13:18 | More by skatterbrainz
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4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - I poured the yeast into mine so it was cloudy in a not good way but would have been nice without that.

S - One of the loveliest beers I've smelled. Having never smelled anything like this, I have trouble describing it. Light fresh sweetness like nectar leaning towards candy, with emphasis on the fresh. It borders on a malt smell but a very light one.

T - That light fresh nectar something is reflected in the taste, so delicate and clean, a hint of sweetness but not a whole lot. Not what I was expecting.

M - Mouthfeel is light and fresh and ends slightly dry - perfect.

O - This is a delightful beer, more so because it's not at all what I was expecting. I guess I was thinking something more malty and robust and less fresh and light and delicate. What a treat.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 16:48:23 | More by BrownNut
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-18-2012 16:25:36 | More by hmph


4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. Westmalle Chalice glass. Enjoyed on sept´11 -& many times in the past- Pours light mahogany in color. Beige, small sized bubbled, foam. Lasting creamy crown. Lacing collars & rings on sides. Spices, yeast & molasses to the nose. Toffee hint aromas. Sweet upfront. Intense caramel malt flavor with underlying fruits & spices. Gentle alcoholic warming. Full body, moderate carbonation. Dry fruity finish. Notes of chocolate malt on the aftertaste. Delightfull !!

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 17:42:52 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-17-2012 05:48:12 | More by mecmd
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

04-15-2012 02:55:04 | More by Danobold
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-14-2012 22:28:55 | More by AlmostAnAlcoholic
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-14-2012 03:16:12 | More by Spicer
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4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drank on 4/10/12
Poured from a bottle to a Chimay goblet.

Apperance: A dark reddish amber with a quarter inch head, low retention, and good carbonation.

Smell: Sweet almost like a brown sugar cotton candy. It has a dark belgian tendency of raisin and pear. A very light alcohol smell.

Mouthfeel: Excellent smooth frothiness with no variance across the palate.

Taste: Great fresh taste. Initial taste is overcome by frothiness of carbonation. It's followed by intense sweetness which leaves an aftertaste of carmalized pear and raisin.

Overall: Excellent dark Belgian that I throughly enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 17:18:15 | More by julian89
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4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy bronze color. Thick, soda-like head with good retention. Some lacing.

Sweet aroma. Reminiscent of grape and cherry juices.

Flavor is sweet overall with savory dark fruits. Sweet cherries, dates and figs come to mind. Yeast adds depth with phenolic character. Hops are mild adding a hint of herbal spice. Peppery in the middle. Finish is semi-dry with lingering dark fruit sweetness.

Medium bodied and with a harsh, distracting carbonation which really takes away from the beer as a whole. Finish is smooth with a mildly dry alcohol presence.

Really good stuff overall. Complex. Good balance. Unique flavors. Everything I love in a Belgian brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 02:48:16 | More by bnes09
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4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Rochefort 6 a couple weeks ago for $5.40 at The Lager Mill. I wanted to get my a Trappistes beer to share with him for his birthday, so I thought I would give this beer a shot, lets see how it goes. No readable bottling date. Poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a tulip.

A- The label is a little plain, but it has a nice traditional and classic look to it. It poured a hazy mahogany color that took on a brighter brown color when held to the light and it had three fingers worth of fluffy tan head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end. This is a good looking beer and it was good choice for breaking in my new tulip.

S- The aroma starts off with some slightly sweet malts that impart a nice brown bread aroma along with some dark fruits. After that I get a medium amount of some spicy Belgian yeast. The aroma was nice and simple, I liked it.

T- The taste is very close to the aroma. It starts off with a big amount of lightly toasted malts that impart a pretty noticeable brown bread and dark fruit flavors with figs sticking out the most. Next comes a medium amount of Belgian yeast that imparts a lighter amount of spices that are balanced nicely by the malts. Towards the end I get some grassy and slightly earthy hops that impart a slight amount of bitterness at the end that helps bring everything together. This was a good tasting beer, I wouldn't change a thing.

D- Very smooth, dry, medium bodied, with a higher amount of slightly fizzy carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice, the slightly higher and fizzy carbonation worked really well with this beer.

Overall I liked this beer and I thought that it was a good example of a traditional BSDA, everything seemed to be right where it should be for the style. This beer had very good drinkability, it went down very smooth for the style and the flavor did a good job at keeping my entertained, I wish I had another bottle to drink with dinner. What I liked most about this bee was pretty much everything, all aspects seemed be on par for the style. What I liked least about this beer was the price, if this was $3.50 I would buy it much more often. I would be this beer again, but only for special occasions because of the price, and I recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Belgian beer, and this may be a good beet to get someone into the style. I was pretty impressed with this beer, and I will for sure be trying their other beer shortly. To me this is the benchmark for the style and really good beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 22:50:49 | More by StoutHunter
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

04-11-2012 19:10:45 | More by Hanglow
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3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours lighter than the 8 with a light brown murky color, one finger off-white head. Smells of dried dark fruit and spice, light yeast funk to boot. Flavor seems lacking, with slightly watered down figs and spice and some lingering yeast on the finish. Thinner mouthfeel than I expected, medium high carbonation, easy drinking I guess. Only okay. Does not live up to the other Rocheforts.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 18:51:55 | More by BMMillsy
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep mahogany/brown with a three finger head that eventaully recedes. Some lacing.

Belgian aromas of yeast, and dried fruits.

Taste is surprising - quite dry, and combined with the mouthfeel, well carbonated - make for an almost refreshing drink - not what you expect for the style. None of the sweeter christmas pudding /fruit cake elements are present

One of the better BSDAs I have found.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 08:26:04 | More by heygeebee
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-07-2012 18:53:02 | More by samEBC
Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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