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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,940 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,940
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 usaftenor
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

usaftenor, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of ridgeline23
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

ridgeline23, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of jiffymon
4/5  rDev -3.4%

jiffymon, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Beeradelphia
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Beeradelphia, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i feel like this is a little less exciting than the 8 and the 10. it pours hazy hand redish brown, not dark and not light, kind of dense looking. a very very robust tan head than doesnt subside at all. the nose is real spicy from the yeast, and the malt profile is big and sweet. the only problem is the the flavor doesnt really come through from the nose to the taste, and every thing is sort of muted on the palate. there is a nice fruity element to this one, but all the flavors are faded except for the yeast. the mouthfeel is great, really light and airy for a beer of such size. its real easy drinking, and dangerously so at this abv. im not sure i had the freshest bottle in the world, but i wasnt amazed by this.

StonedTrippin, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of Resuin
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Resuin, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of Maakun
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one was tasted almost exactly 4 years before best before date. Served quite cold.

Pours a dark amber/copper. Small off-white head that disappears quickly. Big carbonation going on.

The nose is not very strong, but that might also be due to my allergies. Some yeast and sweetness, dried peach maybe.

Taste is great. A lot of fruit (plums, apples), quite fresh. Not nearly as sweet as the 8 or a lot of other darker Belgian beers. Some cake (with icing maybe) but not overpowering at all. After it warmed up a bit the yeast comes through together with the malt and a hint of burn sugar, which makes it even better. There's hardly any alcohol on the palate. Fades to a nice bitterness, with some small citrus touches.

Mouthfeel is again very carbonated (which I like a lot), feels a bit heavier than the taste would suggest, very smooth and drinkable.

Overall I really like this one. It's very drinkable, yet has a great character, and most important for me: it feels really fresh and not too sweet. A very balanced beer.

Maakun, Oct 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

6demonbag, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of johnnnniee
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy deep golden/copper color with a good sized bubbly off white head that quickly dissipates to a cap on top. Smells of caramel, brown and burnt sugars, dark fruits, and yeasty phenols. The flavor is just what the aroma described it would be. Light and fruity with lots of dark and brown sugars with some yeasty flavors. Medium body with an insane amount of carbonation and a sweet sugary and bubbly mouthfeel. This is a very nice flavorful Belgian strong ale. I would have liked a bit less carbonation, but I say that about a lot of Belgian beers.

johnnnniee, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of stalker5
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured out a nice mahogany brown with an off-white head that retained very well. Smells of bread/yeast yeast with some fruit and raisin notes. Taste has a slight breadyness to it, with the alcohol being hidden very well. Mouthfeel is well carbonated with a wet finish. Not my favorite, would prefer the 10 but still a great drink.

stalker5, Oct 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

N3ptune, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of markovlad
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Excellent beer, I have tried it before and its one of my favorites so far. I'm still a beginner here so I save 5s for maybe something better :)

A-bottle, looks nice :)

S-no strong smell

T-not to strong, relatively simple, but tasty.

M-has a little breeze in it, I love it.

markovlad, Oct 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

Johnhaley1989, Oct 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Edgerrin32, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of tectactoe
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a tulip. Dark brown color with intense haziness and quite a bit of lightly colored sediment floating around. Not sure if the sediment was meant to be, but it did not affect the mouth feel at all. Super huge, foamy, off-white head thanks to the volatile nature of the brew. The head settled a bit around a quarter-inch and followed the top of the beer all the way down. It was excellent, but didn't leave too much lacing.

The nose is full of lots of roasted malts, a deep, sweet, caramel, and a nice handful of dark fruits, like dates, raisins, and figs. A hint of clove is present as well, as it is in many Belgian style brews. The taste begins with a slight sweetness and a sharp hit of carbonation. As the beer warms up in your mouth, the malt starts to shine through, along with some of the caramel and barley flavors. A hint of the fruit is noticeable as well, present from the beginning until the end. The mouth is fairly thick and very creamy, thanks in part to the wonderful head that lasted the entire way down. Left the palette feeling a tad sticky and not too dry.

Great Trappist brew that everyone should try (at least once). The flavor profile, while complex, worked together nicely - the sign of a Belgian beer done correctly.

tectactoe, Oct 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Triglycerides, Sep 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

hiphopj5, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of mick303
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a huge 4 fingers of off-white foam lingering on top of the beer, recedes leaving a good lacing. Colour is a medium dark slightly ruddy brown, high haziness.

Nose on this has notes of rich caramel and roast malts. A solid floral character as well, which brings a nice lightness. Pineapple, Meyer lemon, and clove notes. Quite lively, interesting with very good balance.

Taste initially shows some sweetness before the rich maltiness develops. Caramel malt, apples, nutmeg spice notes. Shows really good complexity. Strong fruitiness on the palate. It is very energetic and dynamic on the palate, really intense flavour profile, a lot crammed in.

The Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and the high level of carbonation gives a real crisp bite to it, maybe a bit on the high side. Really drinkable, alcohol gives a bit of spice but otherwise nicely incorporated. Aftertaste is quite crisp and fresh.

Another top-class brew. Excellent profile, great taste incorporating a dynamic and refreshing complexity with the pleasant maltiness. Seek it out.

mick303, Sep 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Drypaint, Sep 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

mttdls, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of mscudder
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed all the Rochefort's for a proper tasting. Into a snifter. Begin!

A - Some really nice smoke upon popping the bottle. A rich, ruby inspired, brown with a nice fluffy two-finger head. Good retention and poor lacing.

S - Musky notes here: dark fruits, Belgian yeast and caramel malts.

T - The first time I had this brew I saw nothing but red wine, although due to some palette development I can detect my errors and the apples that are flowing out of this glass. The alcohol warms the sweetness, combined with a touch of figs, into a beautiful profile.

M - A medium body with big, yet not overwhelming carbonation. It aids in a soft coating of the palette, rich with a apple-fizzyness.

O - This is pretty drinkable for a BSDA, perhaps a bit misleading in the style given I do not particularly consider an apple as a dark fruit. This is one to savor.

mscudder, Sep 23, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle on sale at whole foods poured into a tulip

A- lots of effervescence reddish brown murky color with a fine tan head that dissipates to a thin layer just on top. bubbles up through solution like a champagne

S- yeasty, definite bread, prune, fig even some dark stone fruit. slightly sourdough bread.

T- slight toffee, whole wheat bread , peppery, a little gram cracker in the finish. very low hop character. Some warming alcohol but it isn't harsh.

M- even with all the bubbling this is a little dryer than expected.

O- I could see myself enjoying this beer with a steak, I would like to try the 12. Not an everyday drinker but I could definitely enjoy this on a rainy day.

Uncle_Jimmy, Sep 21, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Tulip glass.

A: Pours a dark, mostly opaque copper with a finger and a half of nice tan, fluffy head. Bubbles are on the larger end of the spectrum, but uniformly sized. Good retention but minimal lacing.

S: Dark fruit and malt, bread and spice, fruitcake

T: Light bready malt, some fruit, and a lengthy finish that really comes together nicely.

M: Medium body and high carbonation, higher than I'd prefer. Like a Dr. Pepper. Creamy texture.

O: Very easy drinking, but still has the complexity of a Belgian. I think I like this better than 8 but not quite as much as 10 (though the styles are distinct).

pmarlowe, Sep 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Birdlegs, Sep 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Phillip_Collins1219, Sep 15, 2012
Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
92 out of 100 based on 1,940 ratings.