Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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4.13/5 rDev -0.5%
Best before 2015.
This thing looks amazing. Deep mahogany body. Slightly off white ring fed by a steady stream of bubbles.
Smell is loaded with sweet dried cherries. Booze laden dry cherries. Sweet in the best way. smells almost slick.
I was hoping for a syrupy sweet, slick, boozy BDSA, but it wasnt. It starts off with a peppery belgian yeast. Full bodied, yet not full of flavor. Its a mild beer for sure. I do get some nice semi sweet dark fruits later (mostly cherries) a bit later.
All in all, a fantastic beer that still has room to improve!
05-19-2012 23:57:42 | More by VncentLIFE
4.13/5 rDev -0.5%
11.2oz bottle served in a trappistes rochefort chalice.
pours a murky brown tone with maybe a finger of a beige colored head that dissipates faily quickly; significantly weaker retention than i remember from the others in the family... lacing is good, but also not quite as impressive as its brethren. that all said, still an appealing BSDA.
the aroma fills your nostrils and you know you're smelling a rochefort. that familiar combination of their yeasts, caramel malt, dark fruit, spices, and alcohol is unmistakable. again, not quite as robust as say the 10, but very good. flavor profile follows the nose pretty closely. some bitterness in the finish.
medium bodied mouthfeel, medium, prickly carbonation. very drinkable. flavorful and complex, and although it doesn't quite have that palate arousing oomph of its elder siblings, you have to judge it against all BSDAs, not just in terms of the 8 and 10. a stellar beer.
originally reviewed: 11-08-2010
05-17-2012 04:23:34 | More by BostonHops
4.05/5 rDev -2.4%
11.2oz bottle (best by 03/10/2015) into a chalice. Pours a clear amber w/ thin off-white head, some suspended sediment, lively carb.
Aroma is bright and fruity. Raisins, plums, figs and sweet candi sugar.
Taste is likewise on the sweet side. Dark fruits, bready malt, light brown sugar, Belgian yeast. Really subtle balance between outstanding malt and yeast.
Mouthfeel is smooth and soft, as expected from Rochefort. Evaporates over the tongue on the finish. Bottle conditioning clearly evident.
Overall a very solid beer. From another brewery this might be a flagship. But it pales in comparison to Rochefort's other offerings.
05-15-2012 05:49:29 | More by draheim
2.05/5 rDev -50.6%
Bottle into Rochefort chalice.
Looks like a dark cream soda. The head violently bubbled away as quickly as I could pour. A light tan head dissolved almost entirely before my first sip.
Smells of some caramel malt, sweet bready malt note, some ginger root, big Belgian yeasty vibe, and some dark fruits like plums and/or raisins.
The flavor is much the same with a touch of an earthiness to boot.
Feels a little overcarbonated, and therefore a little thin as a result.
Overall-- meh. I've had many better Belgian Dark Ales. This one is unimpressive to me.
05-15-2012 03:20:24 | More by AleWatcher
4.33/5 rDev +4.3%
Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into a stemmed goblet glass.
Appearance: Pours a deep and very hazy brownish amber with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head that quickly fade into a thin patchy layer. Lacing is pretty light.
Smell: An interesting aroma that is fairly sweet and spicy. Belgian yeast with a light hint of clove. Big malt presence with some bready caramel and toffee. Hints of banana, pear, and apple juice along with some plums, figs, and raisins. Also some brown sugar and a hint of coriander. A little bit of alcohol comes out in the nose.
Taste: Starts out with a spicy taste of Belgian yeast and cloves. Then comes a sweet taste of bready malts with good notes of caramel and toffee. Nice blend of fruits with notes of apple, pear, and banana along with some dark raisins, figs, and plum in the background. Light hints of coriander spice. Also a good amount of brown sugar. Very good taste.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a medium to heavy level of carbonation. Creamy, crisp, and somewhat tingly. Feels light but still rich. Alcohol is hidden very well.
Overall: A very good authentic dark Belgian ale. Great mix of fruits and spices. Manages to feel light without sacrificing taste.
05-11-2012 06:50:14 | More by MattyG85
4.43/5 rDev +6.7%
Rochefort 6 is great. All the Rocheforts are pretty outstanding (6, 8 and 10) and doing a vertical tasting of all three is the best to really taste the differences between them. While I personnally like the 8 an 10 better than the 6, the "better" is an almost insignificant amount....
A: Golden Brown
S/T: really nice nose, sweet, caramel, syropy a bit, but really smooth and nice. Not at all sharp or overpowered with alcohol.
M: Smooth and thin...not thick...
O: A very drinkable beer...definitely one of my favorite. May it a point to try if you have not had one before...
05-09-2012 11:52:19 | More by 4thelvofbeer
Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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