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Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort

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BA SCORE
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941 Reviews
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Reviews: 941
Hads: 2,206
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 181
Gots: 335 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
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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Reviews: 941 | Hads: 2,206
Photo of Sixpack595
4.59/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I bought the 6, 8, and 10 a couple days ago and decided to try them in that order. At $5.99 a pop for 33cl these better be some damn fine beers, and the 6 was not a disappointment. Aromas of plums and raisins with a malty backbone hinted at what was to come. The dark red brown body was well carbonated but produced very little head. The taste was of dark fruits, chocolate, and toffee with a nice dry bitterness. Really a very good beer, but not good enough for me to make a habit of. Everyone should try it, but there are many beers every bit its equal for half the price. (574 characters)

Photo of putnam
4.67/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Brown.

Smells like egg bread from a Jewish deli. The kind that are braided and scorched on top, almost black, but not quite. There's Chocolate ice cream too...it is a deep, protein-rich, milky smell that is inviting and even exquisitely balanced. Coffee, burning cuban cigars, cognac/oloroso emerge in time.
Don't get me wrong. This is an appealing beer. On the palate it is creamy, easy and just suggestive of French roast, cherries and frothy milk. Give it to your friends who suckle Boddingtons. They might come around. As for me, I'll take a living beer brewed by monks every time, even if it wasn't so darn gosh silky. (627 characters)

Photo of BeerResearcher
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was the first of a Rochefort trilogy at a recent beer tasting. The 6 O.G. Is mahogany or old brown leather in color. A big foamy and fizzy beige head lasts. Trails of sticky lace cling in places and bits of yeast float in suspended animation after gently rolling the bottle before opening. A damp earth, malt and slightly sour aroma prevail. Not overly malty or hoppy. Notes of caramel, light cloves and a hint of pine finish this rather dry Trappist. (456 characters)

Photo of TheDM
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew poured a very envigorated large creamy head of fine off-white bubbles that left a good lacoing and a carbonated cloudy yeasty opaque brown body. Its flavor is comparatively complex like its bretheren the 8 and the 10, but it is much thinner. The flavors of roasted malt and spices and in there just like its kin, but not as silky smooth as the 8 and with less bite than the 10. Still, an excellent brew! (413 characters)

Photo of hotstuff
3.52/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This Abbel Dubbel poured a large invigorating tan long lasting head with fine-small bubbles. There was good lacing on all sides of my glass. The aroma was somewhat fruity. The body was a cloudy light brown color and it was thin and watery. It had a tingly taste to it and I prefer the Rochefort Trappistes 8 to this one. (320 characters)

Photo of marburg
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A surprisingly aromatic brew, I caught whiff of light alcohol aromas as soon as I cracked the bottle. Poured out with colors like a big malted milk ball -- dark brown with a cream-colored head. The head really looked like a big kitchen sponge -- thick and porous. Aroma was almost that of some sort of red wine with prunes and alcohol -- lemon pine sol and melon too. Kind of light and bread-like up front with a reasonably strong alcoholic and bitter finish. Fairly easy to drink for a beer of its strength. The alcohol is noticeable but balanced and under control. Smooth. No extremes. (587 characters)

Photo of clvand0
3.13/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a cloudy brown as do the other Rochefort beers. The aroma is very much the same as the others too. The taste is not as strong as the 8 or the 10 but it has a very strong hint of coffee - which I did not care for. I recommend the 8 over all others. (263 characters)

Photo of francisweizen
4.92/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My first beer from Rochefort! This beer pours a light, hazy brown colour with a magnificent head. The aromas are of BREAD, MALT, spices, alcohol, and faint hops. The taste is more of the same. Liquid bread! This beer also has some wonderful medicinal hop, alcohol flavors and some faint dark fruit flavors. The mouthfeel is a bit thin as the carbonation is a bit high but it does not hurt this brew too much. Sometimes you need a lighter-bodied Belgian. The drinkability for this beer is great. I can drink it all night long, and I would if the price was right!
Cheers!
-F (574 characters)

Photo of mzwolinski
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Quite stunning in appearance: the color of autumn leaves , with a thick, creamy, off-white head that leaves a huge lace. The aroma is spicy and bready, though a bit weak. These two characteristics dominate the flavor as well. Mid-palate gives way to a deep-fruitiness, giving me the impression of something like raisin-bread. Very smoothly-blended and gentle, with a creamy body and a finish which is just barely sweet. What drying effect there is seems to come more from the alcohol than the hops, which are fairly mild. A really, really nice beer! (549 characters)

Photo of MJR
3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a rustic looking brown with touches of amber and red. The head starts out big and fizzy from the heavy carbonation, but settles down to a respectable cap. The body is somewhat opaque...I can almost see through it...

Smell: Has a nice, earthy aroma with chocolate and dark fruit standing out the most. A touch of raisons and rum are in there too.

Taste: The first thing that hits me is the carbonation... Now the flavor: it's fairly complex with a nice maltiness that includes chocolate, dark fruits, nuts, a faint breadiness, and a swipe of alcohol. There's a slight phenolic character in there as well. The aftertaste disappears a little too quickly...

Mouthfeel: It's a bit too carbonated for me, as I think it lightens the body too much. It's a bit on the watery side... Very crisp and sharp feeling, with a dry finish that seems to take most of the flavor with it.

Drinkability: I'm not so sure I could drink this on a regular basis, as I can name several other Trappist brews that are head and shoulders above it. Pretty good, but not great. (1,076 characters)

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

Small 330 ml bottle pours a murky brown color with a huge frothy and creamy off-white head that lasts, light malt and somewhat spicy aroma. Very mild fruity and bready flavor, medium body with very lively carbonation nice clean finish a bit watery palate, very smooth and drinkable alcohol is well hiddin. Lighter than the 8 and 10, still a great brew. (352 characters)

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

The beer pours a bit of a hazy purple to dark red color with the head pertinent in size, frothy in texture and the lace fine long lasting sheets. Vinous lots of malt, fruit sweet, quite pleasant to sniff with the start ambrosial and the top skinny in feel. Finish is astringent, pleasantly hopped and a nice dry lingering aftertaste. A good beer, not as good as the 8/10, but still a top notch beer nonetheless. (411 characters)

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

Appearance: Nearly flawless apperance, this lacing on the glass was handed down from the gods. The tawny russet hue is dusted with a bit of haze and shimmers in the light.

Smell: Hint of spice, bread crust, estery alcohol and a smidge of dark fruit show a complex yet inviting aroma.

Taste: Some phenols upfront with a pinch of butteriness, dry bread crust and carob are from the malts. Intricate yeast flavours of nuts with some leftover phenols, light esters and faint fruit round out the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light and deceiving with a nicely lined smoothness within the semi-dry palate.

Drinkability & Notes: This beer is too highly seated to be all alone, some soft cheeses and crackers are an excellent union to take the taste buds to a higher level. (766 characters)

Photo of Bierman9
3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This bier has a murky, dark chestnut color. The head was initially about 1/2", and a bit rocky. It quickly settled into a fine, thin layer of tightly-packed tan bubbles. Lacing was acceptable. The nose was semi-sweet with dark-fruit notes emanating, though it tended to be on the mild side. I didn't think the body was quite hitting the medium level, and it had a very bubbly carbonation leaving a prickly feel on the tongue. I did get a slight sense of the alcohol, as it warmed me on the way down. Yet, the fruity flavors had a bitter lean to them, and the finish was somewhat dry. I didn't find much complexity in this bier, unlike other Belgians I've imbibed. It was, in the end, a letdown for me. And, to think I paid $6.50 for just under 12oz for Trap 6, compared to $6.50 for 25.4oz of Delirium Noel yesterday!!

overall: 3.6
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 3.5

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Photo of Wildman
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a dark amber and formed a huge sudsy-foamy off white head that circular lace. Heavy amount of carbonation. An aroma of malt, caramel and spice. A flavor of of malt and spice with some sudsy aspect to the mouthfeel no doubt due to the carbonation. I found the flavor to be a a touch weak compared to others of this style. (337 characters)

Photo of rastaman
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good, but the 8 and 10 are way better, this was a bit sweet, and lacked a bit of character, this however, was very good, i'm only really comparing it to the 8 and the 10. Nice spicy chocolate flavour, but not as aromatic or as tasty as the other two. (257 characters)

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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
92 out of 100 based on 941 ratings.