Trappistes Rochefort 6 - Brasserie de Rochefort
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4.23/5 rDev +1.9%
Appearance: Pours a hazelnut ambered brown full of particles. Very fast bubbly filled carbonation that starts as a big head and quickly dissipates with no lacing.
Smell: Heavily yeasty with a thick bready feel and a slight sour after tang
Taste: Yeasty cream feel that reminds me of a thinner bread. Nice sweet malts with little to no hops.
Mouthfeel: Very crisp and very bubbly. This beer is fiercely carbonated to the point where I would compare the rapid assault that the bubbles give your tongue to a soda. Rather dry on the tongue, and leaves a very dry feel on the palate.
Overall: Great trappist beer very bubbly.
05-05-2012 01:46:35 | More by Maxwell
4.5/5 rDev +8.4%
Appearance: Pours a chestnut color capped by a fairly impressive (at first) ecru head; retention was surprisingly poor and there was not that much lacing, either
Smell: Toasted brown bread with a bit of fig jam; undertones of toffee and banana
Taste: Toffee and fruit, up front, with figs, sweet apples and bananas jutting to the fore; by mid-palate, a layer of spice and toasted brown bread emerges followed by the yeasty phenols that appear, after the swallow
Mouthfeel: Absolutely perfect, with a medium body lighted by a buoyant carbonation
Overall: Overall, Rochefort is my favorite Trappist brewery and the 10 is my favorite dark Belgian beer; this one is a bit lighter (particularly for the BSDA style) but it is still an exceptional product
05-02-2012 22:28:36 | More by brentk56
4.8/5 rDev +15.7%
Appearance :Rochefort pours a cloudy deep amber color. Almost creamy looking. Held up to the light I see oranges, reds, and amber bursting through. This beer looks alive. Really exciting. I got a gorgeous finger head of light beige that dissipated slowly with strong lacing. This beer is art.
Smell: Bursting on the top is the aroma of freshly baked bread backed with a sweet maltiness. They're similar aromas but they have a distinct difference. A tartness comes next, there's apple, strawberry, banana and a creaminess all present here. They're layered well but they come together so magically that it almost makes me religious.
Mouthfeel: Rochefort 6 is rich. It's got a heavy feeling on the tongue but it goes down very smooth. A light creaminess really makes the feel.
Taste: Bread is the first flavor, very strong yet very fresh tasting. Strawberry cuts through and brings a tart, apple taste along. Really exquisite. As the beer starts to close, banana flavors are laced with a tinge of cloves and a nuttiness. Three's a lot here but it comes together so well that it feels like one flavor.
Overall: Wow. This is it. This is my beer. The flavors, the cohesion, it all really comes together to surprise and delight. It's fitting that this is made at a monastery because it's as close to religion as I get. Sadly, heaven ain't cheap and at almost $6 a bottle, Rochefort's only losing point vanquishes it to only special occasions. If you're feeling special, spend the cash and delight yourself.
05-01-2012 22:47:58 | More by mtlasley
4.25/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
04-29-2012 02:26:58 | More by rfbenavi80
4.28/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
04-23-2012 05:00:38 | More by gabedivision
4.18/5 rDev +0.7%
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.
04-22-2012 18:29:41 | More by Augustiner719
4.1/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
04-21-2012 21:49:05 | More by SLeffler27
4.43/5 rDev +6.7%
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.
04-20-2012 16:48:23 | More by BrownNut
Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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