Trappistes Rochefort 6
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Belgian Dubbel
Ranked #6
Ranked #2,020
4.17 | pDev: 9.83%
Brasserie de Rochefort
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4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark gold/amber in color with fluffy white/tan head and thick lacing.
N: Malt, raisin, plums, and some citrus.
T: Follows the nose, getting dark fruit like raisin and plums, malt and minor citrus. Slight bitterness and dryness on finish.
M: Medium feel, slight bitterness, light coating on tongue.
O: A decent beer overall, improves with warming.

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4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours pretty turgid. I would assume that this is what the river looked like that Rasputin was tossed in after he got used and abused. Aroma isn’t the strongest, but then again, I am at the tail end of a bender (not Dylan Thomas style, just a regular Raul one). Aroma is opening up a bit more now... and wow, what a Christmas Day surprise in the taste. Like Scrooge McDuck actually decided to pay out the holiday bonus, I’m into it. I imagine pixies and fairies and all kinds of fantastical stuff flying around as this beer is brewed. This damn sucker is a winner like Tiger Woods before he found Ambien.

Get it!

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RaulMondesi from California, May 18, 2020
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4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Notes from 4/11/2020.
Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a Rastal nucleated Teku glass.
The body is dark amber with 2 fingers of off-white head. The retention is average leaving a thin island of foam. 4.00
The aroma is medium in strength and of sweet malt, a hint of coriander, a hint of lemon, and a little spice. 3.75
The taste is medium-high in strength and of sweet malt, a hint of coriander, and has a medium-low bitter finish. There's a lot more flavors going on that I cannot identify. 4.5
The feel is somewhere between medium and medium-high in thickness, is creamy, and has a medium astringency level. The carbonation level is medium-low and somewhat effervescent. 4.25
Overall, it's a well balanced and expertly brewed beer. I like it much more than I thought I would. 4.25

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Hooded from Texas, Apr 18, 2020
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4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle coded L.17.04.2023 poured into a Rochefort chalice at just above fridge temp 7.5% ABV. The beer pours slightly hazy light brown / dark amber with fizzy light khaki head. The head disappears within a minute, but there is a constant stream of bubbles coming up the center of the glass from the nucleation point. No retention or lacing. The aroma is faint, but complex, with caramel, sweet bread, apple, pear and white raisin. The taste features burnt sugar, dark bread, apple, pear and raisin with minimal bitterness. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with above average carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, very good.

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jkblr from Indiana, Apr 13, 2020
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3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: What we have is a slightly hazy dark amber. The head is only about an inch, light beige in colour and thins out quick.

Aroma: Dark fruit, raisins, dates, faint apple and pear notes. Hops are on the floral side with twinges of citrus.

Taste: Raisins, light citrus, dates wisps of roasted hops and molasses notes. The mouthfeel is crisp on the palate.

Notes: Overall this one is very tasty a nice balance of all the flavours. Cheers.

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horshack7 from England, Mar 25, 2020
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3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a Chimay goblet.

L - Poured a murky caramel color akin to iced tea, with a thin tan head. Minimal carbonation with bits of yeast.

S - Candied fruit and malt.

T - More of the candied fruit with the slightest bit of citrus. Finishes off dry with a slight bitterness.

F - Smooth, easy drinking with just enough carbonation.

O - A good quality Belgian Trappist Ale, although a little lighter then I prefer but still good.

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nasty15108 from New York, Mar 15, 2020
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2.68/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Murky brown with a white foam.

Lightly of caramel.

Undertone of chocolate and maybe a bit of smoke -- neither pronounced. Surprisingly non-descript, I'm not finding fruit or sweetness. Nutty would be reaching. Nothing's off-putting... or rather it is. I'm bored.

Highly carbonated to style.

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pants678 from California, Feb 15, 2020
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4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

APP -Hazy deep bronze with ruby highlights. An amber beer for sure, not brown. Thin off-white head with good lace and retention.

AROMA - fresh red grape, melon, lychee, cinnamon and vanilla, demurara sugar, honey, maple, -very bright and delicate, kinda smells like the awsomest waffles ever, very subtle cloven phenol, slight alcohol vapor, mild indistinct hop spiceiness.

FLAVOR - very delicate caramel malt character verges on being thin, with a nutty aspect that turns to a light milk chocolate in the finish. Extremely fruity with notes of date and plum (both flesh and skin). A strawberry note. No bitterness. Some warming alcohol in finish. Vanilla note is back. Very slight Runts candy style banana. Maybe and herbal hop note, but hard to say. Clove comes on medium-high in the long, aromatic finish. Takes on the character of gold rum or cognac with continued sipping.

MF- A little astringent, medium-high carbonation, some warming alcohol, medium-light body, turns oily with warmth.

OVERALL - Definitely a light, delicate, and complex version of Dubbel with all the elements there in some way or another.

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3.62/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice foamy head, brown ale pour. Caramel malts comes through clearly, and a hint of spice. Can't wait to tackle Rochefort 8 and 10, currently on deck in the fridge!

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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey, Feb 03, 2020
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3.64/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light brown colored beer, with a fluffy, big head atop.

Smells of burned sugar, cloves and caramel malts, together with dried straw.

Has a light body with a refreshing, well carbonated body, creating a well working counterpart to the otherwise malty, sweet beer.

Tastes of mellow bakers chocolate, raisins and whole grain bread. Atop this foundation settle glazed caramel, spicy cardamom and well integrated rock sugar, establishing a well working sweetness. This finishes malty, rustic, almost a bit wooden, with soft tones of toffee and licorice in the aftertaste.

This is dangerously easy drinking while exhibiting a satisfying complexity, showcasing a hearty sweetness, entangled into spices and sweet malts.

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aleigator from Germany, Jan 19, 2020
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4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: 330 mL Bottle

L- Pours a hazy deep amber topped by a thick two finger slightly off-white head with great retention.

S- Malty, floral hops, classic Belgian yeast profile.

T- Surprisingly fruity flavour profile, malt is lighter than in the aroma, floral hops have become more of a background note. Cherry stands out to me in particular.

F- Full, crisp yet smooth body. Low-Moderate carbonation

O- Incredibly good beer from a world class brewery. I haven't had the 8 yet, but between the 6 and 10 - 6 is my favourite.

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PorterPro125 from New Brunswick (Canada), Jan 12, 2020
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4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thick foamy head when poured which persists for several minutes. Sweet, complex, malty smell with a hint of floral hops. Flavor is sharp at first with a champagne like carbonation. Finishes with a smooth caramel flavor and a creamy mouthfeel. Complicated flavor and smell profile makes this an interesting and enjoyable beer to drink.

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4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into 14oz teku. Poured a deep, rich, dark mahogany color with over 2 inches of thick, solid head that had great retention but surprisingly light lacing.

The aroma was fantastic; deep, full malts, some lightly floral hops, and a beautifully full, spicy, rich yeast component.

Very similar on the tongue, with the addition of a touch of caramel at the back of the palate.

The body was full, rich, smooth, and had a semi-sweet finish.

Drinkability was awesome, fully enjoyable.

Overall, a great, great beer. a must-try for any serious beer drinker.

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beertunes from Montenegro, Dec 14, 2019
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3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L- *Very* quick to form a 10Cm head, prepare to pour very slowly. Mid chestnut brown, very slight haze (bottle conditioned), 5mins after pouring it still has a 5Cm pillowy pale tan head. [Continues to hold well, c10mm even 15mins post-pour].
S- Woody, earthy, some aromatic piquant notes.
T- Rich deep fruits, cherries quite prominent for me. Quite surprising that for 'just' 7.5% the alcohol-zing comes through loud and clear. I say 'just' as I've had even 9% Trappist style beers with no zing, it being masked so well.
F- Rich, slow-sipping, rewarding mouth-feel, perfect for winter. Perhaps on the sweeter/richer side of the Trappist spectrum I've enjoyed.
O- Superb, lovely balance to it, it's also one of the fruitier Trappist beers I've had recently. I've happily drink again just a shame it's so £ in the UK.
330ml bottle BB: 18/12/23. Bought from Wholefoods London W8 £3.19.

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4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a: murky light brown/mahogany/burnt purple color. 2 finger solid, yet fizzy off-white head. looks like you could balance a coin on it

s: super rich aroma. dark figs, plums, and huge raisin note. dark caramel, toffee, molasses, and leather behind that. a little bit of a nutty aroma followed by dark cherries and a hint of tobacco. big biscuity malty backbone for sure. prunes and raisins close it out

t: oh my this is delicious. figs, candied figs, plums, raisins, prunes and dried apricot upfront. molasses, brown sugar, and a mild nutty flavor behind that. a little bit of a leathery sweetness in here as well. a little bit of grainy sweet cereal and more dark fruits at the end. very complex

m: full mouthfeel with high carbonation

o: wold class beer right here. super complex, smooth, and delicious. no hint of booze at all

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hopsputin from New Jersey, Oct 27, 2019
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4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very nice beer. Has a sweet fragrance with hints of caramel and fruit. Strong carbonation with almost no bitterness. Smooth, tasty, and has a nice mouth feel.

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

"Best before November 2023"; drank 7/11/19 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy orange/red rust appearance.

An even pour yielded a huge eggshell head; frothy lace.

Clove, caramel & mild orange peel notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Caramel & clove flavors up front; mild orange peel notes on the finish.

Assertively Belgian on the yeast tip, but balanced & overall easy to drink. I'd have another...

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GuyFawkes from Illinois, Jul 12, 2019
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3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Full two-finger foamy head with moderate retention on an ice tea colored brew. Lots of caramel malt and carbonation and a little raisin and plum on the nose. Caramel forward taste and a new version tartness to balance.

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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington, Jun 20, 2019
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4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Compared with Chimay, a lighter color in the glass. My pour produced a similar sized head and the foam stick around just as long which was nice. A more fruity aroma with plums, raisins, and even a bit of cherry. Some brown sugar and caramel as well. No cherries on the taste, but it was definitely more fruity with plums and raisins. Elements of dark candi sugar and caramel were there, but were subdued compared with Chimay. The body was a touch bigger and with an off dry finish, supporting the lingering flavors. Bright carbonation of course. Overall a fantastic beer, and one that showcased the fruity elements the most.

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Buck89 from Tennessee, Jun 15, 2019
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3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a handsome tawny color with orange highlights, topped by nearly an inch of fine, khaki froth. Complex aroma smells of raisins, prunes, apples, and brown sugar, while the spice aspect is surprisingly muted for a Belgian. Lively carbonation precipitates a perpetual skim of espresso-like froth.

Mellow, balanced flavor profile is dry and spicy up front before yielding to toasted, bready malt and caramel. The spiciness is hard to dissect, making it tough to say whether it's due to spices per se, the yeast strain, or both. Fruitiness that was so prominent in the nose is, stunningly, almost completely absent in the taste. Warming reveals traces of apple that bring the malt profile in line with a festbier or Viennese lager. Medium body and vigorous carbonation make for a lively, velvety mouthfeel with a supremely dry finish.

Overall, this is a crisp, balanced dubbel that may be less sweet than any dubbel I've tried. I often find the style to be cloyingly sweet, but this is proof that it doesn't have to be so. It's undoubtedly refined, but I must confess it's missing the depth to take it to the next level.

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MaximalC from Illinois, May 15, 2019
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4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An aggressive pour reveals a brown beer that’s cloudy to the style and props up a light tan head that sizzles and evaporates quickly. The nose is packed with toffee, vanilla, and stone fruit aromas. I am now officially salivating.

The first flavor on the taste is a tangy dark cherry flavor, courtesy of the Belgian yeast. This flavor is a perfect accompaniment to the toffee, vanilla, and stone fruit flavors. This is a world-class Dubbel that is readily available, affordable, and truly a pleasure to drink.

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ovaltine from Indiana, Apr 29, 2019
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4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bronze color with strong, fizzy head. Carbonated and curt taste. Finishes with a hint of bitterness; almost not worth mentioning. Raisins and prune aroma and taste on the fruit side. Malt and caramel complements those overtones. Light but packs a flavourful, deep punch.

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Alexc11 from Quebec (Canada), Apr 22, 2019
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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color of tea with a very coarse head that doesn’t stick around very long. Caramel raisin aroma, brown sugar, very pleasant. A touch of sweetness. Caramel, raisin, alcohol Spivey hops & burnt banana. Thin with moderate carbonation.

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Viaduck from California, Mar 09, 2019
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4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed as part of BJCP training. 24B Belgian Dubbel. Best before 3/21/2022

Pours a smaller fizzy bubbly off-white head that retains fairly well, very little lacing and legs, a little hazy iced-tea tan-copper color with mild sediment, seems like it has some age on it

Nose quite fruity to start, dark cherries, some raisin, behind that is the rich complex malts, a little caramel and candi sugar, light toast, generic fruit esters as well, phenols kick in with mild baking spices, very light alcohol

Taste more rich complex malts, toasty and a little bread crust, caramel and candi sugar but not too sweet, lots more fruit again, candied cherries, raisin, and mild generic ester fruits maybe pome like, phenols kick in with a mild smooth alcohol, perfumey note with mild spices again, touch peppery spicy like, malts are more aged almost vinous like, with a touch of bitterness, med drier finish that kicks in a bit more with warming alcohol and spicy phenols, alcohol gets a little hot, long lingering fruits

Mouth is med to fuller bod, nice higher carb, almost makes the body seem a little lighter, some warming mild hotter alcohol, not quite solventy but starting to get towards that

Overall a really nice dubbel, so much awesome fruit, nice complex malts although I wish the malts were a little more up front but could be age as this seems to have, alcohol also seems to get a little hot which says lesser age, so interesting nonetheless

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jlindros from Massachusetts, Feb 27, 2019
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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy, brownish-orange body with a thick, frothy head. Fruity, caramel aroma; peach; raisins. Sweet flavors; candi sugar and caramel; brown sugar; figs. Medium-heavy body; smooth, warm and velvety; initial sweetness to mouthfeel yet finishes dry.

A nice dubbel, warm and inviting with a nice, rustic sweetness.

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beergoot from Colorado, Feb 14, 2019
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