Trappistes Rochefort 6 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Trappistes Rochefort 6Trappistes Rochefort 6
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium
trappistes-rochefort.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 07-12-2002

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Ratings:
2,448
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993
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
10.17%
 
 
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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vinicole
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Amber in colour. Slight haze. Thick frothy head. Lots of effervescence.
Yeasty, spicy, fruity and slightly metallic.
Initial sweetness is dispelled by the toasted malt. There is alcohol burn to finish along with some bitterness. Fruits are maintained throughout.
Smooth and highly drinkable.

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Photo of smithj4
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kahlerbock
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MizzouBrew
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 330 ml bottle into a Schlafly tulip. Pours thick opaque light brown with a puffy tan head. Head doesn't last long and leaves very little lace, and once settled looks almost like a cola. Great smell of sweet dark fruits. Fairly carbonated with a medium feel. The best Dubbel I've had to date.

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Photo of sjrider
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thornburyslasher
4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Estria
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KonigObHops
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a cola color with an off white (almost tan) head.

The aroma was heavy on the earthiness with a hint of citrus.

The initial taste is sweet and there is a hint of raisin. In the middle the beer turns a bit smokey. The finish turns a bit caramelish with some nice toasted hoppiness.

The mouthfeel is crisp up front, and the beer warms nicely on the tongue from start to finish.

This is a great dubbel, and another reason to love Trappists. The flavor is complex, but not so overdone that you cannot pick out what it is that I enjoy about the beer. This is a great one to sip and enjoy.

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Photo of yaron73
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A bottle from Supermarket in Brussels.

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Photo of bwbetts
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Bujon
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A great looking brew, bold head with a coppery and hazy body.

Aroma is quite appealing too, doesn't reflect the beer in my opinion, but plenty of fig, with a hint of spice.

Taste for me lets this beer down, although some will love this, I just have burnt toffee throttling all other flavours. The feel is compromised a touch due to that overbearing flavour which does linger well into the aftertaste.

Overall, this is one of those brews which is almost awesome, just a slightly more malty flavour and bingo it would be legendary, as it stands, a touch lacking.

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Photo of MaxOhle
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 54V4G3
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcflorian
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tekstr1der
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy dark copper with lasting cap of off-white foam, looks as good as I'm hoping. Aroma is malt-forward with just a hint of spice and Belgian yeast influence. Rich malty flavors of molasses bread and mellow sweetness of dark fruits that's just so another-level better than any of the best dubbels I've ever had. Silky smooth and no hint of booze, easily my favorite of the style.

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Photo of mynie
4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the many "how the hell have I not reviewed this yet" beers I hope to finally write up in 2017. It's been a while since I've had a Rochefort, and I'm always so happy with how handsome and clean the bottle art looks.

A lovely dark pour, medium hazy with a wispy white head. I tend to be disappointed whenever a dubbel pours too pale, and I think that's because of this beer.

Smells yeastier and less alcoholic than lesser dubbels, with peat malt, barley sugar, esters of peach, light german hops, and some black pepper. A really wonderful aroma.

Tastes excellent: full and complex, yet still thirst-quenching, and with no signs whatsoever of its elevated ABV. The beer is distinguished by an earthen, almost ashen character, with fruit complexities developing after a few sips. It starts bitter and grows gradually sweet and clean, with a middle dominated by peaches and pears, and finish that is equal parts bitter and sugary.

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Photo of M3TAPHYS1CA7
4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a light root beer.

I've been cleaning the mold off my ceiling for the last two day with bleach so...okay, the it smells like coke...kind of...with a stronger scent of rum...kinda like a rum and coke?!

I just ate a bunch of pepperoni slices and olives prior to tasting it, but to me it taste like Cherry Coke's long lost cousin...you know, the one that had a drug problem and disappeared into the night to never be seen again.

Feels like a light wine spritzer, just more oaky and malty.

O-Well I've had the Rochefort 8 and 10 before, and tonight I bought all three and started with this one as it is the "lighter" one. I absolutely love the 10 — favorite of all beers. But this 6 is like a nice appetizer for the main course if you know what I mean. I drink beer to get a buzz. Doesn't mean I don't appreciate the subtleties, I do. But I like something with a kick. And this dubel is definitely something I could enjoy with friends sitting by the lake on a hot summer day judging a wet t-shirt contest ;)

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Pours a hazy cherry red body with virtually no head
Barley sugar aroma
Barley sugar with slight sour notes
Solid mf

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Photo of RBRLBRB
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PMarcy78
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of msondel
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of steveh
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Continuing an effort to get reacquainted with some of the imports I used to drink many years back, I recently found a single of the Rochefort 6. You have to love a beer that provides a best before date 4 years out: March 22, 2021.

Poured into my Libbey tall tulip glass.

L -- Hazy (probably my fault for the abrupt pour of a bottle conditioned beer), light amber-copper color with a dense, firm, off-white head. Very effervescent bubble action.

S -- Peach to pear fruit esters, clove spiciness with light caramel and peppery alcohol back.

T -- Fresh fruit notes up front followed by rich malt characters reminiscent of cookie or fruit cake. Some dried fruit notes in the finish with mild caramel and a hint of clove. A lightly sweet malt flavor to subtle perfume fruitiness lingers through the aftertaste.

*Edit: A full "sludge pour" of the last ounce in the bottle, with all of the sediment, actually adds some spicy hop character to the flavor -- but not at all harsh or palate stuntingly bitter.

F -- Mouthfeel is very spritzy with a light-medium body.

O -- Quite a tasty beer. Not so sure about the lighter color than is suggested by the BJCP guidelines, but they also list this beer as one of the commercial examples to style -- and it hits the other marks well. A very refreshingly flavorful beer at a dangerous ABV. I can see this one coaxing you into a second or third like sirens to the rocks!

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Photo of hazedandconfused13
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bbtkd
3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brasserie de Rochefort Trappistes Rochefort 6, 7.5% ABV, 18 IBU. Pours thin and brown, with a 3 finger white foamy head, leaves almost no lacing. Nose is lightly fruity, taste is bready, slight cherry and hops, with a slight bitter close. Mouthfeel is OK, overall just meh.

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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.13 out of 5 based on 2,448 ratings.
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