Trappistes Rochefort 6
Brasserie de Rochefort

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Style:
Dubbel
Ranked #6
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,229
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 9.83%
Reviews:
1,070
Ratings:
2,662
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Brasserie de Rochefort
 
Belgium
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Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  546
SCORE
93
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle. Label has best by date as '25.04.2025'.
Cloudy, deep amber colored body. Lots of carbonation maintain an off white cap. No lacing with this bottle.
Aroma of sweet malt and distant yeast phenolic spices. Hint of dark fruit.
Taste is a sweet, dark bready malt, with a yeast tang that also expresses some spices (coriander, cloves). Towards the end there is some raisin and prune. Drying in the after taste.
Mouth feel is filled with bubbles. Softer feel, with some stretch. Excellent carbonation.
Quite delicate, but complex and rewarding, if one takes the time to allow the beer to express fully. Hold the beer in the mouth and delay swallowing. Alcohol is hidden, but there is a slight sting to the tongue.

Mar 22, 2021
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Anders91 from California

4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: amber with lots of carbonation and a medium cream head

Smell: yeast, malt, a little bit of bread

Taste: opens up a lot more than the smell, I am getting dark fruit, malt, yeast, bread really good dubbel

Feel: very bubbly

Jan 15, 2021
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Siriusfisherman from Vermont

4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy amber with a thick white head, great retention, but little lacing.

S: Honey, bread, and light raisin notes. Spicy yeast phenolics, fruity esters.

T: Bready malt, light raisin note, toasty. Phenols and esters intermingle nicely.

F: Crisp, dry, but not thin in the slightest.

Overall: A bit on the light side in color, but a superb dubbel none the less. Highly reccomended.

Dec 08, 2020
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bankboy66 from New Jersey

3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass color is a deep copper with a two finger head. Smell is malts and floral notes. Taste is malts, honey, spice and maybe some cinnamon and fruits. No booziness to speak of. Medium fizz and finishes on the dry side. An excellent beer no doubt.

Oct 30, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Foggy English tea brown with a tall tan head that can confidently tower over the glass if given the opportunity, settling to a creamy espresso blanket curled at the edge.

Flavor exhibits a smooth dark toast quality, but not quite as far as pumpernickel or even buckwheat. This is accented by a soft apple pie--crust and autumn spice and all--but with a lightly herbal bitterness.

The medium body has a softly moderate froth and finishes semi-dry with a light tang.

Oct 23, 2020
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SimplySinister from Florida

4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Restrained pour into Chimay Chalice producing a cloudy caramel colored brew with moderate carbonation and quickly dissipating 1 finger parchment colored head. Unfiltered.

S - Honey, floral, malt.

T - Huge honey notes. Salted caramel, dark fruit. Yeast, bread, malt. This brew has mead characteristics. Fantastic tasting brew. Absolutely fantastic. Savory. No artificial flavors.

M - Full bodied, light viscosity, non-lingering. Clean and dry.

D - Absolutely fantastic brew. This is an amazing beer by even the most strict standard. I can't recommend this one enough. This is a must try. The only problem I had was finding it! After tasting it, I know why!

Oct 16, 2020
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detgfrsh from Texas

4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle best by 08.10.2024. Dark amber color with an inch of foamy tan head. Floral hop smell. Medium body. Malty and nutty flavors at first, followed by peppery hops. A great beer. Different from other dubbels with its more pronounced hop flavors.

Oct 10, 2020
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KRug from Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best by 8/10/24

This one marks 2 different beer milestones for me. The minor one being that it is my first dubbel, but that’s not what’s important. The major one, is that after about a year of searching around for this one, I’ve finally gotten my hands on the last Rochefort beer! I’ve heard that this one does not touch the others, but it’s pretty cool to say I’ve had every beer that a brewery has haha. Anyhow, let’s get into it

Pours a turbid brown with some red glow around the edges with 3 fingers of a lively off white head that fades to a cap and leaves no lacing

An interesting aroma on this one, a good balance of fruit and spice. Very perfumy with notes of white paper, cinnamon, raisin, and toffee

Up front there's a nice cinnamon heat balanced out by mild citrus. On the swallow, this turns sweeter with notes of raisin, brown sugar, and banana. Pretty tasty but I was expecting more

This has a medium body and very light carbonation, and it drinks way lighter than the abv. Very smooth and finishes mostly dry

Well this was not quite everything I expected it to be. That being said, it was still a damn good beer that I'd gladly revisit. Having had all the Rochefort beers now, I would have to reach for the 10 before anything else, every time

Sep 25, 2020
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BPVandenbroek from Canada (AB)

4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Slightly hazy, deep copper color with two fingers of rocky, just off white head

S - Aromas of leather and tobacco up front, leading into fresh dug earth and aromas of ripe, pitted fruits. Delicate aromas of alcohol and figs bring up the rear.

T - Medium bodied, immediately smooth up front. Leathery and nutty up front, Carbonation picks up somewhat in the center, smoothing out what roundness I found at the start, Flavors of figs come in to play as the beer finishes with the peppery bite of European hops.

O - Overall, one of Europe's great beers. A fine example of balance, and accessability.

Aug 28, 2020
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BelgianHops from Belgium

4.89/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I find the Rochefort 6 the best of the three. It's different. A crisp hint of honey, spices and herbs greet the nose. The color is hazy. The taste is very delicate and complex. I see why people like the 12 and 8 more, the 6 is just not as pleasing, it takes time. Let it develop. Perhaps top 5 in the world.

Aug 13, 2020
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plutonash from Latvia

3.51/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Highly carbonated, large head (2.5 fingers). Without pouring the yeast, color is amber/bronze, with the yeast more brownish. Holds a nice head, good lacing.
S: Caramel, slight breadiness, hint of dark-chocolate and honey, some raisins.
T: First sentence that came into mind was "toasted caramel nuts". Highly malty, sweet, low bitterness.
F: Creamy, easy going, high ABV is completely hidden.
O: Easy drinking, autumn-winter beer. Well balanced, opens up when warmed. Definitely a good sip.

Aug 01, 2020
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours a murky brown color with a ruby hue, one finger foamy white head has great retention

S- caramel, toffee and dark cherries up front, followed by forrest floor, basement must, raisins, fruitcake & peppery yeast

T- dark fruit notes up front of black cherries, raisins and dates. Fruitcake, bread and almonds mid-palate. Peppery yeast and some woodsy notes close it out. Lingers of cherries and booze soaked raisins

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a bubbly finish

O- earthy with dark fruits throughout, a classic Dubbel

Jul 11, 2020
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

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.

May 30, 2020
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RaulMondesi from California

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 Ebenezer Scrooge 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!

May 18, 2020
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Hooded from Texas

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

Apr 18, 2020
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jkblr from Indiana

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.

Apr 13, 2020
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horshack7 from England

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.

Mar 25, 2020
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nasty15108 from New York

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.

Mar 15, 2020
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pants678 from California

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.

Feb 15, 2020
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JudgeRoughneck from Louisiana

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.

Feb 11, 2020
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

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!

Feb 03, 2020
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aleigator from Germany

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.

Jan 19, 2020
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PorterPro125 from Canada (NB)

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.

Jan 12, 2020
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Jfavs from Massachusetts

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.

Dec 28, 2019
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BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

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.

Dec 14, 2019
Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 2662 ratings