Trappistes Rochefort 6 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 07-12-2002

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#1,526
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2,494
pDev:
10.12%
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Photo of grayburn
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally decided to grab this instead of the10, it was a tough decision, but I have no regrets.
Porsche a cloudy orange, bordering on brown. Huge rocky head to watch whilst I read brew like a monk.
Smell and taste are dominated by this boozey raisin and fig combo that is simply splendid. The yeast takes over about midway through, throwing some spicy phenols into the mix.
The mouthfeel is a bit thinner than I would like but finishes nice and dry. High carbonation leads to high drinkability. Very good beer, recommended.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle served in its own chalice.

A: Pours a cloudy amber to brow (nutty) color. Some particles can be seen floating around. Forms a huge beige head when poured but retention is medium to low. A small layer remains and some lacings are formed and left in the glass

S: Sweet and "bready". Caramel malts, toffee and Belgium yeasts. Dry dark fruits and alcohol

T: As suggested by the nose: Upfront is slightly sweet followed by bready and earthy yeasts. Strong notes of caramel, caramel malts, brown bread, dark fruits and candy sugar. End is slightly bitter

M: Medium and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Belgian bittersweet aftertaste

O: Excellent dirinkability. Less complex than the 8 or 10 but still a Rochefort

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Photo of davidt
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The date code stamped on the label stated L 21 02 12 08:23. I understand that indicates an expiration date of 2012, meaning a bottling date of February 2007. Poured into a large wine glass, the beer is a russet-orange color with a thick beige head. The head drops to a thin layer with moderate lacing. The aroma is muted with notes of caramel, spice and dark fruit. The flavor profile is on the mild side as well. Some dark cherries and bready yeast can be picked out, but there's no particular flavor that stands out. There is a bit of alcohol warmth noted that's more than I expected from the 7.5% ABV. The mouthfeel is smooth with a cider-like tang. The Rochefort 6 was an easy to drink beer that presents a very subtle aroma and flavor profile.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From bottle, Pours hazey brown with a beige fluffy head. Aroma of caramel, floral notes, toffee, nuts, plums, hops, bread, spicy. Taste caramel, raisins, Apple, plums, candy. Very nice.

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Photo of hardy008
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a reddish brown color with a 3+ finger tan foamy head which has a sticky lace. Has the aroma of bread, malt, spice, and dark fruit. The taste matches the smell, is sweet, but not overly sweet. Is nicely made. Light bodied with fizzy carbonation. Very drinkable, not overly sweet, but very easy to drink. The 7.5 % alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of jooler
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great taste, only issue is that the alcohol is alittle too present.

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Photo of ummswimmin
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I poured this beer into a snifter style glass and immediately got about two fingers of foam. The foam dies down quickly into a thin scum. Off the top I smell a good dose of dark fruit and the yeast from the belgian source. It works out to be a very pleasant smelling rich beer. I recommend breathing this in as it warms.

The flavor is rich and powerful. The balance is really impressive. It makes for a very good sipper.

I really appreciate how a very high end beer is so readily available. These monks do an impressive job with their brews.

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Photo of wscaffe
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Duvel Tulip.

A - Reddish brown hue. One finger head consisting of thousands of tiny bubbles. Left almost no lacing on the glass.

S - Typical Belgian characters. Banana and clove aromas coupled with hints of honey. I also get some spicy yeast aroma as well.

F - Dark fruit flavors. Slight caramel with some biscuit flavors as well. Definitely get some banana and clove from the yeast as well.

M - Medium body with a good bit of carbonation. Flavors linger on the palate for a bit after the beer is completed.

O - I have not had the 8 or the 10 but I would like to try them after having this beer. I would not turn the 6 down down but I probably would not go out of my way to seek it out again. Fairly well balanced for a beer clocking in at 7.5% ABV. I love the typical Belgian characters so overall I am pleased with this beer.

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Photo of Gmann
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours a semi clear brown color with just a slight hint of red. The head was disappointing and did not leave much if any lacing. I will discount this due to the fact that I just washed my glass. The smell is of hint of wine and chocolate, mellow, quite pleasant but not overpowering. The taste has tones of chocolate and some sweetness to it, though it is hard to pinpoint, maybe cherries. The feel is very fizzy, I believe it takes away from the taste a bit. But beyond the over carbonation, this is brew goes down easy. The only negative is the over carbonation, aside from that this beer has a nice mellow flavor and is very drinkable. Not as fruity as other BSDAs.

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Photo of Kinsman
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brilliant burnt orange with light amber highlights. A foamy white head about 1 inch thick sits atop and doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon.

I've been trying to pick up on the aroma, but its rather subdued. A slight hint of apples and grapes comes along with a bit of an estery yeast presence.

The taste is quite the improvement over the aroma. Many subtle flavors work their way in, being noticeably sweet with a solid yeast presence. A good bit of fruits such as apples and pears.

Mouthfeel is a bit bubbly but overall pretty smooth. In the end, it's a solid beer from one of the best. Some may say its too light to be a Strong Dark Ale, but I don't think the monks care.

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Photo of elricorico
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium brown and appears to have a slight bit of redness in the glass. Has a fair amount of sediment floating amongst the carbonation. The head is tan and didn't stick around long, leaving a thin ring.

Tart cherries are first to be noted in the smell. Candy sugar and a hint of caramel are in there as well. A yeasty smell familiar to the other two Rochefort beers round it out. Overall a mix of sweet and tart that is fairly nice.

Taste starts with a mix of bread and fruit that is come together like toast and jam. Banana begins to show itself in the up front sweetness. This is followed with a dry and tart and spicy mix that lasts long into the finish. A lot of the components from the 8 and the 10 are here, but more subtly so.

Smooth and silky in the mouth, with a very natural feel to the carbonation. Comfortable to sip and savour.

A very nice beer, not much more to say. Tasty and easy drinking.

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Photo of akorsak
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a serving of Rochefort 6 during Tom Peters' presentation at BrewExpo 2006. The ale is cool to room temperature.

Appearance: The ale is a deep brown color with a whitish head. The ale has a significant amount of sediment in it.

Smell: The ale has a deep aroma of fruits and yeast. The fruits that come to mind are dates and figs, darker fruits.

Taste: The beer is a taste explosion, with a multitude of deep fruity flavors and a low alcohol taste. The yeast used added to that depth.

Mouthfeel: The ale's complexity is incredible and hard to quantify. Suffice to say that is a very well made beer that tastes great.

Drinkability: This is the most drinkable of the Rochefort line, it is at once chewy and smooth. Well worth a look as it will be much more readily available in the US now.

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Photo of jtk21351
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bjd88
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frank4sail
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33 cl bottle lugged back from the promised land. Dated 15 05 07. Light brown carbonated look in tyhe goblet. Off white nice head on the pour with nice lacing. Some chunky friends are also present iin the goblet. Nutty brown sugar cookie dough nose. Full smooth mouth. Cocoa and cookie dough taste dominate upfront with a slightly astringent dry plum finish. Interesting, smooth and full flavored.

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Photo of Sigmund
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, at the 32nd Cambridge Beer Festival. Served directly from the fridge. Had to wait half an hour before I could drink it. Strange thing with British pubs and beer festivals - they’re very conscious that their native cask ales should be served at cellar temperatures, but foreign bottled beers are served ice cold, no matter what! Barnyard aroma with notes of dried fruits and oak, improves as the beer warms up. Flavour has much of the same elements as Rochefort 8 and 10, just on a more moderate scale. Dried fruits, brown sugar, tobacco, oak.

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Photo of dqrull
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep copper, lots of yeast in the bottle, nearly poured it into the chalice along with the rest of the beer! A fairly weak head that left some light brown lacing.

Smell is a great maltiness that gives me prunes, raisins, dried figs and winegums, especially the red and black winegums actually, hinting at tart ripe red berries, all rather mellow and fine-tuned in my mind, this is where I've had some problems before with dubbels, since I first fell in love with the vulgar onslaught of character of quads, but I've come to appreciate this as well nowadays.

Taste is similair to the nose, winegums get a bit more prominent though, the dried fruits are still very much there, but takes a step back for a smell of... juleskum! (A scandinavian christmas candy, you could call it a marshmallow tasting of strawberries in the shape of santa :p). The juleskum-taste takes over a bit, and while fascinating it gets a little too uniform in the end.

Feel is good, small bubbles provides a creamy and soft carbonation that is really pleasant.

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Photo of avalon07
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: When poured from a bottle to a chalice, it had a dark brown color and a thick texture. Had a big, long-lasting head and good lacing.

S: This had an aroma rich in yeast, malt and a variety of fruits. Nicely done.

T: This one's flavor had a sharpness to it, mainly due to the fruits (cherries, apples, et.,al.) and the malt. A solid, well-balanced flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation and a smooth finish.

D: This is a decently drinkable beer. If you like the style, it's recommended.

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Photo of jasden
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of diamondc
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best By 090316

Loved the 10, meh on the 8. Huge head on the pour, with close to zero lacing. Dark amber hue, with a cap of foam a few minutes after the head subsided. I get dark fruits on the nose, blueberries, raspberriesl. Some raisin, fig, fruitcake aromas too. Clove, bread, kola nut, light cherry, and a mineral water like aftertaste. A bit different taste profile from typical Belgian dark ales. I dig it.

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Photo of thampel09
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of illidurit
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a goblet. Rather light color for the style. Hazy pumpkin orange instead of the traditional medium brown. Nice beige head leaves gobs of lace. Aroma is essentially a fruit basket. Grapes, pears, apples, figs, dates. Flavor contains many of the same notes but also a caramel maltiness, lots of yeast, and some alcohol. Mouthfeel is very effervescent, which makes it hard to drink until the beer has breathed for several minutes.

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Photo of dbatch
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle poured into a Duvel chalice. Date on bottle was 22 03 11.

A: Pours a dark copper/walnut color, with quite a bit of head that subsided fairly quickly. The head was a cream color, and there was no lacing at all.

S: This was a real treat. Very sweet and malty up front with some fruity surprises, including grape and plum. The malt aroma was a burnt caramel/toffee.

T: Sweet and malty up front, fruity to follow. The burnt caramel is there, along with a grape flavor that is odd and good at the same time.

M: Very thin, decent carbonation but not too much, I didnt get the alcohol flavor or feel that others got.

D: Pretty easy, this is not a session beer, it is definitely one to be enjoyed.

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Photo of GianlucaB
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%

Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,494 ratings
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