Trappistes Rochefort 6 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Trappistes Rochefort 6Trappistes Rochefort 6

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of PhxHorn
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark cola color with a big light tan head. Smells of figs and other fruit. Tastes of a very light combination of figs, cherries, cola, but was easily overwhelmed by food. Pleasant and very drinkable, but overall a bit delicate for my tastes. Just not assertive enough.

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Photo of dsolonenko
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy brow color with a big head which quickly dissipates
S: Nutty and frutty, somewhat spicy, bread is there too
T: Malty and frutty again, a bit bit sour, bread in the aftertaste, almost no bitterness
M: Watery mouthfeel, good carbonation level
O: Pleasant beer, no more no less

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Photo of beerguy101
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium brown color. Large head. Aroma is malty, bananas, fruity and bready. A medium bodied dubbel. Malts are bready and sweet. Hops are slightly spicy. Deep rich malt flavors. Smooth taste. Crisp and bright yeasts. Well balanced. Touch of banana flavors. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and sweet. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A continuation of my study of the remaining Trappist breweries, Roche 6 served from a bottle into a goblet. Beer is brown (served with yeast) what head and before the yeast came out the beer was clear but not there are floaters in there.

Aroma is sweet with a hint of alcohol in there, not a lot to it.

The overall flavor is a little muted. I can pick up some hints of anise in there but otherwise, its mostly sweet with a slight taste of alcohol. Drinkability is fine, mouthfeel is OK. Beer is medium bodied. This is a more drinkable beer than the other Rocheforts but this has not been my favorite Trappist ale to date.

I WILL try this beer again in the near future to see if my experience is different.

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Photo of CourteManche
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Chilled Rochefort 6 (bottle) poured into a Kasteel chalice.

Dark brownish-orange in color, with a decently-thick and frothy medium-beige head (two fingers). Head appeared "splotchy" on top, with portions appearing a darker beige. The nose was very subtle, with hints of dried fruit and the taste was similar with a touch of malt. The finish was very pronounced, with hints of more fruit, malts and possibly caramel. Mouthfeel starts great, a light-to-medium body with a cool carbonation that tingles on your lips. No lacing and head continues to dissipate. Drink ends hot, and with a good amount of sediment. Drinkability is questionable vis-a-vis price point, availability and overall appreciation; would drink again if it was purchased for me.

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Photo of smcolw
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Explosive head that streams out of the bottle. Pours with a huge head of sizable bubbles. It looks similar to the head of a root beer float. Settles quickly, leaving some spots on the side of the glass. The liquor is similar to mud: dark brown and so cloudy no light passes.

Darker and sweeter malts prevail on the nose. Lots of brown sugar. Notable alcohol presence.

Coyly sweet with a strong alcohol punch; I guess it is similar to the aroma. Light milk chocolate flavor. There's a mild (and very brief) bitterness in the swallow. The short-lived aftertaste is honey-like. Diabetics beware. The body is rich as the sugars would suggest, but the carbonation is extremely high, giving this beer a lighter feel.

Not quite a dessert beer, but very close.

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Photo of WetCoaster
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hmm... I wonder if they just put the same beer in different bottles. Looks exactly like the 10, which looks exactly like the 8. A drab, turgid oxblood/brown -- the color is almost flat -- with a fizzy, foamy tan head. Moderate in both size and retention. Not so much lace as rings of froth. Not going to win any beauty contests, this.

Smell: Fruity, but in a bizarre, unnatural, saturated Lifesaver candy sort of way. Quickly calms down and settles into a fairly routine winter fruitcake spice mode, with what appears to be a touch of spruce hops and a bit of molasses/caramel malt. Not great, but good enough.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Spicy; a nice fruitcake, allspice-and-clove thing going on. A caramel apple candied fruit smoothness midpallette. Becomes slightly vinous toward the end, sharp and port-like. Finishes a bit sour with some alcohol vapor. The mouthfeel is surprisngly thin and crisp. Overall, a bit like a mulled wine.

Drinkability: Authentic yes; impressive, no. I'm a bit biased -- this has never been a favorite style -- but given the hype and stern price, this is a disappointment. Unibroue's Trois Pistoles and this year's Stone Vertial Epic are much more appealing and far less expensive. If you must drink a Rochefort, the 10 is a far more satisfying effort.

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Photo of ccrida
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

240713 08:09
Hazy light brown with small, off-white head.
Smell is sweet and raiseny, a bit vinous.
Taste is not as sweet,with spicy phenols, a bit of graininess and a hint of cocao powder.
Mouthfeel is heavily carbonated, medium light body.
Drinkability is good, the most approachable of the Rochefort line up. However, the lesser complexity makes the phenols a bit heavy.

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Photo of dansmcd
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - wow. that is murky. a decent sized head sits atop an mid-shit brown coloured soup, adorned with huge particles of sediment floating around.

S - Heavy roasted malts, toffee and caramel.

T - A lot going on here. Caramelised figs, brown sugar, toffee, barley and milo.

M - Smooth and dry with moderate body, high carbonation.

O - A very multifaceted, flavoursome and warming ale. Its all there but the combination of flavours just doesnt hit the spot for my palate.

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Photo of JeffV
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had high hopes for this brew but it did not live up to them.

The experience started out well enough. The beer poured a cloudy brown haze that was rather attractive with a solid head. It was almost completely opaque in the glass.

It smelled of hops and dark fruit and I was very much ready to try it.

When I actually tasted it though I found it to be a little too syrupy. It tasted like molasses. I really like the hop notes though. I didn't get much citrus but the piney bitterness was nice. It would be difficult to drink several of these but overall it was a very classic style ale and a good experience.

I'd drink it again.

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Photo of kajerm
3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a mysterious, chocolatey light brown with a thin but stubborn head. I've loved the appearance of ever unfiltered belgian strong dark I've ever encountered, and little Rochefort doesn't disappoint.

Malt, Belgian yeast, and some esters on the nose. A little weaker than I was expecting, but it has a definite Belgian-style banana smell to it. My first Rochefort in months and shit, am I excited.

Sweet, lightly roasted malts are the first flavor, followed by some bananas. None of the alcoholic spiciness of 8 or 10, and a lot less fruit and complexity.

Slick, heavy mouthfeel, but a lot lighter than the other two Rochforts; the carbonation is light and appropriate.

I just can't help comparing this to the other two Rocheforts...

A very nice beer, delightfully Belgian, but at the end of the day all it does for me is make me crave Rochefort 8.

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Photo of aepb1
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Special thanks to vapodge for sharing
Poured into a Dogfish Head goblet

A- opaque brown with an airy white head

S- Malty bready, with some alcohol in there too

T- Bready! Fruits, I really like this!

M- Watery, medium bodied with a bit too much carbonation

D- The carbonation is a bit too much for me, but I really liked the taste

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Photo of MJR
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a rustic looking brown with touches of amber and red. The head starts out big and fizzy from the heavy carbonation, but settles down to a respectable cap. The body is somewhat opaque...I can almost see through it...

Smell: Has a nice, earthy aroma with chocolate and dark fruit standing out the most. A touch of raisons and rum are in there too.

Taste: The first thing that hits me is the carbonation... Now the flavor: it's fairly complex with a nice maltiness that includes chocolate, dark fruits, nuts, a faint breadiness, and a swipe of alcohol. There's a slight phenolic character in there as well. The aftertaste disappears a little too quickly...

Mouthfeel: It's a bit too carbonated for me, as I think it lightens the body too much. It's a bit on the watery side... Very crisp and sharp feeling, with a dry finish that seems to take most of the flavor with it.

Drinkability: I'm not so sure I could drink this on a regular basis, as I can name several other Trappist brews that are head and shoulders above it. Pretty good, but not great.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a coppery brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains apples, Belgian yeast, caramelized malts, some spice and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with mildly sweet flavors of caramel, apples, brown sugar and some spice. Then some breadiness from Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character comes in. The hops presence is very mild but complementary and brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, slightly sticky finish.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent Belgian beer, but I didn’t think it was anything special.

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Photo of Brad007
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown color with a decent two-finger head into my pint glass. Nice presentation here.

Aroma is full of raisin, plum and it's sweet as well. A bit of alcohol heat peeks through as well.

Taste is sweet with raisin, plum and candi sugar. Very strong but not in a way that I like. However, after a while, it mellows and gives way to something better.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering raisin and plum along with the alcohol heat. Again, a bit rough to drink. Complex.

Not bad but I prefer Rochefort 8 and 10 over this for a few reasons. They're both easier to enjoy and deceptively drinkable. I can't quite say the same for this.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a nice looking brown color with an off white head on top. The lacing was pretty good here. The smell of the beer had a big yeasty aroma to it with some darker malts giving off a little sweetness. The taste was a little smokey I thought, I found that to be a little interesting. The other flavors of bread, and caramel were in there too. The mouthfeel was decent in my opinion, though that the beer had a good softness to it. Overall not a bad Belgian brew at all. Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i feel like this is a little less exciting than the 8 and the 10. it pours hazy hand redish brown, not dark and not light, kind of dense looking. a very very robust tan head than doesnt subside at all. the nose is real spicy from the yeast, and the malt profile is big and sweet. the only problem is the the flavor doesnt really come through from the nose to the taste, and every thing is sort of muted on the palate. there is a nice fruity element to this one, but all the flavors are faded except for the yeast. the mouthfeel is great, really light and airy for a beer of such size. its real easy drinking, and dangerously so at this abv. im not sure i had the freshest bottle in the world, but i wasnt amazed by this.

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Photo of KajII
3.64/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

[Best served in a Trappist glass]

The pour was a murky medium chestnut brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) light tan head that quickly diminished to a thin cap, which in turn created some excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a dark bread malt and a sweet Belgian yeast with notes of toffee, a plethora of dark fruit (cherries, plums raisons and figs) and a mild alcohol tinge.

The taste was a mild malty sweet with a good toffee note early on, then becoming a bit yeasty with a big note of dark fruit and a pronounced alcohol finish. The flavor however was short lived fading quite quickly proceeding the swallow, with the fruity yeasty alcohol taste disappearing in what seemed like a matter if seconds.

Mouthfeel was somewhere in the middle of light and medium in body with a slightly dry and a bit watery texture and a soft to medium carbonation.

Overall this is a very well put together Belgian Ale, although this one is a tad lighter than the Trappistes 8 & 10 from this brewer. Now don't get me wrong, I truly think they are all exceptional brews...

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Photo of sellmeagod
3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Heck yes THIS is a big time beer.

Classic tastes of the Trappists. Known to give a healthy does of beer flavor, yet still feels like you could be drinking a much lighter brew. Smells bready, tastes like straight up bread, a tiny bit bitter.

If you could drink alcoholic liquified bread, then why not? The main reason for me is that there is a slightly more expensive version of this - Rochefort 8 - and the small savings for a bottle of 6 doesn't justify the still high price.

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Photo of magictrokini
3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can't really stand up to its cousins, 8 and 10, but was still a tasty beer. Pours murky mahogany with a thick, short tan head. Cherries, molasses, sugar, and raisins in the nose. Smooth mouthfeel without the expected syrupyness. Malt, caramel, prunes, maple syrup, and cream soda (nice call Beerlando) in the taste. I don't really like a lot of dubbles, as they are typically over-indulgent in spice and sticky malt, but this was really good.

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Photo of cokes
3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A bronze hue that reflects peach. Mountains of bubble-scarred froth on the surface. A coven of gathering yeast pellets.
Nose is dry toffee and sourdough bread crusts. And brandy. Upstanding, if a bit vacant.
Begins with far less flavor than I had anticipated. Dry malt base with dehydrated prune skins. Any partial sugary hues are dried again immediately, accompanied by some faint plastic notes. Grape emerges briefly, though it remains dry. Like caramel sucked lifeless of its sweetness. Dry stale bread coated with dry diacetyl-induced butter. Dry pepper. Dry hops at the end bring dried savory herbs.


It caught me off-guard in that respect. Airy and thin and fizzy and bubbly.

And dry.

Plenty good for a quaffer, I suppose. I wanted a bit of an experience. I got bland. And a wallet $6 drier.

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Photo of tweeder263
3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a hazy dark brown beer, roughly a 2 inch head, and, this sounds funny, the head crackled loudly as it dissipates,much more so then other beers. Smells of licorice, malt. Taste is extremely hard to describe, its sweet, has a very mild licorice taste, tastes of spices like winter beers, but none i can describe. A very interesting beer. No hops whatsoever. Mouthfeel is slick, mild carbonation.

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Photo of EvilKeith
3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into the snifter a hazy dark brown with garnet highlights. Head was a short-lived beige color, faded to a wispy cap and halo. Lacing was minimal.
Continuous streams of small bubbles make their way up the sides of the glass. Chunks of yeasy sediment settle to the bottom.

Smell was dark fruit, raisins, , hop spiciness,yeasty breads, and a light of alcohol.

Taste is much more subtle than the smell. Flavor is a mix of malts, yeasty bread, light raisin flavor with a faint trace of alcohol.

Medium bodied. Moderately active carbonation.

I found myself enjoying this one more and nore as it warmed. The smell and the flavors become more pronounced. Drinkable? Yes, but the price could be prohibitive to most.

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Photo of bogus564
3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours well; there's a reddish, dark amber color to it.

The head takes up half the volume, when poured into a tulip glass. There's a slight hint of lace as the head disappears.

As I smelled it, I was hit by hint of caramel; there was quite a malty nose to it, which was just what you wished for as a fan of malty beers.

There's a strong taste to it - the first sensation that hit me was a chocolaty maltiness. After the initial rush, I caught the citrus taste, a nice orange vibe, and a lovely level of carbonation.

Drinkability - wise: I wouldn't make plans if I were having more than one. It's nice and strong, best for telling your friends you love them. They'll forgive you, and if they're having this as well, they'll agree with you.

This beer would be fantastic with a good fish, like a salmon or tuna, or fried chicken. If you're a health nut, you might want to dial down to a well-grilled chicken.

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Photo of sopor
3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep ruby/mahagony with a tan frothy head. Smells faintly of leather with candy sweetness and a slight fruit tang. Flavors of light belgian caramel syrupy sweetness leads the way on the tongue with some notes of unmalted grains slightly rotted, and perhaps a hint of chocolate. No real bitterness, but a hint of sourness does finish up the flavor. Forthy light belgian body for a decent, but not my favorite style, belgian ale. Drinkable, but at the price, I won't likely pick it up again.

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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.12 out of 5 based on 2,416 ratings.
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