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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 jsh420
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

bottle dated 22/03/11
so bottled on 03/22/06

pours apple cider brown with a 1/2 finger head that left no real lacing

smells of apples raisin bread

taste like the smell of apples raisin bready but with dark roasted malts coming in on the end and some cocoa

mouthfeel is so so smooth and light to medium body

drinkability is crazy - @3.75 years old the alcohol is undetecable - i could sip on these all day long

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Photo of FreshHawk
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Hazy burnt orange/brick color with a good amount of yeast. Moderate sized bubbly and foamy white head and about average retention, thin bubbly lace.

S - Good amount of musty fruit with plum, apple, cherry, and raisin (amongst others). This is on top of a sweet, caramel bready malt smell. Some spice with cinnamon being strongest. Very intriguing and enjoyable aroma.

T - A lot of juicy dark fruit (raisin, fig, date) and some apple. Also has a bit of that musty type of taste to it, not really sure how to describe it, but it is unique and enjoyable. Good malt base that isn't really dark, but it isn't pale either. It is somewhat bready and has a bit of a caramel and brown sugar taste, but it isn't overly dark. Well spiced with cinnamon being the strongest and some yeast comes out as well.

M - Medium to light body with a good amount of carbonation. Fairly smooth but has a bit of a spritzy finish.

D - Very drinkable beer with a variety of flavors that are well balanced, tasty, and have a bit of a subtlety to them. No overly strong, but not weak.

Notes: Best before 08/07/14. Not really sure what to think about this beer other than I like it. It has a unique almost musty like aroma and taste that was nice, also it isn't really like a BSDA, but I don't know what else to consider it as it is somewhere between light and dark. Overall an enjoyable, drinkable beer that I really did enjoy, what else would you expect from this brewery. Worth trying.

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Photo of wyllder
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a murky, deep caramel brown with a sustained ivory head. Leaves a ton of sticky lacing as you go.

Smell is sweet, fruity bread.

Taste is a delicious blend of caramel, bread, yeast & lightly roasted malts. Afterfaste is a dark bready flavor that lingers nicely.

Mouthfeel is smooth and well carbonated.

Drinkability is great.


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Photo of thehyperduck
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

330 mL bottle picked up in Port Huron; 'best before' Sept. 18 2018. As someone who has never found a truly memorable dubbel, and also was a big fan of this brewery's #8, this seemed like a very necessary pick-up. Served at cellar temperature.

Pours a cloudy amber-copper colour, generating two fingers of fluffy, pillowy off-white head that maintains cohesion for a good long while. Gobs of sticky lacing cling to the glass, as well as the top of the froth - this is one of the most attractive beers I've ever seen. Very fragrant on the nose and quite spicy, with some raisin, toasted nuts, figs, maraschino cherry, banana and chocolate. Convinced so far!

Absolutely delicious; a malt bomb that leads off with notes of raisin, plum and fig before things start to get a bit spicier. Toffee and milk chocolate lead into a spicy, yeasty finish with banana, clove, cinnamon and pepper. Mild, balanced aftertaste, with some earthy hops and musty yeast that lingers. A little boozy for the abv, but this is just an observation, not a complaint. On the thicker side of medium-bodied, with a smooth, silky mouthfeel that contrasts nicely with the prickly carbonation.

Final Grade: 4.52, an A. Rochefort 6 is one of the most satisfying dubbels I have ever had the pleasure of quaffing. Honestly, if you like Belgian beers, you would be doing yourself a disservice by avoiding this - and I'll just leave it at that. A must try.

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Photo of Matty1918
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy, brown with a nice white head. Excellent lacing. A very nice appearance.

Aroma is very sweet at first...figs, plums, mollases with a slight hint of alcohol.

Taste...well not what I expected from the sweet aroma....The first sip is sweet up front...raisons..but not overly sweet...sweet malts are there and so is a slight bitterness. This is a very well balanced brew, the alcohol shows up at the end of the sip but is not overpowering.

Mouthfeel I thought was a bit wattery at first but the more I drank it, the more I appreciated it.

I think this is the 2nd best brew by
Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy.... With 8 being first and 6 being 2nd. Highly reccomend it.

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Photo of bylerteck
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle courtesy of Weissbierdrinker, thanks dude!

A - Pours a murky, light brown with reddish notes and lot's of sediment chunks floating around. Cap of off white head with brown yeast portions on top. Medium carbonation. Good cap remains throughout but there is no lacing to speak of unless agitated.

S - The best smelling BSDA I've ever smelt. Smells really fresh. I can smell hops which is a really pleasant surprise. Nice and floral. I don't get much aside from that. Maybe some raisiny fruits, sweet Belgiany character and fruitiness as well but that's it. A nice aroma that I certainly didn't expect.

T - The floral hops are there again with more raisin and possibly other pitted fruits. Some spice is there too I think. The hops are the best part of this. Really nice flavour.

M - Creamy, slight carbonation. Medium body, certainly not thin.

D - Oh ya! This was such a great surprise. I'm not sure if I'm interpreting this differently but the hop presence is a good addition to the style. Well done.

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Photo of Parrotbeak
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark, hazy amber in color, with a thin white head that remains. Thick lacing.
Smell is rich, buttery roasted malts, with notes of caramel, toffee, cocoa, brown sugar, and a touch of vanilla. Some fig and raisin as well.
Taste is again rich, toasted malts with some caramel notes. Toffee, cocoa, and vanilla. Raisin, fig, and plum.
Mouthfeel is smooth with a gentle bite. Perfect, moderate level of carbonation. Medium-light body.
Drinkability is excellent. Outstanding all around. Far better than the 8 or 10 in my opinion.

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Photo of STEG
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured a mahogany brown, off white well retaining head. Smells yeaty and bready with a bit of golden raisin, currant, and apple. Taste has a cola quality to it with slight breadiness to it. Mouthfeel is well carbonated, wet finish. Alcohol is supremely well hidden. I like to have this one around.

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Photo of Mitchel
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Trapsit Rochefort 6 pours a slightly cloudy mahogany color with nearly perfect, off-white head. The haze is probably due to the yeast in the bottle. It smells a little spicy; there are also hints of dark fruits and cocoa.

It tastes a little phenol-y and buttery. Mmmmm, two of my favorite things in this world. It is very rounded in the malt area with just a little bit of a spicy hop bite. Reminds me of plum and is very warm.

Don’t overlook this one. While Trapist makes other fine offerings, this one is still a great beer. It is very well rounded and has many good qualities. Fine beer.

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Photo of Wegomlegging
4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark tan pour with perfect head, careful to keep the sediment in the bottle. Scent of faint candy sugar and maltiness. Refreshing flavors, yeast, malt, small floral presence in the finish. Heavy carbonation in the mouth, but smoothes out nicely. A fine beer.

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Photo of guitarmage
4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Inviting dark maple with an orange hue, cloudy with a huge off white head. Looks awesome.

Smell: Fruity esters, sweet alcohol, apples, notes of pear, maybe a little of banana.

Taste: Ripe fruit, sweet malt, subtle and pleasant alcohol, complex.

Mouthfeel: Lightly carbonated, finishes clean and dry, medium bodied and smooth.

Drinkability: A great beer, so drinkable and complex, delicious. Well built and definitely a trappist. Not as multi-dimensional as Chimay in my opinion, a little more alcohol presence.


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Photo of BelgiumBill
4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Trappistes Rochefort chalice. I wish the glass was a little larger because I had to pour very slowly to get it into the glass since the head was thick and lively. Tan with good retention. I reserved most of the yeast in the bottle not pouring it in the glass.

Dark caramel brown color.

Fruity and complex nose. banana, plum, fig, even some apple. bready and malty. Real nice.

Nice round malt structure; combination of ripe dark fruits and some tartness. nut bread. Not over the top sweet.

Really nicely balanced, complex, ample carbonation to release flavors. Hints of alcohol, wine/port. Head sticks around a long time.

I also have the Rochefort 8 and 10 and am looking forward to trying.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From the 330 ml. bottle marked 080915-10:20. Sampled on January 16, 2013.

The pour is a handsome looking medium to dark amber/brown with a light tan head and a significant amount of yeast sediment floating around the glass.

The aroma is quite an array of scents including malts, yeast, prune, plum, raisin, fig, and toffee.

The body is about medium and smooth.

The taste is much like the aroma with sweet barley malts, dark fruits, and a roasted finish. This is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of HabiMendes
4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I simply fell in love for the Rochefort 6 - an inviting aroma, but a vigorously carbonated taste. I was ready to come up with criticism if necessary, but in the end I had a joyful experience that will definitely be repeated and, in fact, expanded with other Trappist beers.

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Photo of cvstrickland
4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Slim 330 ml bottle, poured into a chalice yields a murky orangey-brown body capped with a fine head of pale ecru foam that recedes rapidly into a bubbly ring that remains throughout the drink, but leaves no lacing on the glass.

Smell is fine and fruity with a dry malty background and a little spice. Notes of Sweet Betsy, Golden Delicious apples, flue-cured tobacco, banana, Ranier cherries, ripe figs, and a plummy, brown sugary zip tickle the nose.

Taste is fruity and wonderfully luscious with tones of fresh red grapes, mushy apples, orange-infused dark caramel, and a note of greenish banana rolled in crispy brown sugar. Despite all the fruity flavors, the beer finishes on a dry malty note that balances the drink very well.

Trappistes Rochefort 6 is one excellent drink, featuring fine flavors and a carbonation profile that I can only describe as "perfect". This is a special beer, to be sure, but were it not for the considerable expense involved in doing so, I'd regularly stock my fridge with it, bust it out after mowing the lawn, drink it for breakfast, put it in a beer bong, take it fishing, Hell... if it were a gal, I'd marry it!

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Photo of ofosho
4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter at about the right temperature, whatever that may be.

A - Murky amber in color with a thin but tight head - I could've poured it better. Nice bubble patterns on top.

S - Caramel, toffee, John's Delight (a favorite dessert of mine - bread pudding with molasses and raisins...), and a distinct burst of yummy, juicy tropical fruit come through in an awesome bouquet of aromas.

T, M, D - Very much like the aroma, 6 boasts subtle caramel notes along with a robust raisiny character. The spiciness of Belgian yeast shines midway through the swallow, and the beer finishes smoothly with just a hint of alcohol. Creamy but goes down well. A tad soda-like, however; perhaps this lack of "fullness" is due to having tried the 10 last night.

Would love to have more than the one I've got, though.

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Photo of Swill5786
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, light brown. Sediment standard for bottle conditioned Belgian ale. Carbonation going crazy on the pour and while yeast settles. Activity on the surface is transfixing - head gone quickly but there's something happening still... Smell is fruit, caramel, and, with the visible particles of yeast floating about, bready in nature. Taste is complex, malty and slightly sour at the outset. Tiny bit of hops bitterness at the back. Carbonation higher, alcohol taste lower than it's 8 and 10 cousins. Medium/heavy body with a sweet, dry finish. One will be quite satisfying.

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Photo of sevopie
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Murky brown with a mild tan head that dies quickly.

Noticeably sweet with heavy brown sugar and dark fruit, with the alcohol poking through at the end.

Lighter than the other 2 Rochefort beers, this might have the best taste of all 3. Again noticeably sweet with a ton of dark fruit (fig, raisin, date) on the initial flavor, with lighter fruits making their way through to the finish (apple, apricot) and a tinge of chocolate. Alcohol is very light, but sticks on the tongue a bit.

Medium body with a healthy dose of carbonation. The carbonation works well to accent the lighter fruit flavors and give the beer a well rounded complexity.

This is my favorite Rochefort brew simply for its drinkability. Its so hard to find, but well worth it when you do. Its easily lighter than the other 2 in flavor profile, but still maintains a vast array of flavors and complexity.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a Rochefort glass.

A: An inviting chestnut brown, nearly transparent at the edges, with small bubbles drifting on the surface and some noticeable sediment on the bottom.

S: It smells like a cross between buttermilk biscuits and pumpernickel bread with spices and beer tossed in. Fruity undersmell is warming and pleasant.

T: Magnificent! The taste is difficult for me to describe. It's sharp and dry with light, tart fruit presence like small apples or persimmons. These flavours are magnified by carbonation in the main taste, along with a tinge of bitterness from what I can only assume to be hops. The aftertaste is long, dry, spicy-bready, and leaves the tongue tingling.

M: Sharp, crisp, and tingly. Engaging, enduring, enjoyable.

D: As much as I adore the Rochefort 10, this may be the abbey's best beer. It's well-balanced, accessible, delicious, and light enough to drink several. Highly recommended!

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Photo of Toddv29424
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great all around beer. Pours a cloudy brown color with little flakes floating around in it, and a moderate sized head. Smell hints of apricots, but really has a unique smell similar to the 8 and 10 Rocheforts. The taste is wonderful. Slight carbonation, but the main taste is fruity but dull... a bit like unsweetened apple juice. Also a bit of carmel in the finish, but hard to look for. A must-try beer.

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Photo of jamie2dope
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Gotta love them trappist beers. This one (Rocerfort 6) pours a light brown with excellent head retention. Sediment could also be seen floating around the glass. There were some enticing chocolate, bread and fuit smells going on in this one, which all seemed to get stronger as the beer warmed to room temperature. Taste had loads of fruits such as figs and grapes, with a bit of caramel sweetness. Mouthfeel was light to medium, and oh so smooth on the palate. This was easily the most drinkable of the three offerings from Rochefort. Kudos to the brothers for suggesting pairing it with some soft cheeses. I used some Chimay cheese and crumbled goat cheese on what crackers. In short, great beer. Cheers

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Photo of Chadbrew
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Big fluffy head and spectacular lacing.

Aroma - There is a very nice fruity aroma and just a touch of alcohol.

Taste - Tart taste of not yet ripe fruit up front followed by fully fermented vinous fruits, impeccably clean finish.

Mouthfeel - For this style and character of beer this mouthfeel is simply perfect.

Drinkability - Awesome beer, however... I think it is too good to drink too much of (if that makes any sense).

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Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy medium amber with off white head. Foam is frothy but quickly dies off with a slight ring that can be coerced with a swirl. Burnt orange on the nose with dark fruit in the background. Flavour is somewhat subdued but still lots of character. Finishes herbal with prickly carbonation

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Photo of HugoGrim
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This looks simply perfect. Poured from the bottle into a chalice the body is rich and dark while the head remains thick and fluffy. Bubbles and lace abound.

Aromas of fruit and spices waft out of the glass. Sour cherry and figs, caramel and Belgian candy sugar. As it warms in the glass the aromas transition to a bit darker of a complexion. More Earthy, mahogany, faint milk chocolate even.

Flavor is exactly what you want from a Belgian Dark, though slightly subdued compared to some. Its got the rich and creamy malts. Hops are well hidden. Black cherry and cooked apple skin. Finish is sweet with a kiss of alcohol fume into the nose. Just a very good beer all around.

The label is stamped:

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Photo of basica
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Rochefort 6 (AGED: VINTAGE 1990s) (Rating 9/10) - 7.5 ABV - 6 September 2007

This is again an aged trappist ale from Wim hailing from Netherlands. This one did not disappoint me but after having a fan-frigging-tastic 1984 or 85 La Trappe Dubbel, it is hard to beat that unless you are a well aged Chimay Blue or a Westy. Well this Rochefort 6 is still, a pretty well
aged beer, most probably from the mid 90s or even late 90s; it has the old Rochefort label too. Anyway, this beer, like most vintage beers pours out a brownish color with little of a head and has a nice light foamy lacing. It smells of strong fruits and has the typical aged beer smell
which I detected in all my vintage beers thus far. Even at this age the Rochefort 6's taste is not something that hits you like the 1984 La Trappe Dubbel; some yeast and breadiness on entry but not significant; the taste is sufficiently strong and obvious and is mainly plums and maybe some berries; not exactly a very rich fruity taste but pretty tasty all the same and leaving some plum aroma on the nose. The finish brings more plums on to the nose and was a very soothing plum taste
to transit into the after taste which was plums, berries and grapes. The after taste lingers on for quite a bit before fading away with a raisin or grape backing. Mouth feel on this one is between medium to thin body; as like the contemporary Rochefort 6, it is a little too thin for its style;
carbonation is still pretty high for this one like the contemporary one but quickly drops over time. Smoothness and drinkability was simply revolutionary; it is as smooth, drinkable and refreshing as water but of course with the greatness of Rochefort 6 itself. I have never had a beer this smooth, drinkable and refreshing before and this part of it sets it apart really positively. Overall it is definitely a notch better than the contemporary Rochefort 6 and I would call it a well aged and pretty fruity tasty beer with a revolutionary smoothness and refreshing nature.

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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.12 out of 5 based on 2,396 ratings.
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