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 BEERchitect
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another solid offering by Rochefort. A well aged, and uniquely flavored beer. Looks ideal for a belgian. A dark, burgundy color wit a mild haze and floating yeast. A lightly tanned head that rides to the bottom of the glass with hints of spices sprinkled on top. Smells of matured malts, woodsyness, nuttiness, musky, and a little moldy. Tastes of complex malts, interwoven hops, yeast, bread, almonds, and fruitcake are well melded and difficult to identify individual flavors. Full and rich on the mouth without and overbearing sweetness or becomming chewy. Pronounced alcohol flavor and feel for a mere 7.5%er. This beer is a lot of fun to drink.

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Photo of janubio
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

330 ml. bottle, served in chalice glass (I can't find my Rochefort one). Red copper colour, with a small head that fades soon, leaving a minimal lace. Smell of chocolate, cherries, ripened fruits, port wine. Palate is just a pleasure, not much carbonation, just go round your tongue like a nectar. Taste is like the smell: cherries, chocolate, port wine, dark and ripened fruits, caramel. Glory.

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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Rochefort chalice, appears a hazy dark brown with a 1-finger head that lasts awhile, with lots of lacing. The body is translucent when held up to a light.

Inviting aromas of malt, milk chocolate, raisins, some tropical fruit, overall very sweet smelling.

Tastes of milk chocolate/chocolate syrup, with notes of banana, coriander, and raisins/dates/figs. Has a semi-dry finish at first of chocolate then hops.

Body is light and the carbonation is so creamy, along with the foamy bubbles on the surface, gives this a mousse-like mouthfeel.

This is a real pleasure to drink. I find it overall very inviting and mellow, nothing offensive or all that challenging to this, just very well done. A beer to contemplate how sweet life can be.

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Photo of rodney45
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note: Picked up all three of these at B and B in Bayside (6, 8, 10). This is the first time ever experiencing this or any of the major 6 trappist breweries. I am excited, but I will try to remain unbiased. I however did do my research, so I know what to expect. Allowed to cool to 50 degree cellaring temp before drinking.

A: Hazy, dark golden amber, with a head of a million tiny bubbles, that you can hear exploding. Settles into a creamy off white head that leaves a small amount of lacing.

S: Big caramel and chocolate notes. Effervescent plum and cherry. You can clearly smell the dreamlike weave of malt, trappist belgian yeast .

T: First notes are of chocolate, prune, plum, cherry and a mild citrus note. Secondary notes dance a tapestry of noble hop, sweet malt, and cinnamon. An aftertaste of dark, pumpernickel or whole wheat bread.

M: Medium to mid-heavy. Low carbonation. More sweet than bitter, and has a slight alcohol warming.

O: This beer is absolutely fantastic. Almost a religious experience. I agree with Jason Alstrom, when he says that this beer is too great to be served alone. I paired it with roasted pepper hummus and crackers. This could have also been paired with cheese, specifically greek kasseri. I cant believe there are 2 other beers at a higher level than this one. Again, if i didnt make it clear enough, this is a beautiful work of craftsmanship.


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Photo of Viggo
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally reviewed. Pours a very cloudy dark brown, with an orange hue on the edges, big head forms but goes fast however leaves a generous thick layer of head that stays until the end of the glass, impressive lacing as well. Smell is fruity, strawberries and cherries, dark chocolate, some spices like cloves in the finish. The taste is dark fruits, smooth dark chocolate, some alcohol, spice, myriad of flavours. Very smooth, warming, medium carbonation and a clean bitter finish. Amazing beer, like all Rocheforts.

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Photo of pkalix
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

dark, mahogany brown, little head.
i'm getting no smell whatsoever from this glass. maybe it's my nose? how do i rate it if i cannot smell it?
taste is.... a little sweet, some nice malt. earthy. tad bitter at the end.
overall, this is another of my all time favorites. i love the smoothness, the ease it goes down, and the flavors i get with it while getting a nice, higher abv feel....
at the end, i could smell what was left in the glass. and i liked that, so i gave it a similar 4.5....

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Photo of PatrickSwayze
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy deep copper with little to no froth dome.

S: Plum and figs are the most prominent characteristic of this beer with a hint of booze and sugar.

T: Brilliantly smooth beer that incorporates a delicious dry plum flavor with light simple but intriguing hop bitterness.

M: Smooth and relaxing flavor on the tongue followed by a gentle touch of carbonation.

O: A great beer just the like 8 & 10. Highly recommended for anyone who hasn't enjoyed a great Trappist beer.

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Photo of tr4nc3d
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice light brown color with a tan head that leaves little lacing.

Smells very fruity, sweet, like sour grapes, dark sugar

Taste like grapes(very much like wine),plums, sweet and fruity with a good aftertaste.

Mouthfeel was smooth, leaving a nice sweet aftertaste on your tounge.

To me this a was a very excellent beer and probably my favorite out of the 6, 8, and 10, something was missing though that would have made this great, but overall I would definately buy more of this.

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Photo of jsh420
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
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 +9.4%
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 +9.4%
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 +9.4%
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 +9.4%
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 +9.4%
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 +9.4%
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 +9.4%
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 +9.4%
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 Pundit_of_Potability
4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This one has it all.... A wonderful bready, malty, yeasty body... Apples and figs and apricots dance around the edges. Finishes with hint of tartness.... Wonderful! Starts with a nice 2 finger head, with some lacing. The carbonation is high and finishes with a zip. This one is for sipping on a cool or warm day. Any day.

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Photo of Wegomlegging
4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
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 +9.7%
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 +9.7%
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 +9.9%
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 +9.9%
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 +9.9%
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 +9.9%
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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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.13 out of 5 based on 2,433 ratings.
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