Trappistes Rochefort 6 | Brasserie de Rochefort

Trappistes Rochefort 6Trappistes Rochefort 6
BA SCORE
4.15/5
2,480 Ratings
Trappistes Rochefort 6Trappistes Rochefort 6
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 07-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,466
Reviews:
1,006
Ratings:
2,480
pDev:
10.12%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
487
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,480 |  Reviews: 1,006
Photo of tillmac62
3.76/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

BBD 8/1/16. Pours a slightly cloudy medium amber with a nice dash of garnet. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

Outstanding nose of light caramel with a slight char, raisins, figs, hints of plum and a very subtle hint of clove over a biscuit base.

Light body that is smooth. Superb carbonation / body balance. Light effervescence arrives in the middle and gains intensity resulting in a prickly finish.

The flavor profile is very good but lacks the complexity and intensity to be outstanding. Separation is a bit lacking but the flavors of the nose can be discerned. It begins a bit charred then flows to light fruit and caramel. Bitterness is virtually absent. The finish reveals a bit of clove.

 719 characters

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Decided to crack this one after a very stressful game as my cougs barely hung on to beat ASU and in celebration of the huskies getting dominated by arizona. Pours a brown with ruby colors and tons of carbonation and a decent head that goes pretty fast. smell is of spice mostly with some dark fruits. Spicy taste up front. Dark fruits come out through the middle. A very lingering aftertaste that has a slightly creamy (taste not mouthfeel) note to it and a nice dry finish. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but drinkability is good. Honestly, This is a great great beer, but I dont see why anyone would buy this if you had access to the 8. 10 is just a whole different ballgame. Good beer, try it so you know.

 702 characters

Photo of sideshowe
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ortie
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Dukeofearl
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky, medium brown color with slight ruby notes (if you look really hard). This bottle had lots of yeast in the bottom. Leaves a nice-looking but very thin head that covers the beer and stays there. Aroma is malty, semi-sweet and fruity (plums, dates, apples, cherries). Flavor is a nice mix of sweet and bready/yeasty. Alcohol profile hidden unlike its bigger brothers. Mouthfeel is very enjoyable- not real heavy on a hot day. Drinkability is high. I really like this compared to the 8 and the 10, because it has many of the same aroma and flavor profiles, but isn't as overpowering. Maybe not as complex because of it, but sometimes that's ok.

 655 characters

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of johntfox
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of mwilbur
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 330 mL bottle into chalice.
A: Nice variation in color ranging from golden to orange to ruby. High carbonation produces thick creamy head. Good lacing.
S: Yeasty bread and dried fruit (raisin). With deeper inhale I pick up a lighter citrus note too.
T: Honestly, the taste didn't quite live up to the aroma. Nice spice, malt, raisin notes. But the taste is quickly gone...I wish it lingered and lasted longer on the palate. Also not very complex.
M: Very light on the tongue. A little too smooth and simple...was hoping for more character here.
D: A nice trappist beer, but not my favorite. Considering the ABV, quite drinkable. Pairs better with food than on its own.

 680 characters

Photo of SFLpunk
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes 4/18/10. Tasting of all 3 Rochefort (6, 8 & 10)

11.2oz pry-top bottle. (040614 08:00)

Pours a red-tinted muddy brown with 1/2 inch of tan creamy head. Hazy but not cloudy. Aromas of dates and figs with some saaz-like hop notes (light pine needles). Smells sweet like raisins. Some wet flower notes. Sweetest aroma of the 3 Rocheforts.

Palate is surprisingly light bodied based on the nose. Creamy toasted oak mingles with fruit-cake flavors. Dried fruits and vanilla. Bright & sharp yet creamy. Finish is thin and fruity. Alcohol is somewhat on top.

Of the 6, 8 & 10, this is my 2nd favorite.

 614 characters

Photo of abrodsky
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of jbarletto
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of oso
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of magictacosinus
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 11oz bottle. Freshness date is listed as 04/13/16.

Appearance: An astonishing reddish color that makes it look like cherry soda, with a big, frothy head that gives the impression of ice cream. If you aren't tempted by a beer that looks like this, that's a mighty shame.

Smell: A big, bold whiff of sugary, rum-coated raisins and dried fruits. The alcohol, just like Rochefort 10, is present, but not as overwhelming. There's a nutty, sweet aroma as well, which makes it a nice beer to sniff.

Taste: Extremely malty, and this seems to be the aspect for drinking this beer more than anything else. The nutty, raisin flavor seems to maintain the most throughout. There's a hoppy, slight sour (!) bite with it as well. A very tasty beer indeed - very strong yeast flavors here, so beware if you don't like it too yeasty.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, but enough balance with water and alcohol to make it a ridiculously easy drink. There's a slight bitter bite that makes it good. Very warming as I expected it to be. Very dry towards the end. Much easier to drink than Rochefort 10, but alas, not as fun.

Overall: Not as incredible as Rochefort 10, but still one of the top Belgian dark beers for sure. A welcoming, complex beer that is extremely easy to drink. All I need to do is try Rochefort 8 and see which one of these holds the longest redrinkability!

 1,381 characters

Photo of JRed
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brown body with foamy white head that stays around. Yeasty aroma of cherries, caramel, herbal notes, and mild booze. Flavors evolve through caramel, herbal, medicinal, boozy counterparts, and a sweet cherry liquor. Wonderfully balanced. Medium body with light carbonation. Sweet and cloying.

 291 characters

Photo of Joecaddie
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of DavidST
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cl bottle into a goblet, bottle date of 080915. This pours a hazy tea color with a massive fizzy head which dissipates faster than I can type this sentence. The smells are wonderful, very fruity, lots of dark fruit, a little belgian yeast esters, some brown sugar and alcohol. The feel is medium, high carbonation. The taste is wonderful, a little fruity, some peach, strawberries, apricot, lots of dark fruit and some brown sugar, very nice.

 458 characters

Photo of MaltyGoodness
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

330mL bottle

Pours a hazy brown-orange with a creamy off-white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Some sediment, as anticipated.

Smells of malt and yeast with a lot of fruitiness. I get a nice plum aroma if I really take it in.

Lots of malt and yeast upfront, but finishes very light and fruity. Extremely smooth and complex. I can taste that plum that I smelled earlier. Quite delicious.

If I told you that this beer has a beautiful body, would you hold it against me? Just makes my mouth happy....

I am sad and ashamed that this is my only sample. I will buy this one again, even at the premium price...

 617 characters

Photo of beeragent
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass from a bottle.

A - Pours a medium brown, forming a creamy white head, with medium spots of lace.

S - Light fruity aroma, slightly sweet with the alcohol present but not overpowering.

T - Very fruity flavor however not as strong as expected. Belgian sugar sweetness throughout. Alcohol is not as pronounced in the taste.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Very clean.

O - Just became available in Texas so I had to try it. The taste and aroma were not as pronounced as expected. The aroma was a bit hard to detect and the flavor was only a bit stronger. That aside, the beer is still very enjoyable but I dont see the hype for this beer. I guess I just need to try it a few more times.

 715 characters

Photo of Mphis
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of janubio
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

 395 characters

Photo of harryhops
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of carolinabeerguy
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2 oz. bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours an opaque dark caramel brown with a 2 finger foamy tan head. Very nice head retention and lacing.

Smell: Dried dark fruits, caramel and spicy Belgian yeast.

Taste: Dried fruits up front followed by spices and typical Belgian yeast in the middle then finishing with mild phenols and a hint of bubblegum. The flavor is very good. It's like a less malty version of Rochefort 8.

Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full-bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Goes down very smooth.

Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. The alcohol is well hidden, making you want more.

Overall: Excellent beer overall. I expect nothing less from the Rochefort line. Buy it when you see it.

 734 characters

Photo of ViveLaChouffe
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich brown with a huge rocky tan head. Lots of fine lacing. Smell is spicy and peppery. Yeasty to with underlying bread a grain smells.

The flavor is where the breadiness takes over. Bread and grainy flavors. Big malty flavors. Hints of caramel. Spicy with just a tinge of underlying alcohol burn. Thick and rich in the mouth. Luxurious palate. Whoa boy is this tasty. Bravo to this one.

 398 characters

Photo of jewellrunner
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Techichi
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,480 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.