Trappistes Rochefort 6 | Brasserie de Rochefort

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
2,447 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
Ratings:
2,447
Reviews:
993
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
10.17%
 
 
Wants:
221
Gots:
472
For Trade:
6
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of mwilbur
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BierFan
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The bottle has a printed expiration date of "240713". I think that means it was bottled on July 24th 2008. Poured from an 11.2 ounce bottle into a flute.

Appearance: Big off-white head. Beautiful mostly clear dark rusty orange. Pretty good carbonation and lacing.

Smell: Really fruity aroma. Mild alcohol in the background. The smell reminds me of Duvel.

Taste: Caramel, dark fruits, yeasty and breadlike. Little bit of alcohol in the finish.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of BeerImmediately
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Was referred by a beer enthusiast to visit the "Libation Station" in Johnson City, TN while on vaca - and found the 6, 8, and 10 (among many other good ones!)

A: Thick/opaque reddish brown color, with noticeably tan, 3 finger bubbly head. Light lacing.

S: Smell is fresh, with sweet fruity (grape) aroma - light spice as it warmed, too. Really enjoyed the smell on this as it definitely added to the flavor.

T: Malty, sweet, noticeably strong apple juice quality, and hints of chocolate.

M: Juice-like, with limited carbonation... kind of wish it had more. Goes down easily, and leaves very little on the palate.

D: Very enjoyable to drink - spend the money on this one if you can find it.

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3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For some reason I don't see the Rock 6 in Boston too much. I forget where the fudge I picked this up - maybe Premier in Buffalo? Anyway, 11.2 oz. into Ommegang chalice...

Hmmm...I sense a mild irrational exuberance on the banana/rye bread head - a little bit of the glacierness going on. Slight infection? Body is pumpernickel-ish in color and rather cloudy.

A smidge of sourness obscures spicy cloves, ginger and rum raisin ice cream only slightly. Grain and yeast electricity are very prominent. Not a whole lot of hop character, as expected.

Wow - lots of raw dough feel along with the usual figs, dates and raisins. Again, slight sourness muddies up the breed. I reiterate the infection question but still...only a slight hinderance. Also, it's a bit on the soapy side. Y'know what? So was Westy 12.

Velvety as a cozy winter blanket in front of the fire. Thick huskiness of the copious grains fortunately obscures this soapiness. Finishes very comfortingly.

Not bad at all - quite enjoyable...but I do like the Rock 10 a whole lot better.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of TheDoctor
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A:
Pours a (very effervescent) brackish yellow-tinged brown-type color with a crazily active beige head that just won't quit and liberal yeast chunks floating around. Settles to a complete, but not necessarily thick, coating. Outstanding retention; some spots of really nice lacing. Looks Belgian (i.e. just about as good as it gets).

S:
Dark fruits, cloves, leather, some esters, and a few other delicious yeast flavors. Lots of fresh floral and fruit aromas with the expected rummy booze notes.

T:
Rich and smooth. Cherries, rosewater, dark crusty bread, dirt. Really great!

M:
Coats your mouth in rich creaminess, but is by no means suffocating. Medium body with a quick and painless finish (after a bit it feels quite dry). Booziness is hardly noticeable.

O:
One of the best dubbels that I have ever tried.
Absolutely wonderful looking. The smell gives you a lot of spice and alcohol with some strong yeast aromas, while the taste is nothing like this with a really sweet (but not a warm malty sweetness) cherry flavor. Seriously, it almost tastes like a carbonated cherry flavored water with some mud in it. Further, the mouth on it is spectacular as well. Simultaneously fresh and bubbly and overwhelming and creamy. Hits you in the face with softness and then disappears. For me, the combination of that and the lack of alcohol in the flavor department make a very drinkable 7.5% ABV brew. Watch out, though, after pouring it carefully it was so active carbonation-wise that the head overflowed twice. Not a bad thing, but be aware : )
Will have again; well worth seeking out.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Thick, frothy, fast-paced, light tan, small celled, loud, head.

S - Cidery, very soft apple, hint of alcohol, rich malt.

T - Extremely mild apricot in the beginning, hint of cola, sweet rich finish of rum. This is one of the most unique beers I've had before. The flavors are nothing like I was expecting. Based on the results... I'm fine with that.

M - Slightly bubbly, mild coarse texture, light, and rather airy.

~ This is a world renowned brewery to go along with a beer of equal value. It is worth the price.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A clean dark brown ale with nice ruby highlights. Has a silky smooth and creamy beige head and a nice lace ring. The aroma is full of dried fruit, raisins and figs. With hints of apple, nuts and oak in the background. The taste starts with a quick hint of tabacco and then slides into the cornocopia of dried fruits, nuts and wood. The tabacco character comes back on the finish. To add dryness as a balance for the sweetness in the middle.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.13 out of 5 based on 2,447 ratings.
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