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 JonMich13
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A = Dark copper and cloudy full of sediment. Enormous 3 head off white head. Retained pretty well. No lacing.

S = Only real downfall of this one. Had a very funky smell. Something like rotting meat or a chunky diaper.

T = Thank God the taste didn't follow the nose. Very sweet with raisin, dates, and other dark fruity notes. Malty background. No bitterness or hops to be found. Starts sweet and stays sweet. Not hugely complex, but interesting.

M = Good medium to thick mouthfeel. Ample but not overwhelming carbonation.

D = Very drinkable. ABV is not huge and what's there doesn't show. Goes down quite easily and smooth. An easy drinker for sure.

This one is good, but a bit simple I would say. Overall, definitely not up to the R8. A good quality belgian that I would not mind drinking in the future. Just falls short of the 8 (haven't had the 10 yet).

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Photo of Brandt
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

although there are many american beers we can't get in montana somehow we can get all three rochefort beers here (6, 8, 10) even though the six is generaly harder to come by i hear, go figure?

part of a 6, 8, 10 tasting

This beer poured an amber golden with a huge rocky off white head

the smell here is a horsey earthy variety. i get notes of soil and moss as well as the dark fruits, cherry and caramel

the taste is estery as to be expected and slightly warm with a spicy gingerbread flavor and a subtle malt sweetness that is taken down a notch by a drying finish

the finish is a med. body with tingly carbonation bouncing along the sides of the tongue while the dulled down sweetness lingers with the dry finish. this is a very interesting beer and considerably different from it 8 and 10 counterparts. this was a great beer to get your hands on and well worth the search.

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Photo of Jimlikesbeer
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best Dubel ever. Minimal after taste. Head very thick dissipating quickly. No fruitiness. True ever taste with that little bit of spiciest I like in those Belgian brews. Definitely one I'll drink again.

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Photo of santa109
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this at L'autre-oeil in Gatineau, QC.

A: Poured a light-brown with reddish hues with half a finger of head into a chalice. The beer looks very lively with a healthy rush of bubbles rushing continuously to the top. The head retention is great.

S: Aromas of sweet grapes and a tad of dark fruits. Very pleasing.

T: Molasses and brown sugar are the dominating flavors. There is also an earthy character. The taste was good but it felt like something was missing. It just never took off.

M: Very smooth and kinda thick with appropriate low carbonation.

D: This is almost too easy to drink. The alcohol is perfectly hidden.

Overall, this was interesting although not as impressive as it's 8 and 10 siblings. It felt a bit unidimensional.

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Photo of pavandal
3.46/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer poured a nice deep brown color into my goblet. It had an awesome, thick, creamy head on top that had a sort of plateau effect where I poured in the middle. Very cool.

Smelled a lot like other strong dark ales I've had, with slight tea like notes and a strong citrus backbone. I enjoyed the smell here, but it wasn't anything stand out.

upon the first sip, my mouth is overun by carbonation. The citrus and tea scents are prevailent, along with a caramelish finish. no real hoppy flavors to speak of, but that's not really what this style is about.

The carbonation kind of hurts this one, but not so much as to make it a bad beer. It's just rather bubbly.

Overall, this is a fairly average and tame depiction of a belgian strong dark ale. I have the Eight as well, I can't wait to try it, as I hear that it's much better than the Six.

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Photo of johnwarne
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A beer haiku for you:

"Oh drinkable ale;
Another Rochefort winner,
Easily consumed"

Another winner from the house of Rochefort: not the body of the 8 or 12 [this is a 6, natch], but very drinkable and embodies the art of the Monks.


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Photo of Redteketed
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very lively when pouring, head isn't long lasting, lacing is almost none.
Nice smell: candy-sugar al over, malty, little toasted and fruity in a sense of raisin and plums. It has a little port smell in it.
Taste is ligth sweet/light bitter, with a flavour of hop and toasted malt.
Medium body, normal carbonation, little alcohol, malty and spicy average aftertaste.
Nice beer, certainly can enjoy another. So get if you can.

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Photo of Brianjames16
4.8/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark amber/brown color with a bubbly finger with off white head.

S- Big bready aroma mixed with raisins, dark fruits and alcohol. Very pleasing aroma on this one.

T - Dark fruits, raisins, fig and some citrus with bread. Wonderfully balanced flavors with a nice warming alcohol taste. Aftertaste lingers and is pleasant.

M- Big body on this but I find it quite smooth. Great carbonation and rich in texture.

D- Drink slow to enjoy all the great characteristics of this brew. With that said, Drinkability is fantastic for me !

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Photo of kylejohnson03
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a tulip. The second that I opened the bottle, the beer started to flow out. Thankfully I had a glass ready, and got a cloudy amber color with some noticable sediment. Good one finger of dirty tan head, which lingers for a bit before disapearing. Smells aren't as strong as I would like, but yeast and brown sugar sweetness are there. Tastes are of cherries, plums, and belgian yeast. Aftertaste give more spice and alcohol. Mouthfeel is great with a creamy texture, light-medium body, and a medium amount of carbonation. Drinkability of this beer is very good, sweet and creamy without being too heavy. Overall a very nice beer, but of course, this one is going to carry a higher price tag (4.99 for a single).

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Photo of zep9865
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into riesling-esque glass at work. Pours a hazlenut brown with a quarter-inch of beaded white foam head that recedes.

Nose is spritzy with lots of apricot, raisin, and prune. I detect a hint of candied cherry as well.

Beer has an unexpected citrus that you wouldn't expect. Dark fruits, golden raisins and some orange peel on the palate. The taste intensity does not equal the smell, but there is a significant amount of bread and yeast.

Lots of nuances with a strong, slightly boozy, bready finish.

Quality beer that could present problems because if it's session quality

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Photo of Blindpigbiz
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Style/abv: Trappist dubbel/7.5%

Smell: milk chocolate, peanut butter, malts, and mild cloves

Taste: malt-rape: salted dark chocolate caramel covered peppers, ginger and cloves are in the foreground

Pairs well with smoked cheeses and green grapes along with smoked duck and/or goose

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Photo of Trentonator
4.87/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

OH MY GOD. This is truly heaven sent beer. The pour and aroma are nothing short of amazing. Smells sweet and caramel like, head is thick and white. Lacing is long lasting and the color is a beautiful mahogany brown. The taste is where this beer really shines through, it is lively with perfect sweetness on the palate. I thought a $ 6.00 bottle of beer was a bit pricey, but this is worth every penny. My new favorite beer.

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Photo of charliedvrs
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a Rochefort chalice.

A - Pours brown with an amber tint. Yeast sits at the bottom of the bottle and slowly swirls in as you reach the end of the pour. A tiny off-white head quickly disappears into the side of the glass and leaves streaks of lacing.

S - Not overpowering, but pleasant. Roasted caramel and nuts, bread, and the yeast are present but not very strong.

T - Tons of flavor. Caramel and bits of chocolate and raisans. Spices play a secondary role with a feel of cinnamon and pepper. The yeast does it's part adding a slight tartness towards the end and traditional belgian flavor. Really hard to describe this flavor as it is pretty unique as far as Belgians I've encountered.

M - The carbonation is high at first sip, but settles into a nice area after allowing the beer to open up for 5-10 minutes. There's a nice chewyness to the mouthfeel as well.

D - This beer went down way too easy. It's a battle to force yourself to take it slow, but a very worthwhile one as this beer really develops as it opens up and settles.

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Photo of Maakun
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one was tasted almost exactly 4 years before best before date. Served quite cold.

Pours a dark amber/copper. Small off-white head that disappears quickly. Big carbonation going on.

The nose is not very strong, but that might also be due to my allergies. Some yeast and sweetness, dried peach maybe.

Taste is great. A lot of fruit (plums, apples), quite fresh. Not nearly as sweet as the 8 or a lot of other darker Belgian beers. Some cake (with icing maybe) but not overpowering at all. After it warmed up a bit the yeast comes through together with the malt and a hint of burn sugar, which makes it even better. There's hardly any alcohol on the palate. Fades to a nice bitterness, with some small citrus touches.

Mouthfeel is again very carbonated (which I like a lot), feels a bit heavier than the taste would suggest, very smooth and drinkable.

Overall I really like this one. It's very drinkable, yet has a great character, and most important for me: it feels really fresh and not too sweet. A very balanced beer.

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Photo of MufflnMan
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 12oz bottle into a snifter. Gorgeous slightly hazy light brown body with a lacy head that revives itself with each swirl.

Smells of fruits, malt and a bit of alcohol.

Taste is light but still decently complex. Some fig and a variety of fruits, some clove and of course, malt. Bread as well. Catch a hint of chocolate at the end with a bit of that alcohol from the nose.

Mouthfeel is so light and refreshing for a strong dark ale, greatly in part from the high carbonation.

I agree completely with another reviewer who said this drinks more like a dubbel, had to check twice to make sure it was classified as an SDA. Rating it within its style, it loses half a point for that overall. This is really an easy one to take down...

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Photo of montecristo2
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an abbey style chalice.

Pours the color of tea but a bit darker. Held up to the light, unable to see through.

I get some dried fruit and some breadiness.

A fizzly head upon first pour that quickly (within seconds) leaves nothing behind but a delicious glass of trappist ale. Leaves an interesting finish in my mouth- I can still feel the fizz under my lips, even though the head was gone!

Definately worth trying this interesting abbey ale- I bought a few because they are apparently hard to find and will put them away for a while to see how they age.

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Photo of cindiwindi1025
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Orangish brown, kinda fig colored, cloudy/slightly opague, no head or lacing, tiny effervescent bubbles from bottom to top of glass

S: Nothing but sweetness picked up on the nose

T: Sweet and light. Fig, malts, burnt sugar, light toffee, slight spiced apple, little bitter roasty hopness. No alcohol detected.

M: Medium carbonation, fizzy on the tongue. Hot feeling after a minute.

D: Not really a refreshing beer, not heavy by any means just feels a little too zingy on the tongue. It is pretty tasty though if you're a fig fan.

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Photo of lamergod
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served into a tulip

A: Nice caramel brown hue which looks a little bit like liquid malt. Slightly carbonated, filtered, not what I expected with a finger thick fluffy head.

S: Nice smell of caramel really hits you, then some slight notes of butter/margarine. Coupled with some slight dark fruit smell, seemingly like wine.

T: Pretty much like the smell. Strong caramel notes with some butter and dark fruits. Slightly carbonated, a nice touch. Finishes with a bitter note. Slightly acidic.

M: Well balanced, carbonated. A very balanced beer through and through. Nice balance of flavours and carbonation. Easily drinkable.

Overall: Very balanced in many ways. Not a mind blowing beer, but a sort of beer where you just won't be disappointed. Those monks sure know how to brew a goddamn beer.

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Photo of NicholasCasber
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This beer poured a dark amber almost had an orange tint to it. Produced some, but fairly little head, however, what head there was, seemed to withstand the whole drink.

S: The smell was outstanding, had a nice bright, fresh produce smell.

T: The taste was very similar to that of a green apple, however, more on the bitter end.

M: This beer wasn't overly full-bodied, it did end in my mouth somewhat dry, which in my opinion is a good thing, makes me want to continue drinking it.

D: I would have rated this beer higher on the drinkability, if I wasn't a poor college student. My consideration for beer drinkability is price, and availability, at nearly $7.00 per 11.2 FL OZ bottle, it left me wanting a larger quantity for my money, which is what held me back from ranking it any higher.

Overall, outstanding beer. I'd highly suggest this to you and yours. Here's to another beer. Cheers.

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Photo of bceagles39
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle at home on May 21, 2010.

Pours a hazy copper golden color. Nice thick off-white head. Leaves minimal lacing.

Smells like fresh ripe banana; has a bready yeastiness, and a little bit of spice.

Tastes fruitier than it smells, banana flavors. Flavors subtle.

Creamier mouthfeel than I expected. Was quite fizzy.

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Photo of Mitchmoore12
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look -4.5 - Dark amber/brown color, just off white head. Slightly hazy. Ruby highlights. No lacing.
Smell - 4 - Smells of fruit and bread. plum, raisin, fig, tart cherry, bread and yeast notes coming through with a subtle bitter smell.
Taste - 4.25 - Follows the nose with fruit and bread flavors that wash over the pallet. Raisin sweet, cherry tartness, candied/dried plum and fig. Slight hop bitterness that compliments the sweet. Wine like finish with red fruit tannin/bitterness. A sour cherry finish.
Feel - 4.25 - High carbonation, medium to medium high body. Smooth around the edges despite the high carbonation. Alcohol is warming progressively but not intrusive.
Overall - 4.25 - A beer that is complex and very drinkable. Is most definitely to style. A Pleasure to drink but IMO, amped up a little bit. While it wasn't my favorite beer it is a wonderfully crafted beer with complexity to please my pallet. Would not order a second pint, partly because of the strength and just not my personal preference of style.

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Photo of dbatch
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle poured into a Duvel chalice. Date on bottle was 22 03 11.

A: Pours a dark copper/walnut color, with quite a bit of head that subsided fairly quickly. The head was a cream color, and there was no lacing at all.

S: This was a real treat. Very sweet and malty up front with some fruity surprises, including grape and plum. The malt aroma was a burnt caramel/toffee.

T: Sweet and malty up front, fruity to follow. The burnt caramel is there, along with a grape flavor that is odd and good at the same time.

M: Very thin, decent carbonation but not too much, I didnt get the alcohol flavor or feel that others got.

D: Pretty easy, this is not a session beer, it is definitely one to be enjoyed.

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Photo of lionchow
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Pours light brown with amber highlights on the edges. Big light tan head with fine lacing.

Aroma is a little hay and herbs. Subdued.

Flavor is mild, compared to the Westmalle Dubbel I just drank. Mild wet hay, sharp alcoholic and carbonated bite. Flavors are melded well, with nothing really standing out. A bit of candi sugar, a bit of cocoa bean, even light coffee notes. Mild and enjoyable.

Overall it is good, but not as enjoyable as the Westmalle. The alcohol and carbonation bite throws it off a bit and overpowers the flavors.

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Photo of Ochsenblut
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The 6 pours a cloudy hazelnut with a light tan one-finger head. The retention is less than optimal, leaving a ring around the rim within a minute or two.

The smell is brown sugar, fuming alcohol and dark fruits. The taste is more delicate than expected with a maltiness that is strangely both sweet and dry at the same time, similar to a prosecco in nature. Very faint grape skin and dark fruits fade to an underlying sawdust/musty taste present from the start.

The suspended carbonation is medium to high and it has a slightly buttery mouthfeel. The aftertaste is wet and fades to leave only traces of the musty flavor on the palate.

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Photo of tang3nt
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 330ml to a Bruery tulip glass.
Bottle code: 28 01 14 14:31

Poured a hazy amber color with a nice off white head, great lacing and retention.
The nose was very fruity and spicy.
The initial taste was a bit sweet and a bit sour to me. I tasted fruity apple, caramel , lots of spice and a bit of an alcohol taste.
Light to medium body, a little sticky with great carbonation.
This was my first from Rochefort, and it was good - although not my favorite of the trappists so far.

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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.12 out of 5 based on 2,426 ratings.
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