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 descobar
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

aged 3 and a half years but just past best by date. pours a cloudy (due to yeast sediment but not in clumps) amber brown with an off white head that dissipates quickly. the nose is caramel and toffee with earthy yeast esters. herbal hops and a soft presence of alcohol. medium body with a rich texture. carbonation and astringency are significant. flavor is a balanced combo of raisins, caramel and candy sugar sweetness supplemented by the bitterness. finishes dry as the astringency and bitterness fade.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a lot about nuts and a bit about banana and clove. This not too sweet in the taste and very dry almost tannic mouthfeel. It's an okay beer, maybe a good one to go with some food. It's very light for a 7.5% abv beer and no boozy at all. Still you can taste the historic craftmenship in that beverage

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Photo of HipCzech
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 12 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau beer tulip.

Appearance: Slighty hazy tawny gold, increasingly cloudy towards the bottom of the bottle. Frothy, creamy head of tan foam and streaky lace.

Smell: Aromatic - caramel, honey and jasmine flowers. Slight estery alcohol.

Taste: Caramel malt body with fruit notes (plums, orange zest) and spicy Belgian yeast. Slight bitterness contributes balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with higher carbonation; semi-dry finish.

Overall: Great aroma; flavorful, malty and fruity.

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Photo of Themanfromvierlingsbeek
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L-Quite good amber color, head fades quite fast
S-Can't describe the smell very good, but it is really fruity, certainly liking it.
T-Also very fruity, had only a very strange taste in my mouth afterwards
F-Actually feels very good ,really soft on the mouth
O- I would really recommend this beer to everyone who would like to taste a very good beer qualified as "dubbel", it's one of the best ones i've ever tasted

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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 a0lbudman
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L- hazy dark amber color with a big amount of head
S-alcohol smell with a wine chocolate aroma
T-wine and dark cherry taste with an alcohol warming in the aftertaste
F- high carbonation and full body
O-great taste with a taste that left me wanting more

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Photo of tillmac62
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours - Cloudy dark amber nice thick off white head that quickly dissipates to nothing no lacing.

Smell - Sweet dark fruit, I was surprised the alcohol stands out a bit, little bit of figs slightly fruity.

Taste - Wow the dark fruit and alcohol blends great, nice caramel and citrus as well.

Feel - Medium body, very nice carbonation very smooth.

Overall - Excellent beer I love the taste and the smell, the alcohol and dark fruit combination is perfect.

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Photo of RobinLinde
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a a tulip. Has a very misty light brown body with a light tan head. Moderate retention with some lacing.
Smell: Sweet smell of prunes, dates and honey
Taste: To me, the taste is more toasted than the smell, but it's also quite fruity. Surprisingly toasty for a 6 though.
Mouthfeel: A medium body with light/moderate carbonation.
Overall: A toasty and fruity double. Definitely a good beer!

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Belgian dubbel pours a somewhat opaque reddish brown color with a fairly large white foamy head. The scent is quite mild for a Belgian beer with only a hint of sweet bread and maybe a light fruit aroma as well. The taste, however, is not. There is a fairly sweet caramel and brown bread flavor from the malts, which are fairly assertive for a dubbel. There is a mild fruit flavors of dates or maybe raisins, but it is definitely a background element. The taste of alcohol is also most definitely present, more so than with the average dubbel. The body is on the high end of medium and the finish is semi-dry. Overall I would say this is a nice robust, but not all that complex dubbel. It is very enjoyable, but it is not mind blowing like the quad from this brewery is.

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Photo of FBarber
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dull tawny brown with a two finger tan head that reasonably quickly dissipated. Left no lacing but a thin tan film along the top of the beer with a thicker ring around the outside edge.

Smell is full of aromas of prune, raisins, dates and spice. Undertones of malt, honey and floral notes.

Taste follows the nose with notes of prunes, raisins and dates followed quickly by a slightly sweet bready malt. The malt is bready but buttery. Tannin like notes provide a very dry finish. Certainly get some notes of the alcohol in this and it leaves you pleasantly warmed. The favors on this are some smooth and well blended. Its a remarkable beer.

Feel is a bit thin with mild carbonation. Silky smooth and buttery. Very dry finish. Booze is warming, but doesn't produce any noticeable feel in the mouth.

Overall this is a remarkable beer. One of the best I've ever had and certainly on my short list of favorites. Absolutely must try if you come across it.

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Photo of Ant777uk
2.34/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I liked the 10, though not the 8 quite so much. This is darker than I was expecting, with it being the 6.

Head goes down quite fast. Aroma is quite faint.

Tastewise it's pretty light, not really setting the world alight.

The Trappiste Rocheforts basically have one beer, and the rest are just diluted versions. The 6 and 8 don't really come close in my view.

I had a Leffe Blonde just before this, and I preferred that over this one. Where as a Rochefort 10 is up there with the best.

Chimay are the winners for me as the brewer who can make 3 different beers, outstanding and different. Rochefort make one, and the others are not even close...

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Photo of SaltofOH
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle BB 28/07/2020. DFH Tulip.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy light brown with orange glints, with thick, three-finger khaki head that lingers into a frothy, spotty cap. Excellent lacing, and outstanding retention. Hear that head crackling. That's the first time in all my reviews I've been inclined to comment about the sound of a beer. Needless to say, ample carbonation.

Smell: Remarkably floral, like the soap we had when I stayed in the Dominican Republic - clean, light, almost artificial in sweet floweriness. Followed by some sweet malt, and yeast.

Taste: Off-sweet malty arrival, quickly turning floral - think day lilies, hyacinths, and lilacs on your tongue, in a bed of light, slightly sweet, and bready malt. Like flowers and Challah bread. Finish turns to more pure bready maltiness, and then a little lingering spice like ginger or clove, but not full-on in your face clove, just a bit.

Mouthfeel: Very actively carbonated, and on the light side of full-bodied. Lighter than I expected it to be, to tell you the truth. Fairly clean, not slick.

Overall: Many people like the 10 better than the 8 or this. I have never had the 8, but the 10 was just overpowering and syrupy. This shows off the finesse of the yeast, and the interplay between the phenols and the malt is just great. At 7.5% it's still a lot of alcohol, but it won't wreck you, so you can make it a treat and at the same time keep your wits about you. The smell alone would make me come back to this beer again before long, and it could be a regular for special occasions.

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Photo of larryarms847
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy and dark rust colored golden orange with a half finger of active off-white foam that dissipates pretty quickly into a thin layer.

Very vinous grape notes in aroma, with a slight caramel like sweetness, and crackery and bready toasted malts.

Cracker and bread like malt sweetness, sweet white grapes, slight lemony citrus character, and some caramel/toffee.

Light-medium bodied, medium-high carbonation, extremely soft and creamy smooth.

Overall, another top notch brew from a world class brewery. Absolute masterpiece here.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Having this ale on my table in the winter is enough to make me want to be a monk.

One of the best breweries in the world makes only 3 beers.
Something to think about.

Reviewed in Roger Protz' CAMRA classic "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"

MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium" gave an extensive review, as he did of all the Trappists. He gave Rochefort 6 these words " a reddish color ; a soft body and an earthy, herbal palate developing a deep fruitiness."
MJ's 1999 "Guide" gave 6 only 2.5 stars of 4.
I beg to differ with the man who gave us so much.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into narrow goblet. Resonant amber color, strong beige head.

Nose of herbs, lemon, cream, flora.

Taste is delightfully complex: Caramel. Citrus. Not unlike malty white wine in some ways.

Mouth is a little fizzy.

A distinct individual of a beer. Complicated and robust. Take the challenge.

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Photo of flyingpig
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml Bottle from Whole Foods Market, Giffnock (£2.99):
Another very nice beer from Rochefort, not as strong, full-bodied or flavoursome as their Rochefort 10 but that was to be expected; still an excellent beer in its own right with some great fruity sweetness & sugars coming through on top of a well-balanced body. I liked the caramel that made an appearance early on & their was some light malts that worked well making this one quite an enjoyable beer; I'm definitely looking forward to getting hold of Rocherfort 8 the next chance I get.

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Photo of Nin10dude64
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a goblet
Hazy amber color, two finger tall head, very cloudy
I probably spent the longest smelling this beer than other ones under my belt. It did give me a wine vibe, with sweet grape aromas and a robust yeast presence
Taste is very fruity, grape, almost nectarine.. And what sort of feels like a peppermint aftertaste. The alcohol is masked at first and stands out after a few sips. Smooth mouth feel
If this is just the 6 I'm very excited to get to 10

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Photo of BIll_Currie
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

imho not quite as good as 8 or 10 but still very good. all trappist beers are great. shared this one. good trappist feel and smell. somewhat expensive where i bought it but still a good one

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From bottle, Pours hazey brown with a beige fluffy head. Aroma of caramel, floral notes, toffee, nuts, plums, hops, bread, spicy. Taste caramel, raisins, Apple, plums, candy. Very nice.

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Photo of Bunman3
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oh me oh my. I received this as a gift from a fine man, and I'm oh so pleased. Rochefort 6 is an exceptionally smooth and well-crafted beer. From pour to nose to taste, it is a work of art. I don't have sufficient beer vocabulary to describe how amazing this beer really is!

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Photo of ckornmannn
4.81/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From a bottle: hazy orange to amber color, flecks of dark sediment. Amazing smell: apple, fig prominent. Very complex taste; fig/plum prominent but also herbal and grassy. A malty sweetness as well. Somewhat dry feel with a wonderful lingering aftertaste; hints of cinnamon. One of the best beers I have had, period.

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

Look - Murky/muddy. A very dark orange/brown'ish color. Sediment floating about
Smell - Dark fruits, plums, apples, spices, sweetness, earthy
Taste - Tons of plums, apples and some hints of raisins. White grapey notes. Nutty. Some earth and spice. Sweet caramel malts
Feel - Champagne like carbonation

Overall - I'm really digging these Trappistes beers. Although I like 8 better, this one is great as well.

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Photo of CraigP83
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Orange brew with a huge head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing. Smell initially is skunked but in a fruity herbal pleasant way. More of those fruity spicy herbal notes on the flavor, it is mild and pleasant, has a faint malt backbone in there to. Very carbonated.

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Photo of sjdevel
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy dark tan/brown with some impressive foam. Only about a 2 finger head, but it is really dense and it stayed firm. Great head retention.

Smells quite tart and herbal. There's a sour fruit smell and some grassy notes. Some caramel comes through as well.

At first there is a slight appearance of hops, but a rush of caramel and sweetness comes in. Mixed with the caramel and toffee flavors are a nice grape and apple richness. Some flavoring hops are apparent on the tail end, and you are left with a fruity and caramel sweet finish. There are also times where you get a slight wood/oak and nut hint.

Medium to Full mouthfeel. This felt more full, I believe, because of the amount of bubbles bouncing around in the mouth. Sweet and a bit syrupy.

This is one great Dubbel. It was sweeter than I was expecting. It was quite rich, caramelly, and fruity. This is up there at the top of the Dubbels in my opinion.

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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.12 out of 5 based on 2,429 ratings.
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