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Trappistes Rochefort 6 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 07-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,505
Reviews:
1,009
Ratings:
2,487
pDev:
10.12%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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227
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a chalice.

A. A medium brown color with tsome cloudiness. A fingers worth of head which left rather quickly.

S. It has the typical Belgian bready malt aroma before it becomes very sweet like an overly ripe plum

T. It starts off with with bready malt and finshes with just a touch of spice, Not as sweet tasting as it is on the nose.

M. Its got a decent amount of carbonation and a medium body.

O. I really enjoyed this as it feels like a tamer version of the 10, which is a favorite.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Roman5150
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

bottle purchased from Total Beverage in Murfreesboro, TN

Appearance: dark brown with a hint of amber, off white 1 finger head

Smell: Bready notes, plum, raisin, earthy malts, dark figs

Taste: Bready, earthy, caramel, plum and raisin notes, followed by a smooth, malty backbone. There's the slightest bit of dark fruits in this, but no where near as present as a Rochefort 8 or 10. You really cannot taste any sort of alcohol in this beer.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, a little too high for my likes, but it mellows out pretty quick once the beer warms up. A lot lighter compared to the other Rocheforts.

Overall: Didn't quite know what to expect, as i've now had a 10 and an 8. While it lacks the flavor and intensity of it's older siblings, this is a damn good, well crafted beer. I could find myself probably reaching for a 6 more often, though I still think the 8's and 10 are overall better beers. This one is just really smooth and refreshing, lot's of bready malt and plum, this is a delicious beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a murky brown color. The head is a two finger white shade, looking a bit rough in texture. Retention isn't very good, though it does seem to settle at being a thin film instead of fading completely.

S: There's really a lot going on in this one - raisins, plums, currants, cherries, caramel, brown sugar, apple, white grapes, chocolate, and some savory spices. Not as sweet as the 8 or 10, yet nearly as complex.

T: At first, pleasant tartness from cherry and apple esters graces the palate. Afterwards it develops caramel and brown sugar flavors. The distant aftertaste has a spicy, herbal quality to it, seemingly from hops. I also note dark chocolate, tobacco, and some mild dark fruits. This isn't the most eye-popping of brews; rather it's elegant, subtle, and deep. I'll take that over a big, brash monster any day.

M: It's not that rich or creamy, instead featuring an airy, slightly refreshing feel. Plenty of yeast astringency and carbonation is there to tickle the tongue. I kind of like the focus on drinkability here - it goes down more easily than the other two Rocheforts.

O: What else can be expected here? It's definitely the lightest of the Rocheforts and knows this fact; yet it can easily stand toe to toe with the other two in terms of complexity. Just another excellent trappist offering, really.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

33cl bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a pretty dark amber color with two fingers of fluffy white head. Decent retention.

S: Orange zest mixed with a nice mixture of prunes and plums. Spicy esters help add to the complexity. The three mix extremely well together and are quite balanced.

T: Dark fruits come out a bit more here than the aroma, but the beer stays quite dry. Nutmeg mixes with orange zest to balance the sweetness, keeping the beer quite light and bright. I really like how the dark fruits come through but the beer stays extremely drinkable.

M: Medium thickness, but the carbonation is quite high and prickly.

O: This is a great beer with a ton of complexity, while staying quite drinkable. A bit too carbonated, though - it is a bit prickly. A great Dubbel, though.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy amber, two finger head, extremely carbonated.

S-Dark fruits, yeast, candied sugar.

T-Darker fruits, yeast, lots of cherries and some alcohol.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbonated and smooth.

O-The bottle I had was aged, about 6 months from best by so I'll have to try a fresher bottle as this one seemed a little off.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,487 ratings
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