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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

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#1,504
Reviews:
1,009
Ratings:
2,486
pDev:
10.12%
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4.2
 
 
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Very good. Some particulates. Proteins maybe. Nice copper color.

S: Candy caramel. Really a treat. I like this better than the 8. Surprises me.

T: So nice. Sweet but not cloying. Very well cut by alcohol. Will be very very good with meat dish.

M: Very smooth finish, very fun.

O: Excellent beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dentist666
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours murky copper beer with excellent, absolutely resistant fizzy off-white head. Rich aroma of yeasts, caramel, toffee & dark fruits. Very good flavour, quite similar to aroma: fruity, zesty, not very sweet, of course, lighter than other Rocheforts. Good carbonation, full body.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Photo of stakem
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle with a best by stamp putting this at an '09 vintage. Poured into a trappist goblet, the brew appears a polished color of amber to light mahogany. A finger of yellowish stained froth rises to the surface and audibly fizzes away. Rising bubbles of carbonation are agitated from solution by some imperfections in the glass and maintain a film across the top of the brew. When held to the ligh, it has a bit of ruby to orange coloration through the body and lighter hints of golden to yellow around the edges. Brilliant looking brew.

The aroma is immediately recognizable as Rochefort. Admittedly, I have drank a lot of the 10 since it is among my favorite quads and I have consumed several vintages of 8. This is my maiden voyage with the 6 and even though, it seem familiar. There is a scent of sweet dark belgian candy sugar somewhat like brown sugar but with a citrus to floral touch. Raisins come to mind but there is a persistent floral to fruity ester or possibly hop quality still present mixing with an overall perfume-like essence. At times, I almost get a feel of green tea across the nose.

The taste includes an immediate hint of dark candy sugar to raisin quality but without really any sweetness. The flavor is there, but it is dried out and leaves almost a bready inclusion of maltiness. Fruity to floral hops also play into the mix with a hint of citrus and mild solvent alcohol. For 7.5%, I almost feel like this has the strongest alcohol impact of all of the Rochefort offerings (perhaps because of the thinner body?) As it warms up, it almost has a dusty touch to the finish or perhaps mildly oxidized with again a very mild focus on something along the lines of astringent, strong tea.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with an effervescent level of carbonation. It is quite dried out but surprisingly carries plenty of malty flavorings without the residual sugars. For more than 7%, it is quite drinkable and snappy/crisp into the finish. The hop flavoring here is herbal to earthy and well utilized to keep the alcohol and malt flavors balanced. This is Rochefort, no surprise to the quality here. I could/would/should drink this on a more regular basis.

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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,486 ratings
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