Trappistes Rochefort 6 | Brasserie de Rochefort

Trappistes Rochefort 6Trappistes Rochefort 6
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 07-12-2002

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of tectactoe
3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into a tulip. Dark brown color with intense haziness and quite a bit of lightly colored sediment floating around. Not sure if the sediment was meant to be, but it did not affect the mouth feel at all. Super huge, foamy, off-white head thanks to the volatile nature of the brew. The head settled a bit around a quarter-inch and followed the top of the beer all the way down. It was excellent, but didn't leave too much lacing.

The nose is full of lots of roasted malts, a deep, sweet, caramel, and a nice handful of dark fruits, like dates, raisins, and figs. A hint of clove is present as well, as it is in many Belgian style brews. The taste begins with a slight sweetness and a sharp hit of carbonation. As the beer warms up in your mouth, the malt starts to shine through, along with some of the caramel and barley flavors. A hint of the fruit is noticeable as well, present from the beginning until the end. The mouth is fairly thick and very creamy, thanks in part to the wonderful head that lasted the entire way down. Left the palette feeling a tad sticky and not too dry.

Great Trappist brew that everyone should try (at least once). The flavor profile, while complex, worked together nicely - the sign of a Belgian beer done correctly.

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Photo of Triglycerides
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of hiphopj5
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of mick303
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a huge 4 fingers of off-white foam lingering on top of the beer, recedes leaving a good lacing. Colour is a medium dark slightly ruddy brown, high haziness.

Nose on this has notes of rich caramel and roast malts. A solid floral character as well, which brings a nice lightness. Pineapple, Meyer lemon, and clove notes. Quite lively, interesting with very good balance.

Taste initially shows some sweetness before the rich maltiness develops. Caramel malt, apples, nutmeg spice notes. Shows really good complexity. Strong fruitiness on the palate. It is very energetic and dynamic on the palate, really intense flavour profile, a lot crammed in.

The Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and the high level of carbonation gives a real crisp bite to it, maybe a bit on the high side. Really drinkable, alcohol gives a bit of spice but otherwise nicely incorporated. Aftertaste is quite crisp and fresh.

Another top-class brew. Excellent profile, great taste incorporating a dynamic and refreshing complexity with the pleasant maltiness. Seek it out.

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Photo of Drypaint
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of mscudder
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed all the Rochefort's for a proper tasting. Into a snifter. Begin!

A - Some really nice smoke upon popping the bottle. A rich, ruby inspired, brown with a nice fluffy two-finger head. Good retention and poor lacing.

S - Musky notes here: dark fruits, Belgian yeast and caramel malts.

T - The first time I had this brew I saw nothing but red wine, although due to some palette development I can detect my errors and the apples that are flowing out of this glass. The alcohol warms the sweetness, combined with a touch of figs, into a beautiful profile.

M - A medium body with big, yet not overwhelming carbonation. It aids in a soft coating of the palette, rich with a apple-fizzyness.

O - This is pretty drinkable for a BSDA, perhaps a bit misleading in the style given I do not particularly consider an apple as a dark fruit. This is one to savor.

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Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
3.53/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle on sale at whole foods poured into a tulip

A- lots of effervescence reddish brown murky color with a fine tan head that dissipates to a thin layer just on top. bubbles up through solution like a champagne

S- yeasty, definite bread, prune, fig even some dark stone fruit. slightly sourdough bread.

T- slight toffee, whole wheat bread , peppery, a little gram cracker in the finish. very low hop character. Some warming alcohol but it isn't harsh.

M- even with all the bubbling this is a little dryer than expected.

O- I could see myself enjoying this beer with a steak, I would like to try the 12. Not an everyday drinker but I could definitely enjoy this on a rainy day.

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Photo of pmarlowe
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Tulip glass.

A: Pours a dark, mostly opaque copper with a finger and a half of nice tan, fluffy head. Bubbles are on the larger end of the spectrum, but uniformly sized. Good retention but minimal lacing.

S: Dark fruit and malt, bread and spice, fruitcake

T: Light bready malt, some fruit, and a lengthy finish that really comes together nicely.

M: Medium body and high carbonation, higher than I'd prefer. Like a Dr. Pepper. Creamy texture.

O: Very easy drinking, but still has the complexity of a Belgian. I think I like this better than 8 but not quite as much as 10 (though the styles are distinct).

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Photo of Birdlegs
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Etan
3.57/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle. Bottled August, 2010.

A: Pours a light cola brown (think cream soda) with a huge light tan head.

S: Cherry, nutmeg, raisin bread. Sweet and slightly thin.

T: Drying, less sweet than the aroma. Lightly medicinal, figs, raisins, biscuit, birch, mild syrupy cherry. Very dry finish.

M: Fizzy, slightly too thin.

O: Definitely has that classic trappist ester profile, but this one's a bit thin and the carbonation is overly fizzy.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Beer21
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of heddar33
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of klukoff
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - In the bottle, not poured.

S - A lovely sweet smell, with a note of cherry and spice.

T - Simpler than expected. Aftertaste is more bitter than the smell had me awaiting.

M - Lighter and with more carbonation than I expected.

Overall, I found the taste to be more too one-dimensional for me to rate it as a great beer as opposed to just a good one.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber orange with a tall off-white head. Smells like caramel, strawberry jam, dried fruit, flowers. The taste follows the same notes, sweet and mildly bitter. Smooth mouthfeel and a sticky sweet aftertaste.

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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 89.7% out of 100 with 2,477 ratings
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