Trappistes Rochefort 6 | Brasserie de Rochefort

Trappistes Rochefort 6Trappistes Rochefort 6
BA SCORE
4.15/5
2,480 Ratings
Trappistes Rochefort 6Trappistes Rochefort 6
BEER INFO

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

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 07-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,466
Reviews:
1,006
Ratings:
2,480
pDev:
10.12%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
487
Trade:
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look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle into a Hoffman House chalice. Date code is best before 08-09-15 at 10:04, indicating this was made in 2010 and should be in its prime.

A: Dark red to light brown with unusually soda-like carbonation with large bubbles that immediately fall into the beer leaving no head. Very disappointing appearance for a trappist ale at 7.5%.

S: Aroma immediately hits upon opening the bottle, plum and dark fruits with a deep malt nose.

T: Deep matliness, brown sugar and subtle cola-like esters. Very pleasant and complex.

M: The appearance contrasts to the rich and creamy mouthfeel.

O: Excellent beer - would be rated higher if not for the head and lacing problem. Perhaps I will re-evaluate with a different bottle at a later time.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours out with an explosive head formation, so I have to slowly pour it. Eventually it settles out to a thick cream sitting atop a dark leather brown body. Looks lovely in my Orval chalice.

Aroma is bready, fruity, sweet…candied fruit, molasses, brown sugar, hint of clove, dough, yeast. Lots.

So smooth for 7.5%. And sweetness is kept in check with a light, dry finish. A rich, malty ale with spice notes and even a slight tart edge to it. Body is classic Belgian bottle-conditioned. Feels like I’m drinking velvet. Finish has a strong chocolate note, and maybe dates as well.

I shouldn’t have waited so long to try this. Considering its price, it's not something I will have often, but when I do, it will certainly be a treat.

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330 ml bottle into chalice, best by 3/10/2015. Pours murky reddish brown color with a 1 finger foamy cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings to the glass, with a good amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of huge raisin, prune, fig, molasses, bread, toffee, earth, herbal, and yeast spiciness. Very nice and complex aromas with nice strength. Very big on the dark fruits. Taste of raisin, caramel, prune, molasses, biscuit, toffee, herbal, earth, and yeast spices. Light dark fruit tang on the finish; with lingering notes of dark fruit, toffee, molasses, biscuit, and earthy spiciness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice flavor balance and complexity; with plenty of robust flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a nice creamy, slick, and slightly prickly mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong dark ale. Nice flavor balance, depth, and complexity; and extremely smooth to sip on. No complaints, very enjoyable.

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Best before date code=280114
11.2oz bottle, poured into my wide mouth Chimay glass, pours a murky rusty brown color with a thin head that sticks around as a foam atop the ale. Doesn't leave any lacing on the glass, but is still nice to look at. Aromas are rich with ripe, dark fruit, bready malt, and it's earthy. Tastes are earthy, fruity, raisin, bread, toffee, yeast - nice meld of flavors. Body is on the thinner side of medium, higher carbonation allows the ale to cover the palate while the alcohol warms with a tingle. It's been a long time coming, but I finally got around to picking this one up. Quality brew from a quality brewery, just as expected.

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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,480 ratings
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