Trappistes Rochefort 6 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Trappistes Rochefort 6Trappistes Rochefort 6

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Brasserie de Rochefort

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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into a stemmed goblet glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep and very hazy brownish amber with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head that quickly fade into a thin patchy layer. Lacing is pretty light.

Smell: An interesting aroma that is fairly sweet and spicy. Belgian yeast with a light hint of clove. Big malt presence with some bready caramel and toffee. Hints of banana, pear, and apple juice along with some plums, figs, and raisins. Also some brown sugar and a hint of coriander. A little bit of alcohol comes out in the nose.

Taste: Starts out with a spicy taste of Belgian yeast and cloves. Then comes a sweet taste of bready malts with good notes of caramel and toffee. Nice blend of fruits with notes of apple, pear, and banana along with some dark raisins, figs, and plum in the background. Light hints of coriander spice. Also a good amount of brown sugar. Very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a medium to heavy level of carbonation. Creamy, crisp, and somewhat tingly. Feels light but still rich. Alcohol is hidden very well.

Overall: A very good authentic dark Belgian ale. Great mix of fruits and spices. Manages to feel light without sacrificing taste.

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

Rochefort 6 is great. All the Rocheforts are pretty outstanding (6, 8 and 10) and doing a vertical tasting of all three is the best to really taste the differences between them. While I personnally like the 8 an 10 better than the 6, the "better" is an almost insignificant amount....

A: Golden Brown
S/T: really nice nose, sweet, caramel, syropy a bit, but really smooth and nice. Not at all sharp or overpowered with alcohol.
M: Smooth and thin...not thick...
O: A very drinkable beer...definitely one of my favorite. May it a point to try if you have not had one before...

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Maxwell
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazelnut ambered brown full of particles. Very fast bubbly filled carbonation that starts as a big head and quickly dissipates with no lacing.

Smell: Heavily yeasty with a thick bready feel and a slight sour after tang

Taste: Yeasty cream feel that reminds me of a thinner bread. Nice sweet malts with little to no hops.

Mouthfeel: Very crisp and very bubbly. This beer is fiercely carbonated to the point where I would compare the rapid assault that the bubbles give your tongue to a soda. Rather dry on the tongue, and leaves a very dry feel on the palate.

Overall: Great trappist beer very bubbly.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of brentk56
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a chestnut color capped by a fairly impressive (at first) ecru head; retention was surprisingly poor and there was not that much lacing, either

Smell: Toasted brown bread with a bit of fig jam; undertones of toffee and banana

Taste: Toffee and fruit, up front, with figs, sweet apples and bananas jutting to the fore; by mid-palate, a layer of spice and toasted brown bread emerges followed by the yeasty phenols that appear, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Absolutely perfect, with a medium body lighted by a buoyant carbonation

Overall: Overall, Rochefort is my favorite Trappist brewery and the 10 is my favorite dark Belgian beer; this one is a bit lighter (particularly for the BSDA style) but it is still an exceptional product

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of mtlasley
4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance :Rochefort pours a cloudy deep amber color. Almost creamy looking. Held up to the light I see oranges, reds, and amber bursting through. This beer looks alive. Really exciting. I got a gorgeous finger head of light beige that dissipated slowly with strong lacing. This beer is art.

Smell: Bursting on the top is the aroma of freshly baked bread backed with a sweet maltiness. They're similar aromas but they have a distinct difference. A tartness comes next, there's apple, strawberry, banana and a creaminess all present here. They're layered well but they come together so magically that it almost makes me religious.

Mouthfeel: Rochefort 6 is rich. It's got a heavy feeling on the tongue but it goes down very smooth. A light creaminess really makes the feel.

Taste: Bread is the first flavor, very strong yet very fresh tasting. Strawberry cuts through and brings a tart, apple taste along. Really exquisite. As the beer starts to close, banana flavors are laced with a tinge of cloves and a nuttiness. Three's a lot here but it comes together so well that it feels like one flavor.

Overall: Wow. This is it. This is my beer. The flavors, the cohesion, it all really comes together to surprise and delight. It's fitting that this is made at a monastery because it's as close to religion as I get. Sadly, heaven ain't cheap and at almost $6 a bottle, Rochefort's only losing point vanquishes it to only special occasions. If you're feeling special, spend the cash and delight yourself.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of rfbenavi80
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Trappistes Rochefort Goblet.

A- This beer pours a hazy light mahogany color. On an aggressive pour there is plenty of light brown foamy head that you can hear popping as it goes away fairly quickly.

S- Not near as sweet smelling as the other Rochefort beers. The familiar smell of strong belgian yeast is there. Light, pleasant aromas of dark fruits and spices are present. Maybe a little boozy.

T- Follows the nose well, sweet up front but not overpowering sweetness. Nicely balanced, very tasty.

M- Carbonation was higher than I expected. The carbonation dances in the mouth, but upon swallowing it does not feel overly carbonated.

O- A nice Trappist offering. I do enjoy the 8 and 10 better, but this is a solid beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of gabedivision
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle to a chalic.

A- Dark muddy water, 2 finger tight bubbled head that thins to a 1/4 inch lace that stays throughout.

S- Smells of brown sugar, dark candied fruit, and a bold bready yeast.

T- Carbonation tingle right up front, followed by a wave caramelized fruit, dry apples, figs, sweet toffee and red grapes.

M- Medium in body, high carbonation, sweet to the touch.

O- Its a great beer, a sipper, a treat, and an absolute classic.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Augustiner719
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 33cl ml bottle into a chalice.

This is my first of the Rochefort series. This beer pours a nice mahogany reddish brown color with some nice carbonation streaming from the bottom. The head is off white, fluffy with big bubbles but recedes very quickly and leaves a few spots of bubbles on the top of the headless beer. Aroma is of nice caramelized figs, a bit of dark stone fruits and some nice raisin spicy like notes. Pretty complex and interesting. Perfect with my short ribs i prepared earlier. The taste is very similar to the aromas, a tad thin for me but very true to the style. The plum, fig and roasted caramel notes play nicely but its a touch thin for me so this feels a little fake. I also get a touch of grape, maybe some red wine like flavors. The mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, maybe a bit too over carbonated for me actually, but refreshing with each sip. The best part of this is that you can drink it slow and it will flatten out so it does get better. Overall this is a great beer. Nice addition of red meat dishes, grilled pork and even with some ice cream this would work. I would avoid fish, shellfish and poultry at all costs with this as its a strong flavored brew.

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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,520 ratings