Trappistes Rochefort 6 | Brasserie de Rochefort

2,469 Ratings
Trappistes Rochefort 6Trappistes Rochefort 6

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

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

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Photo of PatrickSwayze
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy deep copper with little to no froth dome.

S: Plum and figs are the most prominent characteristic of this beer with a hint of booze and sugar.

T: Brilliantly smooth beer that incorporates a delicious dry plum flavor with light simple but intriguing hop bitterness.

M: Smooth and relaxing flavor on the tongue followed by a gentle touch of carbonation.

O: A great beer just the like 8 & 10. Highly recommended for anyone who hasn't enjoyed a great Trappist beer.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of quilty
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of ortie
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ChanceK
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of uustal
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown amber with a big, two finger off-white, light coffee colored head. Aroma of dark fruits mostly, also grapes, caramel and hints of clove and spice. Really smooth caramel malt to start, one of the better highlights of this flavor in a beer that I've had. Not huge caramel flavor per se, but taste, amount of sweetness and mouthfeel combo is perfect. Moves to dark fruit notes before a lighter finish of white grapes and a pinch of spice. Not the biggest or best flavor profile, but very cohesive and excellently crafted.

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Photo of dalecooper
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of LukeONeill
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of somnus
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of WesM63
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass.
Lots of sediment into the glass...I normally dont mind, but thats a lot! The last +- 2 oz couldnt be consumed.
Pours a healthy amber/brown; nice foamy head.
Smells of belgian yeasty banana and malts.
Taste is smoooth. Banana belgian hops, mixed with bready biscuity malts. Very pleasant and drinkable. Yes its a belgian, yes everyone should take note...its delicious.

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Photo of tweenDhedges
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of stephens101
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For some odd reason just getting around to reviewing this all time favorite brew.

Reddish-brown in color with a consistent and patient tan head. Aroma consists of deep, rich dark chocolates, milk chocolate, caramel, cherries and sweet bread.

The taste mimics the aroma with big milk chocolates, sweet bread and cherries. Medium bodied, warm and creamy.

A vinous quality exists (grapes, plums).

Simply a perfect blend.

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Photo of CarpalTunnell
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of diamondc
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best By 090316

Loved the 10, meh on the 8. Huge head on the pour, with close to zero lacing. Dark amber hue, with a cap of foam a few minutes after the head subsided. I get dark fruits on the nose, blueberries, raspberriesl. Some raisin, fig, fruitcake aromas too. Clove, bread, kola nut, light cherry, and a mineral water like aftertaste. A bit different taste profile from typical Belgian dark ales. I dig it.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch/Best By: 090316

Drank as part of a vertical tasting of the three offerings from Rochefort.

A: Pours slightly cloudy mahogany to medium brown with significant visible carbonation at the edges. Two finger light beige head that reduces to a thin layer of bubbles. Lots of lacing.

S: Very sweet aromas - caramel, toffee, and candy sugar. Also aromas of dark fruits - plum and fig - with hints of Belgian yeast.

T: Smooth flavor of sweet malts with dark fruits - plum and fig. Lesser tastes of toasted malts and caramel with hints of spice/clove. Finish is almost buttery.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to high amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin for the style.

O: Complex and well balanced, this beer is pretty easy to drink and enjoy. Very good flavors but just a hint too much for this to be sessionable - I really felt satisfied after the one. The smell and taste of alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of zac16125
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a snifter

Batch #/ Best before: 090316

From notes taken on 2/12/12

A: Pours an opaque light mahogany with 1 fingers width of very bubbly off-white head that dissipates down rather quickly to leave a thin film and outer ring that remain throughout the drink. There is a decent amount of sedimentation suspended in the glass. Leaves zero lacing.

S: Burnt sugar and caramel malts. A pepper and clove like spice is also noted, along with a subtle hint of alcohol. Decent aroma, but not particularly strong or complex.

T: Follows the nose. Candied sugar, caramel malts, and brewing yeast. White pepper and subtle clove, with the spices becoming more prominent as the beer warms. Not nearly the flavor profile or strength I was anticipating/wanting.

M/D: Heavily carbonated, light to medium bodied, with a rather thin mouthfeel. High drinkability with a completely hidden ABV.

O: Overall, I was disappointed with this offering. Rochefort 8 is a very good beer, and Rochefort 10 is world class. This isn’t even in the same ballpark. I’m glad I had it, to complete the Rochefort trifecta, but I will not have this one again.

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Photo of sharpski
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of BelgiumBill
4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Trappistes Rochefort chalice. I wish the glass was a little larger because I had to pour very slowly to get it into the glass since the head was thick and lively. Tan with good retention. I reserved most of the yeast in the bottle not pouring it in the glass.

Dark caramel brown color.

Fruity and complex nose. banana, plum, fig, even some apple. bready and malty. Real nice.

Nice round malt structure; combination of ripe dark fruits and some tartness. nut bread. Not over the top sweet.

Really nicely balanced, complex, ample carbonation to release flavors. Hints of alcohol, wine/port. Head sticks around a long time.

I also have the Rochefort 8 and 10 and am looking forward to trying.

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Photo of stevoj
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crisp and tart with some wine-like alcohol burn up front. You can’t go wrong with any of the Rocheforts. Slick and oily, lots of pit fruit, and then the punch...

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Photo of PugsandBeer
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.12 out of 5 based on 2,469 ratings.
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