Trappistes Rochefort 6 | Brasserie de Rochefort

BA SCORE
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2,447 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
Ratings:
2,447
Reviews:
993
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
10.17%
 
 
Wants:
221
Gots:
472
For Trade:
6
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Photo of stevoj
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
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 -3.1%

Photo of canadianghetto
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter and it came out a nice dark fruity color, somewhat like raisins and plum mixed together, just a dark reddish brown color. The body itself is very cloudy and you can see the yeast settle on the bottom. It’s topped off with a nice thick tan head that slowly dissipates into a thin layer of bubbles. Very nice lacing in this one! There is a slight fruity aroma (my descriptions of the aromas will always be a little off due to an impaired sense of smell) that reminds me of fig jam, I also pick up some mild malts but not much else. It hits the tongue smooth and is an easy beer to drink overall. It has a medium mouth feel and really envelopes your mouth with a great tasting flavor. Raisins, fig, plum and some spices are present in the flavor.

Thank you Barbara for this ale!

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Photo of yeti123
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of mikemoeller112
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of timbre
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of StoneBrewFanatic
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours murky brown/copper in the light with a solid two fingers of head that maintains moderate retention and has minimal lacing.

S - Sweet caramel and toffee, candied sugar, lots of dark fruit, raisin and fig, spice and yeast.

T - Sweet toffee malts, buttery, brown sugar, figs and raisins, yeasty bread notes, tart apples and cherries and mild spice.

M - Not too bad for the style but a little thin with bright carbonation.

O - Most definitely worth picking up and trying. Nothing to really complain about just more subtle then the 8 and 10.

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Photo of TNGabe
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Drinkerofales
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours opaque brown with some lightening on the edges. A small off white head forms and dissipates to a ring.

Smell is Belgian yeast, pungent plum skin fruitiness. Spice is there.

Taste is smooth malt and mellow. Hint of spice and dark fruit, very much follows the nose.

Feel is bubbly and light for a medium body. Very easy too drink.

I liked this beer, not as much as the 8, but more than the 10. Great depth makes this my 2nd favorite Roch.

DOA

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Photo of whartontallboy
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of akukucka
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of TechTriumph
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best by: 09/03/16; Poured in a snifter.

A - Two inch white, bubbly, and well carbonated head that has pretty good retention; Cloudy, dark maroon/mahogany color that has a nice mellow glow when held to the light; No lacing left behind

S - Not an overpowering aroma, but pleasant; Notes of apples, grapes, cherries, fruit candy, rich caramel, spicy yeast, pepper, and clove

T - Nice apple, cherry, and raisin fruit flavor up front with spicy yeast in the background; Afterwards, the flavor changes to toasted bread, rich caramel, a slight buttery flavor, and lurking figs and dark fruits in the background; Finish is long, rich, and toasty with mild dark fruits

M - Lots of carbonation here; Just below medium bodied; Nice, dry finish

O - This is the second Rochefort beer that I've tried and it doesn't disappoint at all. The aromas and flavors have a lot going on and are really quite good. On top of that, the plentiful carbonation and fairly light mouthfeel make this very enjoyable to drink. I would love to have some more of this, as well as try some other available Trappist offerings.

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Photo of dgeebs07
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of cycoduck
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of RAFH
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of sideshowe
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Pdu8s
3.43/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Creamy head, dark amber color, more light brown

S- refreshing smell, there was almost a carbonation to it

T- Not an overwhelming taste, which can be good. Begins slightly fruity and crisp, and ends with a roasty/bready taste. Little to no alcohol taste

M- probably one of the best beers I have tasted in terms of mouthfeel. It felt just like Soda pop in my mouth, I faintly detected slight carbonation

O- very smooth, very crisp. Although the taste may be a bit underwhelming, especially after subsequent tastings. Lack of overwhelming alcohol taste a definite plus. although a bit on the light side of flavor, it is nonetheless a very good beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of hopfacebrew
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The last of the three Rochefort's. Poured from bottle to a Duvel tulip. The beer pours a deep ruby red with a nice 2 finger off-white head, looks great. Good retention and lacing. The nose is a mild yet delightful mix of yeast, clover, raisin, licorice, fig. Nice fruity character. The flavor is complex and full: Figs, toffee, prunes, licorice, toast, coffee, raisins. Very nice and developed. Well balanced. Very smooth with a fiar amount of carbonation. Overall, terrific. Can't believe it took me this long to finish off the trio. Recommended.

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Photo of peelstreet
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of bigdeuce
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is a dark brown color, not black. Looks like a true dubbel not a belgian strong dark ale. Scents of honey, brown sugar, molasses. Very sharp sweetness on the initial scent. Not much lacing. Taste is absolutely BOLD! Sweet belgian sweet candy on the wash, massive molasses on the front, but of course with great brewers, not cloying. Absolutely magnificent tasting. Very light plummy taste also. Damn, I wish I could afford this every session. The taste is delicious and memorable. Easy drinking with a medium mouth feel. Very smooth and a joy!

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Photo of rodney45
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note: Picked up all three of these at B and B in Bayside (6, 8, 10). This is the first time ever experiencing this or any of the major 6 trappist breweries. I am excited, but I will try to remain unbiased. I however did do my research, so I know what to expect. Allowed to cool to 50 degree cellaring temp before drinking.

A: Hazy, dark golden amber, with a head of a million tiny bubbles, that you can hear exploding. Settles into a creamy off white head that leaves a small amount of lacing.

S: Big caramel and chocolate notes. Effervescent plum and cherry. You can clearly smell the dreamlike weave of malt, trappist belgian yeast .

T: First notes are of chocolate, prune, plum, cherry and a mild citrus note. Secondary notes dance a tapestry of noble hop, sweet malt, and cinnamon. An aftertaste of dark, pumpernickel or whole wheat bread.

M: Medium to mid-heavy. Low carbonation. More sweet than bitter, and has a slight alcohol warming.

O: This beer is absolutely fantastic. Almost a religious experience. I agree with Jason Alstrom, when he says that this beer is too great to be served alone. I paired it with roasted pepper hummus and crackers. This could have also been paired with cheese, specifically greek kasseri. I cant believe there are 2 other beers at a higher level than this one. Again, if i didnt make it clear enough, this is a beautiful work of craftsmanship.

Cheers.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of gunclubchris
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.13 out of 5 based on 2,447 ratings.
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