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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Photo of SLeffler27
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presents as a hazy ruby brown with a thin, creamy, off-white head that is short lived. I left yeast in the bottle for the first half of this consumption.

Reminiscent of a fresh fruit salad that is heavy with tangerines. Dark fruits are present in the background with caramel, a light influence of coriander, vanilla and floral notes.

Number 6 is well balanced with grape flavors akin to a dry white wine. There are pears and watermelon and though it follows the nose, it is less sweet and more subtle than anticipated. The finish is subtle and drawn out.

The light body and vigorous, fine carbonation work well with alcohol slightly warming. This is a rich and luscious beer that is fresh and cleansing without the yeast.

Definitely a sipper from a Trappistes’ Chalice if only due to the high carbonation. However, the flavor progression also deserves a slow consumption. One would enjoy this with a book, a good movie, or meaningful conversation.

Adding the yeast diminishes the fresh fruit aspect, making it more earthy, and cuts the carbonation. Definitely better without the yeast.

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Photo of skatterbrainz
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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

A - I poured the yeast into mine so it was cloudy in a not good way but would have been nice without that.

S - One of the loveliest beers I've smelled. Having never smelled anything like this, I have trouble describing it. Light fresh sweetness like nectar leaning towards candy, with emphasis on the fresh. It borders on a malt smell but a very light one.

T - That light fresh nectar something is reflected in the taste, so delicate and clean, a hint of sweetness but not a whole lot. Not what I was expecting.

M - Mouthfeel is light and fresh and ends slightly dry - perfect.

O - This is a delightful beer, more so because it's not at all what I was expecting. I guess I was thinking something more malty and robust and less fresh and light and delicate. What a treat.

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Photo of hmph
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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

330ml bottle. Westmalle Chalice glass. Enjoyed on sept´11 -& many times in the past- Pours light mahogany in color. Beige, small sized bubbled, foam. Lasting creamy crown. Lacing collars & rings on sides. Spices, yeast & molasses to the nose. Toffee hint aromas. Sweet upfront. Intense caramel malt flavor with underlying fruits & spices. Gentle alcoholic warming. Full body, moderate carbonation. Dry fruity finish. Notes of chocolate malt on the aftertaste. Delightfull !!

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Photo of mecmd
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Danobold
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of AlmostAnAlcoholic
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Spicer
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of julian89
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drank on 4/10/12
Poured from a bottle to a Chimay goblet.

Apperance: A dark reddish amber with a quarter inch head, low retention, and good carbonation.

Smell: Sweet almost like a brown sugar cotton candy. It has a dark belgian tendency of raisin and pear. A very light alcohol smell.

Mouthfeel: Excellent smooth frothiness with no variance across the palate.

Taste: Great fresh taste. Initial taste is overcome by frothiness of carbonation. It's followed by intense sweetness which leaves an aftertaste of carmalized pear and raisin.

Overall: Excellent dark Belgian that I throughly enjoyed.

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Photo of bnes09
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy bronze color. Thick, soda-like head with good retention. Some lacing.

Sweet aroma. Reminiscent of grape and cherry juices.

Flavor is sweet overall with savory dark fruits. Sweet cherries, dates and figs come to mind. Yeast adds depth with phenolic character. Hops are mild adding a hint of herbal spice. Peppery in the middle. Finish is semi-dry with lingering dark fruit sweetness.

Medium bodied and with a harsh, distracting carbonation which really takes away from the beer as a whole. Finish is smooth with a mildly dry alcohol presence.

Really good stuff overall. Complex. Good balance. Unique flavors. Everything I love in a Belgian brew.

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Photo of StoutHunter
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Rochefort 6 a couple weeks ago for $5.40 at The Lager Mill. I wanted to get my a Trappistes beer to share with him for his birthday, so I thought I would give this beer a shot, lets see how it goes. No readable bottling date. Poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a tulip.

A- The label is a little plain, but it has a nice traditional and classic look to it. It poured a hazy mahogany color that took on a brighter brown color when held to the light and it had three fingers worth of fluffy tan head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end. This is a good looking beer and it was good choice for breaking in my new tulip.

S- The aroma starts off with some slightly sweet malts that impart a nice brown bread aroma along with some dark fruits. After that I get a medium amount of some spicy Belgian yeast. The aroma was nice and simple, I liked it.

T- The taste is very close to the aroma. It starts off with a big amount of lightly toasted malts that impart a pretty noticeable brown bread and dark fruit flavors with figs sticking out the most. Next comes a medium amount of Belgian yeast that imparts a lighter amount of spices that are balanced nicely by the malts. Towards the end I get some grassy and slightly earthy hops that impart a slight amount of bitterness at the end that helps bring everything together. This was a good tasting beer, I wouldn't change a thing.

D- Very smooth, dry, medium bodied, with a higher amount of slightly fizzy carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice, the slightly higher and fizzy carbonation worked really well with this beer.

Overall I liked this beer and I thought that it was a good example of a traditional BSDA, everything seemed to be right where it should be for the style. This beer had very good drinkability, it went down very smooth for the style and the flavor did a good job at keeping my entertained, I wish I had another bottle to drink with dinner. What I liked most about this bee was pretty much everything, all aspects seemed be on par for the style. What I liked least about this beer was the price, if this was $3.50 I would buy it much more often. I would be this beer again, but only for special occasions because of the price, and I recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Belgian beer, and this may be a good beet to get someone into the style. I was pretty impressed with this beer, and I will for sure be trying their other beer shortly. To me this is the benchmark for the style and really good beer.

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Photo of Hanglow
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours lighter than the 8 with a light brown murky color, one finger off-white head. Smells of dried dark fruit and spice, light yeast funk to boot. Flavor seems lacking, with slightly watered down figs and spice and some lingering yeast on the finish. Thinner mouthfeel than I expected, medium high carbonation, easy drinking I guess. Only okay. Does not live up to the other Rocheforts.

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

Pours deep mahogany/brown with a three finger head that eventaully recedes. Some lacing.

Belgian aromas of yeast, and dried fruits.

Taste is surprising - quite dry, and combined with the mouthfeel, well carbonated - make for an almost refreshing drink - not what you expect for the style. None of the sweeter christmas pudding /fruit cake elements are present

One of the better BSDAs I have found.

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Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Poured from a bottle into a beautiful signature Trappistes Rochefort chalice. The pour is a clear, very dark reddish brown color with a thin creamy-looking head. The nose is faint, but gives fresh and dried fruit, sweet berries, and some wine-like notes.

The taste was a bit unexpected. I expected something a bit sweeter. The beer has a medium to full body and very lively, zippy mouthfeel from high carbonation. On the front of the palate I get bready, biscuity flavors. At mid-palate some fruit notes come in and the high carbonation makes the flavor seem drier and more delicate than it actually is. At the back of the palate, more fruity, jammy flavors develop. The flavor is sweet, but never syrupy or cloying. It is more subtle and well-balanced. As the beer warms a bit and loses some carbonation, the sweet fruit flavors start to linger a bit more on the finish.

An outstanding beer. Fruity and slightly sweet, but perhaps the flavor is not quite strong enough to support the high carbonation. Nevertheless, it is a world classic.

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Photo of Mullinger1980
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Calculat0r
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Jhatwig
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of mikepcarney
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of C63AMG
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of NiceTaps
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a pint glass. Yes, a pint glass.

A- hazy medium-dark brown color with a mega head that melts down to a nice thin mocha cream layer with a bit of lacing. This beer can be called many a different color when moved about in the lighting.

S-like a loaf of freshly baked bread, very malty with a hint of fruit and alcohol.

T-for all that malt aroma, there is flavor from some dark fruits and a slight hop bitterness to balance those malts nicely.

M-body galore, it tingles the lip and tongue right away. The carbonation is visibly disguised by the beer's appearance yet easily detectable upon drinking.

O-I can't identify the dark fruits that I taste but I know that i like them. This is one real beer. Smooth and flavorful @7.5% is no easy task.

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Photo of TheResidentialOP
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of adamcthomp
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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