Trappistes Rochefort 6 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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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:
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Added by Bierman9 on 07-12-2002

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Ratings:
2,459
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Avg:
4.13
pDev:
10.17%
 
 
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4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Finally got around to trying this after having it on my "to-do" list for so long. I don't drink Belgian beers that often but this one was so popular and rated so highly that I wanted to give this a shot. I wish the bottle was bigger, but only because I thought that this was so nicely crafted and enjoyable!

The pour to this was what I expected, with a cloudy, raisin-hued appearance and a head that nearly filled up the remainder of my pint glass; which was impressive given the size of the bottle. This was was pretty malty with notes of raisin, currant, and plum. Not a lot of carbonation here and there wasn't any lacing to be seen either. There was a bit of sugar here but it wasn't as strong as in other Belgian beers that I've had and it didn't detract from the taste at all.

That was also true for the alcohol. I could feel the buzz when I was done with everything but not at all when I was enjoying this beer. While this isn't flashy or has a sparkling appearance, this was extremely enjoyable and easy to down. Although there wasn't a lot of sediment here, this had every characteristic of a classic Belgian beer and anyone looking for an appreciation of a malted barley beverage will find this quite enjoyable.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of BigPlay1824
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a very hazy murky medium brown color with two fingers of light tan fine bubbled head that lingers for a bit and leaves a decent amount of lacing
S: nice malty character, slight bits of licorice that im assuming is from star of anise
T: good malt character in the front, slight licorice in the middle and finishes with a nice nutty bit
M: medium carbonation, thin, smooth, finishes with what i would call a cooling character
O: a nice beer, smooth and complex, drinks really nice

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of match1112
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: purpleish brown body, two finger off white head( slight purple haze to it), poor retention, no lacing. if it wasnt for the d etched in the bottom of the duvel glass there wouldnt be any foam on this beer.

s: bread, sweet dark fruit, little earthy, alochol.

t: dark fruits and dark malts, little spice and alot of alochol.

m: kinda thin body, decent carbonation, long dry burn on the finish.

o: would like it better if the alochol were better hidden.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of kjyost
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle acquired at Happy Harry's, Grand Forks North. Poured into a Duvel snifter ~6C. Rochefort vertical (6-8-10) for New Year's 2012!

A: Hazy brown shish body with decent head that laces very lightly.

S: Nose is quite yeasty and bready, as I apparently poured a bit of the sediment in the glass (doh!). As the beer warms, the nose opens up to have dried fruits (figs & raisins) and mild malty sweetness.

T: Body has a sweetness that plays well with the fruit flavours from the nose. Light earthy bitterness comes in first, finishing sweetly. Flavours start subtly then build.

M: Somewhat thin and watery at times, though coats the mouth well in the end.

O: Not really as good as I was expecting, as I found the beer to be limited in its esters that I have come to love in a Belgian... Glad I tried it, though not worth the $6+ price tag associated with it, as I'd rather have a New Belgium Dubbel (egad!)

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 11.2 ounce bottle with a stamp that says "090316 07:22" which I assume is the time and date brewed or bottled, into a Duvel tulip glass.

A: This beer pours a very murky brown, almost like sewage water, with a 2 finger tan creamy looking head. It looks decent, but there's something about the color and texture of the body that looks unappealing as well.

S: There's some floral hops on the nose with dark fruits (raspberry mostly), some alcohol on the nose but it's very faint.

T: Slight spices, almost a butter like taste, and a light earthy floral taste. Very delicate and hard to pick out because it's balanced well.

M: Creamy body here with plenty of fizzy carbonation, rather foamy feeling.

O: This is decent, but there's nothing that really stands out here. It's a very delicate beer that's easy to drink, unfortunately the price of this is a bit high though this is a very drinkable beer.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Holding this directly under a light, its burning brilliant amber/neon orange body is revealed. Slightly hazed with an aggressive amount of carbonation which gives a crackling sound to the finger's worth of creamy egg shell white head that's yielded after a gentle pour.

A subtle mustiness lies under soft and syrupy marachino cherries and skins from overly ripe red apples. Notes of Anjou and Bartlett pears come off as bright. Sticky raisons and figs give a cake-like impression. Fruit cake comes to mind now that I thought that. Floral characters mix in with its sweet side giving it a more natural/earthy scent. A spicy undertone and sweet alcohol tickle the nostrils. The nose is rich and sweet but nothing bursts from the glass. It's tamed and leaves some wonder as to what to expect.

My first impression is that it's quite soft and refined and not nearly as big as its other brothers. An earthy/musty/floral character comes through first, sliding to all corners of the palate. Spicy alcohol pinches the back of the palate and steers its way into the finish. Like the rest of the beer, it's soft and almost delicate in nature. Overly ripe red apples are the most apparent of the sweet fruity characters that make their home on the middle of the tongue. Marachino cherries can still be picked out and paired with the alcohol, I think of cherry cough syrup without the medicinal quality. Rich notes of freshly baked bread come at the very end.

Medium to full bodied with a foamy texture that I get out of a lot of Belgians. Well balanced with the alcohol only accentuating the sweetness. Soft and delicate throughout.

A finely crafted Belgian ale with no real flaw. My experience with the Rochefort offerings I've had is that their richness comes in the feel and weight of the body moreso than the flavour. If that were adjusted a bit where the flavours were made bolder, they would be exceptional beers, including this one in front of me now. Well worth a try but not my favorite for the style.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.13 out of 5 based on 2,459 ratings.
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