Trappistes Rochefort 6 | Brasserie de Rochefort

2,477 Ratings
Trappistes Rochefort 6Trappistes Rochefort 6

Brewed by:
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 -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy ruby/brown color with a large white head upon pouring, very bubbly. The head reduced to a 1/2 finger of foam on top. Spotty lacing.

S: A little bit of dark fruit, candied sugar, caramel, a little bit of apple, and some light spice. There is definitely an earthy aroma overall.

T: Fruity up front with a little bit of fig and prune, some brown sugar, and a good bit of spice, some cinnamon and a little cloves. Not as earthy as the aroma.

M: Medium bodied with lots of fizzy carbonation. No sign of alcohol at all.

O: Good beer, could see it pairing well with food. Prefer 8 and 10 over it, but would certainly drink it again.

D- This is a very smooth drinking beer with nice characterisic to the flavor but there didn't seem to be the richness and complexity that I have tasted in other from this style.

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Photo of Magery
3.75/5  rDev -9%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of trixdout
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of sjstraub
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of celticfutblclub
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of trevorjn06
3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, amber/copper color with an inch of white head that slowly recedes. Some lacing on the glass.

Aroma is sweet and dried fruits: strawberry, blackberry, golden raisin, hints of peach. There is malt sweetness and hints of caramel and light toast along with sweet alcohol.

Flavor is lighter than expected. Sweet upfront with biscuity malt, yeasty fruitiness and a light jam-like presence. Midway through the alcohol shows up, not hot but a bit sweet and drying. the finish is dry but leaves hints of raspberry and strawberry jam on the tongue along with a slight bready taste.

Mouthfeel is medium/light bodied with medium/high carbonation. Alcoholic heat is very present but not hot or fusel-like. Overall it is a little light bodied and light flavored for my taste, but that is where Rochefort 8 and 10 step in...

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a deep amber color with reddish and orange hues with a foamy, dirty white cap

S: Aromas of yeast, candy and dark fruits.

T: Nice fruity flavors from the candy sugar, light bubblegum, dark fruits-mainly fresh purple grapes, prune and fig with a little Earthiness and leather

M: Medium body and fullish carbonation

O: ANother solid beer from the brewery!

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Photo of nlmartin
3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was served in a goblet.

Ap- The beer has a clear light brown coloration. The head was a short lasting white coloration. No lacing marks my glass. Perhaps I poured a bit sloppy but the bottom of the glass has a huge amount of sediment.

S- Strong alcohol punches its way to foreground. After a little warming the beer comes on with a whiff of caramel maltyness. Nice dark fruits begin to come about raisins, plums and figs as it sits a little longer. Alcohol fades out as the beer warms.

T- Nicely clove spiced caramel covering up raisins and figs. The alcohol is present but breaks some of the sweetness up.

M- The body is on the full side. Carbonation is active and breaks it up a bit.

O- This beer shows promise but I would bypass this one for the 8 or the 10.

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Photo of beeragent
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass from a bottle.

A - Pours a medium brown, forming a creamy white head, with medium spots of lace.

S - Light fruity aroma, slightly sweet with the alcohol present but not overpowering.

T - Very fruity flavor however not as strong as expected. Belgian sugar sweetness throughout. Alcohol is not as pronounced in the taste.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Very clean.

O - Just became available in Texas so I had to try it. The taste and aroma were not as pronounced as expected. The aroma was a bit hard to detect and the flavor was only a bit stronger. That aside, the beer is still very enjoyable but I dont see the hype for this beer. I guess I just need to try it a few more times.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330mL bottle with 080915 stamped on it, which I assume is a best by date of September 8, 2015.

appears dark muddy brown, with orange highlights. 1/2" off white head. decent head retention. aroma is a bit herbal. malty, bready, some alcohol.

taste is malt dominated, with nutty and buttery notes. a bit of clove, spice. mouthfeel is smooth, but a little thin for me. moderate carbonation.

overall, a decent "little brother" of the excellent Rochefort 10.

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Photo of tlazaroff
4.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Brown in color with light brown highlights when held to light. Like most belgian beers, this beer has ample tan head that just sticks to the glass and lingers for an extended period of time.

S: Quite a boozy smell at first, but after a second the fruitiness punches through. Big big plum, prune, and fig - dark fruits. There is a nice sweetness after the alcohol smell goes away. Really, a nice nose job.

T: Oh man, yes! All that fruitiness in the smell comes through ten-fold in the taste. I also pick up dark cherries (without the tartness), and almond extract. A bit of alcohol on the backend. This beer is beautifully crafted.

M: Interesting mouthfeel. It foams up a little bit, especially when pulling air over it. It's a full-bodied beer with high carbonation. Coats the palate, but it isn't sticky, the alcohol burn takes care of that.

D: Like most strong ales, this is a sipper for me. I like to savor every bit of it that I can. It's VERY drinkable for the amount of alcohol in the nose and taste. Awesome beer.

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Photo of RickS95
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Possibly the definition of the style as far as appearance is concerned. Deep, rich brown with a thick offtan head on top.

The scents are actually smells like a cola. In addition to caramel, you'll pick up a ton of malt and some alcohol.

The taste is much like the smell...early on it's sweet like cola with the caramel and malt bill playing front and center. There's a bit of Belgian spice and then the hops make an appearance, along with the alcohol, as the beer hits the throat.

Mouthfeel is not complex, like the smell, it's simple. It's almost creamy, almost full bodied with a dark, nutty character. The heat from the alcohol is just right.

A really, really good beer. Pretty obvious it's from Belgium as the flaws are miniscule.

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Photo of TenHornsProud
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky, dark orange with a huge, fluffy white head that lingers and laces.

Smells of sugar, honey, toffee, plum, some fig, slight leathery oxidized and phenolic character.

Up front honey, slight bitter/roast character, sugar, that leads into toffee like finish with a lingering sweet and slightly cardboard/oxidized flavor. *Picking up grassy notes as the beer opens up. Complex enough to be interesting but I'm not particularly fond of the flavors here.

Lighter body with high carbonation is nice, but it feels a bit thin in the middle.

I am surprised that I did not like this beer more given my fantastic experience with 10, but the toffee/oxidized flavors just don't do much for me.

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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.12 out of 5 based on 2,477 ratings.
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