Trappistes Rochefort 6 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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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

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2,468
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Avg:
4.13
pDev:
10.17%
 
 
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Photo of MizzouBrew
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 330 ml bottle into a Schlafly tulip. Pours thick opaque light brown with a puffy tan head. Head doesn't last long and leaves very little lace, and once settled looks almost like a cola. Great smell of sweet dark fruits. Fairly carbonated with a medium feel. The best Dubbel I've had to date.

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Photo of sjrider
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thornburyslasher
4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of KonigObHops
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a cola color with an off white (almost tan) head.

The aroma was heavy on the earthiness with a hint of citrus.

The initial taste is sweet and there is a hint of raisin. In the middle the beer turns a bit smokey. The finish turns a bit caramelish with some nice toasted hoppiness.

The mouthfeel is crisp up front, and the beer warms nicely on the tongue from start to finish.

This is a great dubbel, and another reason to love Trappists. The flavor is complex, but not so overdone that you cannot pick out what it is that I enjoy about the beer. This is a great one to sip and enjoy.

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Photo of yaron73
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A bottle from Supermarket in Brussels.

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Photo of bwbetts
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Bujon
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A great looking brew, bold head with a coppery and hazy body.

Aroma is quite appealing too, doesn't reflect the beer in my opinion, but plenty of fig, with a hint of spice.

Taste for me lets this beer down, although some will love this, I just have burnt toffee throttling all other flavours. The feel is compromised a touch due to that overbearing flavour which does linger well into the aftertaste.

Overall, this is one of those brews which is almost awesome, just a slightly more malty flavour and bingo it would be legendary, as it stands, a touch lacking.

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Photo of MaxOhle
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 54V4G3
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcflorian
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tekstr1der
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy dark copper with lasting cap of off-white foam, looks as good as I'm hoping. Aroma is malt-forward with just a hint of spice and Belgian yeast influence. Rich malty flavors of molasses bread and mellow sweetness of dark fruits that's just so another-level better than any of the best dubbels I've ever had. Silky smooth and no hint of booze, easily my favorite of the style.

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Photo of mynie
4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the many "how the hell have I not reviewed this yet" beers I hope to finally write up in 2017. It's been a while since I've had a Rochefort, and I'm always so happy with how handsome and clean the bottle art looks.

A lovely dark pour, medium hazy with a wispy white head. I tend to be disappointed whenever a dubbel pours too pale, and I think that's because of this beer.

Smells yeastier and less alcoholic than lesser dubbels, with peat malt, barley sugar, esters of peach, light german hops, and some black pepper. A really wonderful aroma.

Tastes excellent: full and complex, yet still thirst-quenching, and with no signs whatsoever of its elevated ABV. The beer is distinguished by an earthen, almost ashen character, with fruit complexities developing after a few sips. It starts bitter and grows gradually sweet and clean, with a middle dominated by peaches and pears, and finish that is equal parts bitter and sugary.

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Photo of M3TAPHYS1CA7
4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a light root beer.

I've been cleaning the mold off my ceiling for the last two day with bleach so...okay, the it smells like coke...kind of...with a stronger scent of rum...kinda like a rum and coke?!

I just ate a bunch of pepperoni slices and olives prior to tasting it, but to me it taste like Cherry Coke's long lost cousin...you know, the one that had a drug problem and disappeared into the night to never be seen again.

Feels like a light wine spritzer, just more oaky and malty.

O-Well I've had the Rochefort 8 and 10 before, and tonight I bought all three and started with this one as it is the "lighter" one. I absolutely love the 10 — favorite of all beers. But this 6 is like a nice appetizer for the main course if you know what I mean. I drink beer to get a buzz. Doesn't mean I don't appreciate the subtleties, I do. But I like something with a kick. And this dubel is definitely something I could enjoy with friends sitting by the lake on a hot summer day judging a wet t-shirt contest ;)

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Pours a hazy cherry red body with virtually no head
Barley sugar aroma
Barley sugar with slight sour notes
Solid mf

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Photo of RBRLBRB
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PMarcy78
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of msondel
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of steveh
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Continuing an effort to get reacquainted with some of the imports I used to drink many years back, I recently found a single of the Rochefort 6. You have to love a beer that provides a best before date 4 years out: March 22, 2021.

Poured into my Libbey tall tulip glass.

L -- Hazy (probably my fault for the abrupt pour of a bottle conditioned beer), light amber-copper color with a dense, firm, off-white head. Very effervescent bubble action.

S -- Peach to pear fruit esters, clove spiciness with light caramel and peppery alcohol back.

T -- Fresh fruit notes up front followed by rich malt characters reminiscent of cookie or fruit cake. Some dried fruit notes in the finish with mild caramel and a hint of clove. A lightly sweet malt flavor to subtle perfume fruitiness lingers through the aftertaste.

*Edit: A full "sludge pour" of the last ounce in the bottle, with all of the sediment, actually adds some spicy hop character to the flavor -- but not at all harsh or palate stuntingly bitter.

F -- Mouthfeel is very spritzy with a light-medium body.

O -- Quite a tasty beer. Not so sure about the lighter color than is suggested by the BJCP guidelines, but they also list this beer as one of the commercial examples to style -- and it hits the other marks well. A very refreshingly flavorful beer at a dangerous ABV. I can see this one coaxing you into a second or third like sirens to the rocks!

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Photo of hazedandconfused13
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bbtkd
3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brasserie de Rochefort Trappistes Rochefort 6, 7.5% ABV, 18 IBU. Pours thin and brown, with a 3 finger white foamy head, leaves almost no lacing. Nose is lightly fruity, taste is bready, slight cherry and hops, with a slight bitter close. Mouthfeel is OK, overall just meh.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mitchmoore12
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look -4.5 - Dark amber/brown color, just off white head. Slightly hazy. Ruby highlights. No lacing.
Smell - 4 - Smells of fruit and bread. plum, raisin, fig, tart cherry, bread and yeast notes coming through with a subtle bitter smell.
Taste - 4.25 - Follows the nose with fruit and bread flavors that wash over the pallet. Raisin sweet, cherry tartness, candied/dried plum and fig. Slight hop bitterness that compliments the sweet. Wine like finish with red fruit tannin/bitterness. A sour cherry finish.
Feel - 4.25 - High carbonation, medium to medium high body. Smooth around the edges despite the high carbonation. Alcohol is warming progressively but not intrusive.
Overall - 4.25 - A beer that is complex and very drinkable. Is most definitely to style. A Pleasure to drink but IMO, amped up a little bit. While it wasn't my favorite beer it is a wonderfully crafted beer with complexity to please my pallet. Would not order a second pint, partly because of the strength and just not my personal preference of style.

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Photo of PJCarnell
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tomislav
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.13 out of 5 based on 2,468 ratings.
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