Trappistes Rochefort 6 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Trappistes Rochefort 6Trappistes Rochefort 6

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium | website

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of TheElectricOne
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml into a tulip:

Appearance is dark, cloudy brown, with a reddish haze present. Really frothy beige head with tons of retention. Lacing isn't sticky, but it is present. Got a ton of sediment in this brew, even with a gentle pour.

In the nose, I get plenty of caramel, along with lots of cinnamony spiciness. A little bit of bread, but mostly dominated by sweet notes. The taste carries lots of the sweet notes....caramel, along with candied date, plum, and a little twinge of orange. Again, light on the breadiness, but lots of darker fruit and spicy notes.

Feel is soft....I thought it could have benefited from a TOUCH more carbonation, as mine had little to no carbonation. Medium viscosity, with not much stickiness.

Overall, a delightful brew, and one I'll probably come back to at some point. Liked the 8 and 10 better, but this was damn good.

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Photo of cavedave
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy dark amber with a mountain of thick dark beige lather atop. Beautiful appearance. The head slowly relaxes to a thick skim, leave ample lace upon glass.

Mild tart yeast, light notes of stone fruit, very clean caramel, with spicy hints, and just a touch of herbal bitter in there too.

Much breadier than the nose predicted, dark bread and caramel lead the way. nice ripe peach or apricot, some spicy notes that are hard to describe, light caramel, candi, and an earthy note that dries the sip, but not all the way for sure, quite juicy. Spectacular balance in the flavors, which form a delicious taste.

Medium viscosity, high carbonation, quite viscouis yet quite easy drinking and refreshing, with a wonderful linger.

Excellent beer. Almost makes me want to be a monk and enjoy this at table each day. Highly recommended, sure to please.

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Photo of BethanyB
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: A clear, light amber with a sparkling, snowy, three-finger white head

Smell: Nutty and fruity, with tasty notes of pistachios, dates, and plums spread over lightly toasted malt

Taste: Sweet maple syrup and caramel with condensed milk is sharpened by white pepper, coriander, and a spritz of lemon. The nuttiness is there as well, again in the form of pistachios, but with walnuts as well. In the aftertaste, a bit of sweetness lingers in a breathy way--it's like inhaling cotton candy.

Mouthfeel: Excellent for the style--medium mouthfeel and high carbonation. Unlike some other dubbels, the dry finish does not detract from the flavor complexity.

Overall: A tasty beer worthy of the Trappist label. It may not blow your mind, but it will not disappoint.

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Photo of Ninjakillzu
4.87/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: A white creamy head of one finger length. The body itself was an orange/red hue. Plenty of carbonation and a bit cloudy.

Smell: Fruity nose consisting of apple, cherry (or pear), spice, and caramel.

Taste: Fruity and a little tart. Dark fruits were present along with citrus, pear, spices, honey, and malt.

Feel: Creamy and fizzy. The body was light and refreshing, with a mild bitterness at the end.

Overall Impression: Quite delicious and drinkable.

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Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I thought the 6 was excellent, maybe i should of had these in order but i went 8 to then 10 to the 6. To be honest i didnt think this would be as good as it was, the 8 was very good and the 10 was great, this slipped in between them for me, with a lot going on in this beer. Superb beer.

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Photo of do_ob
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle into a snifter. Pours a medium brown with a dense trail of yeast sediment running from the bottom of the bottle. Settles an opaque mahogany in the glass - mostly brown, but exhibits red highlights when held to light. 1 finger of eggshell white foam on top. Strong spices on the nose (baking/peppery), along with caramel, brown sugar, honey, vanilla, and bready malt. Medium weight with a hugely carbonated mouthfeel. Still nice, but not as creamy as it's larger variants. Tons of toasty malt up front with notes of exotic spice, huge caramel, brown sugar, and some vanilla. Fairly consistent all the way through. The carbonation increases as it warms on the palate, leaving for a bubbly finish that still retains some stitches of creaminess. Bready malt and residual spice on the aftertaste.

Overall, very enjoyable. Not as impressive as the 8 or 10, which I felt were more balanced and had a bit more body. This is still a great beer. Probably my least favorite out of the three, but it's like trying to rank Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, and Kim Kardashian in a "who has the best ass" competition.

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Photo of Hugues
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the little sister of the green one, and just as charming. Until recently, I believe the production was erratic, so regular supply were not easy.

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Photo of Jimlikesbeer
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best Dubel ever. Minimal after taste. Head very thick dissipating quickly. No fruitiness. True ever taste with that little bit of spiciest I like in those Belgian brews. Definitely one I'll drink again.

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Photo of Jeffsta1
3.47/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep golden brown color. Pale off white head, moderately fine foam.

Smells a bit lagery. Unconvincing.

Taste: meh, ok. Bit o' malt, bit o' hops, middle of the road ale. A little more sweetness as it warms in the glass.

Mouthfeel is lighter than it looks, not rich. Rather more carbonated than I prefer. The 7.5% alcohol is very, very well hidden: this is sessionable.

Not much finish at all, except carbonation.

This is just not a great beer. What's there is well balanced, good integrity, but it's just not very interesting.

Looking at reviews from others, I wonder if the bottle was off or old.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I got this in a 6-pack, "6 Top Trappister", from the Swedish distributor Galatea.
The beer in this is: Trappistes Rochefort 6 ABV:7,5%, Trappistes Rochefort 8 ABV:9,2%, Trappistes Rochefort 10 ABV:11,3%, Westmalle Dubbe ABV:7%, Achel Blond ABV:8%, La Trappe Tripel ABV:8%
So I do have som great beers to try!

Ok - Back to the review: It pours with a three finger huge, fluffy head that refuses to leave the glass. The beige lacing just stays on the glass forever.
The beer is hazy and light brown, almoust copper colored.

Nose: Caramel malt, brown sugar, vanilla, yeast, nut, fudge, dried fruit and biscuit.
Taste: Very malt, sweet taste. Nuts, honey, vanilla, caramel Belgian yeast bread and brown sugar. This is so great!
Body: Full body. Sweet, complex texture. Medium to high carbonation.

This is such a great dubbel! If you haven't tried it yet you just have to!

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Photo of BuccoFan
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 11.2 oz. bottle into snifter. Color is light brown, and initially no head forms--there is just a lot of fizz going on. But after it sits for a minute or two, the fizz bubbles up a white head that surrounds the edges, and then covers nearly the entire surface. Taste initially has the malt you would expect. However, the finish has a little carbonation and unappealing tart. It seemed to become more watery as the drink went on. Not greatly impressed with this. I had a bottle of the St. Bernardus dubbel very recently, and it was superior in taste, feel and finish.

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Photo of bilbobrewer
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl btl purchased at Brussels grocery store.
BB 24/06/2020.
Served chilled in tulip on a hot day (31C).

Poured clear reddish brown. Very good head (almost spilling over the glass) but dissipated quickly.
Smell is fruit & nuts. Clean. Nothing hitting you over the head.

Taste is sharp, a bit malty, dry. A bit of sweetness on the aftertaste, some resin in the throat.
Delicious. This one goes down so easily, you might ask your server to come back sooner than later....

My Rochefort gold / silver/ bronze: 8 / 6 / 10.
And in my opinion the Rochefort labels rock classic...never change them.

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Photo of SitkaSteve
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was poured into a chalice.
The appearance was a dark brown with a tan creamy head. Carbonation could be seen streaming up feeding a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated with some minor lacing here and there.
The smell started off with some sweet to spicy Belgian yeast running into light bready to slight caramel aromas.
The taste was moderately sweet with an ample amount of spice and a slight herbal to earthy bitterness about it.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with some carbonation leading into a light earthy to creamy feel over my tongue.
Overall, for a dubbel, one can't knock it. This is what dubbels are meant to be. If you don't like it, don't drink it or knock it.

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Photo of jmasher85
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rating these beers is kind of a neat experiment: they are all made the same way, only aged and brewed longer for higher alcohol contents. This is the lightest, and it's delicious and complex, but the least of the three (which still puts it pretty high, objectively, as a beer).

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a reddish brown under a 1-inch white head which lingers and leaves nice lace. Aroma of dark fruit esters, dried bread, and faint malts. Flavors pick up more phenols along with the dark fruit sweetness.

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours medium to dark amber with a light haze under a 3” clingy white foam collar with a very fine bead that slowly recedes. S: Spice, faint cinnamon, a suspicion of coriander, very lightly toasted malts. T: Well balanced fruit, light plum, lightly roasted malt, light biscuit, spice, traces of cinnamon, clove and coriander and traces of caramel. F: A very elegant, exquisite texture, very creamy, surprisingly light, very intense fine soft carbonation, like drinking a cloud O: An outstanding, world class beer.

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Photo of Catracho5
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle poured into a snifter

A: Dark brown with a tan creamy head, lots and lots of carbonation streaming up, some minor lacing, medium body, some decent head retention.

A: Belgian yeast aromas coming through, spice, caramel sweetness, sweet bread, not picking up any alcohol on the nose.

T: Belgian yeast, some spice, earthy herbal flavors, finishes with some bitterness, not as sweet as the nose, tastes more on the spicy, bitterness side than it smells.

M: Medium mouthfeel with lots of carbonation and a dry finish, very creamy almost like a cream soda.

O: Well done, a little spicier than I expected from the nose, I picked more sweetness on the nose but this is spicy with earthy and herbal notes, sweetness comes through as the beer warms, outstanding beer with a nice creamy dry mouthfeel.

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Photo of snowmageddon
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours golden-brown with a thick foamy head that recedes quickly.
S: clove, caramel, raisin bread
T: figs, oranges, clove, herbal/anise hop notes led to a metallic-like finish
M: finishes dry with prickly carbonation
O: this is a wonderful representation for the style. Another world-class beer from this brewery.

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Photo of ajchocholousek
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle into Teku

Appearance: Gentle pours yields a huge 2+finger just off-white fluffy, rocky, slightly creamy head that shows some staying power until quickly large bubbles build and break, taking it down from the inside. A little bit clings to the glass, but lacing overall is a little washy and not all that impressive. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown-orange color with touches of red when held up to light. Really pretty.

Aroma: Big sweet notes of dark fruit - plums, raisins, figs - play beautifully with a sweet, caramelly, earthy maltiness. Notes of toffee and even a bit of sweet orange peel play here, along with just a touch of earthy spiciness - perhaps a faint bit of hops coming through? Also, plenty of booze.

Taste/Feel: Big prickly effervescent carbonation has plenty of bite, but leads the way to fainter-than-expected notes toffee, caramel, and faintly smoky maltiness that holds up nice big dark fruit notes - again, figs, plums, raisins. I personally think the amount of carbonation here floats a lot of the potentially thick and chewy flavors away, but per style guidelines, it's right on. It all drinks way lighter than you'd imagine from a 7.5% beer.

Overall: A really great example of the style, although be sure to let this one warm up a bit to tone down the aggressive carbonation. That'll allow all those good flavors to come through. When served at proper temp, it comes together beautifully. Many complex notes are held together in this beer to yield a really satisfying sip. I love the spiciness and touch of sweet citrus peel that I don't necessarily find in other examples. Keeps things relatively refreshing for a dubbel.

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Photo of Gote
4.88/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The wife paid $4.50 for one of these at Trader Joe's and I held onto it for days, afraid to drink it because I checked out the review here. This is an amazing beer. Crisp, light, flavorful. Almost like they crossed a beer with a creme soda. I could drink this every single day until I died.

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Photo of JaimeLondon
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dubbel of an orange-brown color and a big and somewhat dense foam. Some bubbles seen in the beginning and a lot of yeast in the bottom.
Smell is yeasty, fruity (notes of red fruits, specially guarana) and sweet (notes of honey).
Taste is similar; fruitysweet in the beginning and then gets a bit dry and with diferent sweet notes like toffe.
Feel is really pleasurable, the beer is well balanced

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Photo of Phigg1102
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Light hazy brown color with a fair amount of off white foam. Earthy, woody, aroma with caramel and mulled spice. Taste is more caramel with a pronounced bready flavor and an earthy mushroom taste akin to roasted porcini. Awesome dubbel!

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Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Light brown, see through when light is shone on it. Nice head of white foam.

Smell: nutty/banana smell with a little sweetness, most likely from the hint of molasses.

Taste: Sweet, mildly carbonated, hints of molasses and malts. medium to dark fruit. Well balanced.

Feel: Smooth and creamy

Overall: Very nice beer. One of the better made Dubbel's I've tried.

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Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
4.85/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Slightly ruby toffee colouration or a deep hazy amber if you prefer. The body boasts amazing streaming Co2 and supports a tightly cropped foam head with excellent retention.

smell - Pepper and clove hit the nose first, followed by the cherry and fruit which has prune, date and raisin in equal measure. Strong cherry element comes through towards the end followed by raspberry and blueberry. Hop assertiveness is mild but present and a final boozy nip rounds off one of the best noses I have come across.

Taste - Very malty up front. Sweet brown sugar, caramels which subsides into a fruit profile identical tot he nose. At this point the spice rides through strongly dominated by the clove but there is also a slight hit of cinnamon in here very distinct to the nose. Finally the hop makes an appearance with a woody earthy character almost like heather. the hop and boozy element at the end here makes this one a near perfect balance.

Mouthfeel - Smooth beyond belief! Like liquid velvet or silk. This beer is full and creamy, has a great linger and a very pleasing boozy tingle at the back.

Overall - To my mind this is one of the best to come out of the brewery and considering all their beers are great this makes this beer as near to perfection as I have found on my quest. I know the Bible says Jesus drank wine but I'm convinced when he comes back he will drink this instead! Best described in two words 'ESSENTIAL DRINKING'

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Photo of dmitrosan
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: sick apple and pears, autumn dry leaves
Taste: Full and complex with: maple and birch syrup, burned caramel, buckwheat honey, soft alcohol
Aftertaste: peaches, apples, roast bread

Great Beer!

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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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