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 BrewVenture2
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Overall not a bad beer, but I don't know if it's something I'd really want again. Really heavy on the carbonation. Carmel, tart, and plum taste/aroma. Maybe a bit spicey/peppery flavor as well. The mouthfeel was very heavy and thick as well. The beer just seemed to coat everything.

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Photo of DutchGermanguy
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RedhawkPoke
3.57/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden brown color at pour. Poured one finger worth of head that quickly disappeared while drinking.

S: Mostly picking up the malty grain smell from the beer. Maybe a bit of pepper also.

T: Malty spiciness up front. Not much going on in this area, in my opinion. Picking up the grains predominantly.

M: Medium mouthfeel. Picking out a few carbonation bubbles throughout the glass. Best area of the beer.

O: Average easy drinking beer. Not much stands out but would drink again.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Taste: super dry, crisp, champagne mouth-feel, yeast, peppery herb, cracker notes. Same with the nose but more alcohol to aroma. Dark amber hue, mostly clear, tall foam head with lots of carbonation, some lace. Medium body.

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Photo of mkh012
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Murky brown with hints of orange-red. Candied red fruit, apricot, cinnamon, and faintly soapy yeastiness. Medium+ malt profile. Effervescent carb, and dry white pepper on the finish. Overall, drinkable and complex. 8.5+/10

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Photo of Tschude
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of faatcase
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skabiski
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tomesco
3.52/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sfinazzo
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GlennWB
4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesLeung
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Abbaye St-Remy "Trappistes Rochefort 6"
330 ml brown glass bottle, "Best before end: L.13.09.2021... " and sampled 15.07.2015
$7.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: The Rochefort 6, hard to believe I've never reviewed this, although for my money I'll normally go for the 10. It pours a hazy deep amber with orange and golden highlights beneath finger and a half thick head of off-white. The head retention is fairly good but the lacing is limited to spots and streaks. The aroma expresses lightly bready and very softly caramelish malt with some background herbs and dried fruit. At times it seems floral as well. The flavor is of course richer with more malt that has a light brown sugar side to it, some soft spiciness, fuller herbs (sage, rosemary, lavender, clove, subtle anise), and apple and raisins. The caramel character of the malt is golden in nature but rich, and I'm a little bit surprised but it seems somewhat oxidized. There's some bitterness to it, I'm not sure where to place it number-wise as the malt is so rich, but it finishes dry with a swirl of spiciness and some freshly rubbed dry herbs. It's not bitter in the finish though. Medium bodied but with a sugary edge and an effervescent fine-bubbled carbonation that foams up in the mouth, it seems almost medium-full yet it's not. It's tingling and then creamy across the palate. What's the strength on this? 7.5% ABV - you'd never know it. Definitely a beer you want to sit down and relax with away from the hustle and bustle. And as you progress through the serving the herbal character increases as it builds on your palate, giving it more complexity as it changes. Wow, I'd forgotten how good these Rochefort beers are.

4/4/4.5/4.5/4.5 = 4.35

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Photo of dee4maine
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the dubbel I go for when I want a classy one. One that tastes of carefully manicured layers of caramel, dark fruit, some bright red fruit (think bing cherries) notes.

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Photo of StormAles
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of srv33
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Part of a Dubbel taste off, including this, Chimay Red, and Westmalle Dubbel.

Appearance: A sort of tarnished brass, cloudy and golden. A thin but very fine and creamy head that lingers especially around the collar. Very much like the other Rocheforts. The most beautiful pour out of the three.

Aroma: Again, it has the very trademark Rochefort scent that is present on others in the series. A beautiful deep and rich scent of cherry, fig, molasses, dark bread, nutmeg, and rose! That last addition was very surprising and really put it ahead in this category too.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat creamy, but a little thin. Neither here nor there. Smooth on the tongue, with much less carbonation than the other two picks. Mouthfeel allows the harshness of alcohol to come through just slightly more.

Taste: Dark fruits, milk, brown sugar, and a strong cherry note. It has a profile very much like the 10, but less intense and perhaps with a bit less depth. If you like the 10, you're likely to enjoy this too.

Overall: This was a hard taste test. All three shone in their own ways which made judging hard. In terms of accuracy to the style, the Westmalle wins. In terms of all the other markers of the style, the Westmalle has the slight edge, closely followed by the Rochefort, and then the Chimay.

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Photo of mishi_d
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spoda1983
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of garymuchow
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My first impression is not so great. BB date of 2020 so it is fresh enough. Pours with huge head to I had to switch from an wine glass to a goblet (not a preferred vessel for me). The aroma seemed to have an oxidized quality. First sips were uninspiring. I'm all confused as I so love the 8 and 10 versions. The aroma remains tight in the goblet. Some soft malt but hard to pick up much else.
It is so heavily carbonated that is takes awhile to get to the flavor. Subtle it is. Soft malt flavors. Low on yeast flavors.
I'll have to try another bottle another time. This is just not that impressive. Not that I need bold, but this is so subtle that it's hard to detect nuance and nuance doesn't seem like a word I should be using as the main quality for a beer. Nuance rounds out an already well established aroma and taste but not the defining character.

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Photo of priley
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(11.2 oz bottle, L.11.02.2020... decanted into a teku)

L: dark amber liquid, clear, jewel-like glow... tight, sudsy, aged-white foam - builds up with a wavy surface contour, then collapses to a fuzzy cap that holds in the form of a dense, silky collar... looks nice

S: notes of apple brandy, light caramel, hint of tobacco... the fruity notes are most forward, very little alcohol presence at first, but later it grows, and an almost whiskey-like aroma emerges... overall, dense yet mellow-moderate aromas, but nothing all that distinct

T: dry, mildly vinous flavor up front, immediately followed by a dry, lightly toasty malt, with perhaps some dried golden raisin and/or raspberry in the finish... emphasis on the dryness, not very much sweetness not overtly 'sugary' notes... like the smell, vaguely dense flavors, but devoid of depth or distinctive character... the addition of the dregs doesn't add anything positive - muddy, mineral, peppery-bitter

F: light-medium bodied, leaning toward light and sharp... the later of the addition of the dregs adds a delicate sludgy viscosity, slippery-foamy finish... very mellow, but pleasant warmth

O: time and time again - probably lazy storage? - but the few Rochefort bottles I've bought in the past 5 years all seem a bit too dry and sharp, peppery and dull

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz into Stone Brewing Goblet. Freshness date of October 27th 2017.

L: Gorgeous amber color, finger and a half off-white head has very good retention.

S: Rich dark fruit estery aroma with some brown sugar, some spices maybe clove, bready yeast.

T: Again rich dark fruit with some brown sugary esters and toasted bread. Some yeast as well. Clove for sure. Complex and flavorful.

F: Medium-Full, Belgian carbonation, dry.

O: Yet another Trappist beer that is marvelous.

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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,522 ratings