Trappistes Rochefort 6 | Brasserie de Rochefort

Trappistes Rochefort 6Trappistes Rochefort 6
BA SCORE
4.15/5
2,480 Ratings
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,467
Reviews:
1,006
Ratings:
2,480
pDev:
10.12%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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229
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Photo of M3TAPHYS1CA7
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
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 -1%
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 +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PMarcy78
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of msondel
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of steveh
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
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 +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bbtkd
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
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 +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mitchmoore12
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
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 +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tomislav
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emincems
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of evanwoertz
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

11.2 oz. bottle

Pours copper red-orange with a creamy light khaki colored foam head. Smells like toasted bready malts, apricot, black grapes, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, dark fruit, plum, some cherry, apple, pear, spice, with mild floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like cherry, plum, dark fruits, apple, pear, apricot, grapes, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, toasted bready malts, spice, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really great dubbel.

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Photo of JamFuel
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pacioli1445
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CPAles
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of duvel1979
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GregSemenza
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured to a chalice.

A: The body is copper to red with brown hues with a white minimal head that shows a lot of retention and lacing.
S: The aroma has tons of wild berries, specifcally blueberries and blackberries. It's a very soft aroma because you can smell the malts and a bit of alcohol, too much actually, in here.
T: The taste runs sweetness from malts, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, toffee, roasted malts. Most of the flavors don't connect perfectly but they're very good.
M: Body is medium to medium high. Carbonation is excessive. Bitterness in the end a bit strong for a dubbel.
O: Finally, the Trappistes Rochefort trio is over! This fight to find number 6 is over with a bit underwhelming feeling. 8 and 10 are one the best beers from their styles but 6 lacks something.

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Photo of mjgsilva
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,480 ratings
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