Trappistes Rochefort 6 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort
Belgium
trappistes-rochefort.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 07-12-2002

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985
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2,426
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
10.19%
 
 
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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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Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

-very large bubbles in the head but still a tasty looking beer
- smell is of some ripe fruit and yeast possible sweet apricots
-taste is of some sweet fruits and some apricots and apple, and the Delicious Belgium yeast.
- amazing and smooth leaves a weird feeling on the top of your mouth.
-a great dubbel

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a foamy finger and a half of head on a cloudy light brown body.
The aroma is dark ripe fruits and leather.
The taste is a nice fruity mix: plum and apricot mostly. A touch of lemon bitterness at the end.
The texture is light and airy.
Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a five finger white head that fades slowly leaving a thin ring. Cloudy amber color, ton of floaties. Good carbonation and medium body. Belgian yeast and light spice nose and flavor is spicy fruit and Belgian yeast, very smooth. Best by Aug 2017. $5.45 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a chalice, the beer pours a muddled, opaque, caramel coloring with a tall, chunky, foamy, off-white head that settles out into a low profile surface coating. Steady flow of carbonation throughout the body. Aromas of apple, subtle booze, caramel rich and sweet, subtle berry and grape notes, hints of banana, and a highlight of spices, with some cinnamon and nutmeg most noticeable. Great nose; smells rich and inviting. Flavors are fruit sweetness forward, with the apple sweet and tart blending with some heavier stone fruit notes. Caramel backbone, with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, as well as some subtle yeast funk kicking around. The booze warms a bit, but any flavors from it are balanced perfectly. Bready notes throughout, too. This is a chewer, with the weight and smooth feel cut slightly by the carbonation to keep the drinkability up. The aftertaste is more of the fruit sweetness, leading into a crisp, effervesced finish that cleans up the palate quite a bit. This is a tremendous beer, and a shining example of the style.

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Photo of drmeto
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

S:
-caramel,banana,plums,raisins,dates
T:
-Follows the nose
F:
-mild hoppiness
-slightly watery
O:
Very good Dubbel,but not up to par with it's big Brotthers

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Photo of CowsandBeer
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz. bottle poured into a Farnam House Brewing snifter. Best before 18:09:2018. Code 14:21:06 I’m assuming means the bottled on date.

Ap: Pours two fingers of fluffy bone colored head with an audibly loud fizzing. The head just slides down the glass and leaves no lacing. Body is a hazy reddish brown with lots of carbonation bubbles. Looks good for the style. Head is quite persistent and eventually just ends as a thick film with sudsy lacing.

Sm: Earthy sweet bubblegum with a spicy/sweet apple, cinnamon and clove bite. Gentle baking spices combine with a brown sugar type malt backbone towards the finish. Well built nose that lets you know you’re in for a treat.

T: Starts with sweet bubblegum and fleshy cherries/dried fruit before leading into a whole ride of soft baking spices and yeast esters. The malt build is one of toasted grains, fresh dark bread and brown sugar. Leaves an aftertaste of chocolate and cherries with a rosey alcohol presence that brings to mind cognac.

Mf: Lots of prickly and fizzy carbonation with a medium body. It’s hard to say, but I almost feel like the high carbonation almost makes the body seem a little too aqueous/light. Dry, digestible finish which keeps the beer from being too sweet. Alcohol is felt as light and perfume like.

Overall: Textbook example of the style (dubbel/BSD) and it’s easy to see why it would rise to the top of the list. Well built across the board with excellent interplay between bubblegum sweetness, spice, and bready malts. What makes this beer stick out to me is the toasty, bready malt finish with the residual sweetness of cherries and chocolate. It also helps that the beer is not too sweet like others in the style. I made the mistake of serving this too cool at 50 degrees. Serve just slightly chilled instead.

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Photo of rjs246
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

So, hm, what to say. I've gotten to the point where I don't really dig malt bombs without something else to keep my interest. This is a good beer, obviously, but it just doesn't have anything to balance out the sweet maltiness and that isn't my thing.

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Photo of barczar
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gigantic head that took forever to dissipate.

Aroma is caramelly sweet, with rich treacle notes and dark fruit. Raisins, prunes, and dates emerge. Toasted, nutty malt is very complex.

Flavor reveals deeply toasted malt at the base, with dates and muted raisins adding complexity. There's a touch of pear, but the esters are far more subtle than expected.

Great malt profile, but the yeast character was not the star I anticipated.

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Photo of ZebraCakez
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep, murky amber brown with light, one finger head of tight foam that dissipates quickly leaving traces of bubbles on the edges.

S: The aroma is fruity (figs, banana) and floral, quite pleasant.

T: Beautiful and complex, it's certainly still fruity with raisins, figs, and banana all coming in. The alcohol is very well hidden and there's a nice malt note in the background. The end is spicy and actually very pleasantly sour. I absolutely love this bitter finish.

F: Thick body and creamy feel, great level of carbonation.

O: This beer is certainly getting into the pricey category for an 11.2oz bottle, but wow is it impressive. A superb drinking experience on all levels. 

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Photo of scotorum
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 11.2 oz. bottle into a Unibroue stemmed flute.

a: Nearly clear amber with a huge four inch thick white head which receded to thick even surface foam and patchy lacing, Required additional pours to fill the glass.

s; Mild ripe fruit with floral and vegetal notes.

t; A moderate fruity/vegetal flavor with some sweetness. Mainly dry finish with slight floral and vegetal aftertaste.. Higher ABV is not evident.

m: Light to medium, good body, good carbonation tingle.

o: A good drinkable Belgian dubbel with an unique flavor profile. However, not as enjoyable as anticipated given that I have previously tried both 8 and 10.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.84/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy medium to dark bronze amber with a healthy three finger off-white head with great retention and lots of pillowly lacing. Spicy aroma of light stone fruit, dates, raisins, light nuts, cherry; the clove and earthy spices really dominate this more than other Rochefort ales. Flavor is sweet dates, figs, apricot with rapidly developing spiciness of clove and other earthy spices, finisihing with concentrated fruit, caramel and light hops. Really complex flavor. Nice creamy, medium heavy body. An exceptional Belgian ale and possibly the richest, most complex dubbel I've had. I wondered why I never had reviewed this, and it's possible that I always went for its bigger brothers, 8 and 10. If so, my loss. This is as flavorful and interesting as those ales. An exceptional dubbel from one of the best breweries in the world. A total pleasure to drink.

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Photo of Neorebel
4.79/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful tawny hue with a thin white head, this beer is gorgeous. It shows signs of moderate carbonation and the lacing left on the glass is wonderful. Rochefort 6's aroma is reminiscent of black cherry, cognac, red wine, and plum. The flavor dances on one's palate with a splash of sweetness and a soft, bready foundation. Belgian yeast, nuts, and molasses all come through nicely. It feels relatively light as it coats the mouth, and the finish is satisfying. Overall, this is a top choice to serve to guests with hors d' oeuvres that have discerning tastes.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle drank at Chocolate and Vines in Rochester, NY.

Smells like caramel, toffee, dark fruits, light Belgian yeast, and some vanilla.

This tastes interesting, and honestly, pretty great. I get a good amount of dark fruits, toffee, caramel, malt, prunes, and some grape-like tartness on the finish. I'm not getting any hop flavors, just a lot of great malt complexities.

This is medium bodied, with a not-too-sweet mouthfeel, luckily. There is a lower level of carbonation.

As expected, this was really tasty. I can't believe it's taken me this long to try it.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Sampling right now on 11/23/14. Had this one before a couple of years back. Single 330ml (11.2 ounce) bottle that runs in the $5.99 range. Picked this up about 7 months ago actually that was out for 'make your own 6 pack' for $8.99 at Hy-Vee. Back of label says: BEST BY 06.12.17. Plenty of time left for this good brew. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a snifter glass.

Pours a pretty deep ruby-amber in color with a good 1+ finger creamy off-white head that settles down to a good 1-2mm layer on top but mostly around the sides of the glass. Some thick layers of lacing is seen that slips back down the glass after the sip (this is a SIPPING brew and not a chugging type.) LOTS going on with the aroma and what I can pick out is spice, dark fruits, sweet malts, and bread. Pretty much the same for the taste with even more going on which I can't really figure out. Very tasty and actually gets better while warming up some. Smooth with a slight sweet finish. Medium+-bodied with perfect carbonation. A pricey brew BUT if you want a great quality brew for this style, then this is it. It's a '10' and is as good as it gets. PROSIT!

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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.12 out of 5 based on 2,426 ratings.
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