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Trappistes Rochefort 6 | Brasserie de Rochefort

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Trappistes Rochefort 6Trappistes Rochefort 6

Brewed by:
Brasserie de Rochefort

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of KarlHungus
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown color with a huge fluffy white head. The aroma is fruity and nutty. Very pleasant. The taste is strong at first but seems to fade. Very strange, but not bad though. Fruity and nutty with some nice alcohol peaking through. The mouthfeel is medium bodied. Overall, this is an alright brew.

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

Bottled, served in Cafe Gollem

Pours with a dark brown, not as dark as the 10 of course, like a maroon rather than a darker shade. Tan head, fluffy with good retention

Smell, brown bread, toast, little bit of burnt sugar, caramel, some faint dried fruit

Taste, again thick and bready. Some dried fruit again, toffee, gainy malt on the finish

A great dark ale, like the session version of their 10, not as flavourful but great none the less

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Photo of DrJay
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, reddish auburn colour with a light haze. Rocky tan head with good retention and lacing. Plenty of aroma, dark fruits, dates, prunes, sugar, and light alcohol. Some caramel as it warms. Malty sweetness to start, followed by ripe fruitiness and alcohol flavour/warmth at the very end. Also a little vinous and peppery. The body is on the lighter side, not bad at all, high carbonation gives it an airy texture and produces constant bubbling for quite some time. My first from Rochefort and it certainly won't be my last!

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Photo of mentor
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Reviewed this about a month ago, but I got this bottle from babydoc (ala BIF20) and am thus obligated to review it. Thanks for the second chance! Bottle date says 04 02 08. Pours a thin lyaer of light brown head over a very cloudy, well, actually it's a muddy brown liquid. Sediment was retained in the bottle. Smells of chocolate, belgian candy sugar, anise, and a very gentle alcohol sting. Tastes take a moment ot settle in. Alcohol is a base from start to finish which other flavors play on. Weak chocolate, some toffee/caramelly, raisins, and a hint of funk. The aftertaste is a persistent chocolate with a tinge of cherry sour that makes me enjoy pondering each sip. Medium body and moderately (but sharply) carbonated.

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Photo of Chadbrew
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Big fluffy head and spectacular lacing.

Aroma - There is a very nice fruity aroma and just a touch of alcohol.

Taste - Tart taste of not yet ripe fruit up front followed by fully fermented vinous fruits, impeccably clean finish.

Mouthfeel - For this style and character of beer this mouthfeel is simply perfect.

Drinkability - Awesome beer, however... I think it is too good to drink too much of (if that makes any sense).

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am sampling a 33 cl bottle courtesy of feloniousmonk and BIF 20.
Room temp and in a snifter. Open cap and its a gusher!!! some spillage but quickly get the bottle to the glass.
The beer pours a dark burnt siena color with some yeasty sediment floating about. There is a soft fluffy off white head that rests on top of the liquid effortlessly.
Aroma is some biscuity yeast, dark fruits, plums and berries, also caramel and toffee. The aroma is generally sweet and inviting.
First sip reveals an average body, lighter than expected, and very fine gentle carbonation. Flavor is lighter than expected as well, with some caramel and toffee mixing with lite berry flavors and a bit of spiciness. Again fairly sweet overall.
A well made beer that is very easy to drink and the 7.5% abv is incredibly hidden. A good belgian for sure.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was a clear, dark amber beer, with a five finger head that was very fizzy.

Aroma was of fruity malt, and a little spicy. Molasses and hints of brown sugar were evident.

Taste was of sweet brown sugary malt and dates. Other fruity notes were present.

Mouthfeel was a bit thin and fizzy. Not as good as the 8, and I have not yet had the 10.

It's not my favorite style, but based on others I have had, it was better than average. But it didn't knock my socks off.

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Photo of Sigmund
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, at the 32nd Cambridge Beer Festival. Served directly from the fridge. Had to wait half an hour before I could drink it. Strange thing with British pubs and beer festivals - they’re very conscious that their native cask ales should be served at cellar temperatures, but foreign bottled beers are served ice cold, no matter what! Barnyard aroma with notes of dried fruits and oak, improves as the beer warms up. Flavour has much of the same elements as Rochefort 8 and 10, just on a more moderate scale. Dried fruits, brown sugar, tobacco, oak.

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Photo of WetCoaster
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hmm... I wonder if they just put the same beer in different bottles. Looks exactly like the 10, which looks exactly like the 8. A drab, turgid oxblood/brown -- the color is almost flat -- with a fizzy, foamy tan head. Moderate in both size and retention. Not so much lace as rings of froth. Not going to win any beauty contests, this.

Smell: Fruity, but in a bizarre, unnatural, saturated Lifesaver candy sort of way. Quickly calms down and settles into a fairly routine winter fruitcake spice mode, with what appears to be a touch of spruce hops and a bit of molasses/caramel malt. Not great, but good enough.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Spicy; a nice fruitcake, allspice-and-clove thing going on. A caramel apple candied fruit smoothness midpallette. Becomes slightly vinous toward the end, sharp and port-like. Finishes a bit sour with some alcohol vapor. The mouthfeel is surprisngly thin and crisp. Overall, a bit like a mulled wine.

Drinkability: Authentic yes; impressive, no. I'm a bit biased -- this has never been a favorite style -- but given the hype and stern price, this is a disappointment. Unibroue's Trois Pistoles and this year's Stone Vertial Epic are much more appealing and far less expensive. If you must drink a Rochefort, the 10 is a far more satisfying effort.

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Photo of kmpitz2
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes. Poured a slightly ambered brown color with a 2 finger head that fell to a nice bubbly blanket over top of the brew. The nose was slight molasses and raisiney sweet with a bit of spiceyness playing around in there as well. The flavor was light raisiney and sweet brown sugar. It just seemed a little thin to me on the flavor. I expected something more robust on the tongue. The feel was a thin moderate with a very active carbonation, almost burning and too much on the tongue. Overall, a pretty good brew. The carbonation really detracted from the beer in my opinion. It interfered with my ability to really get the flavors and the feel of the brew.

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Photo of goodbyeohio
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5


appearance: murky, thick dark orange. not quite clear enough to say amber. sits with a large, majestic foam. i can watch it dissolve slowly one miniscule bubble at a time. this will take forever! lacing sticks in place like a photograph. foam developing into pillows as i stare. label is ultra cool in an old school fashion.

aroma: complex. notes of c. sugar and caramel. slightly fruity and tinged with a wooden age. some alcohol is present in deep breaths.

taste: very rich and doughy. oak flavors mix with a mild sweetness. yeast is smooth and not tart. some bitterness in the finish and alcohol warmth are appreciated and unexpected. not much fruit here- cloves and mild licorice spices. aftertaste is almost wine-like in its richness and the age it leaves you with.

body is creamy, partially due to the foaminess and bready body. smooth in the mouth but thickness and intense flavor limits drinkability. not my favorite trappist, but a solid beer nonetheless. interested to see what a year would do, seems a bit too fresh.

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Photo of ViveLaChouffe
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a rich brown with a huge rocky tan head. Lots of fine lacing. Smell is spicy and peppery. Yeasty to with underlying bread a grain smells.

The flavor is where the breadiness takes over. Bread and grainy flavors. Big malty flavors. Hints of caramel. Spicy with just a tinge of underlying alcohol burn. Thick and rich in the mouth. Luxurious palate. Whoa boy is this tasty. Bravo to this one.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a light caramel brown settling into the glass as a softly hazed dark tawny brown coffee color; firm uncrusted light tan bumpy-lumpy head of medium height graces the top. Reduces to a fine skim and collar while the lace stays in minimally thin webs and tiny dots.

Aroma is of chocolate waffer cookies dusted with a spicy nuttyness and a light tinge of cherry alcohol.

Taste is mild with a light bready tone glazed with a even more milding sweet fruity touch of raisin, apple, cherry, pear, and apricot. Slightly sits at the middle with an empty-like sweep of yeast and drys off in a fine, gradual, and easy going slope of cocoa and baking cookie sugars. Finishes a bit bolder with a chocolate waffer cookie filling fading off gently. A very smooth taster and drinker with only slightly moderate amounts of anything. Everything is very slight and gradual in its approach. Nothing big, nothing small; light, delicate, but fairly rich and about as complex as you'd want it to be. Solid medium body with a bready-like chewy texture and smoothness with a very gradually placed crescendo into the finish. How do those Trappists do that?
Gone in a flash! Slides right down without much effort at all. But I still prefer the 8 by Rochefort if I'm gonna get anything by them.

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

OH MY GOD. This is truly heaven sent beer. The pour and aroma are nothing short of amazing. Smells sweet and caramel like, head is thick and white. Lacing is long lasting and the color is a beautiful mahogany brown. The taste is where this beer really shines through, it is lively with perfect sweetness on the palate. I thought a $ 6.00 bottle of beer was a bit pricey, but this is worth every penny. My new favorite beer.

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

Appearance: Massive snow-white head, excellent glass-coating lace, and profuse streams of carbonation, with a rather murky brown color.

Aroma: Almost overpowering aroma of molasses, spiceyeast, and brown sugar. There is also a minor hop bitterness and distinct sweet alcohol notes.

Taste: Opens with dark fruit notes, which are, however, not particularly sweet, followed by slight caramel notes and mild spice. Finishes with a restrained hop bitterness.

Mouth feel: Surprisingly light, seems to drift across the palate, without seeming to be thin. The alcohol is extremely warming.

Drinkability/notes: A Belgian ale that is both perplexing and superb, and quite unlike other Belgian ales that I have tried, simply excellent.

Thanks to HardTarget for genorously sharing this great beer.

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

Picked up a bottle at Papago Brewing Company in early March for $7.42.

Poured a cloudy brown with a lot of visible carbonation. Head was generous and is leaving a sticky lacing. Nose is a pleasant boquet of fruity malts. Taste has been extroadinarily interesting as I get a different taste with each bite of my leftover Claim Jumper dinner. Depending on what I am tasting I either get a real fruity malt dry finished taste or a heavy malty ale taste. Mouthfeel is full and ever so lively on my palate. Overall drinkability is awesome, the 7.5% abv is well hidden! This is an awesome beer which despite the price is worth another taste in the future!

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Photo of ypsifly
4.8/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from an 11.2oz into a chalice. Best before date listed as 3/11/09.

Dark mahogony with brown edges. Nice fluffy, white head that has great retention and stickiness. Fine champagne bubbles keep that head alive.

The nose is of spiced bread with some dark fruits and slightly sweet malts. Mouthwatering.

Malts make up most of the taste. They have a slight chocolate/roasted note. The hops provide a quick bite just before the roasted malts make a second appearance in the finish.

The mouthfeel is full, slightly chewy, but velvety as it glides around the tongue. This is the most drinkably trappist I've encountered so far.

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Photo of Toddv29424
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great all around beer. Pours a cloudy brown color with little flakes floating around in it, and a moderate sized head. Smell hints of apricots, but really has a unique smell similar to the 8 and 10 Rocheforts. The taste is wonderful. Slight carbonation, but the main taste is fruity but dull... a bit like unsweetened apple juice. Also a bit of carmel in the finish, but hard to look for. A must-try beer.

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Photo of oberon
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a ruddy brown with some reddish hue with a big fluffy head that leaves generous amounts of lace as it settles,caramel is prominant in the aroma as well as some clove/spice and orange oh hell yeah.Wow complexities abound flavor wise some chocolate up front with some roasted malt and a little caramel along with an underlying orange/fruitiness, but a pleasant dry finish keeps it from getting to sweet.Damn fine brew here full of different rich flavors,one to savor.

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Photo of Padron4KM
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, 15.05.07.
Pours a murky, muddy, brown with a long lasting two finger reddish brown head.
Aroma is fruity, nutty, raisin, toffee, a little mashed banana, and a light wisp of alcohol.
Medium body with prickly carbonation.
Flavor is bready, toffee, sugar, a little winey, and a little woodiness.
Finish is dry and a little tannic.

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Photo of horndecker
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Impressive look. Rich reddish brown color with an oatmeal colored head. Huge fluffy latte froth, rocky, sticky and lace forever.
A sweet soapy nose, yeasty and slightly fruity. Then there's a hint of something like roasted meat. It doesn't seem out of place.
The flavor is a bittersweet wash of toasted malt, butter and stewed fruit. A modest finish of bitter hops sets up an herbal yeasty aftertaste. Occassionally a flash of something slightly salty.
Medium bodied with a nice mouth filling carbonation. The hint of saltiness gives it a seltzery feel at times. Unusual, but not unpleasant.
While this is my least favorite of the Rochefort beers, it's still a treat.

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Photo of HardTarget
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Smallish brown 11.2 oz. bottle listing abv 7.5%, 21 04 08 as a best by, and serving temp suggestion. Thanks for Brother Stonecrusher for the hook up.
Aroma: Fairly mild, a touch spicy and hints of the melon flavor from the 8 & 10.
Appearance: Murky brown with the same odd tinge of green. The head is a sea of speckled creamed coffee that left thick clumpy sheets of lace. Pure eye candy.
Flavor: The “little brother” of the Rochefort family, it has the same (assuming) yeast generated melon flavor, but lighter chocolate and toasted malt qualities leading to a lighter more thirst quenching beer. No alcohol flavor noted.
Mouthfeel: Silky body that you can feel evaporating in your mouth. This beer also has a strong warming quality; it seems to start to set in about half way down the throat, warming your core.
Overall Impression: Wow, another outstanding example from Rochefort. While this is not as transcendent as the older brothers of the family, it is none the less an outstanding beer. Strongly recommended!

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33 cL brown bottle, capped (red cap). BBE date (290408).

This Belgian ale poured a cloudy, brown with a touch of red color with creamy, fluffy, light tan foam that persisted and clung to the glass. There was also a steady stream of fine bubbles from the bottom of the chalice. Very nice. The smell was lightly sweet and malty with a touch of caramel and a very faint hint of banana. The aroma improved as the beer warmed. The taste was malty and lightly sweet with a touch of caramel a very light sugary flavor. The hop presence was low. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy and airy with medium body and strong carbonation. The aftertaste was light. This was a very nice, smooth and mellow beer. Very enjoyable.

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

11.2 oz. bottle. Picked this up in KC, MO. Not available here in Wichita.

Apperance: This was beer was clear (the sediment was strongly compacted on the bottom of the bottle) and a very deep, brown-red color. The light tan head was coarse and fizzy and died away quickly, leaving only a rough ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. There was no lacing.

Smell: A great combination of sweet and fruit. Heavy caramel and toffee (almost like a Slo Poke sucker) combined with sweet smelling chocolate malt. This combined with plums and cherries, a hint of hops, and a touch of yeast. It kind of smelled like a Cherry Mash.

Mouthfeel: It started out light bodied, but seemed to get bigger and chewier as it slid back into the mouth. The carbonation was strong and the bubbles seemed to linger on my tongue even after the beer was gone.

Taste: Big flavors of candy sugar, cocoa, toffee, and chocolate malts. These didn't really come across as overly sweet, though. Actually, this beer was a little on the dry side. The fruit from the aroma barely emerged in the flavor, along with a hint of hops bitterness on the finish. Yeasty in the aftertaste. I was left with a chewy toffee flavor in my mouth.

Good beer. I got to thinking and I believe that this was my first Rochefort ever. There is an 8 tucked away somewhere in my pantry that I need to try really soon.

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Photo of Paddez
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, brown brew with a medium sized, fizzy head.
The nose is full of fruity spices and caramelly goodness. Sweet, full and delicious.
The taste starts plummy but dry but spicy hops and smooth malts and caramels quickly take their place, succesfuly combining some classic elements of the style with the authenticity of a Rochefort.
The mouthfeel is smooth and full and the carbonation is quite vivid.
Good drinkabillity.

Another excellent beer from Rochefort. I don't know what these monks eat that they make such good brews, but I sure as hell want some of it!

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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
4.12 out of 5 based on 2,395 ratings.
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