Trappistes Rochefort 6 | Brasserie de Rochefort

2,447 Ratings
Trappistes Rochefort 6Trappistes Rochefort 6

Brewed by:
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of wedge
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

090817 (Bottled 16 months ago)

Foggy ruddy brown with a quickly dissipating, loosely bubbly head. Rich aromas of malt and fruit: sticky brown bread, warm nuts, figs, bananas, berries, and flowers. Super well-rounded malty flavor. Figs, raisins, caramel, spices, berries, and sweetened tea. Quite highly carbonated, prickly on the tongue, and dry through the finish. Very tasty and (obviously, perhaps) the easiest drinker of the Rochefort trio. The balance and interplay of soft, malty flavors is terrific.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of IPA35
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A dark amber beer, lots of visible yeast chuncks on the bottom of the chalice. The off white head quickly reduces to a foamy film.

It has that typical Rochefort caramel like maltiness that I like so much in the stronger version (especially the 10), dark bread, spice and a yeasty fruitiness that is much lighter than the dark dried fruit notes in the 10 and 8. Also that odd sort of pear skin sensation from the yeast.

The taste does follow the nose. It has similarities with the other two but it is much lighter in nature. Bready, caramel, yeasty fruitiness and overal quite sweet.

This is a well carbonated beer. The body is medium but the carbonation makes it quite bubbly.

Overall a good dubbel. On par or slightly below the Westmalle Dubbel I think.

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Photo of gr0g
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mahogany-colored and hazy in appearance. Two finger head with good retention, but lacing is minimal. Sweet, ripened raisin and currant in the nose. Some clove from the yeast. Brown sugar and rich toffee.

Flavor has some fleeting sweetness but is predominantly dry. Very mild bitterness on the finish. Ripe dark fruit defines the flavor. Mouthfeel is slick and a bit low on carbonation.

Largely overshadowed by its bigger brothers, Rochefort 6 is a good dubbel but falls short of other top examples like Westmalle's and Ommegang's.

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of NeedBeerHere
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a nice dark brown in color with a small beige head with little retention. Smell is of brown sugar, raisins and other dark fruits. Certainly smell nice Belgian yeast with quite a bit of sweetness. Taste is much like the nose. There is certainly some nice Belgian candy sugar with the dark fruits. Really a nice beer. Mouthfeel is thin to a little thick which really suits the style. Belgians are some of my favorite beers and this doesn't EVER disappoint.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of break516beatz
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought an 11.2 ounce bottle. Poured it into a pint glass.

A - Amber brown color. Sediment at the bottom of the bottle poured out. Cream-colored head.

S - Fruity. A touch of raisins.

T - Just as it smells. Refreshing with a hint of raisins and dates.

M - The right amount of carbonation. Not too heavy. Extremely palatable.

I would definitely buy this again and recommend to friends. I hope I can find the 8 and the 10 as well.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz bottle

cloudy look, floating yeasty bits within an auburn-brown liquid. Minimal, low-lying slightly off-white foam cap. Belgian brews of this style usually have a well-retained mountainous foam cap with a lively center...this one is a bit more relaxed.

Sweet berries, dates, upfront in the aroma with zesty raisins, malty sweetness, green grasses, zesty yeast.

A clean, warm tinge, big on the smooth but still light, turning full going down. Wild, sweet and dry fruits upfront in the flavor with a thick and sweet malt riding in after, zesty and tangy yeast, ooh yeah..peppery. Good complexity and strange balance of flavor's. root beer sweetness as the liquid warms up and becomes more heady.

A true classic for the style.

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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When I pried off the cap, the beer exploded out of the bottle, and I lost about an ounce of it on the ground. Trappistes Rochefort 6 has a fairly thick, fizzy, root beer-style head, which is audibly crackly, a murky, light brown appearance, with aggressive bubble streams, little lacing, and a lot of gray-brown solid chunks at the bottom. The aroma is mild, but one will detect figs, dates, sour-dough bread, and sugar. Taste is of those elements, with a grain husk and even citrus. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Trappistes Rochefort 6 finishes crisp and carbonated like Bud Light (hard to believe, but true) and easy drinking. I picked up some of the alcohol in the after-taste. Overall, this is delicious.


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Photo of Wobbly
4.65/5  rDev +12.6%

One of the three or four best dubbels I have ever tried. Right up there with Westmalle.

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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
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