Trappistes Rochefort 6 | Brasserie de Rochefort

Trappistes Rochefort 6Trappistes Rochefort 6
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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

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Added by Bierman9 on 07-12-2002

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A mais abaixo da média de todas as Rochefort, porém uma grande cerveja, agradável e uma boa representante do estilo. Não se trata das mais admiradas cervejas, mas compõe bem a respeitada trilogia Rochefort. Vida longa a Abadia Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The lightest and "smallest" of the Rochefort beers, perhaps one of the best series of beers in the world. Poured from a red-capped bottle into a Chimay goblet ... Hey, according to Stan Hieronymus in "Brew Like A Monk", Chimay did influence Rochefort's recipes and provide much needed technical support at a time when Rochefort needed important quality control. I won't make claims about who ultimately does a better job at the present time but I will say that the beers are decidedly different and leave it at that. Rochefort 6 is an interesting reddish brown color, not opaque and quite bubbly. Reminds one of autumn leaves when one is in a whimsical mood I suppose. Quite aggressive carbonation during the pour and this carries over onto the palate yet remains pleasant. Aroma is herbal and earthy in equal measure, only a little sweet, with a tinge of root cellar and yeasty funk. Body is quite thin and the beer comes across as smooth, "digestible", and easy to drink, albeit with a complex and rather unique flavor that belies the notion that this should be chugged. Perfumed like some types of black tea, evokes little in the way of dried dark fruit but does deliver some earthy, herbal spice that recalls ginseng root, cassia bark, and perhaps a bitter cola, with a very mellow chocolate vibe (carob?) as the backbone along with some butterscotch and a subtle nutty character. Booze is detectable but far from overpowering. Not appreciably sweet but my brain does conjure up images of light powdered sugar. Unique! Dry, herbal, with an earthy spicy bitterness that one does not soon forget.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass

Brown liquid, not too dark, but not transparent. Looks a strong brewed tea. Fizzy carbonation creates a two finger taupe head that quickly settles into bubbles around the edge of the glass. No lacings. Sediment at the bottom of the glass. Steady stream of fizzy carbonation.

Aroma of raisins, biscuity, fig, hint of orange citrus.

Malt, sweet raisins. Swirl of tiny, fizzy bubbles on the first sip. Smooth and balanced. Slight bitterness on the aftertaste.

The fizz is not what I expected. Tiny carbonation bubbles. Medium mouthfeel.

Good, rich, abbey style beer.

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Poured into a chilled La Trappe goblet.

Appearance 4.0: Poured out a deep, coppery brown. Gorgeous, inch-high head quickly faded into nice swirling on top. Decent lacing. This beer bubbles like a witch's cauldron! Few times have I seen its like.

Smell 3.75: The bouquet of this beer is very subdued. What I can detect is quite nice: slight scent of chocolate, smoky grains and strange...almost apricot flavor.

Taste 3.75: Front is slightly smoky and also slightly sweet. Middle is almost completely obscured by the huge level of bubbles in this brew. I'm surprised these bottles do not explode in liquor and beer stores. What I can taste at this level is delicious: a tanin-enriched hit of sweet malt. By "tanin" I mean a deep taste of red-wine like tanins. Finish is smooth and very, very, short. Focus here is on a bit more light malt sweetness. Aftertaste is almost non-existent, but I do detect more of those delicious tanins.

Mouthfeel 3.5: Way, way too much conditioning in this beer. Too many bubbles. A shame.

Overall 3.75: It's amazing to me how so many elements of the taste sensation of beer can be accentuated or much so in either way that it becomes a distraction. In the case of this beer, the bubbles are out of control and dominate way too much of the taste sensations. A shame: this beer has many unique and appealing characteristics, but they are all overshadowed by that one thing that we take for granted with beer; carbonation.

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S. Fruit is the first thing I smell, apricot, apple, grape, then hint of dark fruit, fruit cake

T. The dark fruit, raisin, date, and grain. Very little sweet caramel. Light alcohol flavor

M. Nice combination of creamy, smooth champagne bubbles, medium mouth coat that leaves quick, to a dry finish

O. Wonderful combination of flavors, that has a surprising finish. Special occasion beer.

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Trappistes Rochefort 6 from Brasserie de Rochefort
Beer rating: 89.7% out of 100 with 2,477 ratings
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