herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour with a thin tan head. Sweet fruity nose. Medium light body with a decent malty profile. Full of dark fruit, squaw bread and spice.Good but I think I will stick with the 8 and 10.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very dark cloudy brown color to it with golden hues hinting. Medium light brown head. Very smooth, some bitterness with a hint of chocolate. Some yeast, and spice combine to finish off the taste.
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had from bottle at the Pizza Port 12 Hour Belgain Ale Festival on March 8, 2003
#75 on the program. It's kind of hard to say how I might have rated this one going without any other reference point, but since I had just had the amazing Rochefort 10 just a weekend prior, I found the 6 a bit weak - a bit light - at least in comparison. On to the beer itself - it is a stand-out beer, and not to be taken lightly. Pours a dark brown with tiny particles floating around. The aroma is strangely dark, with a light yeasty feel and a bit of spices. The initial flavor is spicy, slightly nutty. The carbonation is just right and makes this a much easier beer to drink than the 10, but also much less complex.
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2003
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
An interesting cloudy brown. Large sticky white head that lasted thru the finish of the glass. Flavors were incredible. Spiced nut bread, raisins, figs and dates. Alcohol was not overt.
boto (1879) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 16, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Is there such a thing as trappist light? Maybe only in comparison to their other beers. This is another excellent beer. It is a little less than its siblings in body and flavor, but I still love it. However, it seemed to be the same price as the 8 that I have purchased. For the price, I'll stick with the 8.
diabel (1607) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Dark amber colour. Malt aroma. Spicy and malt flavour. It is the jounger brother of Rochefort 8 and 10 in aroma and appearance, bur quite as good in flavour and palate.
sloth (2504) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big, rocky, creamy head.Amber hazy color.Nice laceing.Fruity aroma, spicey,yeasty.Med/thin body.Yeasty, fruity flavors.Some candy flavors also,toffeeish.Kind of a thin watery finish though.Still a decent brew.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one pours a very cloudy, dark brown color with clearly visible yeast particles floating in the brew. It has a large, off-white head that lingers and a nice fruity aroma of plums, yeast, and malts. Full bodied with high carbonation, the flavor is malty and slightly spicy. The finish is dry with a mild lingering sweetness. The alcohol is well hidden. A very nice brew.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small 330 ml bottle pours a murky brown color with a huge frothy and creamy off-white head that lasts, light malt and somewhat spicy aroma. Very mild fruity and bready flavor, medium body with very lively carbonation nice clean finish a bit watery palate, very smooth and drinkable alcohol is well hidden. Lighter than the 8 and 10, still a great brew.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer poured a dark amber and formed a huge sudsy-foamy off white head that circular lace. Heavy amount of carbonation. An aroma of malt, caramel and spice. A flavor of of malt and spice with some sudsy aspect to the mouthfeel no doubt due to the carbonation. I found the flavor to be a a touch weak compared to others of this style.