Brewed by Brasserie Rochefort
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Rochefort, Belgium


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RATINGS: 2208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
This beer, the oldest of the three Rochefort Trappist beers, has the reddish colour of autumn leaves, a soft body and an earthy, herbal palate (a hint of Darjeeling tea), which develops into a deep fruitiness.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Bottle"18,08,09". Pours out a muddy light brown, quite effervescent in nature to start with, then the head quickly diminishes. It rests with absolutely no head. A noticeable amount of dark sentiment floats in suspension at the lower inch of the beer. Quite opaque in appearance. Very little notice of aroma qualities initially strikes me, so I let the beer warm. Soon a pleasant earthy (little musty) sweetness begins to waft from the beer. Notes of the underlying alcohol and hints of saw dust and cellar start to come to the forefront. Also honey sweetness and cigar/pipe smoke with oak like qualities make there presence felt. Fine bubble dance over the tongue, creating a small stinging sensation on the palate. This creates the sensation that this medium bodied beer has airy lightness to it. Middle, has dark bread notes, subtle candied fruits, along with a sweetness (caramelized sugar in the best sense of it), that lingers into the smooth refreshing finish. Quite impressed. "Day 5 fall out, first week of class"

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (935) - Iowa, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with off white head. Nose is nice Belgian. Taste is sweet. Carbonation bite in the front end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackafholmes (764) - - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield. Amber with particles and thick off white head. Aroma figgy and bread. Taste is sweet and savoury. Surprisingly prickly and a bit thin. Ok, 8 and 10 are better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
330 mL bottle. Dark amber pour, thin bubbly tan head. Spicy aroma, coriander, caramel, cereal grains. Sweet malty body, some herbal tones, honey, spicy again, earthy hops. Nice and complex

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shain (145) - ISRAEL - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle, 330ml. Pours dark reddish copper with short off white head. Scent of dry fruit and choclate. Body is medium-light and texture is oily to watery with a strong tangy zest. Tastes quite sweet with very little bitterness and a hint of sourness. Flavors of raisins, dried plums, chocolate, liquor, alcohol, caramel, honey, dark malt, cherry, licorice, bread, light cinnamon. Gets better as it sits in the glass, but itís heavy drinking, so sip slowly and have water and something to snack. Flavors are very rich and pleasant, but body is too thin and the taste is too sweet, even for the style. Very good overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
One2remeber (202) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2015
BB 09.42.20. Bottled. 23 srm. Deep amber, bright red hue. Earthy, rich soil, dirt. Low dms? Artificial aroma from shampoo? Wet clay Confused nose. Knowing the yeast strain would help zone in. Same with flavor, finishes light, lager-type finish. When grain dust gummies up during the sparge. Herbal, gummy malt dust.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (819) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Belgian beers can be nuanced to the point of being deceptively simple. Trappistes Rochefort 6 is the embodiment of that example. You need to spend some time with it to truly appreciate its subtleties. Absolutely no experience is needed to see how lovely it is, however. The amber body and beautifully uniform head illustrate that point clearly. Aroma isnít huge, but itís complex and refined. Candied fruit, caramel, and a big hit of juicy grape. Flavor has more of the same but with a bigger note of caramel. Sometimes this beer is described as tea-like, and I can see why. At the middle of the mouth, the fruitiness briefly gives way to leafy flavors. Youíll miss it if you donít pay close attention. Mouthfeel isnít particularly full, yet the carbonation which is so obviously lively in the glass is perfectly soft on the palate. Rochefort 6 is usually the least celebrated brew in its familyís holy trinity, but pity the sinner who overlooks it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Xstream (215) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
Lekker bier. Caramel, rijp fruit, brood, mineralig en kruidig in de finish. Vrij zoet, maar met mooi gebalanceerd bitter en zuurtje.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MMR (601) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
A very good dark Belgian strong ale. It has a very nice aroma of dark fruits and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aronvarga (392) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 20, 2015
Aroma: yeast, bread, honey, caramel, grassy hops Appearance: clear, dark golden colour, large long-life fluffy off-white head Taste: medium body, soft carbonation, sweet malty and honey taste Palate: slight alcoholic, slight bitter, earthy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OnlyRogueAngel (15) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2015
Dark caramel in colour with an off-white head. This is a Dubbel style beer with a malty, peppery honey aroma. The taste is not as creamy or robust as the 8 or 10, but it still holds its own with caramel, brown sugar, honey and vanilla mixed with the toasted malt and spices. There is very little aftertaste, but it leaves a carbonated warmth on your palate.

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