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


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RATINGS: 2205   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2014
11.2 oz bottle into glass. Minneapolis. Aged - (2 years?) exp date 280114 Appearance: Dark murky brown with amber hue. Small sustaining off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma: Dark fruits, Apple, grains, dark almost chocolately flavor. I do taste the tea-like flavor from the deScription. Taste: Dry upfront with a sweeter finish. Light alcohol in the aftertaste. Palate: Medium body. Good level of carbonation, which you really get up front. Long flavorful finish. Overall: Interesting to see how this beer ages. Iím tasting a lot of the flavors present in siblings like the 8, but more subtle. Fruit is very present. A nice beer.

   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 (201) - 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 (814) - 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 (214) - 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 (593) - 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 (387) - 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 (8) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2015 does not count
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bp15092001 (89) - - SEP 15, 2015
Jo jo igen en dejlig trappistøl - vil dog altid vælge så højt et nummer som muligt. 6'eren er den dårligste af disse bryg!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rgf001 (242) - MŁnchen, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2015
Totally different vs the blondes from Westvleteren and Westmalle, which are belgian hoppy pale ales, but not a dubbel either. This is a lighter version of the 8 and the 10 with the unmistakeable coriander notes of Rochefort. Aromas of coriander, spicy yeast, caramel, indian curry spice, bread, cereal. Flavors of coriander, banana, caramel, cereal, toast. Finish is semi-dry to dry. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turtles (766) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2015
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Almost clear, dark golden, large, fluffy, long lasting white head, rich lacing. Aroma: yeast, bread, caramel and grassy hops. Highly carbonated, fizzy and creamy mouthfeel. Sweet taste, honey, figs, clove, orange, tangerine, red apple. Finish with earthy hops and herbal notes.

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