vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The date code stamped on the label stated L 21 02 12 08:23. I understand that indicates an expiration date of 2012, meaning a bottling date of February 2007. Poured into a large wine glass, the beer is a russet-orange color with a thick beige head. The head drops to a thin layer with moderate lacing. The aroma is muted with notes of caramel, spice and dark fruit. The flavor profile is on the mild side as well. Some dark cherries and bready yeast can be picked out, but there’s no particular flavor that stands out. There is a bit of alcohol warmth noted that’s more than I expected from the 7.5% ABV. The mouthfeel is smooth with a cider-like tang. The Rochefort 6 was an easy to drink beer that presents a very subtle aroma and flavor profile.
martjoobolut (294) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,33L bottle, BB 06.12.2017. Pours amber with huge white head, the head stays. Aroma is fruits, apples and malt. Taste is very sweet, caramel, fruity, grapes and malt. Alcohol is in the background. Overall: great beer, surprisingly light for the ABV.
exeter (145) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer poured a very dark amber and formed a light tan head that left circular lace. There were small particles present due to the bottle conditioning. A heavy aroma of malt and caramel with a hint of citrus. A flavor of malt and caramel. A slight tang to the finish is present. Excellent beer.
dbhenry (81) - El Paso, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Like their other ales, this Belgian ale has a distinctive flavor, with a complex fruit taste. The hops are medium and balance nicely with the malt taste. The hops have an unusual flavor also. This has a lighter body than the 8, but is a very good beer.
Handypaul (137) - - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy reddish-brown with a big creamy to frothy head that thins quickly to a thinner cover but leaves only a little lacing. Aroma of grass, pine and hay, lightly bitter, medium sweetness, flavors of caramel, faint spices show up in the far finish, fizzy carbonation-way too much, and a sticky texture. Interesting.
DwarfeD (631) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle at home. Hazy brown with a medium off-white head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Medium sweet- and bitterness. Caramel, brown sugar, lots of spices and herbs. A very decent brown brew.
keanex (1232) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best before August 9, 2017 (assumed from stamp).
Appearance: The body is a clear copper to brick red hue with a tall and thin/fizzy off-white head. The head fizzes away to a soft coating.
Aroma: A whiff of carbonic acid and apples are huge, hints of brown sugar and grape are noticed along with orange marmalade. Very fruity, aromatic and enticing.
Taste: The carbonic acid is huge in the flavor, certainly throwing off the taste. I get a big green apple and brown sugar flavor though towards the end with grape with a slight herbal tea finish. Enjoyable but I’m sure that this is much better over in it’s home land.
Palate: Overly carbonated, but a full body.
Overall: I think the big issues I’m having here are due to it having to be shipped from where it is. Possibly stored improperly or something. I imagine that this is meant to be much better in Belgium.
PapaVillum (252) - Valby, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl, flaske, 7,5 % ABV, købt i Den Belgiske Ølbutik på Jyllingevej i Vanløse, 28. februar 2014.
Ufiltreret rødbrun Trappistøl med offwhite-farvet medium boblende skumtop på ca. 3 cm tykkelse. Falder til 1 cm efter 5 minutter.
Duft af belgisk trappistgær, honning og sød tørret frugt. Appelsin-noter.
Sødlig smag med underliggende bitterhed. Alkoholindholdet er godt skjult. I indledningen af smagsbilledet kan øllet virke lidt vandet og smagen er ikke gennemtrængende, men halvt inde i processen kommer den gode smag snigende. Middellang eftersmag.
Forholdsvis højt kulsyreindhold gør, at øllet skummer meget i munden.
Rochefort 6 er ikke St-Remy klosterets mest kendte øl, men den er udmærket uden at være prangende.
Torrefacto (340) - SPAIN - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color rojizo/caoba turbio con espuma color crema. Aromas de frutos rojos y azúcar moreno. Tiene una densidad media con un sabor dulce, confitado y afrutado. El final y el regusto tiene un punto ácido muy agradable. Fácil de beber y muy rica.
trapped (561) - TURKEY - FEB 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark amber- brown with small off-white head, fruity aroma, caramel-berries flavored roasted malt taste, high carbonation, long finish with berries aftertaste. Really exquisite.
knutole (24) - Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma: sweet, fruity, tastes a bit like red berries, malty;
appearance: amber, reddish, not much foam, decent carbonisation
taste: sweet, toffee, caramel, slightly coriander, gum, a bit hoppy and bitter towards the end, complex and interesting