This week I have been going through the Trappist beers from Brasserie de Rochefort, and tonight I will be reviewing Rochefort 6, which is a Dubbel with 7.5% Alcohol By Volume. Brasserie de Rochefort is one of 10 currently recognized Trappist Breweries in the world.
Trappistes Rochefort 6 is a brown colored beer, glowing a cloudy orange when held up to a light. A large, rocky, cream colored head tops it off, with sticky lacing covering a large portion of the glass.
The nose has some toasty malts, but is mainly focused on lighter fruit notes such as pear and apple.
Toasty, bready malts start things off in the taste, medium spicy phenols, medium-high fruity esters, low spicy hop flavor and low hop bitterness. The mouth is medium bodied, actively carbonated, some carbonic bite, with a fairly dry finish.
You can’t go wrong with Rochefort 6, and any fan of Belgian style ales that hasn’t tried it yet would be well-advised to pick one up. Fruity and spicy, with everything nicely balanced, this beer lives up to its reputation.
Trappistes Rochefort 6 : A-
Beer Reviews by Prof Sudz