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Trappistes Rochefort 6
October 14, 2013, 2:13 pm
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Pour: Giant 4-finger yellowish bubbly head in the goblet. Yellowish-brown, dark honey colour. Hazey.

Nose: Malty, biscuit, caramel, sweet, roasted malt,

Palate: Thick on the tongue, very carbonated, so much that it hits my nose. Mellows off into a thick, almost syrupy, malty, candy taste. Finish is slightly malty and more refreshing than intense and complex.

After trying all the beers in the Trappistes Rochefort line (the 6, 8 and 10), I am of the view that the 6 is the shallowest and least impressive of the lot. 8 and 10 are marvellous beers, and both are two of the best beers I ever had. The 6 stands under the very long and dark shadow of the 8 and 10, and struggles in the best company. I can see to which audience the 6 would appeal to (those who are just stepping into the muddy waters of Trappist ales and/or the casual beer drinker), but that audience does not include me. On its own it is really drinkable and a good beer, but it truly pales in the company it keeps.