Additional Notes 08/23/22
As is sometimes the case, the original notes that I made about this beer are a bit naive to say the least, even if some of they do ring true to this day. My palate has changed a lot in the eighteen years since those words were typed, and Rochefort 6 is now one of my favorite beers.
These days it has a strange way of reminding me of a perfect, English Bitter. Yes, I know that sounds nuts, but the creamy nature of the beer that I noted all of those years ago, and the dry finish add up to a satisfying beer that I now love. It’s on a par with the 10 for me, even though it’s obviously impossible to compare the two in any meaningful way.
Subtle and gentle is the way I often describe this beer to people, and it has more richness than almost any other Dubbel that I know.
A beer that I have grown to love.
Original Notes 08/07/04
$5.99 33cL bottle, Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA.
Pours with a lot of fizziness, almost like a coke! The appearance is not especially attractive, a dirty brown cloudiness. I got about 1/3 of an inch of frothy head that faded to a nice thin layer of retention for the whole drink.
The mouthfeel is good, with some creamy fullness. I noticed a distinct lack of aroma, an alcohol blast at the finish of the drink and a distinctly dry ending. Not especially enjoyable.
As the drink warms it becomes less harsh, more fruity and more drinkable.
I found the beer quite filling, but not something I’m going to be reaching for again soon. These’s simply way too many better value for money beers out there.