Brewed by Brasserie de l’Abbaye des Rocs
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Montignies-sur-Roc, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1515   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Abbaye des Rocs (9% alcohol vol.) is a pure malt beer, with no added sugar. The entire range of tastes is directly linked to the double fermentation, the precise quantities of malts (7 types) as well as the mixtures of three kinds of hops (Belgian, German and Czech). Its colour is a striking deep and majestic red. Its taste is rich and full of subtlety. It is tasted like a red wine with which it shares the ruby colour without having the tannin. It develops a strong sweet smell. It confirms the initial impression in the first mouthful, with a sharp body that is balanced with a certain fruitiness. It frees itself on the palate and develops an impressive depth of taste. Some traces of burnt wood are detectable, but never scorched even if it contains this kind of malt. The foretaste is very prolonged because of its rich and unctuous development throughout the mouth. The bitter and sugar tendencies (even though there is no sugar in its composition) compete and come back together to the taster's great satisfaction. It is a deep, mystic and extremely mature beer to be classed among the great products of our soil.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (2026) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle from Lambicus. Brown colour with tan head. Malt, caramel, roasted aroma. Sweet, malt, caramel, roasted, fruity taste. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
L_Lovecraft (181) - - FEB 13, 2016
Caramel, roasty, yeast, brown and amazing red reflections a huge tan head quite persistant, medium sweetness with notes of coffe (burnt), fruits with a bitter final, full body, average carbonation...amazing as expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1916) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 11, 2016
Bottle from Deconinck, Vichte - FR. Color: deep dark brown beer near to black no carbonation and medium ivory brown head. Smell: roasted malt, caramel, toffee and alcohol with soy sauce notes. Taste: full body with amazing complexity. Superb taste. Good palate. Caramel and toffee well balanced with incredible belgian yeast notes. Coffee and some chocolate finish notes. Aftertaste: roasted malt, caramel and toffee. Small coffee notes. Alcohol but really not present. Quiet drinkable for 9 ABV. Amazing, I’m in love!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (811) - ITALY - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle. Brown color with huge off-white head. Malt aroma, sweet malt flavour, caramel, plums

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2300) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle split two ways. Murky brownish pour with a frthy head. Notes of prunes, caramel, vanilla, plums, dries fruit, orange and cereal. Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (7387) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2015
*Old rating. Best before 12/03/2013. Great deep complex stuff. Intense nuts, caramel, plums, chocolate. Moderate bitter, great deep in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (2268) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle shared by Maakun after Borefts 2014. Sweet sugar, roasted, lemon, fruit, cocoa, spices. Interesting complex blend of fine flavors. Backlog from 2014/09/27.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cristobal37 (733) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle erupted. A few other reviews mentioned it happening to them as well so be ready if yours does the same. Light brown with minimal head. Bubbily sweet raisin flavor first swig. Aroma vaguely like that of red wine. Malty and roasted nuts, though both are subtle. Same can be said about the red wine character. Extremely subtle beer, what’s all the fuss about? I let it warm a bit and the flavor opens up some more. Finish longer and more enjoyable still not a very tasty one for me. Not bad in any regard, though hugely overrated.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mysland (114) - GERMANY - NOV 20, 2015
Flasche, 0.33l. Braun, trübe, feinporiger fester Schaum. Duft nach Pflaume, Feige. Trockener Antrunk, Alkohol nicht spürbar, sehr süffig. Fein malzigee Körper, Dörrobst.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
josanguapo (989) - SPAIN - NOV 18, 2015
From elcervecero. In Teku glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 1x10. Although the aroma could improve, the taste is pretty delicious. Alcohol completly hidden. Had some sediments that didnt affect its taste

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