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


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RATINGS: 1387   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenOver (109) - SLOVENIA - AUG 22, 2014
Pours dark red to deep brown, smell is very strong an fruity. Little head, although agressive when opened. Taste is very full, some sweet notes, little varbonation, excellentely balanced. An extroadanary beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
langeveld12 (253) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Pours a small frothy off-white head that mostly diminishes. Body is hazy red brown. Aroma contains moderate malts (caramel, straw, cookie, dark bread, roasted ad burnt malts), light hops (spruce, orange, grapefruit), light yeasts (leather, earth, barnyard) and sweet dried fruits like grape, raisin, etc., ear, ruby port, cola and spices. Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and light sweet followed by light acidic, light sweet and light bitter which then goes to sweet and light bitter and finishes in light bitter. Body is medium with creamy texture and soft carbonation. brilliant! Balanced, full of flavors and aromas and complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1567) - FINLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Hazy deep amber color with a thin foamy brown head. Aroma of port wine, dried fruits and malt. Well balanced sweet and sour taste with some bitterness in finish. Medium body.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5728) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
33cl botle from ABCBeers. Thin off white head. Clear blazck pour. Nice beer but not 100 rated IMO

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1092) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2014
Botella de 33 cl de el c. Ingles, tomada en junio de 2002. fecha cons pref para antes fin 2003. Cuerpo medio de 9 vol con una buena sensación alcohólica. Sabores intensos de maltas ligeramente tostados y dulces. Bastante buena y para repetir.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (646) - HUNGARY - AUG 25, 2014
0.75l bottle. Dark ruby body, thin off-white head. The aroma is really sweet. It has nores of caramel, toffee, reisins, figs and ripe bananas. Taste of caramel, figs, candi sugar and banana with a touch of sourness and spicy hops. Medium bodied beer with slightly warming alcohol. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anfractuosity (135) - - AUG 9, 2014
Simply amazing beer - notes of treacle toffee (I would love to know how they get this flavour without using sugars)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (601) - CROATIA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle, pours a nice brown with a thin beige head, aroma of malt, yeast, and fruits, taste is sweet with yeast, malt, caramel and dark fruits, finish is dry, very good Belgian Strong

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
murran (242) - - AUG 9, 2014
Pours a hazy brown body with a medium head. Nice malty aroma of toffee. Round creamy taste of malty tones of all sorts of candy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wvhoran (366) - Tasmania, - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. It pours a dark amber-brown with a firm and creamy beige head. Lovely aroma of plums, alcohol, smooth malts, yeast, caramel. The flavour follows through with a nice balanced malt character, brown sugar, fruity, yeast. Smooth, really very good.

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