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

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RATINGS: 1520   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcflylanister (62) - madrid, SPAIN - MAR 10, 2016
Botella. Presencia marron oscura con corona beige persistente con carbonatacion media. Aromas a cerreal pan y levadura, sabor a pan con notas ligeras de cafa y mucho caramelo final dulce algo seco y ligeramente alcoholico, buena cerveza.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Antonio369 (156) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2016
33cl bottle, served in tulip glass. Poured a dark amber brown with a one finger slight tan head that disappeared quickly. Wonderful aromas of wine, caramel, dark fruits, raisins, plums. Taste: Just amazing what is going on in my mouth right now. Raisins, vinous tannine, vanilla, whole wheat bread, plums, caramelised creme brulee, roasted malts, some sourness in the back, dates, tart, chocolate, hazelnuts, espresso, oak wood. This is unbelievably complex! A full body with a slightly tart and dry tannin finish. The 7 types of malts are clearly present. What an amazing brew this is...

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KykoPatykar (21) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2016
Aroma: Dark fruits, malts, belgian yeasts. Appearance: Deep red to brown, tan 2-finger head. Taste: Medium sweet, light bitter, very complex, very well balanced. Palate: Full body, medium carbonation, long bittersweet finish. Overall: Perfectly balanced, delicious, one of my favourite belgian strong dark ales.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZodiacM (839) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2016
Een voor mij totaal onbekende Belg. De rating op RB een reden om hem mee te nemen. Uit de fles geschonken, mooi bruin bier met een hoop koolzuur. Aromas van mout, gist, gedroogd fruit, pruimen, caramel. Dit komt ook zeker in de smaak terug, waarbij de smaken mooi in balans zijn. Een verrassing!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1359) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 24, 2016
Dark brown colored, small tan creamy head, some yeast sediment. Aroma is of brown sugar, caramel, dark fruits, some toasted malt, spice and Belgian yeast. Taste is medium+ sweet brown sugar and caramel, toast, dark fruits, spices, yeast, light spicy bitterness, light alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied, soft+ carbonation, creamy. (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (2248) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
L_Lovecraft (234) - - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2042) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (909) - ITALY - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle. Brown color with huge off-white head. Malt aroma, sweet malt flavour, caramel, plums

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2488) - 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!


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