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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: 1449   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NallePalle (253) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle, 33 cl, Belgobaren, Stockholm. Overall exciting aroma and taste, interesting.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nogva (49) - NORWAY - MAR 20, 2015
Pours a warm ruby with a beautiful creamy light tan head with great retention. Rich aroma of yeast, raisins, caramel and a hint of cherries. Full body, creamy feel, average carbonation. Taste is also sweet and malty with dark fruits, licorice and spices. Long lasting and warming finish. Excellent!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerheart65 (1116) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Hazy ruby/mahogany, thin creamy offwhite head. Sweet and malty, red berries, vinous notes. Medium body, soft and round, soft carbonation, medium sweet, medium long finish. This is a lively one, raisins and dark fruits come as this gets warmer and gets more air. Quite delicate flavors and nuances, sophisticeted feel, good balance, easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paolo71 (105) - Alviano, ITALY - MAR 7, 2015
Light brown frothy head. Fairly persistent. Copper, red shadows, cloudy. Intense and fairly persistent at nose. Dark honey, chocolate, coffe, caramel, a hint of alcool, raisin. Thick body, average carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ysok02 (326) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2015
Superbe robe brune. Nez puissant sur le malt, légère note torréfiée, épices, banane, fruits mûrs, levure. Bouche à l’attaque ample, une superbe rondeur, une rétro épicée et caramelisée, longue finale riche et équilibrée. Une très grand brune, pas loin de la Rochefort...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FunkyF (345) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
Flaska från Saveur-biere. Mörkt brunröd med mycket beige skum. Doft av karamell, choklad , jäst och lite körsbär. Söt med lite syrlig eftersmak, inslag av karamell och choklad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garlic_of_Doom (558) - SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle from Beergium. Hazy dark red/brown with a white foam ring. Sweet, yeasty aroma with a lot of figs and raisins. Taste is very sweet with chocolate, caramel, slight citrus and faint bitterness. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, smooth.
Very easy to drink, quite dangerous due to the high abv. A bit too sweet for me and the aroma was quite faint. Still quite good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FedeTom7 (7) - - FEB 18, 2015 does not count
An amber Belgian strong ale with caramel and coffee, a little bit sparkling and bitter with a spicy end. Lekkere bier

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (1980) - - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle. Dark ruby with little head. Taste and aroma share toast, caramel, toffee and a little dark fruit. Medium-thick, somewhat sticky with a long finish. Simple and almost perfect.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4229) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle. Brown with a small head. Not a lot of life and slightly sweet. Didn’t really realise its strength which should be taken as a compliment. An excellent beer.


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