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


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RATINGS: 1464   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melnis (329) - LATVIA - MAY 8, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2015 Arima is pretry straight forwad to goog lvl, taste is the same but u can feel the quality and consistancy of taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjik83 (1055) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
33cl flesje via Firma Bier Alcoholpercentage van 9% Uitgeschonken in La Trappe glas Uiterlijk: donkerbruin/rood met mooie dekkende schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: caramel, bitterzoet, rozijnen, donker fruit Conclusie: erg mooi bier inderdaad, maakt de hoge verwachting gezien de rating waar. In het rijtje van Rochefort. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy_Luke (772) - Poznań, POLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Od wszelakich strong ale stroniłem raczej, ale trzeba wypić dobrego przedstawiciela, żeby styl docenić. I Abbaye des Rocs takim przedstawicielem jest. I nawet wysoko zawiesza poprzeczkę! Kolor ciemnobrązowy, ze sporą, puszystą pianą o czerwonawym zabarwieniu. W aromacie rodzynki, czekolada, ciemne owoce. Piękna kompozycja! W smaku świetnie wyczuwalne rodzynki, delikatny karmel i sporo owocowych nut. Trochę przypraw... Przyjemne, gładkie piwo. Bliskie doskonałości!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonotono (157) - torino, ITALY - APR 30, 2015
Colore marrone rossastro, schiuma fine e cremosa. Carbonazione scarsa. Odore frutta matura, fichi, dolciastro. Sapore dolce, fruttato. Alcool abbastanza ben nascosto. Buon equilibrio di sapori, anche se il dolce è il sapore prevalente. Molto corposa, quasi masticabile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (198) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 22, 2015
Pours ruby red with medium head disappearing fast. Aroma: plums, raisins, wood, dried dark fruit and caramel. Taste: rich taste of dark dried fruit such as plums and raisins is followed by some heavy malt and woody taste, finishing with a warming palate. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1934) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2015
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours dark brown. Nose is very malty, brown sugar, wood. Taste is malty, brown sugar, toffee, caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brew_xls (18) - - APR 18, 2015
AROMA : caramel, bread, cereal, toast, roasty, plum, raisin (grilled, then in the aftertaste fresh), cooked apples, bubblegum, banana, butterscotch, woody, spicy, complex. APPEARANCE red, brown body, bit hazy, frothy, white foam with outstanding tenue. TASTE : heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, bit salty. PALATE :full body, creamy, average carbonation, long sweet finish with fuzziness. OVERALL a great strong ale like no others, leaves nice long aftertaste no so overwhelming as the taste/aroma itself. Bottle from fridge, champaign glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (14752) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2015
Bottle at home in London - sourced in a trade. Pours clear chestnut brown with a lot of sediment with a creamy beige head that calms down faster than I expected it would. Great aroma, lots of semi-dark fruits, raisins, caramel, rich bread, some Belgian yeast, candi sugar. Big sweet flavor with scoops of caramel and toffee, lots of ripe fruits, berries, some toasted grains and bread, very mild earthy bitterness. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Only mild warmth in the finish, some further toffee character, dark bready malts, some esters, fruitcake, bread, toasted sugar, caramel. Delicious stuff. Quintessential.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
susonagger (116) - spain, - APR 15, 2015
NOTA DE CATA: - Aspecto: De color marrón oscuro con reflejos anaranjados a contraluz. - Aroma: Su aroma es dulce, afrutado y con matices tostados que no logran ocultar totalmente el olor alcohólico que desprende. - Cuerpo/sabor: Al paladar encontramos una cerveza afrutada, dulzona, con tintes azucarados y predominancia de ciruelas maduras.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChtiBreizh (258) - Rennes, FRANCE - APR 15, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2015 My sample had many yeast floaties. Not sure this is typical. Colour is dark amber. Average head. Aroma are all about dry fruits. Sweet but sufficiently dry. Very well balanced. Reminds me of st bernardus abt.

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