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


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RATINGS: 1504   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 17/20
beeebon (372) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Pours a rich ruby brown colour, heavy sediment (as in chunks of yeast being poured however this is most likely due to my poor pouring technique!) and small tan head. Aroma is figs and dried fruits, slight spice, sweet malt, and doughy yeast. Taste is malty sweet and nicely balanced bitter, complex and enjoyable. Smooth feeling in the mouth and the alcohol is well masked. Very good indeed!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Serapac (305) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. The looks is probably the weakest element - cloudy reddish brown with unstable beige head. From there it goes only uphill. Complex aroma, banana, bread, chocolate cookies, hints of anise, mint. Taste in line; sweet and spicy, long malty finish containing all of the above. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (1733) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
Marrón oscura con abundante espuma beige. Aroma de frutas del bosque y especias. Sabor complejo, con malta, uvas, hierbas y cítricos. Abundante carbonatacion y buen cuerpo. Cremosa y rica.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PauloAG (251) - BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2015
330cc bottle. Pours reddish brown. Really sweet. Great complexity of flavors and aromas: earth, spice, yeast, malt, bread, caramel, fruiits, nuts. Some bitterness. Highly drinkable for. 9abv 100% grain. Oustanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (640) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2015
Hazy brown colour, big white head. Aroma of dried fruits, bread, caramel, yeast, hops. Dry sweet taste, lightly bitter finish and a bit spicy aftertaste. Medium body and average carbonation. Nice fruity Belgian ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1685) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle at home, 30th May 15. Pours dark brown, lots of bubbles and a little head. Aroma is sweet, bready, yeasty, caramel. Taste is complex, sweet, malt, yeast, banana, caramel. Lovely beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopfenWeisse (1434) - - MAY 30, 2015
Dark hazy amber color with lot of flakes floating around and nice big head. Aroma is dark fruits and yeast. Flavor is malt, dark fruits, bread, chocolate, sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blastomorpha (41) - - MAY 23, 2015
Very sweet, but very well balanced also. Outstanding aroma. Rich and complex, a lot of good things in to this beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (1338) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - MAY 10, 2015
Huge maltiness, caramel, candi sugar, dried fruits, dark fruits, some hops, light nuts, some spices not too pushy. Mostly sweet with light bitterness and light tartness. Complex and well balanced brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
poolstar (43) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
a really nice malt beer,some dried fruits, some caramel nicely balanced with a warming aftertaste

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