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


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RATINGS: 1326   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EddyBeer1 (765) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2013
Brune un rien rougeâtre, effervescence légère, mousse qui tombe dans la minute. Doux arômes de chocolat et de malts rôtis dès le départ. Côté goût: caramel, légèrement réglisse, fruits foncés et sucre candi. Alcool tout aussi légèrement présent. Classe et complexe!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3436) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2013
33 cl bb 15/03/2015. Mahogany with a quarter inch of lasting foam. Nose is spicy dark bread, dry cocoa, raisin, cherry, a hint of charred grain. Tastes of coffee, cherry, prunes, blackberry, dark chocolate. Medium body is a little too fizzy at times, well balanced, and shows a bit of the abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fellebag (635) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle 33cl. Small off white head. Quite good carbonation. Red brown color, a bit hazy. Aroma is plum, raisins with a metallic touch. Flavour is maple syrup, wild berries, caramel, figs and prune. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (704) - - JUN 29, 2013
Brown pour, huge head that dissipates quickly. Fig, raisin, yeast in the aroma. Fairly sweet tasting - Dark fruits - fig, date, prune, raisin, brown sugar, yeast, caramel, earthy. Medium body, good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
badhack (278) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Surprising it has no sugar, it is very sweet with sugar and brown sugar and yeast. This particular bottle had a ridiculous amount of yeast. Medium body. Some dark fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leepe_steven (158) - Lede, BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2013
Pours dark brown with some ruby notes in it, one finger off white creamy head. Aroma is dark fruits, sweetness, yeast, figs. Taste has all of those components, bread. medium to full body. Nice mouthfeel, medium carbonation, alcohol is well hidden. Complex and well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (859) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2013
Dyp mørk rød farve med et gyllent skum. Fin duft av malt. God smak av frukt, malt, sjokolade, kaffe og honning. Balansert og lite Karbonert. Vinmonopolet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nilsas (982) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2013
God frisk duft, nøttebrun farge. Friskt på smak med en liten anelse syrlighet. En liten søtlig ettersmak setter en ekstra piff på smaken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fspirit (44) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2013
Nice little head. Smell of nice sugary caramel and malts. Dry malty caramelish taste with some fruits in the end. This was actually better when it was quite cold.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2014 33cl bottle. Rating #300! APPEARANCE: brown beer, small rather unstable brownish head. NOSE: very fruity and pleasant nose, reminds me a little of a red wine, some wood, even some bourbon, TASTE: strong taste in general, has a nice sweetness in it, some wood, rather fruity again, lots of burned malts, very complex and balanced taste! Amazing beer and a lot of taste for it’s 9°

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