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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: 1415   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, - AUG 10, 2008
Aroma: very powerful. Liquorice, vanilla, semolina. Rotten pears, alcohol, green pepper (corns), mushroom. Soy...
Flavour: liquorice, plums, malt, again sourish plums... Overall sweet, musty, ’noble’ & malty.
Palate: fizzy - very creamy & fizzy.
Appearance: deep crimson orange w/ pale flakes... pale but tinted finebubbled foam.
Really not that interesting. I had higher expectations.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ysok02 (141) - 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 (215) - 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 (517) - 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 (1781) - - 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 (4133) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rob_D_UK (1101) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
Pours a murky chestnut with an off white head. Lovely dark fruits aroma and a taste of this with spices.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (489) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Hazy amber color with big white head. Aroma of spicy yeasts, coriander, toffee, and a hint of tartness. The tartness reminds me of cherries and berries. Taste is more toffee, caramel, malty, dark fruits with prunes, raisins, nice booze kick. Carbonation is smooth but prominent, very creamy texture. Warming finish with spices. A complex classic indeed. Still feels fresh despite the heaviness. Superbly priced as well. I like it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lello4ever (103) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
Eccellente belga. Si presenta di un marrone con riflessi rosso scuro e un ampio cappello di schiuma beige di buona persistenza e compattezza. Al naso principalmente malto e caramello. Sin dal primo sorso il dolce del malto è predominante e perfettamente equilibrato, ricco e intenso, unito alla buona presenza dell’alcool che le da un corpo pieno. Senza dubbio una di quelle strong ale che ricordi, sulla falsa riga di una Chimay, St. Bernardus e simili.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (649) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle bought at Geers. Pours amber, brown, almost no head. Aroma of prunes, raisins, malts and caramel. Flavour is malty, spices, little roast, coffee. Lovely dubbel.


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