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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: 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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Monchito_IPA (114) - - AUG 14, 2013
Espuma beige que desaparece rápidamente. Si sos rápido disfrutarás de un aroma afrutado que se desvanece inmediatamente dando paso a los aromas propios del género. Sabor muy equilibrado, se agradece que no sea tan dulce como otras triples.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliodnb (140) - ITALY - APR 9, 2014
Cloudy, dark reddish amber color with a very fine, quickly disappearing beige head. Sweet caramel and fruity aroma (plums, raisins, dates). Sweet complex taste, lots of malts, thick consistency, very little hops. Nice long winey finish. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 4, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Une superbe bière ! Belle couleur brune foncé aux reflets rubis. Arômes boisés, café, caramel et graines grillées. Parfaitement équilibrée, du corps et de la douceur en bouche. Génial !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Icedwarf (115) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
Roodbruin licht troubel bier met veel schuim. Smaak licht zoet met zure afdronk, lichte nootachtige rooksmaak, die lang blijft hangen.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bozo_skeleton (393) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAR 31, 2014
Brune tres sombre, petit collet persistant. Aromes complexes tres fruité, quelques notes de café, de vinaigre de vin de bois. Extraordinaire en bouche, d’une rondeur parfaite, des notes de reglisse viennent s’ajouter a toutes celles citées ci dessus. Du velours !!! Bonne longueur.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleigator (100) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 14, 2014
Decent beige head, brown, black color. Light on aromas, bready malts and hints of toffee, wood. Warm, toasted malts at the beginning, which turn more present and sweeter at the same time. Carbonation is lively, vanishes soon, due to the intense malts. Interesting development on the palate, as the beer starts earthy, bready with hints of wood and rather dry, the malt needs a second to turn sweet and warming, with hints of fruit and also spices. Almost too sweet aftertaste, sticky. Refreshing at first, loosing its carbonation to the sweetness. Complex beer with a decent body, defined by malts, with an unusual high carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
timmwillum (52) - BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2014
Brunlig uklar farve med gærrester. Let tyndt og flygtigt skum. Næsen er jern og lidt humle. Masser af kulsyre. Starter syrlig, men slutter med masser af julesødme og krydderier. Nærmest som en nisseøl ... lidt for sød. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Satyroneto (61) - - MAR 10, 2014
Cor marrom com tons ameixa, turva, espuma bege de média formação e baixa/média persistência com bolhas que ficam subindo para a superfície; pouco lacing que se desfaz rapidamente; Aroma complexo de frutas vermelhas (ameixa mais proeminente e cassis) Sabor inicial de frutas vermelhas com final picante e levemente adstringente; retrogosto com leve picardia. Alta fermentação, boa dronkability. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (5636) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein minimal trübes dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig süß, alkoholisch, belgische Hefe. Geschmack sehr malzig alkoholisch, fruchtig, würzig

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Voras (19) - - APR 12, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Brown with a small head. Aroma: Sweet, light. Taste: Very well balance, sweet, caramel. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (873) - PORTUGAL - MAR 14, 2014
UPDATED: APR 9, 2014 Shared a 75cl bottle from Cora (Luxembourg). Pours a reddish deep brown colour with a very thin tan head. Aroma is malty, roasted, nuts and red fruits. Average to soft carbonation and medium oily body. Taste is well balanced, more sweet than bitter, with a long roasted caramel dry finish. Overall, a very pleasant beer that asks to be drunk


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