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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: 1179   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Abbaye des Rocs Grand Cru has a rich, complex fruit aroma of cherries, golden raisins, peaches, and assorted dried fruit, laced with honey and caramel. Smooth, rich flavors reminiscent of cherries dipped in caramel, finishing with notes of dried chocolate, roasted almonds, and a hint of molasses.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarcoDL (1521) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2013 One of the richest and most complex beers I ever had. Taste is very versatile and develops a few seconds long after you sip. It has fruits, spices, chocolate and special malts. Brilliant beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (2676) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
From a 33 cl bottle enjoyed at the beach in Avon NC. Pours a cloudy brown with an off white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee with a hint of banana. Highly effervescent mouthfeel. Creamy texture. Hits of red fruit. Complex and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frovigalning (2694) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle from a bottle shop in Belgium, bought in 2011. Fruity smell, lots of different kind of berries, cherries, raisins etc. Very high carbonation, way to high for my taste. It hid the flavours at first so I had to roll the glass for a while to get a decent level. After that I got the same fruity taste with cherries, almonds, some sweetness. Very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rejtable (1138) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
This is a beauty! Pours rootbeer colour with very little head and no lacing. Nose is fruity and molasses. Notes of ripe cherries, maybe plums, some caramel, some blackberries and maybe a hint of cereal. Taste is just shy of heavy sweet. Full almost creamy body with medium carbonation. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lukin (412) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
bottle, aged 1 year. Pours dark brown, ruby edges, bubbly head quickly subsided but left nice lacing on glass. Aroma of berries, cherries, grapes, port, toffee and earth. Taste is sweet with light prickly carbonation, lots of fruit and berry flavours, boozy finish. Wonderful beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gilvanblight (761) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
Brasserie Des Rocs - Grand Cru Belgian Special Brown Ale Really dig the bottle if nothing else. From the Amazing Clubs beer of the Month club. Very dark brown clear pour with a white head, that while not thick is really lasing. Flowers spice and malt in the nose. Wow that is really really good. Lots and lots of berry notes. Some flowery tartness and a very sweet finish. The sweet finish is quickly quashed with a slightly malty caramely aftertaste. Just a touch of spice that lingers. There’s a ton of stuff going on here but unlike other beers I had tonight it’s not all right in your face. It’s a taste journey and a very pleasant one. Fantastic beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomghiley (21) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2013 Beautiful dark color, but doesn’t have the full head and carbonation that I like from most Trappist beers. Very full fruity flavour, not overly sweet, nice balance of tartness, rich and very full bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (3672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2013
At Epic Beer Fest 2013. Clear copper under a bubbly light beige head. Nose is syrupy and complex with woodsy notes, Belgian earthy toffee, funky pineapple, and maybe apricot. Flavor is the same, sweet and complex. Nice woody flavors mixed with a syrupy toffee maltiness, raisin, yeasty fruitiness, and bready tones with Cracker Barrel applebutter. Mmm.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ronaldtheriot (1100) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Brasserie Des Rocs Grand Cru has a thin, fizzy, root beer-like, beige head, a reddish-brown, appearance, with lots of big, solid, gray-brown chunks suspended throughout, and no lacing. Some of the smaller chunks are left behind, clinging to the sides of the glass. The aroma is of rich, sweet fruit (figs, dates, fruit cake), candy sugar, chocolate powder, cellar mold, bread crust, and moss. Taste is of sweet, rich fruit, lighter chocolate, bread, cotton candy, fruit cake, grape skin, brandy wine, nougat, nuts, slightly piney hop bitterness, and there is an underlying alcohol flavor. Mouthfeel is medium, and one can feel the big solid particles entering the mouth. There is a lot of carbonation prickle, and one will develop a heavy burp. Brasserie De Rocs Grand Cru finishes dry, ultra sweet, and bready. Overall, this is an epic beer. A must try! RJT

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5211) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle (150 cl) from Etre Gormet. Shady chestnut with some large floaters. Nutty, caramelly, chocolatey, perfumy aroma. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.


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