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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: 1204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eduardeller (35) - - FEB 23, 2014
Botella de 33cl. ..aromas y sabores tostados...ligueros toques de café. ..nada lupulada! !!!!!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Murky medium brown with a tight light brown head. Sweet aromas of dark fruits, sherry, cocoa. Flavours of milk chocolate, dates, sponge toffee, finishing with a light fruity acidity. Incredibly drinkable and smooth, with a rising complexity as the journey progresses. Exceptional.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (187) - Soria, SPAIN - FEB 12, 2014
Vierte un color ámbar oscuro, con media cabeza de espuma que perdura unos mms, aromas a caramelo tofe, malta tostada, grosellas y cerezas, entrada refrescante con notas a especias y pasas, amargor inexistente sin ser muy dulce, cuerpo y carbónico medios con el alcohol bien integrado y un largo pos gusto dulce y licoroso, cerveza muy recomendable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1047) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle gushed for 10 min, then poured a yeasty brownish, not pretty. Aroma is dark fruits, taste has a bit of alcohol but tasty

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1989) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2014
33cl bottle. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, no foam. NOSE: wood, alcohol, some herbs. TASTE: sweet, alcohol, liquorice, decent in general

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
330 ml bottle, labelled Brasserie des Rocs Grand Cru. Pours a very sediment-filled ruby reddish brown with a resilient beige head. Aroma is brown sugar, red berries, old grains. Flavor is cherry, apple, brown sugar, yeast, cake, cream sugar. Finish is (white) sugar and brown sugar. Medium body, average carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
macgybeer (24) - - JAN 4, 2014
Aroma: caramel, chocolate, nuts, alcohol, clove, Appearance: brown, cloudy, minimal head, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Overall Gran Gran Birra. Una de las mejores que tome. \nTiene un excelente equilibrio entre dulce, cuerpo, carbonatacion. aroma.\n\nAroma: Bien marcado, dulzon afrutado.\nApariencia: Bien de color, marron rojizo y algo turbia. Poca espuma.\nSabor: Afrutado, sentia un poco el alcohol, muy suave y tomable, final largo.\nBoca: Cuerpo medio alto, para nada pesada igual, era muy tomable\nGeneral: Debo decir que es un buen equilibrio entre las belgas dulzonas y secas, se para justo en el medio y lo hace de la mejor forma

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Serving: 330 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a murky brown with a small and short lived tan head. Lots of dried fruit in the nose, fig, prune, and raisin. A little earthiness in the flavor to pair with caramel and the dried fruit notes. Odd finish that seems to coat the tongue. Glad this one didn’t have the protein issues I’ve had in the past.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Moravius (597) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2013
Flasche (33 cl). - Tiefes Rotbraun. Schwere, dunkle Malzsüße, ergänzt durch üppige dunkle Frucht (Kirsche, Sultaninen). Noten von Likör, Bitterschokolade, Nüssen, Holz. Sahniges Mundgefühl; schwer aber nicht klebrig. Im Abgang eine ungewöhnliche, erdige, holzige Herbe, die an einen deutschen Doppelbock erinnert. - Großartiges Bier, das ich wegen seiner reichen Fruchtigkeit einem Doppelbock vorziehe.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frothmeister (585) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
330ml bottle. Wow. That’s how I’ll start this. Pours a cloudy dark chestnut brown with some sediement floaters, and a good sized creamy beige head. Aromas of raisin, dates, brown sugar, molasses, and dark bread. The taste is sweet, with black licorice, molasses, prunes, a light menthol note, alcohol, and dark rye bread. Excellent.


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