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


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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5399) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (2348) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
Flaske fra Belgisk Bryg, delt med Kitty på hytta kvelden før avreise til Belgia: en perfekt opptakt til turnen, her er masser av aroma og smak i form av sviskeplommer, rosiner og alt som godt er av tørkede frukter. Alt er klart, inkl. nødvendig faglitteratur som Around Brussels og Around Brugge in 80 Beers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperTiti33 (493) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
Brune foncé. Intense mousse. Sédiment. Caramel au beurre. Sucre brun. Conifère. Sucré alcool. Sirop d'érable. . Tire. Fruité. Onctueux. Vive les belges.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kryon (1355) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2013
Pours muddy brown with medium frothy off white gead Aromas of cheeries, lemon zest, baking soda, undefined sour fruits Lovely taste. Sweet round rich. Loaded with cherries, murky belgo yeast, honey, syrup. Great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlainG (1175) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
Une bière brune avec plusieurs sédiments en suspension, ayant une mousse dense, qui se résorbe lentement en un mince col. Un nez fruité , de figues fraîches, de pommes de saison ou encore de raisin vert. Un goût très appréciable de fruits secs, d’épices , de marmelade et d’alcool. Un bel amalgame. (MA 19/10/2014) (700-120613)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (2956) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2013
11.2 oz bottle poured into a trappist goblet. Pours a chunky brown to amber with a thick, beige head of velvety, fluffy foam. Nice retention. The aroma is fairly complex with notes of raisin, plums, clove, wood, banana. Taste is everything that the aroma indicated. All those complexities meld together so well. Soft carbonation and mouthfeel. That raisin and wood really stick with you on your tongue. This is a really nice Belgian Strong. Well deserving of it’s rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1229) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle thanks to czar, thanks a lot! Pours somehow clear brown at first and then murky and full of yeast floaters. Aroma is spicy, malty with a strong candi sugar presence. Taste is quite sweet but balanced by some kind of bitterness. Flavors are raisins, malt, cloves and a little cardamom. Mouthfeel is comforting with soft carbonation and a full body. A grand beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davhgbrew (936) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Dark red appearance. Sweetness of banana and prunes? Nicely complex, tasting like a dubbel to me. The abv is well masked and it is syrupy on the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1094) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
Chuny brew with a red colour. Burnt caramel, lemon merengue pie aroma mixed with cider and cherry notes. There is something grassy in there as well. Sweet pie flavours and cherry notes mixed with chocolate and roast. very nice stuff that grows as it opens up. Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atheist_Peace (942) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
750ml bottle that expired 02/13. Deep mahogany pour with a ton of chunks floating around. Nose of slightly burnt lemon meringue. Great beer but not that complex.

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