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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: 1206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (868) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Aromas of ground cinnamon, toasted bread and ginger. Massive three-finger foam and a brown color under it. Flavor brings nutty/almond notes to the palate. Some maple and brown sugar on the finish. Overall, not bad at all. This is a nice Belgian brown ale. I’d give this an A rating.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerardgathier (396) - - DEC 27, 2014
Currently I am updating my ratebeer with al the beers I drank but was too lazy to rate at the time. I give the scores I gave back than. If I drink the beers again I might re-rate them.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3063) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
Clear brown colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, red fruits, figs. Sweet malty flavour, caramel, dried fruits. Finish raisins, figs, caramel. Nice.
(from 33cL bottle @ home)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trappist1 (575) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2014
Old bottle 750ml.aug/2012.Dark amber brown with beige head. Malts, sugar, fruity, citrus, alcohol. A lot of alcohol. Very smooth, "sucré", warming... Great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2014
One of the classic Rocs beers, deep dark brown with light beige head and very rich bouquet of caramel, chocolate, raisins, walnuts, dried orange peel, spices and so much more. Balanced, full and complex taste, a bit oily mouthfeel, dried fruits, esters, spices, deep maltiness and warming, creamy finish with sourish hint. Tasted from a 1,5 litre bottle. I have a suspicion this was originally nothing more than Abbaye des Rocs Spéciale Noël in large bottles, but it is probably a different beer nowadays? Anyway: it’s been eleven years since I had this, so I must get a new bottle urgently...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliodnb (391) - ITALY - NOV 16, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with a low beige head that quickly disappears leading no traces or lacing. Aroma is buttery sweet with caramel, butterscotch, plums, raisins, dates. Taste is similar sweet with dark fruits flavors. Light roasted and chocolate notes in the finish, almost no bitterness, light alcohol. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1369) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle from Manchester. Label is totally different. Poured into a snifter. Rated from the second glass. A deep opaque purplish brown with a frothy light tan head. Some floating yeast chunks in the bottom. Flavor is deep and earthy with well balanced sweetness and bitterness. Very smooth. Hard to tell it’s 9% plus. Could use a bit of something to spice it up a bit more though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alethol (106) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2014
Pours murky red brown. Aromas of brown sugar, fruit, bread and yeast. Same taste with vanilla and slightl sourness. Full body. Very good, but among the greatest.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cargo150 (782) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
Belle couleur brune avec des reflets rougeatres et un mince filet beige qui résiste jusqu’a la fin du verre. Un liquide très complexe et frais de caramel,fruits rouges,raisin,chocolat,amande, chaque lampés est une saveurs différentes. Ce déguste très bien. Une des meilleures bières belges c’est assurés.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
leghorn99 (36) - Livorno, ITALY - OCT 24, 2014
Versa un colore ambrato scuro di buona limpidezza; la schiuma è fine, compatta, cremosa e dalla buona persistenza. Al naso ha un ricco e complesso aroma di frutta; ciliegie, uvetta, pesche, e frutta assortita secca, combinati con aromi di miele e caramello. In bocca il sapore è liscio, con ricchi sapori che ricordano ciliegie immerse nel caramello; per finire con note di cioccolato, mandorle tostate, e un pizzico di melassa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2340) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Listed as 9.5% on label, and as Brasserie des Rocs. Normal quad dried fruit aromas and flavors, abrupt finish, cloying sweetness. I had hoped for better based on the overall score.


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