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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: 1270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.


Jonathan3584's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Aroma is dominated by yeast esters -- I mainly picked up clove and dried fruits. Heavy brown pour with plenty of particulates. Head doesn’t last, but it’s off-white while it’s there. Flavor is very sweet malt, with immense fruitiness behind it. There’s quite a bit of complexity to it, but I made the mistake of starting a cigar part way through my snifter, so I didn’t get as much out of it as I would have liked to. Smooth texture and exceptionally well hidden alcohol.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (2106) - Gdańsk, POLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Magnum bottle. The beer is very similar to the normal version. Look out for strooong gushing. I lost almost half of the bottle. I’m also surprised I didn’t rate it on RB the day I drank it. Anyway, still a great beer with complex aroma and flavor. Not expensive but not much different, maybe a bit more dry then the normal version.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inoven (309) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2016
Robijnrood helder bier met een caramelachtig, fruitig aroma. In de smaak komt de caramel ook naar boven. Smaak ebt snel weg. Zwaar bier wat je snel te vlug drinkt.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mice (804) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Pulloa avatessa olut ryöppyää ulos pullosta hirveällä tahdilla. Lasiin päädyttyään paksu vaahto häviää kuitenkin nopeasti ja jättää vain aavistuksen pienen vaahtoreunuksen. Tummanruskea olut. Tuoksu todella houkutteleva, suklainen, tummaa hedelmää ja luumua. Maku maltaisen makea ja pehmeä, tumman hedelmäinen kokonaisuus. Täyteläinen olut pitkällä maltaisen makealla suun täyttävällä jälkimaulla. Runsas hiilihappoisuus pehmentää kokonaisuutta tyylikkäästi. Todellinen taideteos.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2834) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2016
Alone at home. Brown colored beer with small off-white head and no carbonation visible. Malty fruited aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sour malty slightly roasted and alcoholic. Nice one!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2016
Taster at The Mondial de la biere. The color is a dark brown with thick beige head. The taste is sweet and heavy of fruits like cherries and also dark chocolat and herbs with a good serving of malt plus yeast. The aroma is pleasing to the nose and lets you know what is coming in the taste.I enjoyed this beer a lot.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (2173) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 16, 2016
hazy walnut brown colour with a lot of small particles, minimal beige head; aroma of dried cherry (maybe plum and figs, too), dark chocolate, walnut, wet leather and minimal herbal notes; taste is the same with less intensiveness and Belgian yeast notes; almost perfect - if the taste was as intensive as the aroma it would be a magnificient masterpiece...anyway, it’s still brilliant!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kapusil (1181) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 15, 2016
1.5l bottle thanks to Lore. Hazy dark orange body with lots of floating sediment. Aroma of caramel, orange zest, figs, raisins and pepper. Taste of candi sugar, orange zest, raisins, dates, cloves and some floral hops. Very smooth beer. Based on the aroma it seems to be stronger, but the taste is not boozy. Awesome beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbbeer (729) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2016
A bottle that has been lying around for several years. It says "Brasserie des Rocs." I remember being unimpressed with this originally and put aside a couple bottles for a few years. A cloudy brown with small beige head, a ton of large particulate matter. Aroma sugary malt, caramel, chocolate, subtle toasted nuts. Medium body, lightly carbonated, a touch of alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet but finishes dryer. Caramel, dark fruits, maybe a little dry hops, figs. Not sure if the original bottle I had wasn’t good or if it’s improved with age but this is quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (2753) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2016
Hazy amber. Rocky, airy offwhite head. Aroma has caramel and dried fruit. Flavour is malty with sweet fruit, light spice, fruit, brown sugar and warming alcohol. Light notes of anise. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msbernac (1918) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle Aroma-caramel, prunes, raisins Appearance-brown, cloudy, tan foam, Taste-medium bitterness, medium sweetness, lightly sour, Palate-full body, oily feel, lively, long finish, Overall-perfect


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