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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1205   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2006
Bottle @ Kerstbierfestival 2006 in Essen, BE. Unclear amber brown color with small white head. Aroma of spices, (cardemum) and alcohol. Flavor is sweet, warm alcoholic, bitter and spicey aftertast. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32140) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2007
From 1½ L bottle, Kerstbierfestival 2007 in Essen/Belgium. Pours deep brown and still golden with a light orange lacing head. Aroma is caramel malty with a nice light spice note. Flavour is mild spiced with a solid malt flavour. Lovely yeasty note lingering in between the malt flavours. Very mild note of dried fruit into the finish. Nice solid caramel malt note lingering far into the finish as well.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
Bottled. A deep red beer with a long lasting brown head. The aroma is powerful with a strong spicy note, cloves and cinnamon amonst others, but also with strong notes of brown sugar, fruit both fresh and over ripe, oranges, peaches, as well as notes of cherries and raisins. The flavor is also very powerful with strong notes of brown sugar, caramel, a complex spice combination, including coriander, cloves, and cinnamon, and strong notes of fruits; fresh peaches and oranges, and dried apricot, prunes, and raisins. And the mouthfeel is very filling. The alcohol is only felt until You swallow, where it leaves a slight burn in the throat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2005
(Bottle 150 cl) Very hazy, dark amber with loads of floating impurities. Light off-white head. Lovely caramelly, malty nose. Complex, vinous and very soft in the malt with lots of dried fruit notes. A bit flat but very delicate nonetheless. 120805

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
Bottled at RBESG 2005. Hazy orange coloured with an off white head. Sweet flavour of dried fruits and slightly acidic notes. Sweet flavour of dired fruits with notes of wood. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2008
Bottled (1500ml). Hazy brown colour, huge beige creamy head. Aroma is malts, caramel, some yeast and spices. Flavour is caramel, yeast, some spices and alcohol. Also quite much nuts and mild earthyness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19975) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2004 Bottled. Cloudy amber, small head. Dryish and almondy upfront, sweeter in the finish. Rich in flavour, lighter in mouthfeel then expected. Lightly yeasty, some caramel, very complex and well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma with some hints of dark fruit. Sweetish malty spicy flavor with some alcoholic hints and some hints of dark fruit. Has a sweetish malty spicy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
18th January 2011
Very hazy dark red - brown beer. Short lived cream - tan head. Softish palate but has a carbonated bite. A little cream with subdued chocolate. Mild coca cola and very mild sourness. Trace of marmite. All flavours are mellow and this is not a strongly flavoured beer for it’s abv.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2005
Magnum bottle, 4 years old
Amber color. Wonderful beer, perfect maltiness and balance, a lovely Strong Ale, with harmony, no need to say more (caramel, spices, malt…).


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