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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2002
I fail to see the 4.02 overall rating. Yes, flavor was fruity and fairly dry, but the aftertaste was strange to say the least. It is on the bitter side, hard to describe. I have had better belgian ales. Disparaging, to say the least. Re-rate: Maybe I had a bad bottle the first time around, I brought myself to try it again. Still not as good as I was expecting, but I bumped up the scores a bit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2535) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Medium size, large bubbled, light brown head thtas short lived. Hazy brown, cola color.Light/medium body.Fruity nose plums, raisins, yeast and malt. Nice fruity, malty flavors, slight mustiness and light spiceyness. Unfortunately somewhat thin for a 10%er, seemed flat.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerohen (2032) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2003
Dutch ratebeer meeting. Large head, clear orange-brown coloured. Soft malty, fruity aroma and flavour, some butter. A bit Rochefort aroma indeed (i'm with you skortila ;-) ). Cool 1.5 liter bottle, but the beer itself is not nearly as good as it's cracked up to be.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5324) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2003
Dutch ratebeer meeting. Large head, clear orange-brown coloured. Very spicy aroma, fruity, butter, orange. Spicy and malty taste, bit chocolat maybe. Sharp alcohol burn in taste and palate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2004
75cL bottle. This beer had a coriander and citrus aroma along with significant maltiness. The flavors were well-balanced for such a complex beer. The fruit and nut flavors were really nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2005
Light hazy warm brown color with a nice light beige head. Nice maltyness in the nose with hints of roasted nuts, bread crust, barck of a tree, autumn-leafs and fine hoppy accents. This beer has a dens mouthfeel without beeing sweet. The taste is malty and has hints of fresh toasted bread with fresh butter on it, touches of nuts, a foait dry fruitness and a burned bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 4, 2005
Pours a murky brown color, no head. Aroma is apples, fresh hay, funk. Flavor is sweet, apples, spices ( clove black pepper) other fruit notes. Alcohol is very well folded over into the beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5849) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2005
Bottle - sampled at the RBESP 2005
Amber colouring, a bit yeast floating around. Minerally honeyish aroma, some smoked or burned notes. Overall honeyish sweet and somewhat one-dimensional. Sticky mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours a hazy amber with a tan head. Aroma of fruit, chocolate, carmel, and citrus. Flavor is carbonated, fruit, carmel, and chocolate. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2007 bottled. Sweet belgian w/ a nice kick. This is The Balance here,; w/ the the sugar and alcohol in almost pure harmony... Maybe... I’d LOVE to taste an aged one. But this one rings in as a nice dark Belgian with the hops, malts, and residual sugar in an seemingly easy balance. A nice belgian ale. I SWEAR to rate again........ I bought this in COLUMBIA, SC !!! OUR TIME HAS COME!


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