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


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RATINGS: 1274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

Bricks' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricks (992) - Delaware, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Smells like a sweet, sugary candy. Great brown appearance. Taste is excellent -- with a Christmas effervescence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turboninja (549) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2016
Bottle@Tuulensuu. Highly balanced and organic with sweet, slightly bitter raisin and dryed fruits. Some maghony and a hint of cognac. Medium/light body. Overall, too light palate, great taste though bit light.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (4076) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear dark mahogany with a bit fizzy dark beige head that looks like a cola head at first, but leaves a nice film. Looks very good. Massive brown sugar, toffee, raisins, light milk chocolate, dates, dried peach, some cognac. Very decandent aroma. Taste is over medium sweet and with some alcoholic bitterness. Almost full bodied with a slick feel and a bit low carbonation. Slightly let down by the palate. Still a really good beer, Rochefort it’s not, but it’s damn tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bonev (352) - POLAND - OCT 13, 2016
Piwo lekko metne w kolorze ciemny brazowy z minimalna 0iana wokol szkla. W aromacie slodowo, suszone owoce i belgijskie drozdze. W smaku dosc wytrawne z wysyceniem i goryczka na niskim poziomie. Jest troche czekolady, orzechy i przyprawy od drozdzy. Cialo polpelne z odrobina alkoholu rozgrzewajacego gardlo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5762) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2016
750ml capped bottle pours an amber brown color with a finger and a half of light beige head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and dark fruits with hints of chocolate and toasted almonds. Taste is a light fruit tartness with a caramel and chocolate malty sweetness with a spicy hop bitterness with some almonds in the mix. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a nice brew that suits the style well, with a good balance of flavours and body. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (2111) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inoven (353) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mice (820) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2851) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (2211) - 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!

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