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

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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2004
The beer after its checking out of the 330ml brown bottle pours a foggy yellow-orange color with a modest bright white head that vanishes rather quickly, the texture creamy and the lace forms a glutinous sheet that sticks to the glass. Nose is tart with a hint of yeast and a nice malt tone at the back, crisp and fresh to the senses, start is sweet and the malt pleasant with the top light. Finish is ferine in its acidity, the hops spicy and the aftertaste sour and quite dry, a drinkable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Mild sweet Belgian ale aroma, light grains, honey, sugar. Mild hops. Pretty weak, though. Muted orange-amber clear (before dregs) with thin foamy lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation, slight carbonic burn. Starts with decent sweetness, but not overpowering. No acidity, and balanced well with a dry bitterness. Hay, dust, yeast. Finish is a bit watery, with medium bitterness. After is light bitter clean, with chalky yeast residue. A bit peppery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2004
Hazy golden color. Balanced Belgian Ale, well brewed, everything is in the average, with a quite evident spicy character; ends quite dry.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - MAY 29, 2004
Bottle. White head, low persistant, medium glass sticking. Golden cloudy body, with many clasts of floating yeast. Aroma is yeasty too, light citrussy, herbal. Weak malt fragrance, toasted (walnut). Taste is light aromatic, restrained bitterness, honeyish sweetness. Easy to drink, medium to light body, dry palate.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CEZ (403) - Milano, ITALY - MAY 26, 2004
[on tap, Udine 2004] Slightly hazy, golden body. Yeast, hops and spices, softened by a fruity touch. Crisp, easy to drink with a good dry finish. A nice belgian ale; definitely reminded me of a witbier due to its yeasty character.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Choos (658) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2004
Bubblegum & citrus aroma small head with soap bubble lacing. Cloudy yeast gold pear colour with stacks of dead yeast residue. Begins sweet and smooth gives way to noticeable sourness with some fresh pine needle notes high carbornation for me.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
vanvenlo (1396) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2004 8 May 2004 - The first impression, I had was of a sweet lambic infectitious, sort of taste. Bubblegum and citrus aroma with earthy notes flavours. Quite good mouthfeel, but very light given it dissolves in the mouth. Flat flavour/palate that needs more fruit and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 4, 2004
pretty murky with bits of floating stuff that tasted of coriander. some compost in the aroma. lightly sweet, banana nectar and a vanilla finish. dunno why no one seems to like this

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2004
Slightly hazy with really poor head. Tinned apricot aroma, with phenols, coriander and non-alcoholic supermarket sparkling white wine. Tastes strongly of melons (ie. like Midori), with apricots, though it is pretty dry. Very fruity, but good nonetheless. I agree with Eczematic’s comment about it being halfway between a wit and blonde.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eczematic (1321) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2004
this was a lovely beer, like a blonde and a wit combined. malt, peaches, baked apple, spice aromas. taste blooms with peaches and malt before a quenchingly tart finish. silky mouthfeel. i could drink a lot of this stuff.


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