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

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (4713) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2011

01/02/2011 - 33cl bottle @ home (2011-46)

Dark amber very cloudy beer, thick creamy white head, adhesive and stable. Aroma: hops, malts, fruity, pears. MF: nice carbon, full body. Taste: malty, hops, fruity, apples (apple skin), citrus notes. Aftertaste: hops, citrus and grapefruits. Very nice beer, refreshing, full of flavour and only 6% ABV!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jerre (2694) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2007
Bottle, 33cl. (from festival Hotton) It was a fieuw years ago that i’m taste this beer. Golden colour with small short-lived white head. Aroma is bitter hops, fruit and a little sweet honey. Medium body. The taste is full of hops, good bitterness, yeasts, also little spice and a fruity touch. Very drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2008
UPDATED: APR 21, 2009 75cl, pours bright orange, very effervescent, creamy head, some yeast came even with a careful pour, aroma was spicy (citrus, cardamom, noble hops), first taste was mix of light honey, peppery, peach, cotton candy, light malt, more yeast aroma came through during sip, finishes a touch bitter, then lingering sweetness after swallowing... alcohol is a touch warm at first, then breathes off quickly.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3223) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 12, 2012
hay, barnyard, banana, orange, sparkling, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, full body, creamy, astringent, fizzy,

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corkyrory66 (589) - BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2012
Abbaye des Rocs, oui, mais microbrasserie aussi, oui. Donc on a repris une tradition monastique, sur le lieu même du culte, mais en structure « indépendante », et sur le modèle de la microbrasserie. Cette blonde à 6%abv se prétend une variante de la Montagnarde ambrée, mais celle-ci fait 9% abv. Donc la tâche est rude …. En fait pour moi, elle est strictement différente, avec sa petite niche de blonde, mais tout de même à triple fermentation. Donc elle mérite une dégustation soignée pour la classer à sa juste valeur. Coloris blond profond avec des milliers de bulles assez grosses, mais présentes partout. La mousse blanche pure est crémeuse et nappe le liquide à quasiment 4 mm, belle performance. Première surprise importante : la clarté n’est pas limpide, mais comporte des particules qui se meuvent comme des petits papillons. Nous avons donc en face de nous une vraie bière naturelle sur levure, comme nous l’a indiqué l’étiquette d’ailleurs. Les arômes sont de céréales et levure avec une pointe d’anis et de coriandre. La texture de la première gorgée est soyeuse. La 1ère bouche est une belle entrée sur les céréales avec une amertume très précise et de qualité. La 2ème bouche passe à l’amertume raffinée avec une pointe d’anis. La 3ème bouche est vraiment travaillée avec une pointe d’originalité qui s’oriente sur la bière spéciale, mais l’arrière-bouche est très liée. La levure est intégralement pour une blonde, particulièrement adaptée. La longueur est maintenant sur l’équilibre, et montre bien que nous avons dans notre verre une quasi triple, si elle était au-dessus de 6% abv... La finale ne laisse pas échapper l’amertume mais la contraint à une sage adaptation à son sujet au milieu des céréales. Donc une vraie grande blonde de sa catégorie, voire mieux classée.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13780) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2008
33cl bottle from Dranken Geers. I was in the Kulminator on the Saturday of Zythos 08, and sat next to me.... you know what? I have no idea. A good beer drinker who ordered... no it wasn’t it was Rick Gordon who the one who ordered this or another Abbaye des Rocs beer, so it got me onto this one. The first time I went to the Kulminator I had Abbaye des Rocs Noel on tap and I liked the brune, but my history with this brewery is either up or down. The grand cru floaters were stupidly huge, but they clearly know how to brew good beer. Clear orange gold but with a viscous feel, thin off white head. Very fruity aroma, stone fruit, some orange spice. For a 6% blond, quite an aroma. Doesn’t quite live up to it in mouth, bit thin to be honest. but then a similar burst of fruit on finish. Even 20 mins later the aroma is stunning. Like juicy crystalised tangerine fruit. Rather a good beer, which I think is excellent and something I would seek out again.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2005
Cloudy golden colour with some sediment. The head was rather thin and didn’t last or leave lacing. Not a great deal of aroma - perhaps a bit of caramel. The taste reminded me of the Seville oranges they use to make marmalade - a hint of sweetness but dryness too, and plenty of lemon as well as orange.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2005
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Dark blond with white head. Aroma of spice, curacao, biscuity malt, peardrop. Medium body. Dry finish. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9552) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 12, 2001
honey colour, deep lemon and spicy aroma, smooth, full bodied, some pleasant acidity

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4537) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2003
Very sweet, honey aroma, citrus. Cloudy yellow coloured, beautifull lasting head. Sweet honey taste, some fruits. Very smooth beer. Not very complex, but its somoothness is superb.


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