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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: 518   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This beer, robust in taste and strength (9%) is the tops for flavour. It has a fruity and spicy bouquet, it has a stark taste, between a sharp bitterness and a caramelised flavour. It has no sugar, and this pure malt beer oscillates between various tendencies which all round off the bitterness. It has a peppery taste at the back of the mouth and a sharpness on the tongue. It is active in the mouth and lets each flavour express itself individually. It is very active in the glass which gives it a full, lasting, head. It has a long conclusion and puts emphasis on an ever present bitterness but less supported by the caramel. The final impression is one of gingerbread without sugar.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HipHopOpotamus (210) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Purchased at LCBO, delicious beer with lots of caramel malts taste. I would buy again!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (524) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
330ml bottle. Labelled as 7.5%. Pours a hazy amber with a one finger creme coloured head. The nose is caramel heavy with mineral notes, light earthy notes, and raisin. Medium bodied, and sweet with raisin, date, marzipan, and light molasses notes up front that lead in to mineral notes, and light prune with light bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sudomorph (377) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque amber/Orange with a one finger, egg shell head. Carbonation rising up the sides of the glass. Aroma is slightly sweet. Candy sugar, yeast, and slight caramel. Taste is sweet with a slight citrus, caramel, and banana. Medium body with a medium-high carbonation. Syrupy texture. Overall nice flavour but too sweet for my tastes. Worth a try.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shaynsawchuk (360) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
330 mL bottle. Pours hazy amber with an off white froth of head. Apple and banana fruit, brown sugar, baking spices. Lightly sweet, finishing with a hint of bitterness, a touch of tart from the high carbonation and moderately dry. Medium bodied with heavy carbonation, clean on the palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (2743) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2014
330 mL bottle from LCBO served cool in a tulip glass. Cloudy deep amber with a full light tan head. Some bright fruitiness, rich sweet malts, somewhat zingy citrus peel, brown sugar and toffee, a bit of alcohol. Medium body, full, rounded effervescence. Lots of sweet caramel and toffee maltiness, a little alcohol, citrus zest, melanoidin, somewhat fruity and estery, quite estery really, a bit savoury, Belgian amber fits the bill; sweet with minimal bitterness and a long, sweet, pleasantly malty and fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 26, 2014
Vue en bouteille de 75cl. Arômes d'épices et de caramel. Peu de sucré. Équilibre quasi-parfait. Un bonheur.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (397) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
Pours maple syrup brown with a plush white cap. There’s a whole lotta shakin’ going on in this flavour profile: freshly squeezed tangerine, a grassy edge & a sour underbelly. A great sipper after a couple tight-like-that afternoon cocktails as I try to figure out how to make Sunday night pasta without slurring my words.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (197) - NEWMARKET, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a a hazy brownish amber with a two finger tan head that settles quickly. Nose is yeast, sweet roasted malts, some spice and candied fruit. Starts a bit sour with sweet toffee and some citrus in the middle ending up with ginger and pepper creating a dry bitterness. Medium slick body with quite active carbonation. There is a lot going on here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
4theluvofbeer (50) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
Aroma and taste are fruity, mild citrus, light caramel malts. Well balanced good carbonation. 9% abv is well hidden.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ncube (62) - - MAR 22, 2014
Aroma of toffee, malts and citrus. Taste the same as aroma, but with spices. Rich sweetness upfront but surprisingly balanced and a near dry finish.


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