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

bottled
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RATINGS: 562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2511) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Pours a cloudy dirty brown with a small off white top. Aroma is caramel and earthy malts. Taste is caramel malts with belgian yeast and sweet gingerbread.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle at the brewery in Montignies-sur-Roc
Dull brown-amber body with a patchy off-white head.
Banana and browned apple estery-heavy aroma with trace of brown sugar.
Candy sugar, herbal hops and peppery yeast phenols develop.
Calcium minerality with faint lactic yeast off-notes.
Strongly sweet, medium-full body, relatively low bitterness and acidity.
So incredibly sweet and sugary that I have to stop after two sips.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angelkostvo (692) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2014
Dark ruby colour, huge beige head. Aroma of candy sugar, raisins, dark fruits. Taste is light to medium sweet, slightly sour. Very well balanced. Medium body, oily to creamy texture, average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABT_S54 (203) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
33cl bottle served in a De Dolle glass. Pours a cloudy amber colour with a slightly off white head which last quite well. Aroma is dusty spices with the taste being more of the same. Alcohol is reasonably present with a warming glow. Quite a flavourful and characterful Belgian. More of a winter warmer than the style would suggest.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmrmwel (1058) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle, lot L122909682. Pours hazy dark golden with sediments, and a fiery mocha finger thick quickly dissipating head. Aroma is roasted malts with camphor and edgy herbal notes, as well as nuts, dark fruits and whiffs of earthy yeast. Medium body with average carbonation. Flavour is sweet with fruity yeast, plums, kandi and roasted malts with bread.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
OntBeerDrinker (449) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
7.5% on my bottle: dark amber red with a little carbination and a little laceing. Smell is like yeast, grape, promagaranet, yesty wine and sweet malt smell Taste a little wet a little dry some warmth a grap pomegranet like taste with some typical Belgium ale taste and wine. Ive had better btw. Not horrible or 100% gross. Good moments bad monets. Finish it ends fruity sweet and heavy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1483) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours hazy rosehip with low white head Aromas of amber malts, bread, sour fruits Taste is nice with sweet maltyness, honey, raisins, sweet fruits

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1619) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours apricot with a brown twist and a low white head. Aromas of ripe apple, caramel, honey, raisins, plum. Taste is ripe apple, caramel, raisins, plum, honey. Mouthfeel is quite smooth with medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2241) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours cloudy amber with low white head. Aroma of wheat, honey, spices, light pepper, raisins, yeast. Taste is sweet, peppery, yeasty, light spicy finish. Light to medium, smooth with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jvhemert (334) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2014
AROMA: caramel, bread, herbs, dark fruits APPEARANCE: amber, clear, frothy, white foam, TASTE: light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, PALATE: medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, astringent, long finish, OVERALL: well-balanced aromas of warming dark fruits matched with spicy tones; no notice of alcohol, bit thin body and slightly sticky palate.


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