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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: 584   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
[6831-20141003] Bottle. Honeyed grains aroma. Clear, orange amber body with a long-lasting creamy light grey head. Fruity wet grains and boozy barrel wood flavour. Medium-full body seems fuller than expected. Average. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerardgathier (511) - - DEC 27, 2014
Currently I am updating my ratebeer with al the beers I drank but was too lazy to rate at the time. I give the scores I gave back than. If I drink the beers again I might re-rate them.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
mjik83 (873) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
33cl van het vat bij café Thembi, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 9% Uitgeschonken in origineel des Rock glas Uiterlijk: goudoranje kleurig met kleine schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: kruidig, gistig, licht zoetig, klein bittertje Conclusie: aparte smaak, moeilijk definieerbaar

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Trystan148 (44) - FRANCE - DEC 12, 2014
Amber beer with a taste of chestnut. Good taste but disappointed by the aromas

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Baramba (376) - ITALY - NOV 30, 2014
bottle @ Cervoise. Golden brown, huge white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, dried fruits, yeast, alcohol

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xXbaptisteXx (116) - - NOV 27, 2014
Une Ambray couleur châtaigne, la mousse et de couleur blanc cassé et elle tient moyennement Il y a énormément de dépôt (Ça tombe bien j'adore ça!) Elle a des odeurs de fruits secs; boisée; fruits mûrs. Bouche on s'en es notes sucré (bananes trop mur) fruits rouges et d'alcool Très bonne je vous la conseille !!!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alusmamuts (851) - LATVIA - NOV 25, 2014
Dark amber with medium off-white head. Mild malt & yeast aroma. Just-enough swetness mixed with caramel bitterness with herby and coffee notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EddyBeer1 (1036) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2014
Ambrée foncée opaque, effervescence moyenne-légère à bulles très fines et éparses, col blanc moyen. Principalement maltée, plutôt aqueuse, caramel et fruits mûrs légers, petite chaleur d’alcool. Mouais...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1045) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 330ml bottle poured in a Chimay chalice. A: Pours an orange to amber cloudy color. Forms a huge white to beige fluffy and creamy head. An alive beer: As the foam grows, the top vanish making a fizzy sound, impressive. In the end, only few lacings are left S: Smell is veeery fruity in the beginning. Dark fruits, mainly plums and raisins. Caramel malts, candy, honey, the traditional Belgian Abbaye des Rocs trademark yeasts. Mild citrus hops and alcohol T: As the nose: Dark fruits, candy, sweet malts, honey, earthy yeasts, brown bread. A sweet upfront and a mild citrus hoppy aftertaste. Completely balanced sweet-bitterness. With the natural hints of alcohol M: Deliciously creamy body. Molasses. Medium carbonation. Sweet upfront and mild citrus and bitter aftertaste O: Traditional Abbaye des Rocs beer specimen, I mean, an authentic well done Belgian strong ale. Very tasty with drinkability limited only by its high ABV. Recommended [ BA Review @ 12/29/2011 ]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (256) - Soria, SPAIN - OCT 10, 2014
Vierte color ámbar claro anaranjado con media capa de espuma de baja retención; aromas a caramelo, licor, especias y miel; en boca entrada suave y maltosa con notas dulces; largo pos gusto siguiendo el dulzor largo tiempo; cuerpo y carbónico medios en una buena ale belga.


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