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


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RATINGS: 614   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (661) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2015
Hazy amber orange color, huge white head. Aroma of malt, grassy and spicy hops, sour apples, yeast. Sweet body with lightly bitter finish. Medium body and active carbonation. Nice Belgian ale, quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
huineman (563) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
Pours greenish golden; head is ivory-coloured. Aromas of figtree leaf, plantain, black chocolate... Taste is balanced between sour and sweet, a little low on the bitter side. Full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (3894) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Dark Amber beer with small head and decent lacing, lots of floaters. Aroma of toffee, malts and yeast. Taste is caramel, malts, a little spice, toffee and yeast. Medium bodied. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lele (370) - Padova, ITALY - APR 26, 2015
ASPETTO: ambrato limpido, con schiuma fine, abbastanza abbondante e non particolarmente persistente. Il problema sono letteralmente grossi pezzi di lievito che fluttuano nel bicchiere. Informatomi, ho visto che non è neanche una cosa rara che capiti in questa birra. AROMA: soprattutto caramello, toffee e marzapane, inoltre un lieve speziato. Aroma gradevole, ma non particolarmente pronunciato. GUSTO: praticamente gli stessi sentori che al naso, solo con predominanza di toffee e marzapane. Retrogusto non particolarmente intenso. Carbonizzazione media, forse un po’ troppo per lo stile, ma comunque non invadente (al contrario della sua sorella maggiore, l’Abbaye de Rocs. CONCLUSIONE: una birra molto gradevole, ma che non decolla. In bocca è comunque abbastanza monocorde, battendo soprattutto sul marzapane. Resta comunque una birra abbastanza appagante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bozo_skeleton (933) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 19, 2015
Robe ruby, peu de carbo, petit collet fuyant. Aromes leger fruits rouges, caramel, pain d’épices. Ronde alcooleux une pointe metallique légèrement désagréable mais qui disparaît apres les premières gorgées. Caramel et alcool en finale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle at home in London with JP - sourced from Beermerchants. Opens with a pop and appears to be a slow gusher; but tonight I’m on my game and get the pour going in time. Alas, there are many floaty bits in this amber-orange beer - which also has a surprisingly weak, foamy off-white head. The nose holds strong notes of butterscotch, toffee, stewed fruits, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, berries. Big sweet flavor, fairly sticky, with some sturdy fruit character, bready malts, toffee, meaty dates, slight grain husk. Medium bodied with average, active carbonation; the spritliness of the bubbles definitely lifts the palate. Lightly warming finish with some yeast character, esters, more berries, ripe and lightly dried fruits, hearty bread, more toffee. Nice beer, just nothing to lift it above the pack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Dark orange with lots of sediment and a small beige head. Aroma of yeast, caramel and fruit. Taste is a little sweet, sour and spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonotono (245) - torino, ITALY - MAR 12, 2015
Colore ambrato molto torbido, principio di gushing e molto fondo in sospensione. Odore caramelloso, burroso, fruttato. Sapore dolciastro, caramelloso, molto corposa. Alcool nascosto bene.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (1203) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
Jaune brumeux avec un grand col beige. L’arôme est fort des fruits avec assez de sucre. Le goût est du malt léger les fruits et un amertume doux dans la finale. Très bonne mais pas mal sucré.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McSherman (485) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
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