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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 546   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oliodnb (277) - ITALY - APR 13, 2014
Cloudy amber color, creamy white head. Smells of sweet malts, caramel and yeast. Taste is similar, very malty. Sticky sweet aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ametras (382) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
33cl bottle. Murky amber with a foamy off-white head. Flavors are caramel, honey, brown sugar, dough, apples and raisins with spicy notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy texture.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
budedou (384) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - APR 6, 2014
Un peu déçu pas cette abbaye des rocs ambrée... Je l ai bu au milieu d autres bières fortes moins sucré, c est peut etre pour ça....

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1098) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
330 ml bottle, 7.5% on label. Murky amberish colour with a fine bubbled off white head. Yeasty aroma, with raisins, bread and some caramel. On the palate it is quite rich, but smooth, yeasty and some caramel/toffee notes with some banana. Decent stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crazy_cat_lady (120) - - APR 4, 2014
March 22, 2014. 330mL bottle from LCBO. Dark warm brown colour with off-white head. Raisins and toffee in aroma and flavour Smooth mouthfeel. Quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
terrybail (594) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
330 ml bottle from LCBO This is pretty good a little too sweet brown sugary I used to like these Belgians more but have goes more to IPA’S and ESB’s I guess

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a murky amber/brown with decent-sized light tan head. Aroma is subtle but interesting with sweet light and dark fruits, caramel and brown sugar. Flavour has modestly sweet, slightly sour character with apple, citrus zest, light prune, caramel and brown sugar. Lively carbonation. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2335) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle, pours light brown, spicy taste, light aroma. A bit of cherries, overall, nice

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HipHopOpotamus (229) - 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 (554) - 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.


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