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


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RATINGS: 620   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Baramba (958) - ITALY - NOV 30, 2014
bottle @ Cervoise. Golden brown, huge white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, dried fruits, yeast, alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xXbaptisteXx (235) - - 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 !!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alusmamuts (1576) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EddyBeer1 (1058) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (1359) - 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 ]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (361) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
330ml bottle
7.5% ABV (as marked on the bottle)
King/Spadina LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
March 7, 2014
The beer pours a light copper colour, murky, with a very thin white head. Aroma is tart fruit, funk, yeast, and some fruit notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is sweet, yeasty, with some tart funky notes in the mix. Not on par with the better Abbaye des Rocs BSAs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (11341) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2014
330ml bottle ordered through Vinmonopolet, Bestillingsutvalget. Partially gushing bottle pour. Hazy, apricot coloured body, Slim, white head. Poor lacing. Dried fruity nose with a touch of almond. Spiced dried fruits and caramel flavours. Mid-sweet fruity ending joined by warming alcohol. Well bodied. Very sweet, but alright as a long lasting sipper (Tromsø 18.09.2014).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
didierlewallon (282) - ponferrada, SPAIN - SEP 20, 2014
Cerveza especial, de color de albaricoque, enturbiada por la levadura. La espuma blanca bastante apretada y estable. Aroma dulce y ligeramente acre, tonos de malta arbolada. Sabor según el gusto evolutivo, primero punzante luego redondo y amplio. Con fuerza, poco amargo, poco condimentada pero dulce, redondo y afrutado.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milo91hd (203) - Lecce, ITALY - SEP 17, 2014
Bottiglia, colore ambrato con i lieviti che rimangono in sospensione nel bicchiere, schiuma fine e persistente. L’aroma non è molto pronunciato con malto e frutta, meglio nel sapore molto morbida e rotonda. I 9 gradi non si fanno proprio sentire

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