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


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RATINGS: 613   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zaf (308) - - MAY 18, 2013
birra dall’aspetto fantastico..ambrata con una bellissima schiuma..aroma deciso molto maltato e speziato..gusto eccessivamente dolce..dopo un pò non ce la fai più a berla..piacevole retrogusto ma anche quello,dovuto alla eccessiva dolcezza,dopo un pò stufa..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (2000) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2016
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 28/08/2017 Pours a murky sort of pale bronze body, foamy head. Aroma is quite intense - peppery, clovey phenolics, bread dough, biscuity caramel malt, has a medicinal red berry fruit sort of note - not sure if its hop or yeast derived? Syrupy smooth creamy sort of texture, big without being cloying or evidently potent. Carbonation subdued. Flavour is quite sweet upfront - lots of caramel, overly ripe stonefruits, sweet bread crust, savoury spice & black pepper, has a sort of lifted citrus note lingering brings a sense of balance to the beer. A solid Belgian strong for sure - maybe expecting more from a 9%er?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9018) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2016
330ml bottle at home. Pours amber with a thin white head. Aromas of sweet malt, caramel and spice. Taste is sweet, caramel, spice, pepper. Sticky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopverdju (467) - BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2016
Donker amberkleurig bier met wit schuim. Geur: karamel, bitterig, gedroogd fruit, wat kruiden en champignon. Smaak: karamel, zoetig, zoethout, fudge. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: zoetig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tognetta (669) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 13, 2016
Âmbar escura, média turbidez e grande quantidade de particulado, espuma bege de pouca formação e média persistência. Aroma intenso caramelado, gengibre, álcool perceptível. Paladar de médio/forte dulçor, praticamente nenhum amargor. Corpo licoroso e baixa carbonatação. Final adocicado mas mantendo uma leve picância que remete a gengibre, dulçor lembra toffe e doce de leite. Razoável, esperava mais pela nota do RB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stultus (39) - ESTONIA - APR 12, 2016
Pours amber with a thick white head. Aroma is malty sweet, a lot of caramel and a hint of spiciness. Taste is soft, sweet caramel and moderately spicy, very nicely balanced. Long bitter-peppery finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (1188) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 24, 2016
Deep amber colored, small+ beige head. Aroma is of brown sugar, toffee, dried fruits, some spice and yeast. Taste is very sweet, a bit too sweet, brown sugar, toffee, some dried fruits, apple, spice, light toasted bread, yeast, sweet finish, light spicy bitterness. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation, sticky cloyingly sweet. (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PapaCanard (55) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 22, 2016
Bière dorée qui cogne quand même un peu dans son verre en boule, la Montagnarde ambrée a un goût qui me fait penser à du bois, mais je ne suis pas un expert...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (792) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 15, 2016
F: not, very big, white, quick gone. C: dark amber, a little hazy. A: malty, toffee, fruity, buttery, caramel, candy, yeast, alcohol. T: malty, caramel, butterscotch, spicy, yeasty, dried fruits, marzipan, vanilla, hint of coffee, full body, lower carbonation, warming alcohol, very good, 0,33l bottle from Beer Mania in Brussels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (1087) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 9, 2016
0.33l bottle. Copper body, white head. Aroma of caramel, candi sugar, sherry, figs and orange zest. Taste of caramel, dark sugar, sherry and toast. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (4528) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2016
(Abbaye des Rocs La Montagnarde (Ambree)) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 9% Light amber colour on the body, clear, with a small and thin off-white head on top, with average retention. Aroma of grains, light malts, light sour notes too, caramel. Taste also of caramel, grains, sugar, malts, light fruity notes f apricot, quite sweet in general with some metal notes on the finish. Medium thin body, good carbonation. Decent.

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