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

bottled
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RATINGS: 563   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2007
Bottle. Unclear medium amber / orange color with a averager, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light malty, caramel, light to moderate hoppy, orange, moderate yeasty, fruit acidic, sulphur. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (281107)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2008
33 cL bottle, trade with DeDollewaitor. Pours clear orange to amber with lots of huge yeast sediments, not really an inviting look of a beer. Huge off-white to orange head. Light caramel and slight metallic aroma. Malty, slight metallic and vaguely pepperish flavour. Ends with a mild pepperish note. Interesting, but I’m not impressed :(

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2003
Deep red, slightly unclear with a good head. The aroma is light with hints of yeast. The flavor is soft , fruity, a little flat and a little sour and yeasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2005 (Bottle 75 cl) Orange golden, hazy ale with a thick creamy head. Incredible fruity aroma. Very, very aromatic but at the same time almost suffocatingly sweet. A beer that should definitely be enjoyed in small quantities. 140604 and 061297

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with floatiea and a huge off white head. Sweet aroma dominated by fruits and spices. Sweet flavour of fruits and spices with notes of dried fruits, yeast and hops.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2005
Bottled. Copper coloured, foamy beige huge head. Fruity aroma with hints of hops. Flavour is sweet alcohol, plum and spices. Finish is spicy and alcoholic. Extremely sweet beer. Aftertaste is hayish hoppy and at the same time it contains caramellish sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19976) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2003
Bottled. Stunningly beautiful: Cloudy orange-amber with rich, firm head. Marcipan, toffee and grassy hops in the aroma. Sweet and full bodied. Yeasty and funky. Honey and almond in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber colour with a big white head. Spicy fruity aroma with some hints of yeast. Sweet malty flavor with some fruity and spicy hints. Sweet malty spicy aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
28th July 2011
Very hazy brown beer, tidy white head. Softish palate with carbonation welling up. Sweet malt with a trace of marmite. Nice generic fruits in the undertone. Banana and peach distinguishable. Finishes soft with a malty aftertaste. All right.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2002
Amber colour, thin collar of foam, persistent; original whirlpool of thin bubbles in the middle of the glass. Sweet aroma of malt, alcohol, very light phenol, apricot almonds. Good body structure, malty, warm, winy, light caramel, light liquorice, apricot almonds. Strong palate, with a bitter-sour note, evident apricot almond bitterness.


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