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

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RATINGS: 553   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.


DrGonzo's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2006
From 750ml bottle. Orange and golden color with thick white head, some floaties. Citric aroma, apricots and flowers. Spicy body, fruits (apricot and pear), medium weight. Finishes a bit thin and dry. Good overall, though nothing too remarkable for the style.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (8049) - 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).

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
didierlewallon (50) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milo91hd (112) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
darrennelson12 (414) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
In bottle (from Brussels); pours a clear amber ... very easy drinking amber. Somewhat caramelly with a little sweetness. Quite light for the 9%. I quite enjoyed this amber .. I would buy again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McWorta (592) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 16, 2014
Brown lightly opalescent colour with a long lasting frothy lightly tan head. Noses of dark fruits, spices and hay. The texture offers a light fizz with a medium body. Flavours of caramel, fruits, malt, spices and a hint of pepper develops. Lightly sweet with some bitterness to it. The finish is medium.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (1108) - PORTUGAL - SEP 9, 2014
33cl bottle. Dark copper colour with a lot of floating sediments (even served with care) and a thin off-white lacing. Liquorice, caramel and spicy aroma. Average to soft carbonation and medium body. Taste is slightly more sweet than bitter with a long sweet caramelized finish. Overall, a nice brew but too sweet for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (334) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
2014/08/31 - Pours a hazy amber-brown colour with a thick, foamy, off white head that quickly dissipates and leaves minimal lacing. Lots of suspended particulate present. Aroma is yeast, apples, plumbs, caramel, sweet liquor and gingerbread. Taste follows nose; apples, plumb, sweet caramel, yeast, mild gingerbread and sweet liquor. Body is full with smooth carbonation and a sweet and warming boozy finish. Not too shabby, but nothing spectacular. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1742) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2014
Belgian-style barley wine since 1986 with a deep amber colour, hazy with often quite large protein flakes, off-white, thinnish head. Very yeasty character, spicy too (apparently dandelions are used in it, adding bitterness), caramelly malt base, fruity, citrus, warming alcohol in the finish. Lots of personality in this one, I like it a lot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
330ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Amber/brown in colour with a thin white head, good lacing. The aroma is of caramel, light orange citrus, some yeast. The flavour is moderately sweet, lots of caramel, some pepper, fruit. Medium body, high carbonation. Finishes long and quite sweet.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ForlornHope (48) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle chilled slightly before a pour into a tulip. Yeasty, bready aroma. Head disappears very quickly to leave a thin top. Lots of yeast into glass, so the appearance is an amber full of chunks! Taste is sweet and malty, thin palate. Not very good at all.


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