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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: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cattrall (52) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - JUL 23, 2015
While I used to love Belgians I'm more into American IPA's now. So this is a biased review. Pleasant sweet caramel palate. Mild bitterness. Nothing to knock your socks off. Medium bodied. Would drink again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1386) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2015
Bärnstensfärgad öl med dragning åt orange. Gulvitt skum. Doft av mörka frukter, plommon, russin och fikon. Karamell, jäst och lite honung. I smaken tillkommer lätt jordighet och mörkt bröd.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosbouw (1893) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2015
Heldere gouden kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt fruitig, snoep, kruiden, citrus. Smaakt fruitig, snoep, orange.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Abijen (1875) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2015
Geel goud bier met een goede witte schuim kraag. Ruikt zoet, kruidig, caramel. Proeft ook zo. Bleh.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hansvf (311) - - JUL 6, 2015
Bij van Moll. Goudgeel, dun schuim. Ruikt licht hoppig, kruidig. Smaak ook kruidig, niet echt mijn ding.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Batavi (150) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
Fles gekocht bij firmabier.nl, uitgeschonken in Gouden Carolus bokaal. Licht troebel amberkleurig bier met zwevende gistdeeltjes. De schuimkraag is licht crèmekleurig en zakt vrij snel terug, een dunne laag blijft wel aanwezig. Aroma's van karamel, Belgische gist, banket en gedroogd fruit. De smaak is zoet, kruidig en zacht bitter. Met smaaktonen van veel karamel, rozijnen, dadels, kruidkoek, butterscotch, kaneel, witte peper en subtiel bittere hop. De carbonatie is licht en de afdronk is kruidig zoet, vooral karamel, kaneel, witte peper, kruidkoek en lichte hopbitter. Weer een uitstekend bier van Abbaye des Rocs, deze amber, heeft bijna hetzelfde niveau als de Abbaye des Rocs Brune. Niet echt gemakkelijk verkrijgbaar in de winkels hier ben ik aangewezen op aankoop via internet. Interessante Belgische kleinere brouwerij met fraaie bieren.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6619) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2015
33cl bottle from Speciaalbier, Leiden. %Thick creamy white head. Almost a gusher. Cloudy amber pour. Decent.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
navydoc8 (1) - - JUN 6, 2015 does not count
Drinking this beer for the first time. A total surprise. I live right now in Germany and have had a lot of German and Belgian beers. This was a total surprise. I would enjoy drinking this beer on a warm night like tonight. caramel, citrus, earthy,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_persik (543) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2015
Hazy amber orange color, huge white head. Aroma of malt, grassy and spicy hops, sour apples, yeast. Sweet body with lightly bitter finish. Medium body and active carbonation. Nice Belgian ale, quite enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
huineman (417) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
Pours greenish golden; head is ivory-coloured. Aromas of figtree leaf, plantain, black chocolate... Taste is balanced between sour and sweet, a little low on the bitter side. Full body.


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