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


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RATINGS: 599   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.

DrGonzo's rating

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (515) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange color with intense normal white head. Aroma has caramel, nuts, toffee. Taste is malty sweet with nice long sweet fruity aftertaste. Flavors of malt, caramel, toffee, fruits, spices.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nicolas_M (158) - BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2015
Fruity aroma, my first thought was apricot, but I’m not sure. However, I’m sure it taste apricot before the alcohol aftertaste. Nothing else to say.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ulysse (378) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2015
Muddy orange colour. Strong alcohol taste with a middle shade of champagne. Heavy brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
florent.janssens (263) - - OCT 27, 2015
Quasi pas de mousse. Goût particulier un peu caramélisé et fortement alcoolisé. Particulière.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (2086) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle from Belgian Beer Factory. Hazy orange. Aromas of spices, brown sugar, dried fruits, hint of anise. Tastes fruit cake, toffee, candy sugar. Sweet and delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1647) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 11, 2015
opalescent dark golden to amber colour, minimal off-white head; aroma of honey and floral notes, dried fruits, caramel and maybe someminiml vanilla (?); taste is dominated by candy sugar sweetness, floral and honey notes again, caramel, some spiciness and alcoholic warmth; not bad at all!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1483) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
750ml bottle, pours clear amber with a small head and plenty of sediment globules. Aroma is medium malty, pleasant caramel, with notes of apple, blackcurrant, finish is well balanced with a light bitter finish with a bit of spice. Medium bodied, oily texture, shame about the sediment which has a snot like texture, disgusting really, had to pour some, but I did enjoy the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cattrall (54) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1518) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosbouw (2220) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2015
Heldere gouden kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt fruitig, snoep, kruiden, citrus. Smaakt fruitig, snoep, orange.

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