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


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RATINGS: 605   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2433) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Light sweetness and roast aromas. Copper in color with almost no head. Caramalty and sweet with a bit of spice undertone. A descent amber but not my favorite from this great brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (956) - 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 (3997) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (463) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2016

Malts, caramel, toffee, Belgian yeast, candy, hops and fruit.

Turbid amber/brown beer with visible yeast and with a slight off-white head.

Heavy sweet and slightly bitter with malts, caramel, toffee, Belgian yeast, candy, hops and fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (1037) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 19, 2016
Bottle; BB 17.10.2016. Pours a very murky coppery amber with a fast dissipating head. It’s insane how full of floaties the beer is, despite my careful pour, and the bottle having sat still for at least a month! Anyway. The aroma is wonderful, fulsome, there’s a load of prunes and other dark fruits soaked in port wine and covered in warm, liquid caramel, and toffee. Tastes as good, but a new layer of bitterness is added, plus a nice warming spiciness. Just enough sweet - luckily it lacks the overly sugary character of too many strong Belgians. Crisp in the mouth, dryish in the finish. Would happily sip this the whole evening. Excellent brew. I love l’Abbaye des Rocs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1353) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2015
De geur is al goed, maar de smaak is echt top, heel zacht, maar toch vol van smaak. Een aanrader

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (13821) - DENMARK - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle, 9%. clear golden with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, ripe fruit, caramel, orange and spices. Flavour is malt, yeast, caramel, toasted, medium sweet, orange, ripe fruit, yeast, dried fruit, spices, hop and a little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (589) - 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 (164) - 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 (389) - 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.

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