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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: 610   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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.


dnstone's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2457) - 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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tognetta (650) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 13, 2016
Âmbar escura, média turbidez e grande quantidade de particulado, espuma bege de pouca formação e média persistência. Aroma intenso caramelado, gengibre, álcool perceptível. Paladar de médio/forte dulçor, praticamente nenhum amargor. Corpo licoroso e baixa carbonatação. Final adocicado mas mantendo uma leve picância que remete a gengibre, dulçor lembra toffe e doce de leite. Razoável, esperava mais pela nota do RB.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stultus (32) - ESTONIA - APR 12, 2016
Pours amber with a thick white head. Aroma is malty sweet, a lot of caramel and a hint of spiciness. Taste is soft, sweet caramel and moderately spicy, very nicely balanced. Long bitter-peppery finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (1113) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 24, 2016
Deep amber colored, small+ beige head. Aroma is of brown sugar, toffee, dried fruits, some spice and yeast. Taste is very sweet, a bit too sweet, brown sugar, toffee, some dried fruits, apple, spice, light toasted bread, yeast, sweet finish, light spicy bitterness. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation, sticky cloyingly sweet. (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PapaCanard (44) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 22, 2016
Bière dorée qui cogne quand même un peu dans son verre en boule, la Montagnarde ambrée a un goût qui me fait penser à du bois, mais je ne suis pas un expert...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (703) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 15, 2016
F: not, very big, white, quick gone. C: dark amber, a little hazy. A: malty, toffee, fruity, buttery, caramel, candy, yeast, alcohol. T: malty, caramel, butterscotch, spicy, yeasty, dried fruits, marzipan, vanilla, hint of coffee, full body, lower carbonation, warming alcohol, very good, 0,33l bottle from Beer Mania in Brussels.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (1046) - Budapest, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (4393) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (685) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2016

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

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

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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (1318) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1389) - 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


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