Brewed by Brasserie de l’Abbaye des Rocs
Style: Abbey Tripel
Montignies-sur-Roc, Belgium


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RATINGS: 413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Has a yellow label and is called Brasserie des Rocs (Blond) in the U.S.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11206) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2005
Honey color. Chunks of yeast, cloudy. Honey aroma with mandarin. Citric, hoppy flavor with a soft honeyish sweetness. A bit powdery and medecinal. Hopbitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2005
750ml bottle: If you’re not giving this a 5 for appearance then you may need to re-evaluate your scoring system. Pours with a huge frothy, creamy white head that has some of the best retention I’ve seen - in 10 minutes it has reduced to a thin covering atop the beer (still a few mm thick in the center, thicker around the edges) with plenty of lacing down the outsides of my tulip. The small coating lasts throughout every glass down the very finish. The body is a murky yellow that shines a bright marigold yellow with orange highlights, yet still remaining cloudy and nearly totally opaque even held directly to the light. The aroma is light sour apples, bitter grassy hops, musty dank cellar, peppery yeast, mild citrus, light vanilla, corn (not in a bad way), showing a bit of carrot & raisin when swirled, then just a hint of corriander and lime with a hint of sweet light malts as the nose is pulled from the glass. The taste is medium bitter spicy/grassy hops at first, quickly followed by a lightly sour apple, then a fleeting pepper, a hint of alcohol, and finally candy, sugar, a full & rich light malt, mild bread, and a hint of fruity butter. Medium-full bodied, lively carbonation, finishing dry with an excellent blend of spicy/floral hops, a hint of yeast, and a residual malt sweetness that always seems just about to emerge but never does. I would really like to get my hands on their house yeast and brew with it sometime. Yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2005
yellow label, and a surprise to see on the shelf. taste is sweet and refreshing. huge head that never goes away. malty sweet rich an excellent tripel. a style that i am becoming much more fond of now that im able to grab assorted tripels. damn good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12301) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2005
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy carbonated golden body with a large off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, orange peel, a lit fuse, florals, and spicy yeast. Flavor of spicy yeast, wheat, banana, butterscotch, and orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2005
Bottled. Citrus hops aroma. Clear, deep golden, nice firm white head, good lace. Very light sweet, medium bitter, strong distinctive hops, malty but not maltsweet, warming, dry, bit salty on the lips. Very well balanced beer but a bit too bitter for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2005 #4@basen. Hazy orange color with lots of yeast. Big foamy head. Acidy tripel. Good foodcompanion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Bright yellow with a huge white head and some floaties. Tropical fruit aroma with some peppery spices. Wonderfully sweet and fruity. Bananas run rampant through this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2005
Bottled as "Brasserie Des Rocs Belgian Blonde Ale". This is a Tripel??? Almost seems like a wit or maybe a Dunkleweissen. Aroma is sweet, grainy (wheat, corn, malts), bananas, and spices. Flavor is sharp, very full and interesting. Begins very full and salty, malts dominate, though hops quickly counter the sweetness, accompanied by orange zest, bananas, lemon, and the grassiest finish ever. It’s seriously like having a mouth full of fresh grass. A very unusual tripel, but still a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (4332) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2005
11.12oz bottle consumed on 9/17/2005. Smells like a thick Belgian-yeasted pils at first. Bit of corn/vanilla and maybe a touch of bubblegum. Moderately sweet pils malt in the nose as well. Very hazy, ripened peach/apricot body with a huge, dense, off-white head. Very well-retained and lots of lacing. Light citrus (tangerines, light oranges) and peaches. Very yeasty with some white pepper and spicy fresh hops. Abb. des Rocs must have the best smelling beers in the world! Flavor begins with fruity, yeasty complexity, quite heavy on the yeast at first. Very soft, supple palate. Oranges, light caramel, peaches and just slightly bitter hops that linger on the finish. Yeasty, hoppy and malty all in good balance. Malt could stand to be a little bit more expressive to give a slight edge on the strong yeastiness; but it’s delicious none the less. Smooth and drinkable, very low carbonation. I’m surprised how hoppy it is, especially on the finish. More flavors on the palate include a bit of cake icing, touch of vanilla, pale grains and light yeast on the end. This brewery never ceases to amaze!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Ah, thanks for the yellow label tip, i was gettin a bit confused. Color is orange, thick orange with a small white head. Bananas, lemons and berry flavored toothpaste in the aroma., I get lots of bananas and peppercorn in the body.

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