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

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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Has a yellow label and is called Brasserie des Rocs (Blond) in the U.S.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (3501) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle 33cl, a cloudy copper beer with good head and retention. Nose is slightly spicy. Aroma is on lemon with spices like cardamom and coriandre, sweet, medium malty, slightly metallic, peppery, finish has a lemony touch. Medium hoppy with caramel finish.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Erasmus_ro (1188) - Alabama, USA - JUL 12, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Bottle. Slightly hazy, golden yellow with a medium, white head. Aroma is lemony, some funk and pale malt. Taste is semi sweet with lemon and marzipan caramel. Marzipan yeast at work again, some apple flavor. Too sweet for my tastes in this style. Palate is light with quite a bit of carbonation. A disappointment from des Rocs again, after the spectacular Brune, the Blonde and Ambree have been... Well, undrinkable is perhaps an exaggeration, but not pleasant or worth drinking, considering the high ABV.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (1858) - NORWAY - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle shared at Gaasa, june 11th 2013. Cloudy golden with a big lasting white head. Aroma is sweet malt, yeast acids, grass and rosemary. Taste is spicy with lots of caramel and citrus fruits. Nice fruity yeast esters coming late. Aftertaste of sweet malt and grass. A bit too sweet, otherwise an enjoyable beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Acid303 (398) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - JUN 2, 2013
33cl bottle. Pours golden (lots of sediment) with small white frothy head. Aroma is yeast, cereals and hints of wheat. Predominantly sweet. The flavour is caramel, fruits, cereals, and a touch of white grape. Differs from the average tripel. Light/medium mouthfeel, soft carbonation. This one is on the sweeter side...not my style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (2393) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2013
33cl bottle at Gaasa. Slightly hazy golden with a nice, white head. Fruity aroma with Belgian yeast, spices and hints of citrus. Moderate sweet, fruity and yeasty with dry, lightly bitter and citrusy finish. Nice one.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2013
33 cl. bottle @ home. Called Blond – is this the export label? Procured @ Willems. Sparkling bright amber with fading white head & great lacing. Smell is fruity, big on esters, quite floral, some grass, bitter spices, spicy yeast, citrus & getting some wheat-like notes as well, mmm. Bitter floral taste, big esters, grass, spices, white pepper, coriander, barn, followed by interesting apple notes, bitter hay, sweet yeast, light sugar, bitter, flowers, toast, bitter BE floral hops, malt, quite a lot of spices. Very spritzy. Nice, different enough. BBF 22/01/2015.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (495) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2013
From a bomber poured in a tulip. Aroma is musty and almost Bavarian. Initial flavor completely different - creamy floral and a little spicy. Very crisp and not too sweet. A really complex and interesting yet very light beer. A great find.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lilja (1391) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
Smak och doft av äpplen och belgisk jäst. Lätt frisk beska med citrustoner.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4042) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2013
Bottle: Medium sized lively at first but vast at half the size and slowly changing white foamy head on top of a hazy yellow colored beer. Aromas of bad/smelly mouth, soap, cardboard, light citrus, yeast, ash, gass. Flavours of chalk, bitter, some ashy peach/ashy apricot, toast, some malts, spices, tingly, pencil sharpener, some fruit, yeast and paper. Aftertaste is bitter, toast, chalk, herbs, spices, wood and some malts Medium carbo, soft foamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a thick foamy structure. Smell is bad! Taste is ok, structure is fine.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (2993) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 1, 2013
0.33l bottle. This has a nice big lasting white head that’s leaving some heavy lacing down the sides of the glass. All this on top of a cloudy dark orange body. The aroma has a Belgian yeasty touch with white, or bright candied sugar, something light floral, it feels fresh and there are traces of grassy hops. It smells quite like a nice blond should smell imo. It’s just above average on the carbonation and the mouthfeel has a really light and light-likable soft oily thing to it. Some zest acidity in the taste. At least that’s the first thing I get, and the Belgian yeast is also present. Bright candied sugar and more grass. This time the wet type. It has something gentle and calming over it this blonde. It’s not as aggressive or brutal as some might be. I’m enjoying it. That being said, it’s not something I feel that I absolutely have to try again. My first one from this brewer that hasn’t had those big chunky sediments. 27.03.2013


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