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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: 497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
claudepaulis (50) - , - JAN 18, 2012
In the winter you can have good surprises... a very good beer looking like the Brune from the same brewery.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mice (801) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Punertavanruskea olut paksulla, pitsiä jättävällä vaahdolla. Hiivaa kaatuu lasiin pullon pohjalta aika reilu annos. Tuoksu on houkutteleva, jouluisen makea ja syvän siirappinen ja mämminen. Maun osalta ensimmäisenä aistii karamellisen/sokerisen makeuden. Paahteisuus ja makea lakritsisuus hallitsee tämän jälkeen maussa. Vahvasti kermaisen maltainen maku houkuttelee maistamaan lisää. Hiilihappoa on vain aavistuksen verran. Jälkimaussa pientä mausteisuutta ja katkeroa tasapainottamassa laadukasta kokonaisuutta. Alkoholi on piilossa ja tämä on yllättävän helppoa juotavaa. Voisiko runko olla vielä aavistuksen tukevampi. Joka tapauksessa todellinen laatuolut ja tällaisia jouluoluita pitäisi saada Alkoon.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gr_pa (384) - siemianowice, POLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Gushing. Brown colour, clear, but there’s lots of yeast, quite nice creamy head. Very high carbonation. Aroma: biscuits, caramel, bread, some wionous notes, yeasts, spices, clove, toast, green apple, alcohol after warming. Full body, lots of sweetnes, but there’s also some fruity sourness. Lots of yeast in flavour, some clove, ester fruits. Low bitterness, in the end some earthy notes and alcohol (nice covered when cold, aleter becoming annoying).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (929) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a dark reddish brown colour. Malty and sweet. Cinnamon, Vanilla, dark fruit and dried Figs. Delicious :)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (1927) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 31, 2016
butelka, warka do 10/11/2017. na szybko: brzydkie piwo - gushing, jakies plywajace farfocle w srodku. aromaty ciemnych owocow, karmelu. rodzynek, troche fig kandyzowanych, troche (malo) przypraw piernikowych. w smaku slodkawe, kwaskowate, niezbyt pelne, bez goryczki, pojawiaja sie poza nutami z aromatu jakies jasne owoce a la winogrona. alkohol ukryty na belgijska modle. niby dobre, ale tez rozczarowanie.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kajser27 (1359) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 18, 2016
Hazy, dark brown with red hue, small beige head. Aroma is of caramel, sugary, fruits, green apple, some spice. Taste is very sweet sugar and caramel, very light roast, lots of apple peel, fruity esters, some spice and yeast, bit bready finish, some light herbal bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bit sticky. Very cloying with a sweet sticky aftertaste. (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oppear (112) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 1, 2016
Thick ivory top with chunks and bits floating in brown coca-cola-ish world. Comes across as boiled apple juice, some roast, rhubarb, sweetness though no added sugar. Tastes as tad bitter preserved apple juice (or perhaps prune juice), roast on the palate and rather low alc. Taste does not evolve into layers but stays consistent. Overall good sticky sugarfree beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjonesy07 (40) - Huntly, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2016
Strong Belgian ale, pours dark with a off white head. Head does not last long. Flavours of caramel and liquorice. Smooth aftertaste. Very pleasant drinkable ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6695) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Toft Vin Islands Brygge, Copenhagen.
Appearance: Amber colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, spices, hops.
Body: Medium body, lively carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, spices, chocolate, a bit vinous.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBHansen (722) - Køge, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle @ DØE. Appearance: pours clear dark brown with short lived off-white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: brown sugar, chocolate, dried fruits, alcohol, spices, palette: strong malty and yeasty aroma, average to sparkling carbonation, full body, notable sugar sweetness, somewhat balanced by a medium bitterness, long duration and an oily texture. Overall: tasteful Christmas beer, with a darker malt profile than many other Belgians

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (3056) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2015
Brown color with tan head. Aroma is caramel and brown sugar, very belgian. Taste is also caramel and brown sugar, but nicely balanced. A nice winter brew, albeit very sweet. High but fine-bubbled carbonation.


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