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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: 1342   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Abbaye des Rocs (9% alcohol vol.) is a pure malt beer, with no added sugar. The entire range of tastes is directly linked to the double fermentation, the precise quantities of malts (7 types) as well as the mixtures of three kinds of hops (Belgian, German and Czech). Its colour is a striking deep and majestic red. Its taste is rich and full of subtlety. It is tasted like a red wine with which it shares the ruby colour without having the tannin. It develops a strong sweet smell. It confirms the initial impression in the first mouthful, with a sharp body that is balanced with a certain fruitiness. It frees itself on the palate and develops an impressive depth of taste. Some traces of burnt wood are detectable, but never scorched even if it contains this kind of malt. The foretaste is very prolonged because of its rich and unctuous development throughout the mouth. The bitter and sugar tendencies (even though there is no sugar in its composition) compete and come back together to the taster's great satisfaction. It is a deep, mystic and extremely mature beer to be classed among the great products of our soil.


JefVerstraete's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (1142) - - JUL 25, 2012
This is a very good beer! A nice balance between bitter and sweet, even a bit sour? Notes of chocolat, raisins. Fruity and earthy. Full body, long finish!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1259) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours hazy caramel brown with a lw white head. Aromas of caramel, ripe apple, spices, honey, figs, raisins. Taste is caramel, honey, rye bread, roasted nuts, ripe apple, figs, raisins. Mouthfeel is smooth with medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (1836) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours hazy brown with low white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, raisins, figs, spices, yeast, honey. Taste is spicy and peppery, sweet, figs and dates, sugar finish. Lightly pleasantly boozy. Body is rich and creamy with average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2144) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a big white head. Mild caramel malt aromas. Mild caramel malt notes. Effervescent. Bubbly with some Belgian yeast notes. Average body and mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cagou007 (312) - FRANCE - JUN 23, 2014
Pours deep brown-amber with a medium tan head. Nose is yeasty and fruity. First lip is sweet and develops aromas of toasted malts, caramel, fruits and brown sugar. Oily texture, high carbonation. Long fruity and sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (120) - HUNGARY - JUN 22, 2014
Az élesztőtől kissé zavaros főzet erős édességet sejtet, mely be is igazolódik, azonban kellőképpen lekerekített ahhoz, hogy az édes íz bizonyos változatait is felfedezhessük benne. Igen intenzíven hajaz a diós sütemények ízére - mintha zserbót iszogatnánk -, valamint a kávé zamata is megjelenik benne, mégpedig az elkészített és édesszájú fogyasztója által ízesített kávéé. Összességében talán egy kicsit túl tömör, de mindenképpen érdekes és különleges darab.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lele (84) - ITALY - JUN 21, 2014
Sicuramente un’ottima birra, ma mi sarei aspettato di piů da una dalla sua reputazione! L’ho trovata troppo gasata e un po’ spenta, almeno confrontandola con le mie aspettative. Ma sicuramente abbastanza gustosa e ricca di sapori. Da provare.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
miquelcrush (1172) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophopper (12) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2014
Brown color with red hue with thick foam. Strong aromas of fruits, malt, caramel. Full body, malty taste with burned notes, herbal bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshuaStranger (129) - - MAY 31, 2014
Pours a murky deep ruby,white head. Aroma is caramel,malts. Taste is sweet malts,sweet caramel,some booze,

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (300) - Alicante, SPAIN - MAY 25, 2014
Dark brown color. Sweet and intense smell, mix of caramel and chocolate, with some toffee notes. Taste is very similar to the smell, but less intense.


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