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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: 1552   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (5692) - Shropshire, - AUG 3, 2014
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours dark brown with white head. Aroma of dark fruits and caramel. Taste is moderately sweet with smooth chocolate and caramel dominating. Hugely drinkable and delicious.


4.2
CRNY (7) - Borås, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2017 does not count
Sunday, August 6, 2017. Bottle 330 ml. Bought at Belgium in a Box in Antwerpen. Served in Trappist glass. I am very impressed by this beer. The taste is very fruity and complex. Reminds me a lot of Rochefort Trappistes 8 and 10.

4.2
stantheman (1079) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2017
Small bottle from Denman Liquor Store in Vancouver. A cloudy amber orange beer with very generous yellow head intense fruity nose. Sweet, mellow, smooth with intense complex fruit notes. No bitterness detected. Wow! 4.2

3.9
djcampbell (260) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 4, 2017
Vynikající belgické silné ale pivo, kterému nejde co vytknout. Vynikající chuť s tóny oříšků, nasládlé karamelové aroma a krémová jemná pěna.

3.5
rob19a (381) - - JUL 24, 2017
16/20 tastes amazing, easily one of the best Belgium beers I've had. Only negative was the huge amount of floaters in the beer which was a bit off putting ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Quick3Beers (1273) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2017
s a rich mahogany from a bottle, creamy off-white head made of incredibly small bubbles. Aroma is of sweet sherry soaked wood, flavor is a rich malty syrup, again some sherry, some newly split green hardwood, a hint of molasses. Good beer.

3.6
cobaink2 (721) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Bottle from tavour. Little to no carbination. Tastes of vinagar, sherry and brown sugar. A little muted but enjoyable.

3.8
Desverger (11883) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2017
[email protected], Copenhagen (01/07/2017) - dark amber reddish pour with off-white head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty with notes of caramel, treacle, brown sugar, some dark dried fruit shred, yeasty, nice spices into the close. Lovely.

3.7
jsnicholas (637) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Bottle (750ml) Dark reddish brown with thin tan head. Medium plus carbonation Dark fruit, very malty, maybe some chocholate. A Little wine.

3.9
PowY (797) - AUSTRIA - JUN 8, 2017
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark copper with a yellowish beige, quickly disappearing head. The aroma is very lightly yeasty (dough), bready, beeswax,, some faint herbal hop notes and also settled notes of fermented pears. Full body with a low carbonation, a medium sweetness and a light bitterness. The alcohol is very well integrated. The taste is very malty, caramel, honey, brown sugar, meaty, hints of overripe fruits, but the sweetness is perfectly balanced by a nice hop presence (again with a somewhat generic herbal hop bitterness, bitters). Finishes with a light pleasant alcoholic warming. Overall complex and very smooth to drink - a really good beer.

4
Leini (2076) - SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2017
Dark copper-ish body with a low head. Caramel, figs, yeast, spices. Well made.


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