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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: 1573   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AskForJenny (1086) - Ontario, New York, USA - APR 16, 2007
750ml - Light, light brown head of substantial size, toffee colored liquid, very small and fine bubbles. Candy sweet astringency fading to a woody finish. I liked it more as time passed. OK.


4.2
kwik-lime (2116) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2018
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Forest fruits, malt, brown sugar, some caramel. Lovely full body, warming character. Great.

3.9
cmacklin (1370) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2018
330ml bottle. Pours a murky orange-brown with yeast particles floating around and a medium, creamy, long lasting, tan head that laces. Sweet aroma of bready malt, caramel, raisin, prune, plum and brown sugar. Sweet flavour of bready malt, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, prune, raisin, plum, cinnamon, yeast and red wine with a dry, slightly tart, mildly bitter, warming booze finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Tasty, has some complexity.

4.2
Mister_Li (1629) - GERMANY - DEC 25, 2017
Klares Dunkelrot mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, etwas Karamell, fruchtig, Pflaume, Rosinen, Rumtopf, leicht cremig, sehr gut!

3.7
ozzatoadisback (223) - ITALY - DEC 22, 2017
Pours a not too attractive murky brown, with a slightly off-white head that shows decent retention and nice lacing. Aroma is caramel malt with a slight chocolate contribution, a bit of sugary softness, dark/dried fruit notes and slight spiciness. Very nice and quite intense. Taste as per aroma, with some light and pleasant alcohol warmth. Overall obviously sweet but nicely balanced by a dry and clean enough finish. Medium to dense body with average carbonation, quite mouthfilling. Overall nicely complex and well balanced. A very good example of belgian strong dark ale.

3.9
yoxik75 (455) - Wroclaw, POLAND - DEC 10, 2017
Uzupełnienie profilu notatki. Piana niewielka, znika do krążka. Kolor herbaciany wpadający w czerwień z brzydkimi drożdżowymi kłaczkami. Aromat owoce drożdże, karmel słodki przyjemny. Smak typowe belgijskie owoce drożdże, ciemne słody dające chropowatość, guma balonowa, karmel, nuty drewna wanilii, mimo ze piwo nie było leżakowane w beczce, pełnia i słodycz na średnim poziomie, nagazowanie wysokie daje lekkość i pijalność. Piwo niesłuchanie złożone bogate w smaku i niezwykle przyjemnie się pije, alkohol mimo ze wysoki nie wyczuwalny, jedynie w przełyku przyjemnie rozgrzewa i daje o sobie znać. Zasłużone top50, Brawo Belgijskie WOW

3.9
jandorris (897) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 26, 2017
Bardzo smaczna Belgia. Figi, kandyzowane owoce, rodzynki. Trochę gushing zaskoczył.

3.9
Jabic (733) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 17, 2017
Ar: Lean cherry leathers, vanilla, cocoa, and peach; rounded, rich caramel, sweet and oozy. Ap: Chestnut brown and hazy; medium-small very light mocha creme head with low retention, leaving a half-moon of medium bubbles, a thin remaining edge ring, and a fine haze layer. T: Slight sherry; caramel, bread crust, and spiced rum; cotton candy and overripe peach; medium-low sweetness; bitterness is medium and fairly clean, with a black pepper and black currant hop flavor; toast, vanilla, and a little bitterness on the finish. P: Medium body with high carbonation; very smooth and silky, but on the edge of sharply carbonated. O: A really tasty Belgian brown ale; lots of spice, fruit, and complexity overall; nice mouthfeel, rich and decadent yet very drinkable.

3.7
Vivianos666 (5) - Bouchemaine, FRANCE - NOV 7, 2017 does not count
This beers owe its peculiarity to its creation 7 malt of different type and three hops of country dispute. It draws at 9 °, its color is that of a dark ruby, with slightly pale notes. Once in the mouth, you will have a strong impression of bitterness, with very strong hints of sweet aroma, which is quite incredible, because it is made without sugar. You will also feel burning wood. It is eaten as one can taste a red wine of grand cru.

4
Villyzzz (462) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with a big off-white head. Aroma is sweet with bread and malts. Taste has ryebread with some sweet cocoa and malts. Really nice.

4.7
julesxxl (126) - Cholet, FRANCE - NOV 3, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2017 (reflets rubis, nez épicé, corps soie, pas dense, notes raisin-cacao-cannelle-porto, caramel acétique, gracieuse)


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