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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: 1557   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2002
Re-rate: Had a year old one last night; still great and very malty. Had with Italian food and it worked well. A really nice strong ale. Not overpowering or strong alcohol presence. Malty and rich in flavor.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rferrey (114) - Huelva, SPAIN - APR 24, 2017
Aroma maltoso. Amaderada, licorica, cuerpo pronuciado, carbonatacion alta . Trago corto. Una buena triple brune belga, aunque durilla de beber

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wiedrzensky (878) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 23, 2017
Bottle. Deep brown to red, medium tan head, very sparkling. Aroma of malts, grain, hazelnuts, touch of chocolate, light roasty, sugar cane, figues. Taste is light to moderate sweet, with just a touch of bittery on tongue, very fruity; heavy malty background. Medium to heavy body, lively carbonation, slick texture.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaserov (524) - Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 20, 2017
Color marrón tirando a rojo (rojo si le da la luz), con capa de espuma de un blanco amarronado de tres dedos de grosor (textura jabonosa y cremosa y buenísima retención). Carbonatación a tope literamente (en boca mucho más sutil, casi inexistente). Cremosa y untuosa. Aroma dulzón, a madera, chocolate, dark fruits, pasas, higos, ligerísimamente especiado, alcohol (estilo vino tinto). Sabor dulce de nuevo, con presencia de todo lo previamente citado (muchas dark fruits, pasas e higos), final ligeramente amargo y alcohol increíblemente disimulado (presente pero no tanto como uno se espera por el aroma, ni siquiera quema en los primeros tragos). Regusto y postgusto suave a dark fruits y pasas. Otra delicia proveniente de Bélgica. No me canso de este elevadísimo nivel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wendigo (400) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 16, 2017
0.33l bottle. Malty aroma. Hazy dark copper color, white head. Malty taste, dates and figs notes, light alcohol notes, light sweet, light bitter. Medium to full body, slick texture, soft carbonation and light sweet finish with light alcohol notes. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k92488 (451) - KVERNALAND, NORWAY - APR 14, 2017
DWF mørk brun offwhite skum. Aroma gjær frukt. Smak søt frukt rosiner malt karamell

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (4227) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2017
Bottle from Beergium. Aroma is dark malt, caramel, toffee, raisins, spices, yeast, sweet dried dark fruits, touch of nuts. Flavour is sweet and lightly bitter. Body is above medium. Quite good, very smooth and balanced, complex aroma. Lots of caramel toffee, yeast, dark fruits. Surprisingly good, almost gives Abt 12 a run for its money, I dare say it’s more easily drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luneylane (134) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - MAR 29, 2017
A bottle from l’Apero, drunk at home. Aroma: vegetables, but sweet, not unpleasant. Appearance: hazy, brown minimal lacing. Palate: full-bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Long, well-balanced finish. Taste: sweet and malty, well-balanced, good beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Myonlyvice (266) - DENMARK - MAR 26, 2017
Sample, but i bought some bottles. Will re-rate once tasted again. Redish brown with a big off white head. lively carbonation. Caramel, dark fruit, nuts?, yeast and a hint of roastyness in the aroma. Taste is mostly sweet but somehow not too sweet. Alcohol is well hidden. Very complex

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Echon (495) - Århus, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2017
Dark red. Spicy, fruity, and phenolic, with a strong yeasty character. Full, sweetish taste that finishes dry, lightly bitter and warm. Medium body, and prickly carbonation. Overall, a very good belgian strong ale. Strong, complex and very yeasty, but somehow not that harmonious. Something is a little off.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathanvc (360) - Brugge, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2017
Pours hazy deep amber with a foamy off-white head. The aroma contains malt, hops, caramel, wood, wine and herbs. It tastes light sweet, light sour, medium bitter, with a dry, fruity, citrusy finish. Very well balanced. Full body and soft carbonation. Excelling in its style.


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