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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: 1290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Previously 9%abv

Abbaye des Rocs Grand Cru has a rich, complex fruit aroma of cherries, golden raisins, peaches, and assorted dried fruit, laced with honey and caramel. Smooth, rich flavors reminiscent of cherries dipped in caramel, finishing with notes of dried chocolate, roasted almonds, and a hint of molasses.

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3.1
yngwie (17102) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle, 75cl corked. From trade with Dedollewaitor. Lots of chunks of yeast or protein or whatever in this one, dark reddish brown in color and with a small, off-white to beige head. Dried fruits, caramel and some sourness in the aroma. Full body, smooth and actually chunky on the palate. Dried fruits, caramel and some sourish notes in the flavor. I hope it was only this bottle, as this was certainly not satisfactory. Lacking depth and complexity, certainly far from what to expect looking at other ratings. 111229

3.7
jtclockwork (16857) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours reddish brown. Quickly dissipating tan head. Some sediment. Nose and taste of candi sugar, honey, malt, molasses, dried fruit, brown sugar, toffee and yeast.

3.6
FatPhil (16671) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2009
330ml bottle (One Pint, Helsinki, Belgian Weeks 2009) - shared with mjs et al. - thanks!
Clear brown - amazingly no floaties - tiny head. Flowery, fruity, and slightly perfumy aroma. Clove, aniseed bitterness, deep and very spicy. A touch sweet, a touch young perhaps. Sweetness complemented by spices very well. Finish is beautifully hoppy. Covers 9.5% very well. Yeast from the bottom of the bottle didn’t change things much at all. Will probably be fantastic after maturing a little.

4
Dedollewaitor (16234) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2007
Deep dark hazy brown with creamy white head. Soft medium carbonaton. Dark dried fruits, sugar, malts, yeast & spices plus alcohol warmth. Long finish! Very good!

3.8
MiP (15943) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2004
Magnum bottle. Spicy aniseed aroma. Dark red/brown colour, OK head. Malty aniseed flavour. Soft and full-flavoured. Pleasant. Tea-like aftertaste.

4.2
bhensonb (15498) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Aroma of cherries and plums. Mahogany amber color with a vigorous tan head. Starts a bit thin, but the dark fruit is there, with a definite cherry hint, then chocolate hits the tops of the tongue and mouth, then a decent amount of bitterness - balances the slight sweetness I didn’t mention. However, the chocolate hangs on as well. The overall complexity diminishes the 9.5% alcohol so it does not interfere with the enjoyment. Extremely wonderful.

4
djd07 (15293) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy copper with a ton of yeast flakes with a lot of carbonation and a medium frothy off white head that quickly diminishes like a soda. The aroma is dried fruit, peach, raisin and light malt. Decent spotty lacing on the glass. The taste is a bitter fruit with caramel and licorice with a spicy finish. Easy to drink while hiding the alcohol very well. A good belgian strong ale from Brasserie.

3.7
Scopey (15268) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2017
Keg at Fermentoren. It pours hazy deep red - brown with a small beige head. The aroma is rich, sweet, loads of sours fruits, raisin, sultana, dried apricot, wood, toasted almonds, stollen and wood. The taste is rich, sweet, boozy, leather, wood, raisin, sultanas, fig, dried apricot, toasty, cherry, cocoa, caramel, vinous and some warming alcohol through the finish. Medium - full body, fine carbonation and slick mouth - feel. Rich and filthy. Nice classic Belgian strong.

3.7
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2010
Bottle at home. Clear dark red/brown - offwhite head. Sweetness, dried fruits, raisins, licorice, licorice yeasty, roasted, sharpness, fruity, citrus, honey, grape fruity, peachy, candy, bubblegum, cherry, light acid, light sourness, nutty notes. Nice.

3.3
Ratman197 (15109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2007
750 ml bottle poured a hazy copper with a minimal lingering ring of amber head. Aromas of dark fruit, carmel and brown sugar. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, plum, raisin, some herbal nltes and a hint of molasses with a smooth lingering sweet finish.


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