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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: 1294   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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3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3621) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2005
rich, complex fruit aroma of cherries, golden raisins, peaches, and assorted dried fruit, laced with honey and caramel. Smooth

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tjthresh (1871) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2006 Rich malts and sugars, Belgian yeast character, all very subdued. Ruby/garnet with a lasting dirty white head. Nice clarity. Very soft flavor. It will kick you in the ass if you are not carefull. Lots of bubbles as it flows over the tongue. I enjoy this a lot.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Bottle. Sampled with the younger sibling of non "Grand Cru" fame. I think I liked this one a bit more, but its a tough call. Similar notes to the other (banana, sweet/sour funk, caramel, dried fruits), but a bit "darker" although a bit more honey as well, so I’m left puzzled. Its interesting stuff, and fun to taste the differences of the two versions side by side. Not my favorite style at the end of the day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12835) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 21, 2006
11.2 oz bottle from tjthresh. Pours amber with a small frothy tan head that mostly dissipates. Aroma is caramel nutty malt, fruit (pear), yeast (dough), cardboard, alcohol. Medium sweetness, mild bitterness and acidity, maple and nutty malt, doughy yeast and fruity. Medium bodied, creamy start, fizzy and foamy palate, ends dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghorsche (48) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 28, 2006
750ml bottle. Poured deep murky tan into a tulip with a very large, lasting, creamy off-white head and lots of small floaters. Bright aromas--white grapes, background tingly alcohol and yeast--with some dark fruits as well. Flavor is sweet and bright but a little musty/acrid. Notes of vanilla/bourbon, molasses, dark fruits. Dryish finish with a bitter grapeskin aftertaste. Palate is lively and creamy with tingly alcohol. Note: tastes much better at cellar temperature than 40-45F!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1929) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 3, 2006
750 ml bottle: Murky brown color with sticky lacing and a small tan head. It shows aromas of caramel and alcohol. The taste is alcohol, spices, musk, peaches, molasses and ripe pitted fruit. It finishes easily and smooth with higher carbonation than average. I also noticed a lot of yeast chunks that refused to be strained. Not bad, I liked the Brune better. Thanks Secret Santa for the gift!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Bottle, thanks to CMUBEERMAN! Pours hazy caramel, off white head. Aroma is tangy, grass, malt, citrus. Flavor is fruity, malty, molasses, coriander.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NosirIwont (2464) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2007
UPDATED: APR 12, 2008 Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a beige head. Sweet, perfumy, hoppy aroma. Notes of yeast appear as it warms. Flavour is sweet and fruity with notes of chamomile. Sourish notes as well. A bit cloying in the long run. Sweet and dryish finish. 27-01-07.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2008 750mL bottle. Burnt orange color with a large head. Fair lacing, little head retention and big orange-pulp style floaters. Aroma of Belgian yeast, dark fruit, sweet malt and some spiciness. Complex flavors; raisins, candied oranges, peppery spices. Vinous texture. Medium+ body. Sweet, fruity finish. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2007
blah, honestly i wasn’t that impressed. a peach color with some light head. some lemon, orange, and nutmeg, with a hint of biscuit malt. the flavor is much the same and add some raisin and figs and a dash of chocolate.


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