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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: 1296   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
jrob21 (3688) - 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
tjthresh (1873) - 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
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Bottle @ RBESG2005. Dark malty aroma, some fruits alongs with slight acidic notes. Muddy deep amber body, small off-white head. Loads of dark malts in the flaor, ends slight alcoholic and sourish.

3.7
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2005
Out of a bottle, aroma green apple, yeast and caramel. Poured a dark brown with a thick foamy head. Taste was sweet and sour apple and cherry. Palate was full and finish was a little sticky. Overall very nice.

3.7
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
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2006
Bottle. Pours nice mahogany color with a thin creamy beige head. Very sugary, sweet and fruity aroma with some sourdough bread. Tastes of banana, raisins, toffee and molasses. A little peach too. Very complex, lots going on. Full mouthfeel. Chocolate covered cherries in the finish. Can’t drink more than one of these in a sitting.

3.7
BeerandBlues2 (13311) - 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
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
pinkzambia (1931) - 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
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.


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