Brewed by Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Montignies-sur-Roc, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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Onionkid's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Onionkid (390) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle. Holy shit! Hazy red when poured with bits floating about (yummy!) and a thick beige head. Aroma of caramel and yeast. The taste has a great caramel/toffee tone overall with a bit of malt and fruit to it. A bit of a hoppiness to it as well. There’s an alcoholic bite to it at the end along with hops, and it goes perfectly with the overall flavor. This is one of my favorite beers I’ve had. A bit intense on overall caramel/roasted flavor, but in the end I’d say all the elements add up to a balanced mix. Speaking of, it’s actually fairly watery and thin for what the flavor would tell. Not thin, but medium mouthfeel. Amazing beer, will grab all the bottles I can and recommend the same to anyone who happens to read this! 9.5% abv.

ciocanelu (3112) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - DEC 16, 2017
Hazy brown color with frothy beige head. Aroma has toasted malt, earthy notes, some cacao and light molasses. Taste is quite balanced. Some toasted malt, fruity yeast notes, light metallic notes on the finish. Medium body with high effervescence. Not bad but not as good as expected.

Skinnyviking (9767) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2017
33 cl. bottle at Frederik den VI. High fluffy white lasting head. Clear dark ruby body. Sweet malt with dark dried fruit aroma. Sweet roasted malt berries caramel flavor. Nice amount of hops bitterness, low carbonation, long bitter sweet finish. Alcohol level seemed just right.

Karstenborg (1157) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2017
Dark with a small off-white head. Aroma is oak, malt and caramel. Taste is malt, licorice and dark chocolate

Zlotta (4151) - Hagen, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2017
0.33 l bottle from 'Belgiuminabox.com', best before January 2019. Slow Gusher. Clear, very dark red with a medium large, dense and slightly creamy, slowly diminishing, off-white head. Sweetish, malty, rather fruity and moderately yeasty-spicy aroma of strawberry jam, figs, some molasses and a touch of oak. Quite sweet, moderately bitter, malty, quite fruity and slightly yeasty-spicy taste of strawberry jam, figs, candied cherries, some molasses, dessert wine and some marzipan, followed by a medium long, moderately bitter, slightly yeasty-spicy, minimally tart and a bit boozy finish with hints of oxidation. Over medium-bodied, smooth, slightly creamy and quite effervescent mouthfeel, sparkling carbonation. Quite complex, superbly balanced, lots of fruitiness, appealing appearance and a pleasant mouthfeel. Pretty good but not outstanding.

eurekabrewer (45) - SPAIN - OCT 20, 2017
Magnum 1'5l. Tres años despues de fecha de consumo. Una gozada. El único pero la levadura coagulada que impidió beber la botella entera sin residuo. Fina. Redonda. Limpia de matices extraños. Genial!

Klimaet (3096) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2017
Tap. Pours light hazy reddish brown with a medium offwhite head. Aromas of dark fruits, bananas, toffee, bready malts, caramel. Taste has caramel, bready malts, light bitterness, dark fruits, light estery fruity notes, some acidity.

Mariox (399) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 30, 2017
W aromacie rodzynki, ciemne owoce, drożdże. W smaku lekko słodki i ogólnie dobrze zachowany balans w smaku w tym stylu. Nie jest zły, ale dupy nie urywa.

Blastomorpha (154) - - SEP 24, 2017
Pours reddish brown with a cappuccino head. Aroma is flat, just some tiny traces of yeast and dark fruits, which is quite unexpected. Taste is sweet but controlled, with a sort of winery dryness but no traces of alcohol. Very thin and watery body. Not bad, but it lacks something. An unlucky bottle?

LiwkoLiwko (563) - POLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Owocowe, słodkie pełne z fajnymi pismakami kandyzowanych owoców. Gushing i sporo farfocli.

dfearnley (2405) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2017
Aroma of oak, caramel, cherries, raisins, and currants. Taste of cherries, oak, nuts, molasses.

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