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%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hotchick (20) - Delaware, USA - MAY 18, 2004
The appearance is a cloudy, darkish red-brown with floating sediments. Strong aromas of chocolate, caramel, and dried fruits (strong cherry, pineapple, and fig). Very dominant cherry flavor with complimentary tones of caramel and coffee. The palate is well-rounded and complex with a carbonated resonance.

Karstenborg (1145) - 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 (3817) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, 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 (3020) - 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 (337) - 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 (126) - - 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 (545) - POLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Owocowe, słodkie pełne z fajnymi pismakami kandyzowanych owoców. Gushing i sporo farfocli.

dfearnley (2317) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2017
Aroma of oak, caramel, cherries, raisins, and currants. Taste of cherries, oak, nuts, molasses.

sokuzs1 (1577) - POLAND - AUG 4, 2017
Backlog. Raisins, dried apricot, caramel, prune. Medium sweet, could be less carbonated (like most of BSAs)

xavras (56) - - JUL 23, 2017
Barwa brazowa, lekko czerwonawa. W aromacie czuc wyraznie rodzynki i lekko porzeczke. W smaku dosc slodki, poprawny w stylu, czuc to, co w aromacie. Jest jednak dosc wodnisty, ma niewiele ciala. NIe czuc zbyt mocno alkoholu, nie gryzie w przelyk, mimo 9,5 %. Troche jest jednak wyczuwalny, wiec daje 4/5 za ’palate’. Ogólem naprawde bardzo dobry quadrupel, choc nie porywa, bardzo przyjemny do wypicia, ale nie jest to sztos, o ktorego radze sie zabjiac (bo w Polsce raczej trudno dostepne). W samym pubie pilem dwa lepsze quady.

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