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


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RATINGS: 626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
This beer, robust in taste and strength (9%) is the tops for flavour. It has a fruity and spicy bouquet, it has a stark taste, between a sharp bitterness and a caramelised flavour. It has no sugar, and this pure malt beer oscillates between various tendencies which all round off the bitterness. It has a peppery taste at the back of the mouth and a sharpness on the tongue. It is active in the mouth and lets each flavour express itself individually. It is very active in the glass which gives it a full, lasting, head. It has a long conclusion and puts emphasis on an ever present bitterness but less supported by the caramel. The final impression is one of gingerbread without sugar.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
florent.janssens (297) - - OCT 27, 2015
Quasi pas de mousse. Goût particulier un peu caramélisé et fortement alcoolisé. Particulière.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (3170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle from Belgian Beer Factory. Hazy orange. Aromas of spices, brown sugar, dried fruits, hint of anise. Tastes fruit cake, toffee, candy sugar. Sweet and delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (2382) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 11, 2015
opalescent dark golden to amber colour, minimal off-white head; aroma of honey and floral notes, dried fruits, caramel and maybe someminiml vanilla (?); taste is dominated by candy sugar sweetness, floral and honey notes again, caramel, some spiciness and alcoholic warmth; not bad at all!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
750ml bottle, pours clear amber with a small head and plenty of sediment globules. Aroma is medium malty, pleasant caramel, with notes of apple, blackcurrant, finish is well balanced with a light bitter finish with a bit of spice. Medium bodied, oily texture, shame about the sediment which has a snot like texture, disgusting really, had to pour some, but I did enjoy the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cattrall (54) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - JUL 23, 2015
While I used to love Belgians I'm more into American IPA's now. So this is a biased review. Pleasant sweet caramel palate. Mild bitterness. Nothing to knock your socks off. Medium bodied. Would drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (2102) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2015
Bärnstensfärgad öl med dragning åt orange. Gulvitt skum. Doft av mörka frukter, plommon, russin och fikon. Karamell, jäst och lite honung. I smaken tillkommer lätt jordighet och mörkt bröd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bosbouw (2781) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2015
Heldere gouden kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt fruitig, snoep, kruiden, citrus. Smaakt fruitig, snoep, orange.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Abijen (2539) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2015
Geel goud bier met een goede witte schuim kraag. Ruikt zoet, kruidig, caramel. Proeft ook zo. Bleh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hansvf (790) - - JUL 6, 2015
Bij van Moll. Goudgeel, dun schuim. Ruikt licht hoppig, kruidig. Smaak ook kruidig, niet echt mijn ding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Batavi (369) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
Fles gekocht bij firmabier.nl, uitgeschonken in Gouden Carolus bokaal. Licht troebel amberkleurig bier met zwevende gistdeeltjes. De schuimkraag is licht crèmekleurig en zakt vrij snel terug, een dunne laag blijft wel aanwezig. Aroma's van karamel, Belgische gist, banket en gedroogd fruit. De smaak is zoet, kruidig en zacht bitter. Met smaaktonen van veel karamel, rozijnen, dadels, kruidkoek, butterscotch, kaneel, witte peper en subtiel bittere hop. De carbonatie is licht en de afdronk is kruidig zoet, vooral karamel, kaneel, witte peper, kruidkoek en lichte hopbitter. Weer een uitstekend bier van Abbaye des Rocs, deze amber, heeft bijna hetzelfde niveau als de Abbaye des Rocs Brune. Niet echt gemakkelijk verkrijgbaar in de winkels hier ben ik aangewezen op aankoop via internet. Interessante Belgische kleinere brouwerij met fraaie bieren.

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