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


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RATINGS: 630   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (3282) - ESTONIA - JAN 20, 2015
Hazy orange, medium beige head. Nose is malts, fruit, some booze. Flavor is fruity sweetness, caramel, lots of malt, hints at oranges. Mild bitterness in the finish with spice notes, oranges and herbal notes. Lingering alcohol warmth. Medium body, medium carbonation. Hides the alcohol fairly well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (4332) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2015
Aroma: light citrus fruits, strong caramel. Appearance: clear amber, small to medium, creamy, white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: lively carbonation, intense malts, caramel, grain, sweet throughout. Overall: nice Belgian Strong Ale, malts right in your face. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (3870) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 6, 2015
0,33L bottle (from Wine of Galilee), BB 01.09.2016. Pours brown with off-white head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, caramel, stale fruits. Flavor is sweet, caramel, fruits, malt, yeast, and herbal notes. Alcohol is rather hidden. Overall: nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (4942) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
75cl bottle. Slight hazy Amber with big off white head. Apricot, peach, sweet malts, marzipan, light spices (ras al hanout), light flowery towards the finish. Taste is mainly sweet with light bitter finish. Fruity and light but still full of taste and with medium to full body. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (7174) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 2, 2015
330ml bottle. Copper color, full of chunky bits. Looks close to disgusting (bottle wasn’t shaken and poured out properly). Small size, beige head, stays. Metallic, bit sour, caramel, alcohol, malty notes in aroma. Alcohol, sweet, caramel, earthy, metallic taste. Sweet malty aftertaste. Brrrrrr.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear golden colour with creamy head. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
[6831-20141003] Bottle. Honeyed grains aroma. Clear, orange amber body with a long-lasting creamy light grey head. Fruity wet grains and boozy barrel wood flavour. Medium-full body seems fuller than expected. Average. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerardgathier (512) - - DEC 27, 2014
Currently I am updating my ratebeer with al the beers I drank but was too lazy to rate at the time. I give the scores I gave back than. If I drink the beers again I might re-rate them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
mjik83 (1460) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
33cl van het vat bij café Thembi, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 9% Uitgeschonken in origineel des Rock glas Uiterlijk: goudoranje kleurig met kleine schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: kruidig, gistig, licht zoetig, klein bittertje Conclusie: aparte smaak, moeilijk definieerbaar

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Trystan148 (44) - FRANCE - DEC 12, 2014
Amber beer with a taste of chestnut. Good taste but disappointed by the aromas

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