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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: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (11191) - Edinburgh, - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle at xmas tasting. Pours murky brown, caramel and spices on nose, quite thin and fizzy, sweet caramel.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (1237) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 2, 2016
0.75l bottle. Dark brown body with a lasting beige head and huge chunks of sediment. Aroma of chocolate, dark sugar, caramel, licorice and roasted malts. Taste of cocoa, licorice, floral hops, brown sugar, toast and some booze. Very nice holiday beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lello4ever (743) - ITALY - NOV 27, 2016
Color tonaca di frate con tanto lievito sospeso e sottile schiuma. Al naso molto dolce, caramello, fichi, dark fruits, spezie. Al palato continua dolce e speziata, bella maltata. Carbonazione un pelo elevata. Buona natalizia.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (1070) - POLAND - NOV 13, 2016
Piana dość obfita, nietrwała i brudna. Gushing przy otwieraniu. Barwa rubinowa z brzydkimi pływającymi farfoclami. Aromat bardzo przyjemny, intensywnie rodzynkowy, daktylowy, karmelowy, waniliowy, z ziołowo przyprawowym dopełnieniem. W smaku jest trochę miodowo-winogronowej słodyczy, odrobina morelowej kwaskowatości, sporo przypraw, melasa i lekka, pikantno-cynamonowa goryczka z cierpkim posmakiem. Wysycenie średnie do wysokiego, szczypiące, ładnie schowany alkohol, niby dość pełne choć rzadkie w odbiorze.
Kolejne udane piwo od Abbaye, choć w tym przypadku całość zaburza brzydki wygląd trunku i mniej przemawiający do mnie pikantny finisz całości...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ulrikolsen (438) - DENMARK - NOV 3, 2016
[email protected] Pours hazy dark amber with beige head. Aroma has malt, dark malt, bread, grain, caramel and some fruity notes along with hints of spices. Taste is malty with bread, dark malt, caramel, grain and some dried and overripe fruity notes with fig, raisin and date and also notes of spices. Finish is balanced malty, sweet and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fantti (954) - FINLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Pullo @ Bierpaleis, Brugge. Kaatuu tulppaaniin punertavan ruskeana ja sameana, noin 2 sormen paksuisella vaahdolla. Tuoksussa on vahvimpana paahdettua pähkinää, marjaisuus, tumma hedelmäisyys ja mausteisuus on alla. Maku on marjaisan mausteinen ja yrttinen, pähkinääkin on edelleen reilusti joukossa. Suutuntuma on makeahko ja suht täyteläinen, hiilihappojakin on suht reilusti. Hyvin pähkinäinen, jopa english strong alemainen ote. Marjaisuus tulee maussa hyvin vahvasti (onneksi) mukaan, muuten tämä voisi olla aika haastava.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mice (841) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Punertavanruskea olut paksulla, pitsiä jättävällä vaahdolla. Hiivaa kaatuu lasiin pullon pohjalta aika reilu annos. Tuoksu on houkutteleva, jouluisen makea ja syvän siirappinen ja mämminen. Maun osalta ensimmäisenä aistii karamellisen/sokerisen makeuden. Paahteisuus ja makea lakritsisuus hallitsee tämän jälkeen maussa. Vahvasti kermaisen maltainen maku houkuttelee maistamaan lisää. Hiilihappoa on vain aavistuksen verran. Jälkimaussa pientä mausteisuutta ja katkeroa tasapainottamassa laadukasta kokonaisuutta. Alkoholi on piilossa ja tämä on yllättävän helppoa juotavaa. Voisiko runko olla vielä aavistuksen tukevampi. Joka tapauksessa todellinen laatuolut ja tällaisia jouluoluita pitäisi saada Alkoon.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gr_pa (437) - siemianowice, POLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Gushing. Brown colour, clear, but there’s lots of yeast, quite nice creamy head. Very high carbonation. Aroma: biscuits, caramel, bread, some wionous notes, yeasts, spices, clove, toast, green apple, alcohol after warming. Full body, lots of sweetnes, but there’s also some fruity sourness. Lots of yeast in flavour, some clove, ester fruits. Low bitterness, in the end some earthy notes and alcohol (nice covered when cold, aleter becoming annoying).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (1047) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a dark reddish brown colour. Malty and sweet. Cinnamon, Vanilla, dark fruit and dried Figs. Delicious :)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (2214) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 31, 2016
butelka, warka do 10/11/2017. na szybko: brzydkie piwo - gushing, jakies plywajace farfocle w srodku. aromaty ciemnych owocow, karmelu. rodzynek, troche fig kandyzowanych, troche (malo) przypraw piernikowych. w smaku slodkawe, kwaskowate, niezbyt pelne, bez goryczki, pojawiaja sie poza nutami z aromatu jakies jasne owoce a la winogrona. alkohol ukryty na belgijska modle. niby dobre, ale tez rozczarowanie.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kajser27 (1475) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 18, 2016
Hazy, dark brown with red hue, small beige head. Aroma is of caramel, sugary, fruits, green apple, some spice. Taste is very sweet sugar and caramel, very light roast, lots of apple peel, fruity esters, some spice and yeast, bit bready finish, some light herbal bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bit sticky. Very cloying with a sweet sticky aftertaste. (bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)


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