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


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RATINGS: 1291   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Onionkid (376) - 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.

Blastomorpha (107) - - 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 (537) - POLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Owocowe, słodkie pełne z fajnymi pismakami kandyzowanych owoców. Gushing i sporo farfocli.

dfearnley (2247) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2017
Aroma of oak, caramel, cherries, raisins, and currants. Taste of cherries, oak, nuts, molasses.

sokuzs1 (1472) - POLAND - AUG 4, 2017
Backlog. Raisins, dried apricot, caramel, prune. Medium sweet, could be less carbonated (like most of BSAs)

xavras (44) - - 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.

davedrinkinbeer (18) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Very good beer. I bought a sample bottle, and when I got it good and cold, I saw what appeared to be a crust at the top of the inside of the bottle. It appears to be either brown sugar, or chocolate-- but either way, it did not get in the way of taste.

DraftDodger (1626) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2017
Copenhagen 20/5 2017. 75 cl bottle from "Den Gamle Købmand". They call it a "Belgian Special Brown ale" on the label. Pours hazy red tinged brown with off white head. Disappears fairly fast leaving thin rim of foam along the side of the glass. No lacing. Aroma is intense and rich. Sweet dark fermented fruit meets hard edged alcohol. Sweet honey, black berry alcohol and sugary notes. Medium carbonation and medium thick palate. Flavor is heavy sweet followed by spicy and burnt bitterness. Aftertaste is sweet and alcoholic. A heavy hard hitting Dark Belgian orgy of fruit and alcohol. Almost a Barley Wine.

AleRider78 (1388) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2017
Pours a huge brownish fizzy head that stays for a while and dissipates slowly. Has a dark brown appearance. Weak lacing. Aromas of yeast, raisins, roasted malts and a bit of wheats. Flavours of Belgian yeast, nuts, a bit of dark chocolate. Hints of caramel, raisins and sweets. Slightly watery in the finish. Quite bitter. Warming sensation and prickly mouthfeel. Full bodied. Not bad but can definitely feel presence of alcohol in taste and scent, not well hidden. Aside from that, still very good and drinkable.

BeerRenter76 (1028) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Originally rated on 12/31/08. Aromas of sweet figs, cherries, dates, apple, and spices. Flavor is the same with all of those fruits showing, with the spices more pronounced, also caramel, nuts and an earthy taste showing as it warmed. Overall i prefer there brune but this is a pretty good beer thats worth a try.

Spence75 (51) - - MAY 5, 2017
Reddish brown coloured. Nice fruity and spicy aroma. Full bodied. Very pleasant flavour of fruits, spices and malts.

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