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Abbaye Des Rocs [Brasserie Des Rocs Brune] - Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.

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440 Ratings
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Ratings: 440
Reviews: 312
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 59
Gots: 27 | FT: 1
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-13-2002

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Ratings: 440 | Reviews: 312
Photo of woosterbill
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

33cl bottle, best by January 16, 2017.

A: Dark, hazy chestnut body under two inches of fine, persistent tan foam. The lacing is a bit on the light side, but otherwise it's very attractive.

S: Sweet and fruity, with huge raisin, plum, cherry, and prune. Some caramel and faint anise as well. Very complex and intriguing.

T: Toffee, bread, dark fruit, and chocolate. Lots of raisin, some butterscotch, and faint herbal piquancy (more anise than hops) on the long, bittersweet finish. Intense flavor, but remarkably clean and balanced. Excellent, although not quite as multi-layered as the aroma.

M: Soft, effervescent, medium-bodied. Perhaps a bit thin relative to the style and ABV, but still quite pleasant.

O: Excellent beer, particularly for 1.30 euro at the train station. Definitely up there with all the best BSDAs.

Cheers!

Photo of jakea
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cyrushomi
3.45/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed but found it a little light bodied compared to similar beers in this style.

Photo of Winston3737
3.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WanderingFool
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of impending
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodzm14
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There's this brief moment of tartness in the front end that is soon, and entirely, overtaken by sweetness. A joy to drink.

Photo of KurtisAyr
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mconner666
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle, bottled on 1-27-14, poured into a Chimay Trappist glass.

A finger or two worth of foam came straight up through the top of the bottle. It poured a dark brown, with a nice head, and I could see a lot of dregs as I poured. The nose came off very banana with a hint of cloves, which turned more bread like within a couple of minutes.

The flavor was similar to the nose, kind of a banana nut bread, that was sweet with some raisin notes also. This was definitely what beer was meant to be many years ago, bread in a bottle. At 9.0%, you would not know it, there was little to no alcohol taste or burn.

Overall a very good representation of the style. I will definitely by again, when I can.

Photo of Zekenyce
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of groleau
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of JaimeLondon
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great belgian brune beer of a nut-brown color, somewhat turbid and with a nice cream foam.
That's clearly a belgian beer by its aroma, you can feel a bit of the yeast as well as the great chocolate tones, some bread with grains too.
Taste is somewhat alcoholic and more malty.
Body is great and carbonation perfect, there's a great balance here!
Yeah, great beer!

Photo of MortenO
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of muskiesman
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of tharper178
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of smakawhat
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 11.2 fl oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Minor gush off the open, and the yeast cake is huge and disturbed. Nice tan coffee cocoa colored creamy head, hangs on to a finger. Deep chestnut red, almost ruby in color, and of course lots of floaties.

Mild aroma of raisin, and small notes of caramel and candi sugar. Some very good spice notes of clove and cinnamon off this though, with a clean and warm almost smokey sensation.

Creamy palate with good notes of fruit grape and mild raisin sweetness. Light creamy texture, nearly milky, which real seems to bring out more of the dark malt toffee and caramel flavors even more. Slightly airy and waffery finish on the aftertaste, with a faint crispness and cotton candy flavor. Not much heat either and very well hidden.

Overall a straightforward Belgian strong dark ale.

Photo of frontalot
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of scoff106
3.6/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of aleigator
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Decent beige head, brown, black color.

Light on aromas, bready malts and hints of toffee, wood.

Warm, toasted malts at the beginning, which turn more present and sweeter at the same time. Carbonation is lively, vanishes soon, due to the intense malts. Interesting development on the palate, as the beer starts earthy, bready with hints of wood and rather dry, the malt needs a second to turn sweet and warming, with hints of fruit and also spices. Almost too sweet aftertaste, sticky. Refreshing at first, loosing its carbonation to the sweetness. Complex beer with a decent body, defined by malts, with an unusual high carbonation.

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of JackNip
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of cj8311
3/5  rDev -28.9%

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Abbaye Des Rocs [Brasserie Des Rocs Brune] from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
94 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.