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

Abbaye Des Rocs [Brasserie Des Rocs Brune]Abbaye Des Rocs [Brasserie Des Rocs Brune]

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BA SCORE
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388 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.91%


Brewed by:
Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-13-2002)
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Reviews by mcallister:
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mcallister

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Chunks of bubbles float wonderously abound in this burgundy colored elixir. A thick frothy off white head hangs around and becomes friends with the miniscule creatures finding their homes.

Digging this nose. Sour earthy blueberry. Belgian spicy and yeasty with a slight fresh smyrna fig. Candy sugar with a sweet malty aspect and a floral finish.

Very chunky in the mouth. Stored on it's side, suppose it should have been upright for a day or two or decanted before drinking. A tart almost sour beginning. Full of berries that lead into a fresh fig middle that finishes with a date madiera ending. Alcohol is shown somewhat in the finish. Very well balanced thick and juicy with good RS. Spicey, yeasty, earthy with a bit of barnyard qualities. Delicious!!

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2007 23:20:10 | More by mcallister
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Slovenia

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Romania

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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Pennsylvania

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Belgium

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass. Bottled dated 6/2012. Let's see if aging improves.

A: Tawny brown with a tan one-finger head that dissipates to frothy bubbles.

S: Belgian yeast doninates, followed by caramel, chocolate, dark fruits and bourbon

T: Damn! Drinks like a quad. Follows nose with a grand entrance. Dates, raisins, figs with Belgian yeast, caramel and malts. A smooth bourbon burn.

M: Thick, heavy, chewy. Very carbonated. Sexy and decadent.

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New York

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North Carolina

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3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
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A: Very dark reddish-brown pour. Almost opaque. Big fizzy tan head. Head sputters out somewhat quickly like a fuzzy soda. Minimal lacing but good retention. LOTS of floaties, almost to the point of ridiculousness.

S: Lots of sweet brown sugar in this one. Dark fruits, fig and raisin and maybe even some prunes? Decent belgian yeast with some cloves adding some spiciness.

T: Again with the sweet brown sugar and lots of dark fruits. Very similar to the aroma. Heavy on the belgian yeast, cloves and earthy spices everywhere. Tastes a lot like a dubbel, just a bigger, sweeter one. Malt is sweet and bready, kinda reminds me of fruitcake if I'm honest. Mild toasted malt floating around and lingering between sips.

M: Nice medium bodied and very smooth.

O: Nice sweet and fruity dubbel-esque BSDA. Great complexity, great smoothness of body and flavors. Huge chunks of sediment everywhere was a bit disconcerting but it is what it is. Overall definitely in the upper echelon of BSDAs.

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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 388 ratings.