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Abbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru Belgian Special Brown - Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.

Not Rated.
Abbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru Belgian Special BrownAbbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru Belgian Special Brown

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

658 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 658
Reviews: 502
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 35
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
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: jdhilt on 10-08-2005)
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.2/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

The beer comes in a clear light amber color.

The aroma offers fruity esters from the yeast and sugary and caramel sweetness.

The flavor follows with that sweetness in the front. Lots of syrupy and caramel sweetness. Fruity esters come through of ripe banana and apricot.

A clean drinking brew that does not tastes of its ABV. This is an interesting Belgian brew that tastes towards a sweet English barleywine.

dar482, Oct 07, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$ 4.29/11.2 oz bottle at Vintage Estates, Boardman, OH
Bottle BB 6/8/13 at 50 degrees into snifter
Aroma very sweet, brown sugar
Head initially very fizzy, light brown, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm layer, much sediment
Lacing poor – rare small island of tiny bubbles
Body dark reddish brown, loaded with small particles
Flavor very sweet, dates and figs; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium to full, syrupy, soft carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.9375

Ozzylizard, Sep 30, 2014
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AlexFields, Sep 27, 2014
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Vyvyan, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

wdf210, Sep 05, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

Look: Dark brown body with red hues. Frothy white 4 finger head. Smell: Dried cherries, juicy red apples, black tea, classic spicy Belgian yeast, sugar, slight funk, malt, honey sweetness and alcohol. Taste: Cherries, nutty, caramel, roasted notes, sour apples, no alcohol taste just a warming finish. Feel: Medium body, soft carbonation.

Overall: This is recommended. The aroma to me is the showcase of the brew. The flavor is well balanced but not as interesting as the aroma. Will have this again further down the road.

Shroud0fdoom, Sep 02, 2014
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Abbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru Belgian Special Brown from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
94 out of 100 based on 658 ratings.