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

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BA SCORE
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676 Ratings
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Ratings: 676
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 37
Gots: 31 | 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:
Beer added by: jdhilt on 10-08-2005

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark brown with an amber tinge, tons of beige floaties on the bottom of the glass, a finger of creamy cappuccino beige head, lots of fine bubbles.

S: Brown sugar, molasses, coffee, whipped cream, dates and figs, vanilla, smells like dessert!

T: Brown sugar, bourbon barrel oak qualities though I don’t know if this one has been in barrels, dark raw brown sugar, still moderately sweet, dates, figs. Really hides the alcohol!

M: Medium syrupy body, medium low foamy carbonation.

O: Bought this in Canada a year ago, been cellaring in China. Heard it was sweet, so wanted to let it mature a little.

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4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great foamy ale. Serving developed a large head, and it remained there for some time.
Scent was very sweet, with dried fruits, and molasses. Tasting revealed a very, very sweet beer. Mouth feel was a bit thin, I expected this beer to be syrupy since the nose was so sweet, but on the contrary it was well balanced. Could drink more than one pour.
When opening, this beer gushed out a bit. My hand was very sticky. Also, this beer had some sediment that looked like cinnamon or nutmeg.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy deep mahogany brown, with a small tan head, which quickly fades away. Thin fine-beaded lacing coats the glass walls.

Aroma: Sweet vinous alcohol and dark fruit dominate the aroma. The aroma is profound and almost brandy-like.

Taste: Opens with toasted grains hebal hops, and moderate sweet alcohol. As the taste progresses, moderate herbal hops asset themselves. Later in the taste, dark fruits appear, in particular, figs. Late in the taste, there is also a faint wave of vanilla and wood. Finishes with a long, lingering, but mild hop presence, and sweet alcohol.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full, and very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Very nice, a worthy effort.

Presentation: Packaged in an eleven point two ounce Euro-style brown glass long-neck bottle, served in a New Belgium chalice.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL bottle from JI Pig (50% off sale)...

A: Pours a light, tawny copper; a bit cloudy.

S: Light sweetness and bready.

T: Again, bready; a cornucopia of Belgian spice / yeast aromas accompany.

M: A little thinner than expected.

O: Not bad; quite drinkable.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Abbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru Belgian Special Brown from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
94 out of 100 based on 676 ratings.