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

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Abbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru Belgian Special BrownAbbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru Belgian Special Brown

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

650 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 650
Reviews: 500
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 34
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
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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Florya, Mar 21, 2013
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crbooher, Feb 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

The bottle well lets just say we have a gusher here. After waiting along time poured into a challis caramel brown with a brown head tons of yeast particles.

Aromas of fruit (yeast) brown sugar malts fill the nose

Tastes of sweet sugar candy malts and a nice light spice bitter

My mouth loves the sweet creaminess of this

Ok let’s not pull any punches the floaters take away from the experience but the flavors make up for a lot. I would get it from a tap or a large bottle again anytime but the small bottles seamed a waste to not pour the last little bit (I’ll admit I did strain the last bit it was that good) I liked the old grand cru better but this one is a good representation of what I expect from one

joepais, Jan 11, 2008
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spycow, Jan 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Appearance: Heavens, we have a gusher! Pours a cloudy mahogany with a decent head (even though quite a bit was lost in the gush) that persists well and leaves sheets of lace

Smell: Vinous aroma of fruits (dried figs and apricots, primarily); brown sugar and alcohol

Taste: Starts with a sweet dried fruit flavor; that is joined, mid-palate, by an increasing sour apple and cinnamon complexity; after the swallow, the sour flavors build and combine with the sweetness to create a well-balanced blend

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation

Drinkability: Not the best in the category, but certainly a quality brew that deserves a try

brentk56, Jan 14, 2007
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bigdaddypolite, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

slighty cloudy brown body with some reddish hues. Large tan head that disappeared quickly leaving medium lacing. More sediment floating around in this beer than just about any other I've tried. Nose is not what I expected and it is not nearly as strong as I expected. The yeast and roasted malts that I normally smell in Belgians is hardly noticeable in this one. The smell is mostly of fruit, but not just of the darker fruit, this has some citrus to it. Taste is very sweet and malty. The citrus in the smell is not near as evident in the taste. As it warms, spice and alcohol start to come through at the end. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Very good beer but drinkability is hurt a little because of how sweet it is.

Fuller, Jul 22, 2006
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Notes: 750ml corked and capped bottle

A very earthy and complex Grand Cru in my opinion. This beer poured a beautiful dark cherry/mahogany wood colour with a nice, foamy, white head. The aromas are of earth, spices, alcohol, yeast and malts. The taste is very creamy, caramelly, malty, earthy and spicy. The mouthfeel is very full and wonderful and the drinkability is excellent as well...
A real winner!
Cheers!
-F

francisweizen, Apr 30, 2003
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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 650 ratings.