Montagnarde Altitude 6 | Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.

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Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 09-01-2003

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.19/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of mattfancett
3.7/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of jmtpi
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of desint
3.64/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

4/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of beerandthedead
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pale-ish blonde colour slight grainy nose with little else,light carbonation,fruity spiced taste dry finish that lasts

pleasant mouthfeel body thin for gravity...
overall a pleasant enough beer but not an outstanding one but I would drink it again and worth trying if haven't already

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Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of rarbring
2.99/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer is bright copper has tons of flakes in it, a white head that leaves little lacing and has small curtains.

The smell is fruity, peaches, pears, oranges, and sour sweet, some yeasty spicy wibes.

Starting sweet white bread, then mango chutney and old cheese.

Little carbonation, soft, slightly sticky, a modest dryness.

The looks of it where worse than the smell, taste and feel. That's good. I tried to handle the bottle with care, but the segmentation where too easily disturbed and very noticeable.

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Photo of sholland119
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jisak74
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.03/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours murky dark orange with a large airy white head that takes some time to dissipate. Nice lacings.

S: Kind of sour, yeast and spices. Some faint corn (must be wrong)? Green apples and lemons.

T: Sour, dry and spicy. Green apples and lemon sezt. Rather mild taste.

M: Aftertaste lingers, but with sourness. Thin body and low carbonation.

O: This is boring; like a poor excuse for a Belgian Pale.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Brabander
2.85/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought this bottle three weeks ago in Adegem at The Bierloods. Vacas, the owner, opende the shop for us in the evening so that we could buy some beers.

I had never seen this bottle and i am always curious how the label and the beer go together.

The best before date was march 2011, over the top for a blond but hey, open it and see what happens.

Poured in my Struise glass this beer starts disappointing. Floating parts (sediment???) in this beer. Smell in not spectacular. Should i trow it away or drink it? I decided to drink it.

Smell and taste some watermelon and citrus. A light and watery taste. The triple fermentation did not made me happy.

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Photo of tempest
4.07/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle from the Hopduvel beer warehouse. Like every des Rocs beer I've ever had, this one poured with floaties, which aren't bad once you're used to them. This beer stood out for it's nutty malt flavor that's uncommon in Belgians (at least in my experience). Otherwise it hits a lot of the classic Belgian pale marks of light caramel malt, a slight hop note, and Belgian spice. Certainly worth trying if you can find it.

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Photo of hopdog
3.52/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle mail ordered directly from Belgium.

Poured a hazy, darker amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of yeast, breads, spices, and fruity smells.

Starts of sweet with kinda of a sour and spicy finish. Peppery. Watery body. Overall a decent Belgian Ale.

Notes from and tasted on 10/15/04

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light orange color ale with a nice foamy white head with standard retention. Aroma is a mix between yeast and malt with some subtle spices. Taste is quite enjoyable with again the yeast coming on top. Floral aspect of this beer is very enjoyable and body is medium. Overall, this is a good standard Belgian Ale.

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Photo of tjd25
3.65/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice foamy head, silky and creamy, lasting on a very pale yellow golden color body that shows a high level of carbonation. The smell is very fresh and spicy, with lots of citrus and interesting notes of ginger, very floral. The taste is roundly fruity and sweet with an enjoyable doughy yeast character but also some graininess that I didn’t enjoy. Notes of peach and alcohol. Light hints of wood maybe, with some cherries and apricots. Mouthfeel is quite round but gets a bit annoyingly tart with an overripe fruitiness. Nicely carbonated. Not exceptional, but drinkable.

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Photo of paterlodie
2.77/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Takeing the whole range of Abbaye des Rocs this one is the first one to be sampled revieuwing at BA. Started with this one for tonight cause I didn't have to great memories about he altitude. Don't like lardge amounts of koreander so this one fails. Doesn't fail on just that. Pooring it in my glas showed one of the most unimpressive beers I had recently. Hardly any foam and a blizzard in my glas thats unbelivable.
Smell of koreander and for the rest nothing great in the nose and shurely not fresh. Taste is empty with a lot of koreander, rest to be searched for. Aftertaste lilte chemic and litle bitter. Love most beers of the Rocs brewery but this one keeps on failing.

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Photo of diablo14
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

really like this brewery's beers on the whole. altitude 6, however, is at the bottom of the pile. considering its got at the same price as the others, this is not something id drink unless offered. pretty nondescript belgian ale if ever there was one.

unexciting gold/orange color with no head to speak of. lacked the sort of aromas id expect to find here, and way too subdued as well. a little bit zesty, a little bit spicy, but nothing with any kick. the body and taste of the beer followed suite. had the usual suspects going around in there but nothing to hit home. lemon/ orange citrus tones, some coriander and pepper, sweetness but all very very subdued. the hop dryness that goes hand in hand with belgians was nowhere to be seen. bit of a downer really.

i thought long and hard about why they'd bother brewing this when their other beers are so much better. the only thing i could think of was that they wanted something at an entry level so drinkers new to the style could get a starting point on which to progress from. apart from that im stumped.

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Photo of Gusler
3.92/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer after its checking out of the 330ml brown bottle pours a foggy yellow-orange color with a modest bright white head that vanishes rather quickly, the texture creamy and the lace forms a glutinous sheet that sticks to the glass. Nose is tart with a hint of yeast and a nice malt tone at the back, crisp and fresh to the senses, start is sweet and the malt pleasant with the top light. Finish is ferine in its acidity, the hops spicy and the aftertaste sour and quite dry, a drinkable beer.

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Photo of koolk
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Came in a 750 mL bottle with a cork and a crown seal.

Hazy but bright amber/yellow in colour. Very little carbonation and the pour assisted head left quickly.

Intresting nose, yet a little quiet. Lemons, wheat, spices and yeast derived aromas are all present, albeit without much power.

Taste had me puzzled - Is this a wit? I swear I could taste the coriander and orange peel in this, but there was also a hevy dose of lemon flavour, reminicent of lemon squash. Very thin palate, and a rather tart finish made this average at best.

Rather disappointed after trying some of their other beers. Still intresting, just questionable as to whether it is worth the cash or not.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled during a visit to the Taverne Du Château on Monday 12th April. Situated in Montignies-sur-Rocs, a lovely small village in Northern Hainaut close to the French Border, and also home to the Brasserie de l’Abbaye des Rocs. The Taverne Du Château stocks a great range of the AdR beers and is one of the best places to sample them.

The second of the AdR beers sampled here was the Montagnarde Altitude 6.

Presentation: A 750ml capped green glass bottle. Standard AdR presentation which includes a generic design for the main label, a gold edged simple crown shaped formed from 3 tall arched windows topped in the center arch with a red, white & gold coat of arms. This sits against an orange background. The colorful picture inside the tall arch window shape is of a rocky outcrop with the words 'Montagnarde Altitude 6' in gold written across it. The neck label has the same orange colored background, the coat of arms and the name of the Brewery.

Appearance: Straw gold that had a reasonable haze with average conditioning. The head needed a help in hand forming with an ever increasing vigorous pour. The head was average in size and is not what I usually expect from AdR. Minimal lacing and a head that recedes if left too long.

Nose: This seemed like a fresh example so I was a little perplexed by the appearance, but the nose was perfectly fresh. It has a Belgium Blonde feel with some spicy hops and a little fruit character with some yeast (yet again) in the background. Nice enough nose but average in strength.

Taste: Has a wheat beer mixed with a blond ale feel. Light with some mild bitterness and a delicate fruity back-taste set against some grain malts when swallowed. Finishes with a very diluted lemon juice taste mixed with more wheat-grain and a light spice feel, coriander? Quite strange, not offensive but rather wishy-washy in taste and texture after a while.

Mouthfeel: Very thin at first, it builds body as you drink it, but it never reaches anything that comes close to middling or challenging. Low carbonation and the lack of the trademark smooth AdR mouthfeel makes me realize why this one is rarely seen.

Drinkability: A thin mouthfeel usually aids Drinkability, but a watery one doesn’t, this combined with the rather average-to-low carbonation, diluted tastes and rather overall delicate nose, makes this one difficult to finish. There was some Montagnarde 6 left in the 750ml on the Table when the next AdR beer, Montagnarde (9), arrived. As far as I remember the last remnants of the Montagnarde 6 stayed there.

Overall: I have only ever had this once before, and that was sampled during a visit to the Brewery itself at Easter 2000. This is not as good as I remember it, pretty bland and inoffensive it rarely challenges the drinker. Pleasant enough, but this is the “odd one out” in the Abbaye des Rocs line-up for me.

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Photo of Globetrotter
3.45/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this at Kolbasoff, a Moscow beer bar. Came in a logo brandy snifter. Pale cloudy gold under a thick white head with lots of body. Excellent lacing. The nose is spicey with fruit. The mouth is fairly flat, smooth and sweet. Flavor starts off light and citrus fruity. A very mild brew with little finish and only a light malty aftertaste. No hops noticeable, but it also lacks the signature sweetness of most francophone beers. Different, and pleasant.

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Montagnarde Altitude 6 from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 24 ratings