Nounnette [Brasserie Des Rocs Blonde] | Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
Belgium
abbaye-des-rocs.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stcules on 11-10-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
89
Reviews:
74
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
13.19%
 
 
Wants:
3
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1
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of JTuomi
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of steverx8
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josanguapo
2.18/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

From cervezasespeciales. In La Trappe chalice. Watching Sons of Anarchy 2x01. Withouth the typical belgian sweetness and more like the brew of an amateur spanish micro. Small disgusting bitterness

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Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of FLima
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber color with a thin head with short retention with lots of floating particles.
Nice sweet aroma with predominant notes of prunes, cinnamon, burnt caramel and coconut. It does smell like a Brazilian Manjar de coco (coconut pudding with caramel syrup with prunes) or even an apple strudel.
Similarly flavor of caramels, prunes, herbal hops, lots of cinnamon, red apples, flamed pears, candi sugar, wood and oxidized oranges.
Light to medium body with mild carbonation. Amazing how they hid the 7.5% abv.
Full or desert flavors and aroma. Much more complex than the regular Belgian blond, it is more like a bruin or Dubbel. Pretty decent.
Ap.2,5 Ar.4,25 Sab.3,75 Sens.3,75 Cj.3,75

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Photo of mattfancett
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Ciney sniffer

A - Pours a cloudy murky honeycomb colour with a white head that retains.

S - Not massive aromas, but yeast and citrus are present.

T - Slightly spicy with yeast and citrus.

M - Light to Medium body and low to medium carbonation.

O - Very solid Blonde beer

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Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Mattgruv
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Bix
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Pegasus
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy light-golden amber, with a modest off-white head, thick glass-coating lace, and slight carbonation.

Aroma: Fresh baked bread slathered with butter complimented by notes o apples, spices, and green pears.

Taste: Opens with bread notes, mild honey, pears, and apples. A mild caramel flavor is also present throughout. Alcohol notes are present, but a bit restrained and are only slightly warming.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Very pleasant and drinkable. Well suited to quiet contemplation on a cool, dark autumn day.

Presentation: Packaged in a 335 ml (11.2 ounce) Euro-style brown glass long-neck bottle, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of brutalist
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of rarbring
3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A hazy pale amber brew, almost straw colored, a white fluffy head leaving little lacing and having small curtains.

Sweet fruity, banana, canned pears, spices, cardamom and clove.

Tasting sweet, wheat bread, lemon jam, a spicy bitterness. A hint of old yeast.

High carbonation, small foamy bubbles, soft, medium body, slightly dry finish.

Not the best blonde I've had, a bit watery and stale.

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Photo of Josiah2729
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. Tulip glass. Enjoyed on sepĀ“11. Golden amber, orange to the light. Foggy. Off-white, small bubbled, froth. Fairly good retention & some spots on sides. Yeast, fresh grass, orange zest, mildy malty aromas, sugars & spices too. Flavor profile shows orange juice & sweet bitterness. Hints of lemon & grapefruit. Rough viscosity in the middle lingers into the finish. ABV is not annoying .Easy drinkability & refreshing sensation.

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Photo of sholland119
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of jisak74
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Murky orange pour with lots of yeast residue in the liquid. A really tall white, but sadly; fluffy airy head that dissipates after a while into rather nice lacings.

S: Alcohol up front, obvious but also shy. Rich floral hops; fruits. Both dried dark but also ripe citric ones; oranges and lemons. Apples and mango as well. Malty sweetness, rather rich for this style. Spices.

T: Nettles dominates almost everything else and not in a nice way. Dry and sharp. Sourness. Yeast and spices. Some fruit, but way in the back; apples and oranges.

M: Long aftertaste, sour and bitter. Body is medium and carbonation the same. Warmth from alcohol.

O: Sadly the taste was a bit off; unbalanced and sharp. Otherwise this is not bad.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of jophish17
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of atlason
2.62/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

On tap into tasting glass.

A: Clear deep gold, fine head, lacing limited and spotty.

S: Delicate yet strong floral aroma -- forget-me-not on top of caramel notes.

T: This tastes off. Not fresh -- the malt was stale. Dominant flavor is a muddy unpleasant note, perhaps autolysis ? Light but present hops.

M: Medium accross the board, not off putting in mouthfeel.

Reviewed from notes.

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Photo of BobZ
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml 25.4 Oz. bottle. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Very nice copper/amber but yet again the snow-globe of floaties that this brewery is known for. Not much of a head and minimal lacing.

Smell: Unexepectedly malty sweetness and highly interesting, spicy notes immediately follow.

Taste: Very, very, good, with a sweetness that is well balanced, not overly sweet, not cloying at all. Malt for sure but a nice spicy flavor followed by a gentle hop presence. A very unique beer almost tripel like. This beer is closer to a tripel than it is a Pale Ale (like Duvel). Great flavor, deifinitely worth a try.

Mouth feel: Well carbonated, and as usual the sediment definitely can pile up near the end.

Overall: Very good beer, big on flavor, if floaties bother you then pass; otherwise, experience a great tasting beer.

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Photo of busterthecat
2.77/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked up this 750mL bottle on sale for ~$4. Best by date of 11/07/2011. L818 03761 also printed on label. Poured into an Allagash chalice and a Corsendonk chalice.

A- Pours a transparent light apple juice hue that sits a nice copper color in glass. A big crisp sparkling off-white head forms and then reduces down to a good 1/4" of thick, yet bubbly foam. Lots of yeast floaties being thrown around in the glass, kinda crazy.

S- bread and crackers with a touch of spice and apple in the nose. Light and crisp with some sweetness. Rather interesting.

T- Yeast and dry saltine crackers upfront. A rather strong and harsh dry taste. Some spice and apple skins comes through. Slight booze heat in finish. Sweet apple becomes stronger if warms, but also becomes more unpleasant to drink.

M- Medium bodied. Dry and lingering on palate. There is a slight alcohol in the end that warms. Slightly grating on palate from an odd mellow dry bitterness.

O- I think this bottle may have been a bit off. Perhaps not my thing. Became a chore to finish as it warmed. Buy with caution. very much like odd apple juice.

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Nounnette [Brasserie Des Rocs Blonde] from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
3.79 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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