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

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

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
499
Reviews:
322
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
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79
Gots:
40
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Photo of siebevl
3.72/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mitchell027
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tastes like liquid figs! Ok and with a touch of caramelized brown sugar and plum notes. :-P

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Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Birdlegs
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pietroune
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JakeScully
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very good Belgian strong dark Ale, heavy and malt and hop, 12 Oz bottle poured into a duvel tulipe...

This is 9%ABV so this will knock me down quickly, very tasty and worth the price, it was fairly cheap for the quality anyway. Cheers!

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Photo of LocusSolus
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dzu
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
4.56/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I will make almost the same review as beerchitect. The bottle pissed me off. I lost more than half the bottle because it cascades out. Except that part it's a stellar beer. One of the best beer I ever tasted. It's complex but clear in the same time. A perfect winter beer with bitter orange, cinnamon. It smells like gingerbread and tastes like it but with a restrain sweetness. It's one of this beer that can be enjoyed as a great red wine. I'll have to go back to this one and prepare a glass under because of its messiness.

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

Photo of Macamah
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregSemenza
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.56/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle - nice to see some offerings from this Belgian brewer showing up here in Alberta.

This beer pours a clear, dark orange-brick brown colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and fizzy tan head, which leaves very little in the way of lace anywhere near the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of bready and doughy caramel malt, besotted raisins, thin brown sugar syrup, muddled earthy spices, a touch of testy Low Countries yeastiness, and some very tame leafy and floral noble hop bitters. The taste is semi-sweet, grainy and crackery caramel malt, some ephemeral biscuity toffee notes, tacky yeast, dark candi sugar, indistinct black orchard fruit, still hard to differentiate seasonal spices, and a mildly perfumed floral and herbal hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly active in its robust frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and sort of smooth, with the yeast taking things down a peg or two here. It finishes off-dry, just, as the brown sugar and malty essences struggle to keep their going concern, um, going.

Overall, this is one of the poorer versions of this heady style that I have yet come across - it seems kind of astringent, instead of fruity and velvety. Not bad, per se, but much more difficult to appreciate than I had imagined coming in, so approach with a healthy dose of awareness.

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Photo of nerdboy19
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Dark brown body with spotty off white head
Brown sugar aroma with hints of golden syrup
Booze and brown sugar flavour

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Photo of PugsandBeer
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kevinpitts
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Azpittil57
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of unclekeith
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz draft poured into a proper Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs stemmed goblet at the Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, Il.
A dark brown body floats a 1/2in creamy head that dissipates to a light cover.
Aroma is stone fruit and fig with some caramel and bread malt.
Flavor is all that and more including a slight hop bitterness.
Soft creamy mouthfeel, light carbonation and wet finish.
Perfect with the worst and scotch egg.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcsbeer
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Abbaye Des Rocs [Brasserie Des Rocs Brune] from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
4.21 out of 5 based on 499 ratings.
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