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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78
Gots:
40
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Ratings: 499 |  Reviews: 322
Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

If this were easier to find in the Midwest, I might come back to it more often. This is a re-write and re-rate based on tasting it in Stockholm's Belgobarren. (Go there if you seek out Belgians not common in the U.S.)

Looks bruin, but not a distinguished head. All the fruits in the nose come through in the taste, but is joined by lots of different spices that I could guess at, but cannot accurately parse. Brasserie de Rocs' Brune was a good complement throughout the meal, but paired nicely with a creme de brûlée.

MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium" said the Brune "is malty, very spicy and rich. It is made with six malts, three hops and no fewer than ten spices." And he likes to tell the story of how the daughter inherited the father's passion for brewing, a 21st Century twist that returns to pre-17th century when women were the home-brewers.

This very strong Brune is also reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"
I will again taste this ale, that is if I find it.

2/9/17: Found it in south Florida. Again, this is a very good ale to have with heavier foods.

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Photo of zonker17
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Hazy brown with creamy head. Faint nose of Belgian style notes, yeast, sugar. Sweet balanced with a touch of sour. The mouthfeel is and absolute delight. Creamy finish and carbonation that tickles the tongue.

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Photo of Epicfail97081
3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.74/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RMentair
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.74/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oglmcdgl
3.82/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brend91
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josanguapo
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From elcervecero. In Teku glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 1x10. Although the aroma could improve, the taste is pretty delicious. Alcohol completly hidden. Had some sediments that didnt affect its taste

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Photo of stephenlee
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antyk
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HipHopsHooray
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hanglow
3.1/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Smells like yeasty Panda Cola.

Tastes of yeasty alcoholic panda cola

Fizzy like cola, looks like cola.

Takes me back to being a kid when panda cola was about 5p cheaper than Coke, so was the obvious choice as it was pretty tasty and 5p got you a good few sweets as well.

No sweets with this, but at 9% it certainly warms you up.

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Photo of Quafftastic
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

333 ml bottle, Belgium Beer Factory - Pours dark brown with a large lightly tanned head. Strong carbonation. Nice lacing. Smell - strong malts, yeasty. Taste - sweet, lovely long malty finish. Fantastic, easy drinking, sweet strong ale.

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Photo of NilocRellim
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks very dark brown. Smells of sticky fruit and roastedness mostly. Sticky fruit and figs straight away on the taste. Slight roastedness, slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Very drinkable for 9%.

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

Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of koopa
3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Devman171
3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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