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

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4.2/5
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505 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,294
Reviews:
322
Ratings:
505
pDev:
10%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
41
Trade:
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Ratings: 505 |  Reviews: 322
Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -3.8%
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 -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of koopa
3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Devman171
3.91/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexAfonin
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DAS30
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rivoire
3.62/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Magno48
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kingjohnh
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woosterbill
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

33cl bottle, best by January 16, 2017.

A: Dark, hazy chestnut body under two inches of fine, persistent tan foam. The lacing is a bit on the light side, but otherwise it's very attractive.

S: Sweet and fruity, with huge raisin, plum, cherry, and prune. Some caramel and faint anise as well. Very complex and intriguing.

T: Toffee, bread, dark fruit, and chocolate. Lots of raisin, some butterscotch, and faint herbal piquancy (more anise than hops) on the long, bittersweet finish. Intense flavor, but remarkably clean and balanced. Excellent, although not quite as multi-layered as the aroma.

M: Soft, effervescent, medium-bodied. Perhaps a bit thin relative to the style and ABV, but still quite pleasant.

O: Excellent beer, particularly for 1.30 euro at the train station. Definitely up there with all the best BSDAs.

Cheers!

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Photo of jakea
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cyrushomi
3.45/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed but found it a little light bodied compared to similar beers in this style.

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Photo of Winston3737
3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WanderingFool
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of impending
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodzm14
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There's this brief moment of tartness in the front end that is soon, and entirely, overtaken by sweetness. A joy to drink.

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Photo of KurtisAyr
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Abbaye Des Rocs [Brasserie Des Rocs Brune] from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 505 ratings
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