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

Photo of DAS30
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rivoire
3.62/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Magno48
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mltobin
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woosterbill
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
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 -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cyrushomi
3.45/5  rDev -18.1%
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 -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WanderingFool
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of impending
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodzm14
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
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 +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mconner666
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle, bottled on 1-27-14, poured into a Chimay Trappist glass.

A finger or two worth of foam came straight up through the top of the bottle. It poured a dark brown, with a nice head, and I could see a lot of dregs as I poured. The nose came off very banana with a hint of cloves, which turned more bread like within a couple of minutes.

The flavor was similar to the nose, kind of a banana nut bread, that was sweet with some raisin notes also. This was definitely what beer was meant to be many years ago, bread in a bottle. At 9.0%, you would not know it, there was little to no alcohol taste or burn.

Overall a very good representation of the style. I will definitely by again, when I can.

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Photo of Zekenyce
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of groleau
4/5  rDev -5%

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

Great belgian brune beer of a nut-brown color, somewhat turbid and with a nice cream foam.
That's clearly a belgian beer by its aroma, you can feel a bit of the yeast as well as the great chocolate tones, some bread with grains too.
Taste is somewhat alcoholic and more malty.
Body is great and carbonation perfect, there's a great balance here!
Yeah, great beer!

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Photo of MortenO
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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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