Abbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru Belgian Special Brown | Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.

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Abbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru Belgian Special BrownAbbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru Belgian Special Brown
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:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,276
Reviews:
521
Ratings:
757
pDev:
10.48%
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
49
Trade:
0
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Photo of kjmcmullen
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of taxandbeerguy
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle served fairly cold into a chalice. LCBO purchase for only $6.45 CDN. Best before October 8, 2020. Listed at 10% ABV. Review from notes.

Appearance - Dark red, minimal haze and two big fingers of off white head that sits on top and fizzles out pretty quick.

Smell - Intense brown sugar and caramel blend with marshmallow, hints of dark fruit and some spices. Plums and figs show up here too. Wonderfully aromatic and many transitions in between these aromas as it warms and adding liquorice as it goes.

Taste - Only mildly sweet despite the bouquet. Caramel and restrained dark fruits prevail with some dank wood and yeasty flavors. Wood and booze show up to close.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, light on carbonation and a slightly spicy finish from spices and the ABV.

Overall - A pretty damn good BSDA that stands up to par with even the best of them. Well worth a visit and a very good value buy here too.

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Photo of AdamSteve
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of quadmad
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle; $6.45 from the LCBO. Poured into my Duvel tulip at 11 C. Lots of head that quickly settles. Second glass had floaties that I was able to leave in the bottle. Nice amber colour; Not too sweet. A solid BSDA

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

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

Photo of Antyk
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kbrown
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Had on tap. Fantastic belgian strong dark ale. A little more creamy than expected, but hey, I don't hate it. Just bursting with all the standard flavors, dark fruits, raisin, cocoa, malts, hops, and lovely dark belgian spices. Feels like a belgian with brown ale and stout characteristics on certain sips. Lovely ale!

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duncian
3.77/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nerdboy19
3.58/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leitmotif
3.41/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BAsbill
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Hazy brown color with frothy beige head. Aroma has toasted malt, earthy notes, some cacao and light molasses. Taste is quite balanced. Some toasted malt, fruity yeast notes, light metallic notes on the finish. Medium body with high effervescence. Not bad but not as good as expected.

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

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

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Antmaniac
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth, the alcohol is completely masked. Malty sweetness. Mid-brown color with yeast residue. Very drinkable.

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Photo of sparx1100
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Epiktetos
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Abbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru Belgian Special Brown from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 757 ratings