La Montagnarde [Brasserie Des Rocs Ambree] | Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.

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133 Ratings
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La Montagnarde [Brasserie Des Rocs Ambree]La Montagnarde [Brasserie Des Rocs Ambree]
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 rastaman on 09-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
133
Reviews:
84
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Photo of cyrenaica
3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle
7.5% ABV (as marked on the bottle)
King/Spadina LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
March 7, 2014
The beer pours a light copper colour, murky, with a very thin white head. Aroma is tart fruit, funk, yeast, and some fruit notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is sweet, yeasty, with some tart funky notes in the mix. Not on par with the better Abbaye des Rocs BSAs.

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Photo of janubio
4.49/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber colour, medium head and retention, good lace.
Aroma of hazelnuts, caraml, fruits.
Medium body, creamy palatae. Good carbonation.
Taste of hazelnuts, chocolate, dark fruits. Kong alcoholic finish.

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Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eric5bellies
2.93/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dzu
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antyk
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alenichel
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Rivoire
3.13/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Amber beer with a taste of chestnut. Good taste but disappointed by the aromas

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Photo of JaimeLondon
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice beer of a dark amber color and a big light beige foam.
Sweet and yeasty smell, possible to feel also the hops, toffee, cristalyzed fruits, caramel and just a little bit of chocolate.
Taste is also sweet, possible to feel a bit of the alcohol (still doesn't seems like a 9% ABV beer). Yeast and hops are evident, there are a lot of fruits in the taste too, specially cherry and grapes.
Carbonation is at high level and body is relatively light. Bitterness could be higher.

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Photo of FLima
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy amber color with a thick thin head with short retention and apparent carbonation. Some floating particles.
Sweet aroma with notes of caramels, crystalized fruits, some pine, cloves and other spices.
Flavor is sweet but it is relatively well balanced by its hops and alcohol content. Notes of molasses, crystalized fruits, peppery yeast, grape juice, overripe plums, mild ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, guava, Poir, fig jam and honey. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Medium body that feels lighter with appropriate carbonation. One great example how to hide alcohol, the 9% abv feels incredibly lower.
Very good Belgian Dark Strong Ale with great complexity bringing lots of fruits, hops, malts and spices to the table. At some point I had to stop searching for more fruits in my palate. Although sweet, all those components make it pleasant and not cloying. Proof that you do not need to add sugar to make a good BDSA.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Limelite
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of benlhoest
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Franck
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of mattfancett
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Stoutmeister
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of mizx
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Bf_89
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Hoppy_McGee
2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of TerryW
3.75/5  rDev -6%

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La Montagnarde [Brasserie Des Rocs Ambree] from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
3.99 out of 5 based on 133 ratings.
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