Abbaye Des Rocs Spéciale Noël | Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.

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BA SCORE
4.02/5
Exceptional
67 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: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 09-22-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,121
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
67
pDev:
9.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
4
Trade:
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of Hanglow
3.27/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Botle, BBE 10/2018

Explodes out of glass, pours with huge carbonation and loads of chunky yeast. Really ugly, sewage like brown appearance. Ugly beer, ugly over carbonation. It's cool temperature wise too

Milk chocolate, chocolate liquor, coins in aroma. It's ok.

Taste is similar, no bitterness, not too sweet as there is some welcome dryness. There's some generic allspice in there, some brown sugar. thick body for a belgian. alcohol is there but not unwelcome .

Overall the beer isn't bad once you get it in the glass and avoid looking at it, but it's not one I'd buy again ( I do have a few in the cellar though)

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Photo of cyrenaica
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle
9.0% ABV
Bar Hop (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
February 8, 2013
The beer poured a dark murky reddish-brown with a half inch tan head that lasted throughout. The aroma was plums, yeast, bread, and sugar. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was sweet malt, molasses, dark fruit, sugar, and yeast

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Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Foley67
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Euroglot
2.75/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bruno74200
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This bottle might have some problems, with almost no carbonation and so there is no head over the hazy brown colour.
The smell is of Cognac, candied fruits, caramel. It's vinous and a bit spicy.
The taste follows but is a bit outdated.
This beer is flat, or almost flat.
It seems to be a good beer but I'd like to try it as it should be

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Photo of RMentair
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spike
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very dark red-brown, almost black. Ruby red when held to the light. One-finger head disappears very quickly. Visible carbonation. Minimal lacing.

Little nose to speak of. A hint of sweetness. Some dried fruits.

Sweet, smokey. Some dried fruits. Some spice.

Nicely carbonated. Prickle of alcohol at the back of the throat. Thin mouthfeel.

An ok strong dark ale but would not purchase again.

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Photo of Antyk
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josanguapo
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Uvinum. In Teku glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 2x13. Nice spicy touch. Low carbonation. I miss more body.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Slightly hazy brown color with beige head. Aroma has nothing really special, just some malt character. Taste is quite interesting, malt, caramel, dark sugar, molasses and some liquorice. Nice one, balanced and drinkable yet really tasty.

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Photo of leitmotif
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Pretendbeard
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of lmaduells
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of mattfancett
3.7/5  rDev -8%

Photo of flyingpig
3.41/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

330ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£3.80):
Medium brown with red tinges & a cloudy body. A bubbly, brownish-white 0.5cm head that fades to a fine lacing quite quickly.

Spicy with a lot of sweetness, mainly from some dark fruits such as prunes, plums & some dates. There is a toasted malt aroma that is complimented by some sugar & a medium strength alcohol smell also comes through alongside oak & faint vanilla.

Spicy with lots of sweetness both from the dark fruits mentioned in the smell but also from the sugar. There's a strong taste of prunes with some vanilla & alcohol.

This one was quite a spicy, sweet and medium bodied beer that had a slightly warming alcohol taste to it. There was a fair amount of carbonation in this one & the beer seems boozy with a sticky finish.

An okay Belgian offering but it never really hit the heights of some of the countries better strong ales, coming across a little strong and without the best of balance between flavours. I doubt I'll be picking this one up again.

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Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of desint
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.17/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pour is a dark ruby red with a tight light tan head. Nose is caramel, candied sugar, light metallic note, and banana in back. Taste is sweet, caramel is light, a touch sugary, faint seltzer and metallic not mid palate, light banana lingers through the finish. Lighter body, hides alcohol very well, moderate carbonation, and slightly empty on the finish.

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Abbaye Des Rocs Spéciale Noël from Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 67 ratings