Abbaye des Rocs Brune

Abbaye des Rocs Brune

Rated 4.290 by BeerPals

Brewed by Abbaye Des Rocs

Montignies-sur-Roc, Belgium

Style:  Belgian Strong Ale

9% Alcohol by Volume

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Abbaye des Rocs has full aromas of caramel, chocolate, pit fruit, and a suggestion of cellar mustiness. Luscious flavors interweaving caramel, chocolate, cherries, and a hint of coffee. L'Abbaye des Rocs ( vol.alc. 9% ) est une bière pur malt, sans addition de sucre. Tous les tons des goûts sont directement liés au phénomène de la double fermentation, des dosages précis de malts ( 7 types ) ainsi que des mélanges de trois types de houblons ( belges, allemands et tchèques ). Sa couleur est papale, rubis foncé et majestueuse. son goût est riche et plein de finesse. Elle se déguste comme un vin rouge dont elle a aussi en commun la robe sans le tanin. Elle développe un très puissant arôme de relents sucrés. Elle confirme l'impression initiale en première bouche enveloppée toutefois en plus d'un corsage d'amertume profonde mais bien équilibré avec un certain fruité. Elle s'émancipe au palais, et développe une impressionnante densité de saveur. On peut y déceler quelques relents de bois brûlé mais jamais de tendance torréfiée, même si elle a dans sa composition un malt de ce type. L'arrière-goût est très prolongé grâce à son développement dense et onctueux en pleine bouche. Les tendances d'amertume et de sucre ( bien qu'il n'y en ait pas dans sa composition ) rivalisent de plus belle, mais s'en retourne dos à dos à la plus grande satisfaction de son dégustateur. C'est une bière profonde, mystique et extrêmement mûre qui est à classer parmi les grands crus de notre terroir.

ID: 10595 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank7
Overall Percentile100
Style Rank1 of 1194
Style Percentile99.9
Lowest Score2.8
Highest Score5.0
Average Score4.374
Weighted Score4.290
Standard Deviation0.371

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  • KERRYA 171 reviews
    rated 4.6 2 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    C: brown, solid, light brown creamy head A: sweet malt, yeast, caramel, dark fruit P: full F: starts sweet, ends bitter, lots of caramel and yeasty notes O: Outstanding, especially as a winter warmer

  • PAULCARDOM 549 reviews
    rated 4.6 8 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Had this gem the other day, and it was mighty fine despite it being a warm summer day. A mahogany coloured elixer with a fruity bouquet that includes raisins, plums, some roastiness, and yeast. Alcohol is well hidden, and the flavour is balanced between hoppy bitterness, and the sweet caramel and fruit notes. A bit pricy at $4/bottle, but a damn good beer.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.3 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Wish list beer. Lightly murky brown pour, overabundance of a huge frothy cream head, lacing throughout. Ripe complex aromas and flavors: cherries, dates, plums, toffee, yeasts, chocolate, earthiness, goodness. Rich and creamy, warming and extremely satisfying.

  • MARTINSANDERS 361 reviews
    rated 4.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Bottle. Colour - solid dark brown, generous tan head, rocky in nature. Aroma - yeast, plums, candy sugar, caramel, sweet malt. Mouthfeel - full bodied. Flavour - dark fruit, molasses, yeast. Overall - Excellent beer, although a little foamy during the pour left some spilled

  • JNE5HUSG 1814 reviews
    rated 4.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    750 ml capped bottle, bought at the brewery. Poured in the original Abbaye des Rocs stemmed glass an unfiltered and hazy ruby-brown coloured BSA with a two fingers beige and soapy foamy head that had a very long retention and tons of micro bubbles. Soft carbonation. Some lacing. Big floating sediments. The aroma is caramelized malts, dried fruits, plums, dated, figs and yeast. The flavour is heavy caramel malts, spicy, licorice and pepper, fruits, apples, molasses and dried fruits, plums, berries, dates. The mouthfeel is light crispy, fulled, thick, very smooth with a very present alcoholic feeling. The texture is oily. This full bodied BSA has a long fruity and spicy ( peppery ) finish and a light warming effect. A powerful and impressive Belgian Strong Ale from a tiny brewery, close to the French border.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 4.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    wow. WOW! Definitely unfiltered. Lots of "litter" on the glass. Aroma is strong, dark fruit and banana. Pours medium brown with obvious sediment and a decent tan head. Flavor is amazing. Lots of brown sugar, alcohol hidden. All in all this one is a contenda.

  • OLENAMIRONYCHEV 77 reviews
    rated 5.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    An outstanding solid brown beer that I could drink forever. Alcohol is well hidden and replaced by the braomas and flavours of dark fruits like plums and figs.

  • PORTERHOUSE 544 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 8

    Lots of floaties on the pour. Finishes a murky brown with a big foam cap. Smells of yeast and some kind of industrial cleaner. I am afraid to drink this there are so many floaties. What's with all of the foam? Oh my. The taste is terrific. Now I understand the high reviews. I taste brown sugar, spice and raisin. There is fruit cake, nuts and spices. This is possibly the best tatsting beer that I've ever had. The finish is short and a little dry.

  • CAPTAINSKOAL 429 reviews
    rated 4.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Poured a nice dark brown color with a thick off white head that left a decent amount of lace. The aroma was of caramel and dark fruits. Mouthfeel was coating with a cherry flavor with some malty tones very little if any alcohol taste a very enjoyable beer.

  • MARKFRAGHERT 65 reviews
    rated 4.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Bottles in England, Belgium, and America
    Aroma: caramel malt, candy sugar, yeast, plums
    Appearance: solid brown, reddish hints, off white generous head
    Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly creamy
    Flavour: Malty and sweet with a definite sugary hint. Alcohol is more notiecable in fresher bottles than older bottles Overall: a nice complex bitter!