Abbaye des Rocs Grand Cru

Abbaye des Rocs Grand Cru

Rated 4.107 by BeerPals

Brewed by Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs / Abbaye Des Rocs

Montignies-sur-Roc, Belgium

Style:  Belgian Strong Ale

10% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 561 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank51
Overall Percentile99.9
Style Rank8 of 1225
Style Percentile99.3
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score5.0
Average Score4.166
Weighted Score4.107
Standard Deviation0.391

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  • KERRYA 171 reviews
    rated 4.6 4 years ago

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

    C: solid mahogany, light brown head, creamy
    A: dark fruits, plums, yeast, brown sugar
    P: full
    F: sweet start, bitter finish, lots of caramel and burnt sugars in the foreground, yeasty flavours in the back end
    O: Outstanding beer for this time of year

  • HANTRAN 550 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Ripe dark fruit, and roasted malts in the nose and some cotton candy. A foggy brown body is topped with a moderate off white head with good retention and only a bit of lace. Mouth is medium and a bit creamy with perfect carbonation. Make no mistake, this beer is sweet! Deep ripe fig and prune notes are soon overtaken with cotton candy, amazing to think they add no sugar. 9.5 and is totally masked with only a hint of warming. Aftertaste starts sweet but ends dry and clean. Masterful Brewing!

  • PAULCARDOM 549 reviews
    rated 4.9 9 years ago

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

    Purchased at Liquor Control Board of Ontario store. This is just an excellent beer. A nice dark brown pour with a generous foaming brown head. Lots of dark fruit and roastiness in the aroma with ample notes of caramel and yeast. Everything comes out in the taste though, with jthe dark fruits band caramel dominating.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 4.1 9 years ago

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

    Sitting on the patio on a sunny Sunday evening. Good beer to keep me company. Good looker too. Sweet fruity aroma. Slick body. Sweet caramel malt and dark fruits in the flavour. Wish I had another.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Another wish list Belgian. Dark tea brown pour, some chunks, foamy head, nice lacing. Ripe pitted fruits and sweetness throughout, Belgian yeasts, a touch sour, cherries, plums, more earthiness. Very similar to the Brune.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    All caramel and plums on the nose. Impressed by how thick the head gets and lasts for a beer that pours so fizzy, also like the reddish brown color, though it is a bit chunky.

  • MARTINSANDERS 361 reviews
    rated 4.5 10 years ago

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

    Bottle. Colour - solid dark brown, generous tan head, rocky in nature. Aroma - yeast, plums, sugar, caramel malt. Mouthfeel - full bodied. Flavour - molasses, dark fruit, yeast, caramel. Overall - Another excellent beer, if it wasn't for the difference in label colours between the brune, grand cru, and triple imperial, you would think they are all the same great beer

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a huge brownish fizzy head that stays for a while and dissipates slowly. Has a dark brown appearance. Weak lacing. Aromas of yeast, raisins, roasted malts and a bit of wheats. Flavours of Belgian yeast, nuts, a bit of dark chocolate. Hints of caramel, raisins and sweets. Slightly watery in the finish. Quite bitter. Warming sensation and prickly mouthfeel. Full bodied. Not bad but can definitely feel presence of alcohol in taste and scent, not well hidden. Aside from that, still very good and drinkable.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

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

    330ml bottle: decants a cloudy dark brown ale with a 2 finger cap that reduces to a surface lace. Aroma is rounded. Pungent and yet delicate – chocolate, figs, prunes, some hay and roasiness over the funky Belgian yeast tones. Medium body, moderate bottle-conditioned effervescence, cocoa-fruity character. Flavour has a wave of tastes hitting you immediately – roasty cocoa, dried dark fruit, herbs, spices, cherry skins, some sweet and sour notes – a mellow complexity, then a long roasty finish with a warming effect. One of the better brown abbey ales I have tasted

  • CHOPZ 7130 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Celebrating the new Pope, Francis with this one. SAQ import with a best before date: 19/10/2014. Pours a dark amber colour with lots of floaties all over, making this one hazy and almost copper with its richness. Beige fizzy head with just above average retention and not much lacing. Weird smell at first, but got a little better. Plum aromas with caramel malt, raisins, sugars, alcohol and light spices. Wet, with very low carbonation. The taste is quite mild and the alcohol, very well-hidden. Flavours of butterscotch, apples, dates and spicy hops. Good Belgian strong brown ale for no burning mouthfeel, but expecting more of a punch than this for the rest. A little too mild tasting and smelling to be a great one.

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