Abbaye des Rocs La Montagnarde (Ambree)

Abbaye des Rocs La Montagnarde (Ambree)

Rated 3.676 by BeerPals

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

Montignies-sur-Roc, Belgium

Style:  Belgian Strong Ale

9% Alcohol by Volume

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Les habitants de Montignies-sur-Roc, au sud de Mons dans la province du Hainaut, s'appellent les Montagnards. Il était donc tout à fait normal pour une bière brassée dans les murs de cette cité d'être baptisée la Montagnarde. Cette bière musclée en goût et en densité d'alcool ( 9% ) posséde d'indéniables atouts de saveurs. Illuminée d'un bouquet très pointu de tendance fruitée et épicée, son goût est sévère, calfeutré entre une amertume aiguë et une saveur caramélisée. Exempte de sucre, cette bière pur malt jongle avec diverses tendances, qui somme toute arrondissent l'amertume. On relève une pointe poivrée en fond de bouche, et un picotement sur la langue. Son activité se déploie encore en pleine bouche, laissant à chaque tendance de saveur l'occasion de s'exprimer individuellement. Elle est très active dans son verre, ce qui lui donne en permanence un col généreux. Sa conclusion est longue et met l'accent sur une amertume toujours aussi présente mais moins soutenue par son caramel. On reste sur un final évoquant une sorte de pain d'épice sans sucre.

ID: 562 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank1242
Overall Percentile97.7
Style Rank101 of 1225
Style Percentile91.8
Lowest Score3.2
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.789
Weighted Score3.676
Standard Deviation0.303

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  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

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

    Hazy copper colour pour with a big fizzy head that dissipates too quick. not bad lacing. Sweet and flowery. Apples and pears. Well carbonated but smooth. Ok if you like that sort of stuff but too sweet for me.

  • PAULCARDOM 549 reviews
    rated 3.2 10 years ago

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

    A recent find at Ontario liquor stores, and certainly not in the same class as the brune. It pours a hazed light rust colour with a generous beige cap. Lots of yeast in the aroma with hints of fruit and spices. Flavour is similar with the grain and yeast dominating, and the fruit tones in the background. Would not buy again.

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

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

    Pours a thick frothy off-white head and has a hazy, slightly murky appearance. Fairly weak lace. Aromas of resin and herbal hops, and a bit yeasty. Flavours of toffee, dark malts, dry fruit (plums, raisins) mild spices, hints of brown sugar. Smooth and silky mouthfeel. Pretty good.

  • CHOPZ 7308 reviews
    rated 3.8 10 years ago

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

    SAQ special import with a best before date of 22/08/2015. Pours a hazy rich amber colour with a big frothy warm head, good retention and thick creamy lacing. Nutty yeast aromas at first pour, but then, mild sourness with notes of citrus and alcohol. Caramel eventually comes. The taste starts off with a tad sourness but goes into the caramel malt. The sweetness is well-balanced by the yeast. Again, hints of nuts with some grass in the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth with no burning and hardly any warming. I think this is the most caramel I have had in a Belgian ale. Pretty nice overall.

  • CYRENAICA 2418 reviews
    rated 3.4 3 years ago

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

    330ml bottle
    7.5% ABV (as marked on the bottle)
    LCBO Outlet #511 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada – King / Spadina)
    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.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 4.3 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    giggity... has a wonderful fruity dust yeast smell ... low foam, in the glass it looks of thin maple syrup with a head .. .. no alcohol detected, is very delicious.. . . "....face!" .... if you are in the mood for an mellow easy drinking belgian strong...<---

  • VAC 2186 reviews
    rated 3.9 17 years ago

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

    Pours with a golden orange body topped by a thick head with lots of lacing. It’s sweet and floral with a touch of fruit and yeast. Medium bodied and smooth.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 3.8 17 years ago

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

    Pours a copper amber with a huge huge head. Sweet aroma, flavor is full and round with apparent yeast, bread, fruit, and sugar. Mothfeel has a bit of alcohol bite, but all around very nice.

  • SIGMUND 6988 reviews
    rated 4.2 17 years ago

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

    Sampled RBESG 2006, bottle. Hazy amber colour. Lovely vinous aroma with notes of barnyard. Funky and moderately oaky flavour. This is a very good beer.

  • ANTE 2674 reviews
    rated 3.4 18 years ago

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

    Nice pale ambercolour with some haze. Big, dense head. Lively carbonation with a strong fruity aroma of pineapples and honey. Taste is smooth and fruity, honey and tropical fruit. The alcohol stays in the background with a peppery tone.

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