Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs Brune-Bruin



Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs in Montignies-sur-Roc, Hainaut, Belgium 🇧🇪

Belgian Style - Strong Ale Regular
ABV: 9.0% IBU: - Ticks: 69
bbaye des Rocs (9% ABV) is a pure malt beer with no added sugar. The harmony of flavours is directly linked to its double fermentation process, the precise quantities of malt used (7 types). It is a majestic, papal, dark ruby red colour. Its taste is rich and full of subtlety. It is enjoyed like a red wine, whose colour it resembles, but without the tannin. It develops a very powerful aroma with sweet notes. It confirms the initial impression in the mouth, although now enveloped by a deep bitterness, yet one that is well balanced and with a certain fruitiness. It is released fully on the palate, developing an impressive density of flavour. There are notes of burnt wood, but although this beer includes a roasted malt in its ingredients, this does not come through in the aroma. The aftertaste is very long thanks to its dense and creamy development whilst in the mouth. The bitterness and sweetness (even though no sugar is added) rival one another magnificently, but come out as equals, to the great satisfaction of the taster.

In 2019 the new 1979 label was introduced to commemorate the 40th jubilee of the brewery.

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Tried from Bottle on 27 Feb 2020 at 20:49

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 6 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Tap. Pours clear reddish brown with a small offwhite head. Aromas of dark fruits, light booze, caramel, esters. Taste has dark fruits, caramel, esters, light bitterness.

Tried from Draft on 06 Nov 2019 at 16:55

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 8

Aroma has anis, orange and peach. Fairly hopbitter and very fruity flavor. In fact lots of tropical fruit, anis and vanilla. Some tartness. The alcohol can be noticed, but is not too apparent. Lovely, high quality beer that will probably suit most beer drinkers.

Tried from Can on 26 Aug 2019 at 12:08

Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Bottle (from notes taken at Delirium Cafe). Pours hazy reddish dark amber with large foamy white head, fruity caramel aroma, medium carbonation, medium bitter caramel malt taste with dried fruits, toffee, smooth body, long finish. Complex and flavorful.

Tried from Bottle on 08 Jan 2019 at 16:45


Imported from untappd on 02-05-2020

Tried from Bottle on 21 Nov 2018 at 21:06

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

33cl bottle, shared at home. Dark murky ruby-brown pour with a thin tan head. Notes of dried fruit, prunes, raisins, red grapes, caramel, sugar, dark cherries, port wine. A very well made Belgian strong ale.

Tried from Bottle on 29 Dec 2016 at 13:20

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Bottle from Hops & Malt. Quite typical, yet not an extreme Belgian strong. Some candy, some booze, some fruits and resin. Full in taste and warming on the palate. Good balance, but rather low carbonation. A little more of that wouldn’t have hurt. Still a very decent brew.

Tried from Bottle on 12 Apr 2016 at 16:28


Fajnie zrownowazone: suszone owoce (figi, sliwki, rodzynki), swieze owoce (wisnie), karmel, toffi, przyprawy (cynamon). Ciut syropowe, slodk

Tried at Powiśle on 12 Apr 2016 at 07:25