Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs Grand Cru

Grand Cru


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

Belgian Style - Strong Ale Regular
ABV: 9.0% IBU: - Ticks: 42
This beer (9% ABV) is a very dark red in colour. It has a very complex, yet very powerful soul. The hops and spices involved in its brewing process only add more zing to its flavour. Despite its density, this beer is easy to digest.

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Smaakvol. Wel een klein beetje ijzer in de smaak helaas. Verder prima.

Tried from Bottle on 17 Feb 2020 at 21:03

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

Tap. Pours light hazy reddish brown with a medium offwhite head. Aromas of dark fruits, bananas, toffee, bready malts, caramel. Taste has caramel, bready malts, light bitterness, dark fruits, light estery fruity notes, some acidity.

Tried from Draft on 06 Nov 2019 at 16:55

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

Great beer, but not worth the top 50 position IMO. Dutch Ratebeer meeting, 1 1/2 litre bottle. Chunks of yeast floating. Orange liquor aroma. Malty, alcoholic flavor . Orange, peppery and a hint of chocolate. A bit too much of everything to earn a top rating. In der Beschränkung zeigt sich der Meister (in the limitation the real master comes up).

Tried from Bottle on 26 Aug 2019 at 12:07

Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

0.33 l bottle from '', best before January 2019. Slow Gusher. Clear, very dark red with a medium large, dense and slightly creamy, slowly diminishing, off-white head. Sweetish, malty, rather fruity and moderately yeasty-spicy aroma of strawberry jam, figs, some molasses and a touch of oak. Quite sweet, moderately bitter, malty, quite fruity and slightly yeasty-spicy taste of strawberry jam, figs, candied cherries, some molasses, dessert wine and some marzipan, followed by a medium long, moderately bitter, slightly yeasty-spicy, minimally tart and a bit boozy finish with hints of oxidation. Over medium-bodied, smooth, slightly creamy and quite effervescent mouthfeel, sparkling carbonation. Quite complex, superbly balanced, lots of fruitiness, appealing appearance and a pleasant mouthfeel. Pretty good but not outstanding.

Tried from Bottle on 26 Oct 2017 at 16:02

Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 9

Pours unclear, murkey, dark brown. muddy? or milkchocolaty ? pick what sounds best, i'd say, so lets call this milkchocolaty. Good and rather stable, creamy white head. Smell is sweet, caramelly, toffee. taste is sweet, but very complex. very earthy, caramelly, port-notes, but not due to age. Very silky and smooth. fall-leaves, a walk trough the forest pops in my mind. mild milkchocolaty notes as well. Very, very nice ! Decent mouthfeel and carbo, too. Awesome. Earlier Rating: 4/10/2014 Total Score: 3.7Bottle at kulminator . 75 cl , 2007 vintage Pours dark brown , almost no head Smells very liquorish , not really port though . Rather low carbo . Much carbo , wood , faded chocolate , intense and complex , bit portorized .

Tried from Bottle on 23 Oct 2017 at 18:06

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 9

Bottle at home. Clear dark mahogany with a bit fizzy dark beige head that looks like a cola head at first, but leaves a nice film. Looks very good. Massive brown sugar, toffee, raisins, light milk chocolate, dates, dried peach, some cognac. Very decandent aroma. Taste is over medium sweet and with some alcoholic bitterness. Almost full bodied with a slick feel and a bit low carbonation. Slightly let down by the palate. Still a really good beer, Rochefort it’s not, but it’s damn tasty.

Tried from Bottle on 17 Oct 2016 at 14:32

Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5

Hazy amber. Rocky, airy offwhite head. Aroma has caramel and dried fruit. Flavour is malty with sweet fruit, light spice, fruit, brown sugar and warming alcohol. Light notes of anise. Good.

Tried on 14 Jun 2016 at 15:14

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 8.5

Clear deep amber brown colour, small frothy beige head, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Aroma roasted malts, dark fruits, raisins, caramel, spices (cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf), brown sugar, light chocolate, alcohol. Taste light heavy sweet and light to medium bitter, malty, toffee, fudge, spices, fortified wine, some alcohol, with long duration leading to a sweetbitter finish with spicy and nutty notes, warming alcohol. Full-bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, very complex, smooth and balanced strong ale, a sheer delight, excellent.

Tried from Bottle on 27 Mar 2016 at 11:25


Bardzo owocowe, zaskakujaco lekkie, gushing

Tried at Powiśle on 06 Mar 2016 at 07:14

Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

Old rating. Best before 16/10/2012. 9.5%. Geruch nach Pflaumen und süßen reifen Kirschen. Der Antrunk ist vollmundig malzig, süßlich mit angenehmer Kräuter-Note. Dabei sind die dunklen Früchte deutlich präsent. Schön ausgewogen mild-weich-caramellig-mild. Schokoladenpudding. Der Nachgeschmack ist toll weich, mild, schoko-süßlich und dabei ganz leicht herb. Ein Traum! Geht in die Richtung eines Rochefort 10.

Tried on 25 Dec 2015 at 18:11