Abbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru Belgian Special Brown (on-tap)

On-tap, The Brick Store, Decatur, GA, USA.

Very red/copper color, with a small but beautiful head, some light lacing and served in the correct glassware, this looks like a dream.

Very, very complex. I get so many contrasting sensations I find it very hard to categorize and list them. Alcohol is there, so is deep fruit character, at the same time a creaminess and bitter finish. Some chocolate, a little smoke, the list goes on. In order to pin all of these down I’d need to come back to this again and again. Luckily I’ll be glad to do so.

Typically Belgian Dark in its complexity, this is a truly fantastic beer.

Despite all the layers this is remarkably drinkable and did not overwhelm me. In fact, considering the depth and the ABV this was amazingly easy to quaff – dangerously so! Alcohol is very, very well masked.

Simply a great beer.

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07/09/2005
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 9.5 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 5
Mouthfeel: 5
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.78
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