Brasserie de lAbbaye des Rocs
Abbaye des Rocs La Montagnarde (Ambree)
Brewery: De lAbbaye des Rocs
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Format: 330ml Bottle
The beer is noted as an amber (ambree) on the label, but would best be classed as a strong dark ale. A very broad catch-all style for anything slightly dark and fruity.
A very inviting aroma of sweet malt, over-ripe dark stone fruits with hints of banana and honey is the preview to this treat. And all of those aromas follow through in the taste, and then some.
At first a sweet malt backbone offering caramel and toasty malt, plums, raisins, brown sugar and a hint of spice. But the beer is not too sweet, with a citrus and slightly spicing yeast and hop character cutting in. It dries out on the finish, and leaves a complex aftertaste to savour.
Rated 93 out of 100 on Ratebeer.com