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Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs
37, Chaussée Brunehault
7387 Montignies-sur-Roc
Belgium
Tel: +32 65 75 59 99
Fax: +32 65 75 59 98

E-mail: abbaye.des.rocs@skynet.be


 

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The Abbaye des Rocs Brewery has its roots in a little picturesque village, a true green spot in an area since populated with flourishing industries.
Brewing activities started in 1979.
Production capacity was then 50 litres every two weeks.
In 1987 the producers made a new building that could house 1500 l vats. Co-operative society formed.
In 1991 registration of brands and construction of a building for fermentation and storage of finished products.
1993 transformation from co-operative society to limited company. Purchase of new equipment for bottling (cleaning, bottling, stoppering, bottle casing and labelling).
In 1994 and 1995 production was 600 hl.
In 1996 production is close to 1,000 hl, construction of new warehouse and installation of new brewing room able to produce 50 hl per vat.

 

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Abbaye des Rocs (9% alcohol vol.) is a pure malt beer, with no added sugar. The entire range of tastes is directly linked to the double fermentation, the precise quantities of malts (7 types) as well as the mixtures of three kinds of hops (Belgian, German and Czech). Its colour is a striking deep and majestic red. Its taste is rich and full of subtlety. It is tasted like a red wine with which it shares the ruby colour without having the tannin. It develops a strong sweet smell. It confirms the initial impression in the first mouthful, with a sharp body that is balanced with a certain fruitiness. It frees itself on the palate and develops an impressive depth of taste. Some traces of burnt wood are detectable, but never scorched even if it contains this kind of malt. The foretaste is very prolonged because of its rich and unctuous development throughout the mouth. The bitter and sugar tendencies (even though there is no sugar in its composition) compete and come back together to the taster's great satisfaction. It is a deep, mystic and extremely mature beer to be classed among the great products of our soil.

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The inhabitants of Montignies-sur-Roc, south of Mons in the province of Hainaut, are called Montagnards. It was therefore perfectly normal for a beer brewed in this city to be called Montagnarde. This beer, robust in taste and strength (9%) is the tops for flavour. It has a fruity and spicy bouquet, it has a stark taste, between a sharp bitterness and a caramelised flavour. It has no sugar, and this pure malt beer oscillates between various tendencies which all round off the bitterness. It has a peppery taste at the back of the mouth and a sharpness on the tongue. It is active in the mouth and lets each flavour express itself individually. It is very active in the glass which gives it a full, lasting, head. It has a long conclusion and puts emphasis on an ever present bitterness but less supported by the caramel. The final impression is one of gingerbread without sugar.

 

Blanche des Honnelles (1991) was originally very localised, and has since expanded beyond the boundries of the greater and lesser Honnelle rivers, from which it takes it's name. The Blanche des Honnelles leaves the beaten path somewhat. It has an amber colour which is after all the traditional appearance of the Blanches. It is also stronger (6%) than the Blanches that we know. Its taste is surprising and is not comparable to the brews with the same name that are now on the market. If the bouquet is subdued its first flavour is a stark dry sharpness against a pepper background. There is no acidity in this Blanche that is made with three cereals (barley, wheat, oats). It has a stimulating taste, leaving a subdued but refreshing final impression. Lots of character and curious.

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All the beers are made with water from a well in the rocky subsoil, with malt, hops and spices. They are natural without added sugars and guaranteed to be without chemical additives.

 

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D&V INTERNATIONAL,INC.

4452 Royal Fern Way

PALMBEACH GARDENS

FLORIDA 33410    U.S.A.

Tel: 1 561 622 7581  

Fax: 1 561 799 6648

E-mail: darius@specialtybeer.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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