Brasserie De L’Abbaye Des Rocs Montagnarde (9%)

Sitting here sipping this little 330ml bottle of Belgian Amber Ale I don’t really know how many words I can turn this review into.
You see, this is a wonderful and delicious beer, but it’s wonderful and delicious in all the obvious and slightly clichéd Belgian ways.
Montagnarde pours a good deep amber with a fiery, fizzy head and the smell is apples and pears, brioche and yeast.
You get sweet honeyed caramel with a great bread yeast tang, some super herbs and a sparkly spiced crunch before the hops provide crisp bittersweet, lemon sharp, dry pithy goodness that leaves a fine dry metallic finish.
I think that this could quite possibly be the beer to hand to someone who has never tried Belgian beers before and is inquisitive about why you’re so obsessed by them.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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