Brewed by Brasserie d’Achouffe (Duvel-Moortgat)
Style: Dunkler Bock
Achouffe, Belgium


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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
A brown, fruity, lightly hoppy, sparkling beer and is not pasteurized. Available from September 1st.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cranesareflying (50) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2002
Drinking this beer reminds me of the Standells song, “Dirty Water,” “Oh I love that dirty water…” featuring the fabulous line, “I’d like to say time for my baby to walk around…” anyway, this IS like drinking muddy water, as the golden brown color is very cloudy and dirty looking, with a malty perfumed aroma, a beer that by all accounts is subtle and complex, slightly sweet, slightly fruity, perhaps a dried fruit, like apple, raisin or prune, a unique bock flavor which I liked better initially, but not so much with each successive sip, ends with a kind of dry coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillemG (102) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2015
08-10-2015. 33cl bottle at home. Appearance is dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is fruit, malt. Taste is slightly burned, medium sweet. Finish is medium sweet, slightly bitter. Overall a pretty nice beer, but not necessarily a bock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SkillsFactory (222) - ITALY - SEP 5, 2015
Color mogano scuro con riflessi color caramello, schiuma beige di persistenza medio-bassa. Aroma tostato che ricorda le nocciole, Esteri fruttati: uva passa, prugna, leggera banana matura, leggermente erbacea. Al palato stesse caratteristiche con le note tostate più in evidenza, nota amaricante data dai malti tostati sul finale. Corpo tra il medio ed il medio-leggero, poco carbonata, un po' acquosa, forse sotto tono perché scaduta a Settembre 2014.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1447) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
Marrón oscura, rojiza al trasluz. Clara. Un dedo de espuma que cae con efervescencia, dejando luego una final película. Aroma escaso, malteado y ligeramente frutal. Bastante gaseosa como principal característica, envolviendo un sabor agradablemente malteado, tostado con tono frutal (principalmente cereza). Final tirando a dulce. Bastante rica, la verdad. Una Chouffe es una Chouffe...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (453) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2015
0,33 l bottle bought in either Zwolle or Hattem, NL, best before end 8/2015. Clear, dark red with a huge, foamy, stable, tan head. Weak, sweetish aroma of nuts and caramel. Sweetish taste of nuts, caramel, and hints of dark chocolate. followed by a medium long, slightly bitter, satisfying finish. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, average to lively carbonation. Looks great and is easy to drink, quite what I expected. Decent. A bit shy, though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2849) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 22, 2015
Dark brown color with a light beige head with medium duration. Aroma has notes of ripe fruit, toasted malts and toffee. Flavor has notes of burnt caramel, toasted malts and notes of plumbs. Slightly sweet in the final with a creamy and smooth mouthfeel and some sweet notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PotjeBier (2105) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2015
Notes from early 90s. Bottle. Color: brown, not too dark (for a bock). Aroma’s: dark malts, caramel, sweet. Flavor is moderate sweet. Light to medium bodied. Light bitter flavor. Had this many times over the years, and it’s never been Chouffe’s best beer, or a very good bock for that matter. Decent enough though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7034) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2015
(Draught at Kafé Belgie, Utrecht, 26 Feb 2015) Dark brown colour with hints of ruby. Frothy, off-white head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of roasted malt, black rye bread and black coffee. Malty, roasted taste with caramel, black rye bread, coffee and a balanced bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and well balanced. Quite nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inoven (22) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
Met de familie een fles gedeeld. Heerlijke kruidige caramel smaak, schuimkraag is vlug weg. Licht tintelend in de mond. Typisch bokbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (3547) - BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2015
Rating based on old notes relating to the original Achouffe version, from a 75 cl bottle; has been in existence since 1991. Was a straightforward and somewhat simple but very decent and balanced brown ale - intended as a Bock but in fact just another Belgian dubbel, if you ask me - with a malty, caramelly, yeasty flavour with some dried fruits and dryish, lightly toasted finish with lingering sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (7329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Keg at Cafe Gollem. Pours light amber, aroma and taste are bitter, malty, dry toffee.

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