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Brewed by Brasserie d’Achouffe (Moortgat)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Achouffe, Belgium

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common

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RATINGS: 1335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A dark brown, fruity, lightly hoppy, sparkling, strong beer and is not pasteurized.


jvhemert's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jvhemert (337) - Edinburgh, - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle (exp Sep 2013, opened Dec 2012) AROMA:vanilla, resin, woody, cherries, cheese, APPEARANCE: brown, clear, frothy, minimal head, TASTE: medium sourness, medium bitterness, PALATE: full body, oily feel, lively, astringent, bitter, long finish, OVERALL: one of my favourites: beautiful balance of bitter and sour taste with a blend of vanilla and dark and dried fruit.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (726) - CROATIA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle; pours dark amber with a tan head; aroma is sweet with dark fruits, toffee, molasses, and a little spice; taste is sweet with dark fruits, molasses, and toffee; has nice spicy finish; very good beer

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reid (2014) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2015
33 cl bottle purchased from Lifesource Natural Grocers in Salem OR $3.99 { limited edition , thyme and curacao peel} Pours a cloudy dark amber colour with a large, thick and rocky lighter tan head. Slightly spicy malty aromas..spices are peppery and deep burned orange peel..nice / Smooth taste..malty, dark fruits and smooth "tablet" ( Scottish sweet similar to dulce de leche)...no sign of the 10% alc Brilliant smooth creamy mouth feel..touch of herb maybe the thyme in the after taste. Super tasty winter sipper

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bodega95 (52) - - MAR 17, 2015
A nice winter warmer of course. Pours gold with a nice white head, alcohol, yeast and herbs.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PlutonowyMan (56) - POLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Piana drobna, do?? trwa?a, jasno be?owa, ?adnie zdobi szk?o. Aromat ?wi?teczny, zimowy czyli go?dziki, suszone lub sma?one ?liwki i mo?e odrobin? skórki pomara?czowej. Smak delikatnie alkoholowy, bardzo przyjemny, goryczka wyra?na, równie? sympatyczna. W smaku dominuj? ?liwki i przyprawy. Z czasem alkohol staje si? bardziej intensywny, nie odrzuca. Ca?o?? bardzo dobrze skomponowana, piwo rewelacyjnie "pijalne". Bardzo polecam.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2472) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 12, 2015
Dark brown color with an off-white head. Aroma has notes of toasted malts, burnt caramel and some spices. Flavor is slightly sweet at the beginning with a light bitterness in the final. while this notes of caramel, candy and brown sugar. Slightly sweet final with toasted hints.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chopper925 (262) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle. Clear dark brown color, medium nice beige head. Dried berries, brown malt and some yeast and cloves, in the nose. Just lightly sweet, lightly, balanced low bitter, the alcohol is nevertheless too present. Medium to thin mouthfeel with a fresh carbonation. Aftertaste has some nice malty tones, cloves, dried berries. Very nice strong beer, better than many Bockbiers I´ve drank. The, not very low, alcohol is skillfully covered. A thin mouthfeel, with a fresh carbonation and low sweetness is making this a deadly good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzgorog (397) - FRANCE - FEB 21, 2015
Brune, légère mousse s’effaçant très vite. Nez gourmand, gateau, fruits rouges, alcool, vin rouge. Bouche liqueur, alcool, raisin, caramel, épices, poivre. Forte, assez complexe, proche d’une qudruple, avec le côté épicé d’une bière de noël : bien.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjorsvdg (111) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2015
Een smaakvolle quadrupel. Duidelijk aanwezig: specerijen en kruiden. Zoetig, maar lichte bitter. Mooie schuimkop.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stijnve (4) - - FEB 20, 2015 does not count
Volle smaak met caramel en lichtzoete toetsen,maar iets te zoet naar mijn smaak. Schuimkraag niet echt volledig. Chouffe blijft best voor blonde bieren.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2187) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Rated from beer log from 2009 Belgian Trip.... Deep brown caramel color, minimal head, sweet and almost spicy aroma... Flavor is not terribly sweet but alcohol is not terribly apparent... Can definitely appreciate some spices, dark fruits... Very nice beer


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