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

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2047   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.
Golden Ale, strong, spicy, lightly hoppy, with evolving taste. Natural beer, bottle conditioned, unfiltered, not pasteurised and without any additives


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TrappistMike (11) - GERMANY - JUN 11, 2006
A great dinner party beer. Very similar in flavor to the Tripel Kameliet. BIG frothy head and nice smooth palate with just the right amount of hoppiness and sweetness. Caution: Very easy to fall in love with this beer (My wife has me buying a bottle every week now!)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4133) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Pours golden with a soft pillowy head that led to some excellent lacing later. Aroma is spicy with light earthiness, some fruitiness and pepper. It seemed like there was some hop spiciness in there as well. Medium to full bodied beer with semi-soft carbonation. Taste has soft fruits and spices starting things off, then finishes with malty spicy earthiness. Very soft feeling and tasting. A little down the glass the finish gets some sourness, but in a pleasant was. Excellent world class beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nejhleader (1264) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2006
I thought this was really good. pours a light golden/pale colour, aroma is sweet, with some honey. Taste is very pleasing, it is sugary with some honey, but also has a nice spice element to it. Outstanding brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (3820) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
Draught at Dulle Griet. Light orange with a white head, unclear. Aroma moderate/heavy malty (apple, citrus/orange), light hoppy. Flavor moderate/heavy sweet, light bitter. Light/medium body, oily, soft carbonated. The strength is felt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
Bottle 2001 – A little hazy golden orange body, huge creamy white head, beautiful laces; Very big deep complex nose with no sign of age: lots of honey, peach, apricot, orange, tangerine, candied orange peel, very pleasant and very balanced; Huge filling carbonation in medium full body, that is a little watery textured; Into medium long again very pleasant finish, complex and balanced, a little refreshing acidity, on a dry finish with complex aromas of spicy honey, peach, apricot, orange peel and candied orange peel. Great beer holding up and evolving incredibly.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2006
Tap at Flying Saucer, Houston</b >

Pours a Middle American gold with a frothy head of white. Aroma is banana, peach, mango, . Flavor is sweet clove with strawberry, and a hint of bread to keep it from going overboard with the sweetness. Palate is perfect; slick and coating with a nice flow. This is a fantastic beer that is full of citrusy sweetness but somehow the sum of the parts never allows the beer to become too cloying. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 2, 2006
A very nice beer, although I like the dark Belgian strong ales better. Poured with a nice head that quickly subsided to a thin top on the beer. Lacing was decent and the appearance was cloudy golden yellow. Aroma was fresh, somewhat citrus-like, spicey, and sweet. Flavor was slightly sweet and really resembled a Witbier (somewhat floral-like) with some extra alcohol and a touch of candy sugar. The warming effect brought out the flavors and is recommended.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
golemjk (5) - Carrollton, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2006 does not count
Bottle. There wasn’t much that I liked about this beer. It lacked the fullness I was expecting but the spices in the brew were nice. If the spices were a little more developed I probably would have enjoyed it more.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2006
33cl bottle: pours a cloudy golden tellow into a trappist glass. small white head that doesn’t leave. aroma is funky and spicy. The flavor is spicy, sweet, and all around delicious. good mouth feel. cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigcat03 (210) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Bottle from Johns Grocery poured into 20oz tumbler - Pours murky dark golden with a hint of orange and a 3.5 finger beige head; Spices, hops, a hint of citrus, and a bit of yeast (VERY slight) to the nose; Some hops, a good bit of malt and some coriander in the initial taste; Alcohol and a bit of citrus (lemony) backtaste; A moderately sweet beer (surprise, sursprise) that feels smooth going down, but still has that distinct "belgian strong kick" as I like to call it. There’s not enough alcohol to give that warming feeling that I like in a belg strong, but it’s pleasant none the less. A good overall beer.


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