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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1980   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Golden Ale, strong, spicy, lightly hoppy, with evolving taste. Natural beer, bottle conditioned, unfiltered, not pasteurised and without any additives


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 6, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2006 11.2 oz bottle. Pours a deep gold with a big, white, rocky head. Thick lacing. Lots of floaties. Nose is spicy and a touch yeasty. Lovely thick body, flavors of yeast, sweet malt and orange. A bit sweet. Finish is slightly dry, and the spiciness hangs with you for quite some time. A great holiday-type beer. Good work, you little Belgian gnomes!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2006
"Was a very tasty beer, poured a golden yellow color with a nice head that left till it was very thin on top of the beer. had a slight citrus smell. Had a floral taste to it. Very nice beer. "

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2006
Unclear blond colour, orange haze, large white head. Heavy aromated, lots of herbs, sweet yeast. Full body. Finish is spicy some sweet, very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Beautiful pale straw in color, with nice lace and head that lingers. Nose of doughy,yeasty, spice and sweetness. Rich and creamy mouthfeel, slightly sweet but nicely balanced with a spicy finish that lingers but is not cloying. A world class brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (813) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Good - butI’ve had better Belgian Ales. Foamy white head, nice golden, cloudy appearance, fruity aroma and decent taste. However, I had a Weyerbacher Blanche earlier today (which is a similar style) and I liked that a lot more (for a lot less cost).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 29, 2005
Bottle at Cafe Bruxelles in Manhattan--strong aroma of yeast, ginger, and orange peel, more in the taste with a rich body and layers/waves of yeast, mild hops and spice rolling into a long fruity finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sregnar35 (971) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Smell is incredibly strong, very nice. Flavor is like bread crust, very yeasty and sweet toasted malt. Enjoyable, but the taste is a bit stale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2005
75cl bottle, RC bar (tnx Dieter). Amber body, nice creamy white head with medium lacing. Aroma of alcohol, abricots, hops, dark fruits, raisin, peaches. Bittersweet spicy taste, pear. Average slightly bitter (some hops) finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Bottle. Smells alcoholish, vaguely like can sauce(?!), real funky yeast. Pours blond orange with a mountainous root beer float head. Sweet malts, mix of light spice, quite pleasant. Tastes like perfumey pear. Nice hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (2917) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2005
Big bottle at Volo. Nice yeasty aroma. Dark yellow, small white head. Strong lemon citrus, yeast, taste. Alcohol as well, quite well balanced. Light hops in the short finish. Subtle spices abound. Very easy to drink or sip. Nice stuff.


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