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

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1893   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2002
Foaming out of the bottle and pouring with a big head and a golden body with lots of tiny floaties, citrus and spices in the nose. Complex flavors with a touch of alcohol presence; slightly sweet with nice spicy and hoppy notes, dry finish. Excellent ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2003 Slightly hazy,golden colored. Nice head and soapy lace. Aroma of saaz,lemon,corriander,malt,honey and others. Light to medium bodied, soft feel, nicely carbonated, pale malt base spiced with corriander, hopped to perfection with saaz and goldings, floral and peppery notes to boot. Dry finish with yeast evident to add character. Tons of style and class. A belgium pilsener if you will. Enjoy gentleman.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2005 Nice vanilla and orange aroma. Golden body with a leggy head. Bitter orange flavor with hints of wheat and vanilla. Fullmouth. Well balanced

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2002
yellow-orange color with great bubbly white head. aroma is smooth and subtle, only a hint of hoppiness as the beer warms. the flavor is multi-faceted. Starts fruity then slides to the spiciness and a bit of coriander. then the flavor becomes quite floral and finishes with the coriander and flowers mixing with a subtle touch of hops in the background. the alcohol is well hidden but i can definitely feel it.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2002
Deep murky golden yellow with a strong hoppy aroma. plenty of sediment visible but the taste was supprisingly subtle with fruity and flowery tastes present followed by a much more mellow hoppy ending. (afterthought: produced a wonderful frothy head that lasted the whole beer.)

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2002
One of my favorites, but I would not have thought a strong ale rather a golden ale. Lots of flavor, hops and spices this makes a great intro to Belgian beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2002
UPDATED: APR 1, 2004 1:st rating: April 2002. Fruity, hoppy, flowery, different. It is sort of nice but the flowery taste/aroma can be too much after a while. Re-rate: Flavour -1.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillKismet (3289) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2002
Golden color with a thick bubble beard. La Chouffe has a pleasantly hoppy aroma splintered with spruce and a flavor profile that reflects this observation. However, this hoppy spruceness diminishes quickly and a small breadiness arises. The alcohol seems within striking distance, but is well masked. Not a bad belgian strong ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2002
Rerate: An unfiltered beer with a seriously pleasant lightly spiced, all pervading apple and peach blossom aroma, even when served very cold. Huge, frothy, white champagnoise head. Colour is a faint hazy mid-yellow gold. Delicately balanced malty sweet-sour-bitter palate and mid-strength body. Floral aroma becomes stronger when warmed. A truly delicious beer.
First rated 4/28/2002: 3.9

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 18, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2014 re-rated (originally 8/2002; 3.6); from Bier-Bienne - pours a hazy dark blond beer under a robust white foam left; correct lacework; estery notes of yellow fruits, candy sugar and marshmallow; full-bodied , sweet and fizzy; some tart light acidity and light dry; chewy fruity and spicy finish, perfumy


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