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

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RATINGS: 1898   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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JeyAre (77) - - MAR 20, 2014
Belgian and hoppy aroma at the same time! Golden yellow color with nice white head. The taste is Belgian and fresh at the same time and the palate is quite citric. Overall a good Belgian kind of IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
leebotton (146) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2014
Banana, rich, slightly caramel aroma. Poured a very slightly cloudy golden amber. Lovely rich caramel flavour with notes of banana. Very clean. High carbonation with an almost warming tingle. Has the brett funk but this one tastes young (BBE 09/2016). Slight bubblegum. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (993) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
Can’t believe I never posted a rating for this one. On tap. Hazy orangy mahagony colour that leaves a nice long lasting lace. The aroma is very spicy/peppery with some yeasty esters. Very expressive. More of the same on the palate with a sweet yeasty texture and medium body. It drinks very well for an 8% beer and I could do worse than ordering this one with my meal.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
InPivoVeritas (196) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAR 16, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours a bit hazy golden with huge white, long-lasting head. Aroma is dough, spicy, perfumy with some citrusy and herbal notes. Taste is sweet with light background sourness and nice, medium bitterness in the finish. Medium body, high carbonation. Very drinkable, yet quite complex. Good one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2212) - Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 4/2016. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy bright golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, clove, coriander, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast ester, malt, and spice notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, light banana, pepper, clove, coriander, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of lemon zest, orange peel, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, coriander, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast ester, malt, and spice flavors; with a great crisp malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Belgian strong pale ale! All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast ester, malt, and spice flavors; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paul_the_frog (33) - FRANCE - MAR 13, 2014
Golden Ale, strong, spicy, lightly hoppy: yes I agree. I drunked it after tasting a triple St Feuillen. I much preferred this one. But was less impressed the following day when I tried it again. These golden Belgian ales are worth trying but I much prefer an IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VincentKabel (118) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
Golden, hazy color with a firm bright white head. Medium carbonation. Fruity (citrus) and spices in the aroma. Tastes like fruit and spices as well as a slightly alcohol undertone. A creamy beer with a sweet aftertaste. A good beer. But it is the kind of beer you’ve got enough of after two or three of them. Then the taste becomes boring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trappist1 (361) - Diest, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2014
Hazy, golden color with white head. nose: malts, citrus. Taste: again citrus, yeast, some spices (coriander?). well carbonated. bit dry, bitter finish. good drinkable enjoyable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zarkam (344) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2014
330ml bottle. Hazy light amber colour, medium frothy white mostly vanishing head, decent lacing. Fruity and spicy aroma of plum, dough and herbs. Taste is initially moderately sweet and slightly acidic, turning into a slightly bitter and moderately sweet finish with slightly alcoholic feel. Full body, oily texture, livly carbonation. Quite an interesting and pleasant beer, never was a huge fan of beers this sweet but liked it none the less.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
traak (73) - FRANCE - MAR 11, 2014
Une bière dès plus artisanal comme on en fait plus le vrai dépot en est la preuve, cette bière n’est pas sophistiquée mais très efficace.


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