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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1959   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


nrime99's rating

3.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nrime99 (13) - USA - JUL 30, 2001
Damn good Belgian Ale. A prototype. great color and character and just the right amount of sweetness


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (543) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 28, 2014
Clear blonde with white foam. Cereal malty, yellow fruit and herbaceous, belgian aroma. The aroma reproposes itself in the taste, yellow fruit, malts, light caramel and aromatic hops.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
murran (114) - - JUL 27, 2014
Pours a hazy golden body with a medium head. Aroma of malt and hops. Rich taste of malt with tones of candy.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
triple_belgian (5) - Rodange, LUXEMBOURG - JUL 27, 2014 does not count
Pours a nice large foamy white head. Color: Amber cloudy. Very yeasty and malty and a bit sweet. Nice Belgian beer

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ZodiacM (8) - - JUL 24, 2014 does not count
Mooi goudgeel, enigzins troebel bier, bloemig, fruitig, smaak van gist en metaal, citrus. Lekker fris en sprankelend.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeHsuer (3) - - JUL 22, 2014 does not count
A sweet and flora beer! Very delicious and fat body! Smells like summer garden!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (2981) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2014
Draught @ Bier- & Eetcafé Gollem, Antwerp. Pours slightly hazy straw with small white head. Clear aroma of malt and hops, with notes of caramel and yeast. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt, with notes of hops and metal. Rough, estery and metallic aftertaste, without which the beer would be much better. Drinkable but not quite what I like.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rockana (206) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 18, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2014 Pours a bit cloudish golden color with medium white head. Aroma is banana, fruits, plums, spicy. Medium body. Great one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (445) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
Poured from the tap. Cloudy golden yellow with white head. Apple, coriander, sweet malt, yeast, and a touch of alcohol. Medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
guitarhero (21) - Dante’s hell, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
A good belgian strong ale, but nothing more, classic with hints of esters, banana, candy sugar and sweet fruits.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lamf (43) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2014
Indeed golden, with not so beautiful white head. Smells typic belgian, a little bit peachy, spicy, with some notes of alcohol in the background. Quite highly carbonated, fruity, drinkable but nothing else. Good Belgian blond ale, that’s what.


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