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

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RATINGS: 2130   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


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zaf (266) - - FEB 24, 2013
aroma: caramel, bread, cereal, apparenza: golden, hazy, frothy, gusto: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, palato: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, abtupt birra standard belga..sicuramente di qualità (è pur sempre una birra artigianale ) però sicuramente preferisco qualcosa di più particolare e deciso,anche se questa birra scende molto bene ed è molto piacevole da bere..ben maltata,sapori fruttati,bella schiuma..risulta un pò "sciapita" forse per la spina! insieme alla tripel karmeliet è stata la birra che mi ha fatto avvicinare alle birre di qualità!


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beermaris (51) - - MAY 24, 2015
One of the best for my taste. Good aroma and appearance. Bitter but not too bitter. Different nuances of taste.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
huineman (263) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2015
Pours golden with a white heavy head. Aroma is bread, lemon, butter, iron and a delicious note of mint. Balanced, soft, full-bodied, with a long bitterish finish. Great.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (89) - ITALY - MAY 23, 2015
Dorata, velata dai lieviti in sospensione, schiuma bianca di media persistenza, ben carbonata, corpo medio-leggero. Aroma di coriandolo, leggero sentore di chiodi di garofano, lievito belga, amaro erbaceo da luppolo. Stesse note palatali. Birra equilibrata e ben bevibile.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brew_Cat (14) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle @ Barley Cargo, Athens. Light yellow to golden color, small diminishing off-white head, medium body. Malt aromas of bread, hay, and grains. Floral, grass and herbal notes. At times it reminded me of white wine. Taste evolves and new layers appear as time passes by, leaving an earthly fresh sense and a slightly sour aftertaste. Not as strong as I would expect from its ABV percentage, nevertheless a fairly good and refreshing golden ale. Paired well with vegetarian finger food.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (508) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Cloudy golden appearance. Yeasty, spicy aroma with a faint smell of hops. Spicy, yeasty flavor and bitter on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (477) - GERMANY - MAY 17, 2015
Prototypisches belgisches Bier. Belgische Hefe, süßliche Noten, Banane, fruchtig. Alkohol gut versteckt, schön karbonisiert und erfrischend.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleble (25) - - MAY 16, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2015 Bottiglia 0.75 l. Ottima strong ale belga con note di limone e coriandolo. Piacevolmente "gassata".

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsitsi (4) - heraklion, GREECE - MAY 14, 2015 does not count
Brillant taste with citrus, bread and notes of vanilla.Very cloudy and sparkling.The logo represents a happy dwarf which extrude you to open the bottle.A strong ale that drug you to a new level of experience.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alteregoo (237) - POLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Lekki gaszing z butelki (piwo niefiltrowane, refermentowane w butelce więc ma prawo), spora szampańska piana szybko opadająca do obrączki, mętna jasno pomarańczowa barwa. Aromat bardzo przyjemny, owocowo-słodowy, są cytrusy, dominujące brzoskwinie, morele, guma balonowa i cała masa melanoidyn kojarzących się ze świeżym chlebem, skoszonym zbożem, biszkoptami... W smaku delikatna owocowo-drożdżowa kwaśność, troszkę kojarząca mi się z witbierem, lekka odsłodowa słodycz, kontrowana przyprawowością z kolendrą i czerwonym pieprzem na czele. Goryczka nieduża, ale obecna, alkohol w sumie wyczuwalny, mógłby być lepiej ukryty, choć z drugiej strony może dodaje to głębi temu piwu? Nagazowanie średnie, odczucie półpełne. Belgijska klasyka po raz kolejny mnie nie zawodzi. Świetne kompleksowe piwo z bogatym aromatem i pięknie skomponowanym bukietem smakowym, bardzo pijalne a zarazem szlachetne.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosskyle (107) - - MAY 8, 2015
On tap at Bulldog NE. Hazy yellow color with large white head. Floral citrus aroma. Light body with a slight bitter finish. Carbonated texture. Light citrus flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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