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

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RATINGS: 2133   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


bkurtz's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bkurtz (955) - - SEP 14, 2012
Poured a hazy golden with a fairly big, fluffy head that left some nice lacing. Bread and dried fruit aromas. Very smooth and full bodied with some spice notes. Long lasting finish. Excellent beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IngetSlick (31) - - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle from Saveur Bière. Big bubbly and white head. Murky amber body. Smells of apricot, yeast, citrus. Tastes spicy and hoppy, both bitter and sweet. Lean aftertaste. Not very complex but still a balanced quality brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KW92 (270) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 25, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa złota, zamglone. Piana drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, dosyć długa.
AROMAT: Średnio intensywny. Ładny dobrze zbilansowany. Zioła i przyprawy, lekki zapach trawiasto-cytrusowy.
SMAK: Słodowe, lekko goździkowe i przyprawowe. Zaskakująco dobrze pijalny. Świetnie ukryty alkohol.
OGÓLNIE: Orzeźwiające, lekkie w odbiorze. Totalne zaskoczenie. Jeśli chodzi o aromat mogłoby być lepiej.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gangstergafje (168) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2015
Beautiful yellow color. The beer has a nice white foam. The smell is nice. The smell is sweet and you can smell some alcohol. There is also a little roast aroma, which is nice. The smell is nice. There is a nutty king of taste. The nutty flavor gives a savory appearance. Realy nice beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beermaris (52) - - 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 (276) - 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 (94) - 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 (511) - 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".


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