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

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common

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RATINGS: 2136   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


humalahop's rating

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
humalahop (17) - - NOV 9, 2012
Nice golden color, thick white head, spicy fruit aroma, orange, grapefruit, hint of banana, medium body, medium spicy sweetness in the taste, light bitterness, good aftertaste. Nice belgian ale.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Echhoes (2) - - JUN 1, 2015 does not count
Bottle from shop. Hazy Amber with thick but weak white head. Smell is very floral. Lively medium dry and rich hops taste. Nice finish with floral notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
lokitje (23) - - MAY 27, 2015
Great aroma of mild hops looks beautiful yellow orange little cloudy with strong sturdy foam good taste get a lot of fruitfulness and soft delicate flavor very drinkable

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tsd08460 (138) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Aroma: hay, floral, herbs, banana, Appearance: Golden, clear, think white head, nice lacing Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate" medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Very tasty!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IngetSlick (45) - - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle from Saveur Bičre. 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 (280) - 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 (173) - 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 (63) - - 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 (372) - 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 (106) - 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.


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