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

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RATINGS: 1982   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


firefly765's rating

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
firefly765 (111) - - MAY 2, 2013
Pours a straw yellow hazy color with hop residue. Spicy aroma of coriander. Lasting off-white head with good lacing. Light bodied with decent hop bitterness. Really not my style as I like IPAs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Brunocosta81 (7) - 3820 bloco a apto 603, BRAZIL - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
Cerveja elevado teor de álcool. Gosto mais adocicado porém não enjoativo. Coloração de trigo médio/escuro. Feito em vilarejo de monges na Bélgica.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Robv (7) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
A malty beer, right when you drink from it, your mouth will be filled with a great malt-sensation. Also in the aftertaste, with some hints of corn and a little sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mainuh_man (103) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
0.33L bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma are fruity, malty and complex. Cereal grain, minerals (iron), citrus, smoke, flowers (camomile). Medium sweetness up front with not much complexity. Middle is floral with some hints of the camomile. Finishes with a drawn out herby hop bitterness with some anice in it, leaving behind warm alcohol in the chest. Medium body with a slick moutfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, tasty enough with good aromas, but flavor isn’t my favorite.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Jaimie1 (8) - - AUG 27, 2014 does not count
La Chouffe is een lekker biertje, voor zo nu dan thuis of op het terras. Vooral met het mooie warme weer

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChewyBeer (36) - SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 26, 2014
Poured from 330ml bottle nice and golden but less head than expected. Good spicy nose. Nicely carbonated with light mouthfeel. Good spicy taste with bitterness in the back of the throat. Goes down light and refreshing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gary (1373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
330ml : This is my ttype of thang. Loads of esters , lots of booze and a dry’ish spicy hoppy palate : a good old fashioned, unassuming Belgianbeer with creepy looking elves as a mascot. Huge white head above dirty orange looks real good in this tulip. Sellin’ this stuff there are peppers.oranges. Insence spice. fat yeast. Drinks with chewy bubblegum covered ppeppery fruit and just enough rich texture and hop dryness: A pretty complex but both damn drinkable beer: fucken hell this is more flavoursome than Iremember

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (16) - GERMANY - AUG 25, 2014
One of the most beautiful bottles in my opinion. The beer has a yellow golden colour. Big white head and hazy liquid. Aroma of banana and orange. Very well balanced. Average carbonation. I really enjoyed this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sjohnh (148) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
First time I’ve tried this, and I liked it a lot. Cloudy amber with a lasting white head and good lacing. Coriander comes across strongly on the nose. Real dryness to the taste, from which come spice notes, subtle banana, slight citrus. Medium, creamy mouthfeel. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alanthebeerguy (147) - - AUG 22, 2014
From the bottle. Pours cloudy orange. Nice big foamy head. Smells of wheat, yeast and a little orange. Taste is similar with a spice orange finish with some hop bitterness. Nice Belgium blonde ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reynaldg (27) - - AUG 15, 2014
L'étiquette m'a tjs déplus mais décidément la bière ma plaît :-) Cette belle dorée non filtrée a du corps, de la mâche. Pas si forte, belle présence bouche, sans être exubérante. Hoppy très tranquille, plus ronde qu'exubérante, elle a néanmoins une réel identité. I like !


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