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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: 1894   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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
stayboy99 (2) - USA - MAR 17, 2002 does not count
I have found nothing wrong with this beer. Eccept for the fact that it comes from behind with a serious buzz that imprisons you in the land of gnomes.. Not a bad place to be... but the female gnomes have beards too. The hints of coriander and other herbs give this beer a sort-of euphoric quality. Soooo good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 1, 2004
This Chouffe was dying to get out of the bottle. The head is full and strong and maintains its presence throughout. It has a fine lace that clings to the glass, and an amber/golden color. La Chouffe has a great combination of effervescence and creaminess that adds an interesting character to the mouth feel and the taste. The smell is earthy and fruity with a hint of apples and pears. Taste is a complex and somewhat subtle mix of sweet and bitter that makes it very drinkable and not overwhelming. I have had in on tap and from the bottle and have never been disappointed.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bragesnak (5331) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
Achouffe, Belgium Au fut Fredagsbaren på biologi, Aarhus, Denmark - Bottled Hoppy and balanced

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (438) - BELGIUM - APR 26, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2012 Not a re-rating but a second rating, about the 75 cl version.. Incroyable bière encore, d’une vigueur surprenante, à tel point qu’il faut veiller à l’ouverture à calmer son ardeur pendant de longues secondes en actionnant prudemment la capsule. Et pourtant mon exemplaire dépassait aujourd’hui d’un an et demi sa date limite !!! Du même fait, la levure se répand dans toute la bouteille, et l’apparence est celle d’un important voile nébuleux, avec une jolie couleur abricot qui convient si bien à cette bière des nutons des Ardennes. Mais voilà certes une question de spécialiste et même de naturaliste.... Bref, restons au niveau de ce liquide superbe, dont tous les arômes se répandent dès l’ouverture dans une magnifique composition tellement complète. Rien n’est épargné, ni les céréales, ni la levure, ni le houblon, ni la pointe délicate de coriandre. On fait le tour du monde en 75 centilitres... (ce qui est toujours mieux qu’en 75 cm cube...) Finale superbe d’une qualité phénoménale. Une très grande bière, qui se révèle sous un jour étonnant aussi en 75.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dexcansino (390) - Andalucía, SPAIN - NOV 10, 2012
Me encanta esta cerveza. Es refrescante, afrutada y con aromas floreados. Una breve pero rica espuma. Siempre apetece. Mejor en botella de 75cl.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
alekmzn (1) - SPAIN - OCT 10, 2013 does not count
Muy agradable en boca y de sabor impecable. La mejor cerveza que he probado.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Vedran (4) - CROATIA - NOV 2, 2013 does not count
Wonderfull honey aroma, golden to orange colour dependable of light, light honey aroma, rich taste spreading over palate. Real joy in mouth.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - OCT 10, 2009
spicy bread aroma on the nose. thick white head on top of a pale yellow pour. delicious spice and bread notes continue into the flavor. great mouthfeel. absolutely delicious.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
Wow. What a surprising beer... this beer is near perfection. The aroma is wheathy and is strong (ressemblance with Hoeggarden). There is a lot of particules in this beer and I like it...that a sign of quality. The spicy and wheathy flavor and palate is astonishing. Tips: Drink this beer with a good steak or moose, you will like it more.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pineybob (16) - MYSTIC ISLANDS, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2006
This is IMO The king of beers. The proof is that a business associate who is NOT familiar with Belgians went out and bought a case after I let her share half of my "Bomber". I totally love this beer, clean crisp and just yummy.


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