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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1950   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned.
Golden Ale, strong, spicy, lightly hoppy, with evolving taste. Natural beer, bottle conditioned, unfiltered, not pasteurised and without any additives


Veeks' rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Veeks (55) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2010
earthy, much fermentation/carbonation, a hint of spice and citrus make for a refreshing Belgian Golden ale


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (1800) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
33 cl. bottle poured in to a Tulip. Cloudy, golden colour with an amber tint. Big, fluffy white head. Fruity aroma with yeasts, spices, light caramel malts, apricot, a herbal-spicy bitterness. Taste is bitter. Full body with a creamy, bordering thicker texture and an average carbonation. Good for a Belgian Blonde. Long lasting dry and fruity finish with a good amount of spicy bitterness. Some citrus. Rather good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dervock (432) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle - pours hazy light Orange with lacy white head. Marmalade, spice and sweet malt aroma. Sweet hint up front with a hit if the citrus and spice , transitions to a dry almost cider hit, then a sharp dry finish. Mouthfeel is creamy with a lively carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
kareljandebacker (15) - Balgerhoeke, BELGIUM - JUL 10, 2014
Lekker bier. Het witte schuim trekt te rap weg en de smaak van melkzuur is te aanwezig.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zatlap (4) - , NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014 does not count
way too sweet for me. too fruity. don’t like the yeast strain (belgian ardennes?) and the hopchoice I every time a dissapointment though many like it

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Ticking chouffe in brugges, plums and apples some fruits and dry finish it’s bratty nice

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
On tap. Pours amber with moderate head. Aromas of yeast, dried fruit, and sweet malts. Flavors of marmalade, light resin, and dried bananas. Sharp crisp finish. Nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RCx240 (13) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
Aroma is yeasty, spicy, and doughy. Medium body. Taste is sweet, malty and fades into a spiciness that masks the extra alcohol this beer contains. Fades quickly from palate.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (461) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2014
Slightly hazy gold pour with a decent white head. Yeasty, doughy, spicy and citrus aroma. Taste is dry at first, then sweetness comes through with the malt, some lemony flavour and a little spice. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (974) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2014
Gulbrun tåkete med tynt hvitt skum. Frukt, gjær og maltlukt. Søt fruktig start, bitter drurstein i avslutning. Kjenner også noe alkohol og krydde i smak. Medium kullsyre.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (208) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A clear golden yellow beer with brown hues. Large white creamy head. Many thin bubbles. Nice lacing. Medium persistence. Fruity aroma (lemon), spices, herbs, bread. Medium refreshing bitter with a good sugary sweet background. Comfortable. Medium body, silky texture, average carbonation, bittersweet finish. Overall, a good surprise : refreshing, fruity, hoppy and yeasty. I really enjoyed this one !!


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