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

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RATINGS: 1955   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


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lovibond (115) - New York, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Talk about taste progression -- on draft in Belgium, it’s so much about the corriander. In bottle in the US, the spices fade a bit and some nice maltiness comes to the fore. And after cellaring for 8 or 9 years, the spices are gone altogether and so are most of the hops, leaving a slight maltiness and a nice sweetness.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (2949) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2014
Draught @ Bier- & Eetcafé Gollem, Antwerp. Pours slightly hazy straw with small white head. Clear aroma of malt and hops, with notes of caramel and yeast. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt, with notes of hops and metal. Rough, estery and metallic aftertaste, without which the beer would be much better. Drinkable but not quite what I like.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
rockana (137) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 18, 2014
Pours a bit cloudish golden color with medium white head. Aroma is banana, fruits, plums, spicy. Medium body. Great one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (442) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
Poured from the tap. Cloudy golden yellow with white head. Apple, coriander, sweet malt, yeast, and a touch of alcohol. Medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
guitarhero (18) - Dante’s hell, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
A good belgian strong ale, but nothing more, classic with hints of esters, banana, candy sugar and sweet fruits.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lamf (39) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2014
Indeed golden, with not so beautiful white head. Smells typic belgian, a little bit peachy, spicy, with some notes of alcohol in the background. Quite highly carbonated, fruity, drinkable but nothing else. Good Belgian blond ale, that’s what.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (1820) - 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 (439) - 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 (5) - , 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 (3563) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Ticking chouffe in brugges, plums and apples some fruits and dry finish it’s bratty nice


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