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

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RATINGS: 2097   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


KajII's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle. Poured a hazy amber-orange that had floating particles of yeast with an average sized white creamy head that almost lasted throughout and had good lacing. The aroma was light of a staw like malt, grassy hops and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of orange, pineapple and corriander with a slight hint of alcohol. It tasted very lightly sweet at first and then had a light bitter fruity flavor with a hints of spices and alcohol at the finish with the flavor lasting an average amount of time. Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a very soft carbonation. Overall a nice and tasty Belguim Ale that is quite drinkable.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kolo269 (19) - aulnay sous bois, FRANCE - APR 1, 2015
piwo jasnozolte,metne,piana biala,obfita,szybko opada oblepiajac scianki kufla,w zapachu slod,owoce,jakies cytrusy,moze jeszcze drozdze i kolendra,w smaku wytrawne,goryczkowo cytrusowe,alkohol niewyczuwalny

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pricey290483 (616) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2015
bottle from beer hawk not normally a fan of this style this beer was ok but still not a fan nice pale in colour very floral aroma strong alcohol taste but a slight bitter finish

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StandUp29 (2) - - MAR 29, 2015 does not count
While this beer is common amongst the well-known Belgian beers, it has a great taste and is smooth to drink. It has a full-bodied taste and goes down well, considering it is 8% ABV.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nicocanta (60) - - MAR 25, 2015
La Chouffe reste fidèle à ses caractéristiques de belgitude typique. Cette blonde, trouble comme il se doit, amère comme il se faut, est très agréable sans se démarquer totalement. On aura plaisir à y revenir sans pour autant se ruer dessus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
House4000 (3) - BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
Belle longueur en bouche et bel équilibre général. Se déguste facilement. Manque peut-être un peu de caractère.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jxuriachv (5) - - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
Ampolla de 33cl. de ABV 8,0% i del lot 3105 1959 amb data preferent de consum el 9 del 2016 L’aspecte és lleugerament tèrbol, però no és lleig en absolut. L’escuma es densa i compacte al començament, n´hi ha la justa i és de color blanc, però no arriba a ser persistent. Al cap de poca estona ja deixa al descobert la part superior de la cervesa, que és de color daurat (or). Es veu una carbonatació fina que puja contínuament del fons de la copa. L’aroma és una barreja de dolçor, flors blanques, espècies. Lleugeríssima presència d’alcohol. Caramel molt discret per sota l’alcohol. Quelcom de sofre, també molt suau, barrejat amb un punt àcid. Olor de clau i coriandre. En boca és dolça, però no excessivament. No és una dolçor ensucrada. Tot és lleuger. El cos és mitjà. Potser s’hi troba un xic més l’alcohol. Passa molt bé per la boca. La carbonatació és menor de la que visualment m’havia imaginat que trobaria. No té un gust especialment persistent. L’aspecte s’enterboleix un xic al fer el segon servei. Cauen sediments al fons de la copa. Es desprèn un aroma metàl•lic, segurament dels residus de la refermentació en botella que hi han caigut. Va apareixent l’amargor i persisteix el gust metàl•lic. T’omple la boca però per poca estona Un molt bon treball amb els ingredients, fan que aquesta cervesa tot i sent dolça no empalagui , sigui refrescant i es pugui considerar equilibrada. Tant ben composta que és molt fàcil de beure tot i els seus 8 graus d’alcohol. Només li desitjaria una millor persistència en boca.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cityzen (30) - FRANCE - MAR 16, 2015
Peut être ce qui se fait de mieux en terme de bière belge de mon point de vue. Alcool pas trop marqué, des notes fruitées, une vrai douceur mais avec du corps.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1167) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2015
22.3.2014. Hazy, yellowish beer with thick white head. Aroma has weissbier-like citrus, banana and yeast. Fruity, fresh. Also taste has citrus and yeast. Palate is quite acidous. Next time in the sun in summer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (3043) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
0,33 l flaske fra Bierzwerg.de. Klar boblende gyllen kropp med et fint medium tykt hvitt skumdekke. Herlig korianderfrøduftende belgiske gjærtoner i nesa. Søt og krydret, alkovarm fyldig og herlig. Dette var godsaker!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PauloAG (99) - BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2015
Tap in the taverne achouffe. Pours blonde cloudy. Spicy and fruity. Finishes bitter, slightly. Great beer.


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