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

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RATINGS: 1448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Dark amber color with a light brown head. Sweet caramel and molassas aroma. Flavor of sweet fruit, some molassas notes, and mild spices.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (2925) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Poured a reddish brown color with a nice initial head that laced well. Aroma was spicey, dark fruits, a bit medicinal. The flavor was of raisins, caramel malts, yeast, nuts, spices, and a touch of grass. Not your usual Belgian style beer, not a Scottish Ale. Not a great beer. Mouthfeel was moderately bodied with some carbonation. Overpriced beer for sure.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2006
Mondial de la Bière de Montréal; This is one of the best Scotch Ale I ever drank. Nice brown color with foamy head. Taste of caramel and just the good tint of spice.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2006
WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Deep amber/brown pour. Huge frothy, foamy, light, light brown head. I had to wait for the head to sink n the middle. Lacing completely covered the glass. Aroma was flat out earthy and malty. Flavor was earthy, malty, airy, and light. As it warmed I got notes of apple, orange and spices of cinnamon and all spice, especially in the aftertaste! Medium to full bodied. Alcohol well hidden. So smooth to drink. The was the BEST brew i’ve had in a while!!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11382) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2006
Pours muddy brown with a thin head that dissappears quickly. A masterpiece in smell with tones of cinnamon, anis, oranges and fruity tones from the yeast. It is medium to full-bodied. The tasting only enhances the aromatic pleasures. Stunning!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Cloudy brown color with a large ivory head. Aroma is a combination of yeast, spice, and oranges. Smooth with toffee malt flavors and an underlying acidity. Nicely balanced with the malt being accompanied by sweet fruit, yeast, and spice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - MAY 17, 2006
Pretty brown ale with a complex yet smooth flavor keeping me coming back for more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22073) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2006
Bottled. Hazy amberish brown colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel and yeast. Flavour is caramel, sweet malts and yeast, mixed in a very pleasant way. Hides the alcohol well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4557) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2006
Dark tawny brown beer with an off-white tannish head that has nice retention. Aroma has rich caramel malts with earthy yeast and toffee. There also seems to be a bit of spice in the background. Mouthfeel is just a bit over medium with carbonation that is between fizzy and frothy. Taste is split between Scotch ale and Belgium strong, but lean a bit more towards the scotch side. Taste has lots of toffee and caramel richness with some dark fruits hanging around. Finish has spice and earthiness. Overall a very nice beer to be savored.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2006
(Slightly opened bottle while in transport, 0.7l). Dark brown colored, very big and thick yellow head. Cloudy appearance. Spices, anis, chocolate and mild alcohol in aroma. Medium bodied. Spices, medium alcohol, mild chocolate, anis and sweetness in flavor, somehow watery palate.


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