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

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RATINGS: 1346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2005
75 cl bottle. Dark brown color and long sticky head. Sweet and malty flavour. It tastes more Belgian than Scottish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13594) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2005
Bottle. Malty aroma, but a bit like flat lager. Nice dark chestnut colour, big semi-stable head. Flavour is OK malty, but with a rather weak/watery aftertaste. Nice, soft carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2005
Red brown colour with a off-white head. Malty aroma and a sweet spicy light alcoholic taste. Medium body and a sweet light alcoholic finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (8381) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2005
11.2 oz bottle. Dark brown beer, ruby tint, with a thick, sticky, light brown head. Sweet malty aroma, plum, pine (needles, not hops), brown sugar, yeasty spice, clove, and a nutty breadiness. Very complex and superbly balanced nose. Flavour is awesome, malty and sweet up front, but never cloyingly so. Brown sugar, toast, clove and spice, some heavy plumminess. Full bodied and delicious. Awesome beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2398) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2005
Pours a light tan, two-finger head, fades slowly and leaves a good lace. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Cloudy amber color. Nose is slighty malty. Starts just on the sweet side, finishes mellow, better as it warms; label has the ABV at 8.5% but there is not a trace of alcohol. $8.90 for a 750ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2005
Tap@Ølbaren. Brown with a rudy twist. Beige dissapearing head. Pleasant aroma with notes of sweetness, spices and yeast. Soft and fullbodied with complex balanced taste and a warm aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 16, 2005
bottle-pours a ruby red hue with a big off-white head-big and sudsy. musty, sweet, estery aroma that doesnt smell anything like the scotch ales of england/scotland. this is more a dubbel-good spicy notes, estery, fruity. Lots of malt, but not in the scotch ale style. I really like ths one, especially of a style i dont care for.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2005
More Belgian than Scotch... A bit too much hoppiness for my happiness. Nice strength sets up a firm and reasonably drinkable beer--a nice change of pace from the traditional tripel. But only on occasion.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours a very hazy brown with a thick tan head. Lots o’ lace. Smell is caramel and smoky. Thick rich malty aromas and the fruitiness you would expect from a Belgian interpretation of a scotch ale. Taste is big rich malt. Fruity yeasty flavors and smoky caramel. Luxurious caramel and molasses. Bitter as it finishes. Sticky on the tongue. Sweet malty aftertaste. Oh yeah, smooth as silk. Very drinkable for 8.5% ABV. Really, really good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Thick, frothy Belgian-style head on an attractive ruby-toned body with moderate-high carbonation. Aroma of figs, cherries, cola and alcohol plus an odd note of mustard seed. Also has a roasted nutty quality plus some solvent character. Medium sweet liquor and earthy malt flavor with kerosene and leather notes. Sticky smooth palate. Distinct, complex and challenging.


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