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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5652) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2005
Bouteille de 750 ml. Arôme: Odeur d’épices, de caramel et de fruits. Apparence: Couleur ambrée foncée. Petit col blanc mousseux. Dentelle moyenne sur le verre. Aucune carbonisation. Saveur: Goût de caramel et de raisins. Durée de l’arrière goût moyenne. Palette: Corps moyen avec une texture minérale. Carbonisation moyenne. Arrière goût de caramel. (Rating #105)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Interesting aroma - sweet and slightly spicy. Pours a thin, fizzy amber with a quickly dissipating head and some light lacing. Sweet taste, some caramel, malt and honey notes. Thin palate with just a touch of fizz and some light alcohol tastes late. Very drinkable overall, but certainly *not* what I would characterize as a "brown" ale.

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Krausen (102) - USA - MAR 16, 2005
Nice spicy character, but little aroma. Smooth and fruity with high carbonation, taste has some caramel. Very plesant beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1270) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 13, 2005
dark amber, complex aroma of caramel, light spices, fruits and more ... very enjoyable ale, well masked, easy drinking ... mmmm

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2005
Very dark brown to black, with a big white head which lasts very well. Aroma of chocolate and horseblanket. Smokey, sweet medicinal flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
Tasted in San Francisco while here at a conference. Obtained from PlumpJacks Noe location. Unfortunately, I had to rate this one in one of those hotel bathroom glasses. Appearance is reddish brown, with a medium sustained white head that laces the glass well. Aroma is sweet, with hints of caramel and candied sugar. Initially the flavour had a metallic taste. The metallic taste eventually subsided after several sips. Flavour is somewhat muted and not as charaterisitcally intense as I would have expected. Very subtle hints of sweetness, malt, slight yeasty presence and spice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Dark brown, somewhat ruby red when held up to light with a thick white head. Aroma of pear, spices, hops and caramel. Taste has notes of brown sugar, yeast, pear, raisins, roasty malts, nuts, chocolate and spiciness. Pretty sweet. Alcohol content very well hidden. Medium body with lively carbonation. Not much lacking but good head retention. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilsnerrogge (2464) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2005
Dark amber colour. Huge head. Malty, doughy aroma. Nutty, somewhat acidic, sweet and warming flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Deep reddish brown with lacy head. Musty, earthy, mushroomy aroma with flavors of wet grass and cola. Pleasingly strange.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (1948) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 25, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2005 Dark brown in colour with an off-white head. Lots of carbonation. Aromas of caramalized malt, yeast, and cut grass. The flavor is an odd combination of sweet malt and spritzy saison-like flavors (citrus, yeast, etc...)... it tastes good, but still somewhat muddled.


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