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

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RATINGS: 1350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


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   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2005
Deep reddish brown colour. I’m not generally a fan of sweet beers and the big sweet malt and molasses aroma suggested I might struggle with this one. But, once in the mouth it was surprisingly dry (if not very dry) with lots of burnt caramel and a woody, vinous edge. Lots of plummy fruit and nuts. Also a bit herbal. Mouth filling but not cloying. Nice beer. 750ml bottle, January 2005.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2005
Brown with red tinges and an off white relatively lasting head. Aroma of caramel, alcohol, brown sugar, and candy-malts. Flavors were malts, raisons, and eventualy some alcohol does come through.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 24, 2005
Bottled 0,75 ltr (BBE 2007)
Red-nut brown color, small steady beige head. Nose has alcohol, caramel, anise and light roasted malts. Liquerish, medium-bodied. Mouthfeel is a mix of carbonation (a bit too much, CO2 makes loud sound too :)) and alcohol. Flavor has yeast, sugar, malts, some fruits (raisins) and wood. Dry woody, slighly alcoholic aftertaste. Maybe not a pure "Scotch Ale", more like Belgium strong ale.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 23, 2005
Brown with light tan head. Lots of carmel, alcohol taste, strong but thin.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2005
[bottle from peckhams] pours brown with a huge fluffy head.nose is roasted caramel, sweet with a little nuttyness. well bodied, well masked, easy drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2005
Muddy brown with floating chunks and a lively tan head. Caramel bread aroma. Earthy amd woody flavors with brown bread. Quite spritzy. Interesting interpretation. Few of the distinguishing characterestics of a scotch ale. Not bad though.


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