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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


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 (12547) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2007 Served on bottle at "Den Tatoverede Enke", Copenhagen. Beautiful brownish/ruby colour with a huge lasting head. Aroma and flavour was nice too with lots of malts, burned caramel, and brown sugar. Perhaps a bit sweet but nonetheless a wonderful Belgian interpretation of a Scotch ale! Update: According to Mik Schack thyme is added providing a very subtle spiciness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (2921) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2005
Deep chestnut-brown hazy hue, with a lacy head, spicy, malted-caramel, burnt brown sugar aromas, follow through a medium-bodied palate, with some fruity notes of prunes, dates, raisins, with a dark chocolate and caramelized malt note, and a hint of porto, in a soft warming malted finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5749) - Montréal, 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.


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