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

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RATINGS: 1397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1270) - TAIWAN - AUG 31, 2005
my style of beer, though not the best of its kind. amber w/ a huge head. fruity, caramelly aroma. rather sweet, though there is enough complexity to justify it. malty and decent, but missing something.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2005
Ah at last i try this fellow, seen it so many times. This is the type of beer im always looking for, complex, malty, infinate flavour. Ah need to get another. also alcohol well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
Decadantly frothy, creamy tan head rests lovingly atop a ruby tinged bold brown body. Toffee sweet malt almost overpowers but then brown sugar drew me in and introduced me to some nice yeastiness. Perhaps some raisin and caramel flavours but mostly just a mildly spicy warming body. Mouth-coating sweetness is cut lightly in the end. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2005
Amber, creamcolored head. Malty vanilla aroma with some nutty notes. Vanilla in flavor as well, floral and with some fruit. Mild finish.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Spicy aroma with brown sugar notes. Brown with head that faded fast. Grassy, yeasty and ample spice. No real smokiness for a scoth ale. Comes across as a less gassy version of a belgian strong ale with less spice and sweetness. Different and fun to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2005
Dark brown colour, with a thick creamy, sparkling white head. Yeasty, woody nose with small hints of dark fruits. Sweet, smooth flavour with notes of chocolate. Thick mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6131) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2005 Bottle (330ml). Poured a beautiful cloudy dark ruby-brown with a large foamy/rocky light brown head and noticeable sludge of tiny black particles. Aroma quite surprising - more mild hop bitterness than I expected, competing with the usual dark roast malt, bread yeastiness, some toffee and root beeriness - quite sweet on warming. Taste follows the aroma, darkly sweet, not much hoppiness, still nicely spicy, with fruit and vanilla entering the blend. Very enjoyable, not alcohol-strong at all, although as it warms the alcohol asserts itself some. A little astringent mouthfeel. I’d like to try the 750ml bottle, or better yet, have it on tap if I ever visit Bruges again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11551) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2005
(75 cl bottle at Delirium Cafe, Brussels)Shiny amber, great offwhite head. Malty aroma with vanilla and some spices. Quite mild malty flavor with vanilla, toffee and fruity notes. Quite a mild finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Cloudy, reddish-brown with a thick creamy head. Fruity,woody and smoky aromas-like being in the woods. Flavors of sweet fruits, caramel and Belgian yeasts are clean with just a hint of bitterness. A spiciness reveals itself toward the end. Overall, pretty complex, but more of a Belgian than a Scotch ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Pours mahogany in color, decent white head fades to film. Very bready, yeasty aroma, some light fruit in the background. Flavor is very subdued malt with dark fruits and slight spice in the finish. Very dry finish.


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