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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 1, 2005
One of my favorite dubbels. Pours with a nice thick head and tastes great. Ages nicely too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3737) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 NIce beer, but a little too strong and without sense soetimes, can be described as a good beer but it was too alcoholic. The foam is good, of course.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (6359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2005
Bottle. Pours a hazy ruby-brown with a large light-brown head. Fairly mild aroma of malt, pepper, alcohol, sugar and dark fruit. Flavour follows the aroma. Looks carbonated but doesn’t taste it -- it tasted flat and watery. Dissapointing, I much preferred La Chouffe -- maybe a bad bottle?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2005
750 ml bottle purchased from BevMo. Pours walnut color with a creamy beige head that lasts well. Interesting this combination of Scotch and Belgian styles. Aroma is quite sweet, lots of dark fruits, hints of maple, molasses and spicy yeastiness. Flavor is also sweet, dark fruity malts, molasses, tea, lavendar and floral notes. Medium to full body, smooth on the tongue with gentle carbonation. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2516) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2005
On tap at Les 3 Forquets, Gouvy - Another beer I can’t believe I hadn*t had it before: Nice eggshell white head on the dark mahagony colored brw. Lot’s of malt in the nose also chocolate and alcohol. Woody, caramel and toffee in the taste - medium sweet but pleasant. Cloves finsh. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sten (693) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2005
A black-reddish appearance with a light brown head. The aroma is sweet and fruity. The taste sweet and a bit yeasty. Nothing special. (Bottle 75cl)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2005
Bottle. Ruddy clearn dark brown pour (decanted off yeast very nicely). Somewhat fruity malt aroma and yeast, touch of smoke. More of the same in flavors, but definitely bready as well. Nicely spiced, and a little warming, but hides alcohol good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2005
Bottle from Peckham’s. Fairly sure nobody in Scotland ever made anything like this! Dark brown, beige head. Aroma of fruity malt, smoke, spice, yeast. Warming mouthfeel with pleasant warming finish. Lovely drop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
temporrari (387) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2007 Bottle - Best Before End 2008. Deep brown pour, large light tan head which maintains throughout. Aroma is bready, malty, fruity, Belgian yeast. Wow. This stuff is delicious. Spicy, bready, lots of darker fruits and yeast, sweet malty finish. This has many layers of flavor. It really is a scotch ale/Blegian strong ale. Slight warming from ABV, but barely noticed on the palate. How have I overlooked this for so long? Damn, damn good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ervan (37) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Dunno, about this one. Seemed thin and watery, not standing up to any other flavors on my palate (having it with dinner). But the reviews speak differently... maybe I’ll try this again and throw it in the cellar for a year or two.

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