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


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RATINGS: 1441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 20, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2009 Distant cirrus clouds scrape the landscape of this ruby amber pour, topped copiously with an airy soap of banana. Aroma is distinctly belgian with wild fruit and a faint gentle run of diacetyl and fusels. Fresh grain heads and moist nut bread. Flavor is subtle and gentle, with complex muddled fruit running down a stream of light cream and cranberries. Some vague vinous qualities and estery runs of banana and figs, that follow a general thin bodiedness. A hint of alcohol thickens and warms. Malt doesn’t bludgeon you into submission, almost sessionable. A hint of gray salt and some waterness slides the palate downward. Interesting belgian take, but lacks some body and fullness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Pours a deep brown with a thick white head that lasts and lasts. A very nice sweet beer with brown sugar and caramel along with some alcohol burn and enough hops to give it some bite. I was very happy to get the opportunity to try this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2622) - GERMANY - DEC 18, 2005
This is one that you’ve had and always assumed rated, so it was a surprise to have not found it on my list. Toffee nose, slightly woody, but mostly yeast - very sweet aromas. Mahogany color, foamy beige head. Caramelly malt base, vanilla, maple syrup, dainty dry end. Some cinnamon spiciness. Fully body, smooth and real classy. Fabulous.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2823) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Amber color with a big beige head. Tastes sweet and malty. Well carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (2995) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2005
Split a big bottle this with my wife at Volo. Dark brown, big beige head - looks nice in appropriate glassware. Aroma of spicy malt, but it is subtle. Mouthfeel is medium but well carbonated. Taste featured more spicy malt, but with more a dark fruit and floral characteristic than what I was expecting. Alcohol is there. A really wonderful beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
turg (156) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
Bottle 750ml. Appearance: Amber colour with a nice beige head. Aroma: sweet and fruity. Flavor: Caramel, malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2005 like drinking a brown ale off a cowboy’s leather saddle. farmyard fresh wheat fields and sticky sweet honey. pous opaque brown with a giant billowing head. head tasted like delicious beer whipped cream.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
75 cl Bottle. Amber colour with a nice fizzy beige head. Spicy aroma with some notes of sweetness and fruity. Nice spicy malt flavour with a touch of bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pfr (121) - København, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
75 cl Bottel Color - Dark Brown Head - Beige Aroma - Sweet, Caramel Flavor - Fruit, littel bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2005
A malty sweet and sour aroma for this one. Rusty red body, tan fizzy head. Funny the head as it disipated made a sound as if you just lit a firecracker. Glad the glass didn’t blow up. Medium bodied brew with some mild bitterness and medium sweet and sour flavor. Smooth on palate alcohol hardly noticable.

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