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

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RATINGS: 1346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8640) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2011 Draught - White Horse - Parsons Green London SW6. A deep brown coloured beer with some candy sugar in both the aroma and taste. There is some spritziness to it but it is thin and not really reminiscent of a Scotch ale IMO. Score 3.1
Subsequent ratings scored 3.8 and 3.7. Average becomes 3.5

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3777) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2004
On tap at the White Horse, Parsons Green, London (as part of their Old Ale festival), with Joeh, Kook, Duff and Maeib. Dark brown. Cleaner than I expected. Farmyard flavour, but not too complex. Roasted sugar and some bitterness to finish. OK, but not a top Belgian.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 26, 2004
dark amber in color with a nice size head.smells mostly of bread.nice complex flavor of carmel,belgian yeast,and malts.very good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1714) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Pours brown, with a vigorous head that dies almost immediately. Aromas are malt, yeast, and alcohol. Flavor starts out sweet, with spice, malt, and a bit of mustiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4677) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2004
Bottle: Poured a brown color ale with a huge bubbly off-white head with average retention. Aroma is comprised of strong Belgian malt with a side of floral hops and a top of yeast. Taste is somewhat spicy, creamy and ends with a dry bitter aftertaste. Another quite complex beer from this fine brewery. I’m not sure I really detect the scotch ale influence in this one but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4608) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2004
Big head on a dark coppery-brown liquid. Cloudiness depends on which part of the bottle you are pouring. Strong musty yeast and alcohol aroma. Cold, the alcohol is more pronounced. Drink closer to room temperature and the body and flavours stand out. Smooth and malty. Chocolate and toffee. Almost as delicious as La Chouffe. Thanks to TimE and Poperinge for these two.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a large beige head. Sweet malt aroma with some spices. Flavors of sweet malt, caramel, yeast and raisins with a slight hint of smoke. Dry, carbonated palate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2004
This was decent. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. It was very alcoholic in flavor and the finish was very sweet. A nice beer, and I will have to try it again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2004
Bottle: reddish brown, little head. malty, nutty with a nice medium body. Really dry finish. Actually a bit boring. Some maple notes as it gets warm.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2004
750 ml bottle. Russet brown colour with a thick, mostly lasting creamy and rocky head. Fruity and yeasty aroma with light caramel notes. Slight acidity, then toffee, brown sugar, alcohol, bread, yeast, and smoky flavours. Alcohol burn a little too apparent for my liking. Medium to full body, dry and lightly fizzy mouthfeel.


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