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RATINGS: 1473   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagobears (435) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2006
Dark brown, tall head, shrinks down quickly. Zesty, orange peal, leaves a grassy trace long after. Small tornado beads appeared near the end of the glass. Dry and earthy finish. Quite splendid.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Quevillon (2663) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2006
La moins commune, même dificile de se procurer des deux d’Achouffes au Québec. Je l’aime pas mal mieux que La Chouffe. Une bonne saveur de scotch, une arome chaleureuse. Je n’ai pas dégusté la versoin RJ.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JAN 22, 2006
Bottle, 75cl. Dark amber colour with a medium tan head, rapidly diminishing. The appearance wasn’t as good as i expected but aroma and flavour were much greater. Not much carbonation. Aroma is malty, spicy and yeasty, with caramel notes in the middle. Flavour of roasted malt and wood. Medium-light body. I must confess i was expecting a little more of this one. Nevertheless, a very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9019) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2010 Bottle. Cherry, orange, plum and grass aroma. Cloudy orange brown color with small head. Lightly sweet plum/orange malt and lightly bitter grass/celery flavor. Smooth with a nice body - very easy drinking with alcohol content well hidden. First time I tried this I must have gotten an old bottle - it had a very strong astringent celery flavor that really turned me off.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
Another excellent beer from Brasserie d’Achouffe! Deep red-brown, slightly hazy, massive tan crown leaving generous lace. Aromas of soft toffee, yeast, and leather. The palate leans toward sweetness without being cloying (in contrast to the Heineken Tarwebok I had earlier), and there is a fruity yeastiness behind the caramel malt and subtle sweet spices that make up the foundation of this beer. The alcohol is subtle and well-integrated. I’m not sure of this is because it isn’t true to the style, but I found this much more enjoyable than some of the other scotch ales I’ve had. Still, I liked the "La Chouffe" ale better.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11912) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a huge light brown head that lasted. Good spice malt aroma with a small alcohol tone. Medium body with a sticky texture. Good toasted malt flavor with a moderate spicy finish. Very good brown ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7558) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 9, 2006
This reddish brown ale poured with a lacy tan head, eliciting a malty aroma. The flavor is spicy toasted malt with a slightly smoky finish and a heavily carbonated mouthfeel. The taste mellows as the beer warms, resulting in a very satisfying drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Dried blood brownish red with a medium soft-looking foamy cap that sits briefly leaving behind a big collar and thin skim. Lacing is minimal in big blobby things. Aroma is dry and delicately soft with a semi-yielding date, prune, dark purple grapey fruitish backlay. Taste is short, rounded in a softly darkened fruityness of red apple, purple grape, and lesser tarting fruity sugars. A bit sharp on the buds with a big carbonation hump in the middle. Finish is light and airy with a yeasty woodish dryness with a bit of fruit pits and skins trying to grab a bit of interest. Feel is OK, the short-lived flavors don’t help anything as it has a seemingly light/medium body with that hump of carbonation in the middle totally taking away what could be a fairly smooth ride. Drinkability is a little less then the norm for a Belgian Dark ale. Quite plain, but seems like the effort is there and comes across well made, just not much going on with this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2006
01.06.06 750ml bottle. Darker copper-red pour, mostly clear, with a medium beige head, fairly lasting and lightly lacing. Aroma is pithy and grassy, more hoppy than I expected, also some barnyard funk, leather, and toffee. The flavor follows suit and the grass and earth notes emerge all around. Leather and wool flavors, dates, some cinnamon all vie for the finish. No note of alcohol, never gets sweet, I had no idea McChouffe would be like this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2006
Murky reddish brown beer with a dense tan head. Malty dark fruit sweet aroma with chocolate notes and a faint alcohol precense. Light roasted malty flavor with some dark fruit sweetness a dry and faintly spicy finish.


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