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

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


4.4
   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.

2.9
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ross (2122) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2005
brown colored pour, sort of weak tasting and smelling. malty as hell, no real alcohol presence, fruity sort of. i dont know this is a style that i am not really keen on, and actually i didnt know it was this style when i got it. on style points id give this a 3.8 or 4, but i dont really enjoy it as much as i have other beers, so ill rate based on that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Tap at Andy’s. Brown with red higlights and light brown head. Good lacing. Nose was fruit and good yeast. Fine mouth feel. Malty after taste. Very Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Love this line by my friend " ... dances on the palate." Though my bro thinks highly of this too, he remarks it then recedes gracefully from the palate. Interesting! AS for me: way closer to a Belgian Ale than Scotch, nicely toned yeast strain, hearty malty sweetness with a fine smooth finish, stout brown in color and refreshing body. Well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14826) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2005
75cl bottle from Belgium. Very red brown colour with beige thickish head. Lovely smell of rich malt and red berries. Some yeast and strong belgian ale aromas. Good in mouth. More rich malts and berries on the end. Lovely

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2005
Pours murky brown with a tan head that recedes quickly. Huge aroma of spices, yeast, plum, toffee, and brown sugar. Pretty intense flavor, as well. Matches the aroma, for the most part, though it is a little sweeter than the aroma suggested. Some phenols toward the end. Very good woody aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 22, 2005
Bottle. Brownish beer with a reddish tint and nice creamy beige head. Spicey yeast aroma with sweet malt backing. Spice and banana flavor with some earthiness and malt. Finishes dry with a slight alcohol warming. A little plum fruitiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5069) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2005
Dark brown with a moderate, though lasting tan head. Nose is yeasty and complex. Sweet fruit flavours develops into a dry finish with roasted notes. Mouthfeel is soft like velvet, medium body. Overall, a nicely balanced beer that should not upset anyone.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2005
750ml. bottle. Surprised I’ve never rated this, having had it many times. Clear brown color with a large frothy tan head. Spicy, yeasty aroma with just a hint of raisins. Starts off mildly sweet before turning drier and bitter on the finish. Spicy bread-like flavor with a touch of toffee.


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