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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dredd (687) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2004
Nice strong belgian ale, not as nice as plenty of maltiness and hoppy aroma and well balanced. There is also a lot of spice in this too, nice winter beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2004
Ahh malty aromas. Quite a distinct sharp hops bittering. Not as sticky mouthfeel as other raters had indicated, I found this to be quite clean with a lasting aftertaste. Nice and malty flavour (could have done with a thicker palate I guess). Decent helping of pepper and spice riding the alcohol backbone.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2004
Draught (Keg). I didn’t think I would like it, but in the end I found it to be pretty good. Nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holdwine (1075) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2004
Nice Scotch ale with a belgian twist. I was worried at the start, too many contradicting flavors flying around. Bittersweet, earthy, fruity- confusion set in, so I set it aside for a few minutes for warming. What a difference. Still missing that true Gaelic malting, but nonetheless, a good effort. Decent malt with a snappy yeasty push.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2004
Very thick head. Nice brown color. Nice malt, caramel and toffee aroma maybe fruity too. Malt, caramel, spicy flavors with some alcohol vapors. Spicy, peppery finish. Sticky mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2004
Sampled from draught at Danish Beer Festival 2004 (#59).
Hazy amber beer with no head. Aroma is sharp spicy and malty, tones of pepper and alcohol. Flavor is also malty and spicy with pepper and coriander notes. Too sharp and not very complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Faint fruity/citrus, spicey, and pineapple aroma; nice caramel and toffee flavor, some dark fruit notes and a slighly acidic and oakey presence; feels rather flat, yet lightly creamy on the tongue, and a tad thin in body. It doesn’t provide the rich, malty, smoke/peat flavors, nor the body, one would expect from a "scotch".

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Choos (595) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2004
Mocha and nutty aromas with some floral hop notes. Dark brown with a dark head. Malty with some nutty flavours.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Dark mahogany pour, off white head and sheet lacing. Tangy malts, spices and floral hops in the aroma. Woody roasdted malt flavors, more spices, hops, and some wood. Sticky palate full of spice, well defined body, and a finish of alcohol and spice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2004
I find this a bit disappointing... Generally a nice flavor, but its too weak. Too watery i think....


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