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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2014
On tap at Winking Lizard Grandview. Clear red to chestnut brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma consists of malt, caramel and slight Belgian yeast esters. Malty flavor with banana, caramel and slight hop before a boozy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5076) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2014
33 cl bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, spice, caramel and yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Sample at Winking Lizard. Dark brown color with a medium thick frothy light beige head that dissipates gradually. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, caramel and yeast. Medium-bodied with flavors of earthy yeast, roast malt and dark fruits. The finish is fruity with a yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2069) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 3, 2014
.33l bottle at Samo Pivo in Belgrade. Dark rosy brown, big fruity malt, red wine aroma. Smoky dark malt. Chocolate after taste, cigar maybe. Great

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonb5 (313) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
330ml bottle, poured into La Chouffe chalice. A: Very dark mahogany, 90% opaque, two finger tanned head which faded quickly leaving a bit of lacing. S: Brown sugar and mollases, some yeast. T: Fudge, prune, fig quite sweet but not boozy. M: Smooth, decent carbonation, thick but not cloying. O: Good, a beer without obvious faults, only minus point was the fact it can be interchanged with quite a few other BSDAs.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattiasA (610) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2014
Backlog. Roasted malts and dark sweet bread with hay and herbs some caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (1393) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Cola brown pour. Nose of bready toasted malt, biscuit, yeast spice, and light candy. Flavor is sweet toasted biscuit and yeast esters. High carbonation. Fairly dry and largely plain. A bit dull and lifeless, bur overall drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (226) - Estado de México, MEXICO - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle, 355ml. Pours a deep ruby colour with a creamy tan head. Discrete aroma, with some pleasant barnyard hints. Heavy and complex, with strong malt and dry fruit character to back the bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliodnb (123) - ITALY - FEB 18, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Dark brown, almost no head. Smells heavily of dough/yeast, taste is sweet fruits and malt, a bit vinous, very little hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJoer (561) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2014
Light brown medium foamy head, dark brown slightly colour, sweet caramel malty meaple syrup reasons cinamon smell, medium carbonation soft bitter, sweet meaple syrup caramel taste creamy foamy like texture a bit sugary sweet


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