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

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RATINGS: 1355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (1370) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours red brown low to no off white head Aromas of caramel, rye bread, barnyard, brown sugar Taste nice sweet taste of red fruits, honey, caramel, hints of molasses

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (1989) - SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours hazy medium brown with low white head. Aroma of rye bread, raisins, butterscotch, brown sugar. Taste is medium sweet, raisins and dates, toffee finish. Body is light to medium and smooth with soft to average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1252) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Mahogany red with a two-finger pillowy head. Aromas of toast, toffee, grapefruit and Belgian yeast. Heavy caramel malt up front, quickly dissipated by grapefruit rind, honey, oak and slight grassy bitterness. Medium body, lively carbonation, prickly mouthfeel and a pleasant dark fruit/toffee sweetness in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3151) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle with thanks to Nagi! Pours dark cloudy mahogany with a huge initially fizzy tan head that eventually gets creamy and leaves good lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel, spices, yeast, peppery, floral. Flavor is light sweet and light bitter, lots of dark sugar and yeast-spicy notes, dried fruits. Quite enjoyable actually.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (663) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
It is cloudy and dark brown in color. Through the murky body lots of visible carbonation can be seen rising up to the thick tan head above. This thick tan head has a dusting of darker brown yeast that looks like it was sprinkled with cinnamon. The retention is excellent and it leaves lots of cool lace rings and patterns. The aroma is very big and pleasant. It has wonderful sweet bready a fruity maltiness with sour, funky and earthy yeast. It has a deep rich malty character with notes of rich sweet breads, some dark sweet fruits, and sour cherries. It also has a defiant Belgian yeast influence as well, with some funky, dusty, earthy notes. (All in good balance) Also in good balance are the hop notes which are kind earthy and floral. They bring a good balance of hop bitterness to the finish which is a prefect mix of all complexity. The palate has a smooth firmness with a very lively and active yet gentle carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lele (110) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 23, 2014
Stupenda birra, un classicone belga. Le note più caratteristiche sono fruttato, floreale, mieloso e caramello. Un po’ più dolce della sorella La Chouffe.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
HammerTroll (480) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 14, 2014
Dark brown color, medium to big off-white head. Big lacing. Caramel, fruit and alcohol nose. Aroma is brown sugar, caramel, dark malts and dark fruits. Body is nice, creamy and thick, soft carbonation. Sweet taste. What I didn’t like about this one is alcohol aroma. Like they didn’t even try to hide it. Nevertheless, Chouffe apparently can’t disappoint.
(Pivkan 0,33l bottle

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
_BaR_ (19) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 14, 2014
Bel colore bruno intenso. Profumo non particolarmente inteso. Corpo pieno, intenso, si sente il caramello e l’alcol sul finale. Tipicamente belga.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (1777) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2014
33cl bottle. APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, nice stable beige head. NOSE: caramel, malts, little hoppy even. TASTE: caramel, rather sweet, malty, oké in general.


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