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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shain (37) - ISRAEL - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle 330ml. Pours dark brown, hazy, with off-white medium head. Aroma is fruity and whinous, with noticeable of alcohol, yeast and malt. Mouth feel is light creamy to watery with very gentle carbonation and just a tiny bit of tang. Taste is slightly bitter-sweet at first, with strong notes of citrusy sourness from the hops as well as some week bitterness, wineous notes. Flavors of liquorice and fruit. Then gets sweeter, with notes of alcohol, cloves and banana, hints of caramel and grapefruit, with mellow bitterness and sourness in the background. Ends sweetish, slightly sticky. Flavor profile is wonderful, with many complex flavors and is mostly sweet, with a very gentle bitterness to round it. Sourness and alcohol are very present. Could have used more carbonation/bitterness to counter the sweetness. Great sipping beer. Slightly heavy. Better for a cold day.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (117) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 2, 2014
Color ámbar oscuro, media cabeza de espuma beige que se mantiene unos mms; aromas a caramelo, fruta melocotón y albaricoque; en boca entrada refrescante y especiada; cuerpo y carbónico medios; amargor ligero sin llegar a ser dulce; cerveza fácil de beber con el alcohol bien integrado y largo pos gusto.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamP01 (547) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2014
11.2oz bottle. Pours a dark cloudy brown with a medium lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet dark fruit, plums, Belgian yeast and bread notes. Taste same as aroma with mild bitterness and tart notes. Palate is a medium body with good carbonation. Finishes with dark fruit, plums some raisins, Belgian yeast, bread and tart notes followed by mild bitterness on the end. Aroma and taste get stronger as it warms up. Overall a very good, full flavored brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AtronSeige (536) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 18, 2014
Aroma: Dried pitted fruit, slight metallic. Appearance: Hazy, dark copper body. Small light-brown head. Lacing. Flavour: Dried pitted fruit, tobacco. medium sweetness, medium-light bitterness. roasted, Palate: High carbonation, medium-light body. Slight warming. slight slickness Overall: Very nice, but I was expecting more complexity. 330 ml bottle, poured. 16E. Belgian Specialty Ale

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marcius (197) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Appearance with a dark color, cloudy liquid and good foaming. Citrus and floral aroma. On the palate, a taste of red fruit, acidity and a medium bitterness. A not so complex beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogm87 (15) - Puglianello, ITALY - MAY 16, 2014
birra belga molto commerciale. Aroma maltoso. Si presenta con colorito ambrato un corpo complesso e un retrogusto scarso. giudizio complessivo alto rispetto le concorrenTi

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koning_Daan (117) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a nice dark brown with beige head. Malty aroma. Sweet taste with some roasted malts, dried fruits, a little bit of caramel and toffee. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdwinLitzau (320) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
Mooie donkerbruine kleur met weinig beige schuim. Ruikt moutig, gebrand, wijn. Smaakt prima, zoetig, gebrand.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamer (63) - PORTUGAL - APR 30, 2014
Dark brown color, nice head. Aroma and taste is toasted malt, caramel, bread and spicy. Body is medium, nice carbonation and after taste is long, sweet and bread. On of my kind of beer! :)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1560) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 28, 2014
75cl bottle, 2013 Geers. Belgian scotch disguised as amped yet mild bruin. Chalky yeasts impede cardamom, caramel and Lebkuchen crust to hijack the bouquet into dessert territory. Spicy hops subtly pierce the roast and pear sirup fondational earth notes toward a quick finish. No abv noticeable whatsoever, a lot stays buried. Spent some grace to a sauce for a couple of pitiful quails. Very decent.


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