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

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common

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common

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RATINGS: 1299   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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4131) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a pretty clear brown color with a small white head. Aroma was notes of strong malts - caramel notes, herbal hops. Some light fruit notes - a bit boozy fruit in there. Herbal. Brown sugar. Interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karstenborg (164) - DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
Dark brown color and a cream colored white head. Aroma is coffee, liquorice, and some dark fruits. The taste is sweet with a hint of bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobEvers (251) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
fles 33cl kleur: bruinrood, nette schumkraag geur: mout, (rood)fruit. Smaak licht zoet, roozijnen, bittere nasmaak.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hobsch (372) - Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 Bottle 0.33l. Pours deep brown with tan head. Cola like. Aroma is malty, raisins, dried fruit. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, dried fruit. Very well balanced beer. Alcohol is well hidden so easily drinkable. Good one.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fashawn (47) - Montesarchio, ITALY - DEC 2, 2013
Bello l’aspetto, con una birra color ebano, scura e quasi impenetrabile, ricoperta da una schiuma rocciosa e fine, persistente e compatta, grossa due dita circa. Al naso, invece, la birra si dimostra meno accattivante, con un a persistenza aromatica molto debole. L’odore principale è di zuccheri, di malto, di tostatura ed anche di caramello. L’alcool non punge il naso, almeno non all’olfatto. Lieve, ma presente, l’odore di caffè. Corpo medio, non eccessivo, e medio bassa anche la carbonatazione. ordisce con una marcata astringenza, per poi evolversi nel dolce caramellato dello zucchero candito, in note dolciastre di frutta secca e frutti di bosco, in una generale sensazione di “legnosità”. Morbida, calda e avvolgente, ha un finale robusto e caramellato, con un tocco di “fragole" e mirtilli appena percettibile nel finale. Bella la bevuta, avvolgente veramente, di compagnia. Birra buonissima, peccato perda qualche punto all’aroma

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moscicki (129) - Tarnow, POLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Nice solid strong belgian ale. The standard set - hazy dark brown colour, complex fruity and yeasty aroma. Slow sipper however drinkable, I definitely recommend going with 0.33 bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosbouw (822) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2013
Mooie caramelbruine kleur met redelijke kraag. Ruikt zoetig geur, caramel, chocolade. Smaakt lekker zoet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
_angst_ (2371) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle bought some place I don’t remember. Pours murky reddish brown with a rather small frothy and fizzy brown head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is malty, grainy and slightly fruity with biscuits, oatmeal cookies, banana, sour grapes, cereal, metal, hay and apple cider vinegar. Taste is sour and malty with dark bread, biscuits, sour grapes, hay, dry wood, cereal, red wine vinegar and hints of gastric acid. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, tart, tiny round and medium bodied. Finish is sour with biscuits, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, hay, cereal and soil. Not sure if it’s supposed to be this sour. A rather unbalanced oude bruin...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (143) - CYPRUS - NOV 23, 2013
Cola brown with an off white head. Dark fruit aromas. Dark fruit in the taste, some spice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonkiedeaap (207) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2013
Bought a bottle at the supermarket. The beer has dark brown color and a cream colored white head, CO2 level is perfect. In the aroma tones of coffee, liquorice, brown sugar and some dark fruits. The taste is sweet and light with transitions to a heavy, syrupy molasses sweetness with a hint of bitterness. The finish gives you a warm feeling and leaves a taste of sweet drop. A really nice ale, but La Chouffe is better in my opinion.


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