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

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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliodnb (262) - 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 (651) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle - BB date Apr 2013; Drank Feb 2013 - BCA - Dark Mahogany in colour. Very Fruity; dried fruits, raisins, plums, rather vinous. Malty; sweet malts, toffee caramel, brown sugar, hint of nuts. Yeasty; lots of floaties. Spicy. Hoppy; just a little hop bitterness. Sweet fruity malty spicy throughout. Quite dry in the finish. Nice Scotch Ale!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sureshpa (280) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2014
Aroma: Bit of roast, bit cheese, caramel Appearance: Brown, red glow, bit hazy, light off white head, full lace Taste: Caramel, cheese, hint of toast, dry ending

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1776) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2014
750 ml bottle from Bottleworks, relatively fresh.

Pours a deep beautiful caramel tending toward red through which the light glows. In my St. Bernardus chalice, there is a foamy tan head, relatively short lived, along the top. An easy 5/5 for appearance, and I give very few of those.

Aroma of cut green apples and spice, honey, toasted raisin bread, and as strong a metallic "sucking on a penny" aroma as I’ve ever experienced in a beer. The flavor is drier than I expected - wow - quite a surprise. Lots of bready malt - think challah bread - and some raisin. A slight hop touch in the close. No glaring flaws anywhere, but there’s not all that much going on here. Almost creamy mouthfeel, maybe even a chalky texture, but rather watery compared to expectations. Given that the La Chouffe, N’Ice, and IPA Tripel all broke 4.0, I can’t help but feel a bit let down. I’ll revisit the others; I’m less eager to do so with this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingsBrew (34) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2014
330ml bottle poured into a tulip glass, Unusual aroma like salt and vinegar chips, Medium brown body with light brown head, Bitter sweet taste, Hides alcohol content well, Nice strong Belgian ale.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonshawn (327) - - FEB 6, 2014
Tap in tulip at Masons in Minneapolis . Brown with thick frothy head. Nice fruity aroma. Dark fruit with some funk. Very smooth . Finishes warm. Not the best chouffe, but still excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (518) - - FEB 6, 2014
Pours a dark brown. Smells earthy and a little fruity. Tastes of malts and caramel. This is a very pleasant and complex flavor.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
budedou (363) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - FEB 4, 2014
Bottle. Very Dark pour. Pruny Nose, hard and malty taste. Heavy body. Too hard for the palate

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ST247 (363) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2014
Pours dark brown with beige head. Sweet aroma and taste. Not much aftertaste.


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