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


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RATINGS: 1415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sjohnh (312) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Chestnut brown, small white head, malty aroma. Balance of malt, brown sugar and alcohol flavours. Thin mouthfeel and the booze sits a little heavy in the finish. La Chouffe is excellent - this is only good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsen1635 (357) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2014
From bottle. Aroma has burnt malt and yeasty notes. Taste is balanced with fresh fuzziness to it. The strenth from the ABV is felt but not to much. High carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jeroenhensen (225) - Dongen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2014
Afgelopen week gedronken, want het was toch net herfst. Heerlijk zacht donker bier, wat makkelijk weg drinkt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ragnampiza (558) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - SEP 1, 2014
750 ml bottle. Dark copper, slightly hazy, with a big, creamy and fluffy off white head. On the nose grain, slightly roasted malts, some nuttiness, dark fruits and light alchool. Pleasent sweetness, quite velvety and slightly vinous, with notes of milk chocolate and brown sugar. The alchool is very well hidden. Soft to average carbonation, medium body, slightly oily texture. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5995) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at The Fiddler. Pours hazy brown with a bit tan head. Aroma of caramel, overripe dark fruits, raisins and leather. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Not bad at all but why does it need to be as strong as 8%...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artyom (594) - Osijek, CROATIA - AUG 24, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2014 0,33l bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is dark fruits, caramel, raisins and chocolate. Taste is medium to heavy sweet with caramel notes. Full body and soft carbonation. Overall it’s great and complex beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChewyBeer (99) - SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 24, 2014
Poured from small 330ml bottle with little head. Good dark colour. Nose spicy but faint. Ok carbination but mouthfeel a bit thinner than expected. Flavours not very prominent. not bad but not as good as i hoped

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tania_nexust (230) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Small (330ml) bottle from Kris Wines. Aroma has a bit of spice; flavour was a little light thought. Have enjoyed this beer more in the past, so I think the larger bottle and draught versions perhaps work better than the little bottle format.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pumpkinhead2 (461) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
Bière brune aux reflets rouge cuivrés, bien voilée avec des petites particules visibles en suspension, bonne effervescence, et surmontée d’un col brunâtre, dense, mousseux et résistant, et qui laisse une belle dentelle sur les parois du verre. Arômes de raisins et d’alcool (ça fait très «vineux» comme effluve!), avec pain grillé, léger caramel, levure typiquement belge, beaucoup de poivre, avec trace possible d’autres épices (clou de girofle, muscade, piment de la Jamaïque…?). On note également des effluves de houblon herbacé et salé, et il est fort possible que le houblon contribue aussi à l’odeur bien poivré. Nez fort intéressant, très belle complexité, très bonne intensité. En bouche, pétillement assez élevé sur la langue tout en présentant une onctuosité bien intéressante au palais. Au goût, un peu plus sucrée que ce que le nez laissait présager, caramel, cassonade, et même des notes de chocolat au lait. Fruité moins évident qu’au nez, mais on retrouve tout de même des saveurs s’apparentant au raisin, à la cerise foncée et à la prune. Présence en bouche également d’alcool, de levure belge et de poivre avec subtil touche d’autres épices. Finale à l’amertume plutôt légère mais tout de même bien sentie sur fond de houblon herbacé. Très belle intégration des différentes saveurs entre elles, excellente harmonie, très bonne complexité, intensité adéquate en bouche. Excellente bière!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RafeAU (238) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2014
Mc Chouffe was decent but certainly not my favourite brune. The alcoholic after-burn/hit is stronger than expected from its 8%. This was OK but I wouldn’t get it again. Shared bottle at Plonk.

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