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

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RATINGS: 1331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (841) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Good Belgian and somwhat unique. It seemed to have a mix of flavor profiles. The aroma was Belgian and bready. The color a cloudy brownish amber with particulates and a small fizzy head. The palate had a medium weight with higher carbonation. The first sips reminded me of an Abbey Dubbel mixed with a Scotch ale. It was still distinctly Belgian because of the yeast presence. Alcohol was somewhat present. Good but this brewery has done better.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
darioklc (506) - Karlovac, CROATIA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange hue with a thin, 1-finger, white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace leaving a wispy lace. Creamy and spicy Belgian yeast flavor with a citrus background and hints of hops. Medium body and medium carbonation. Excellent beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doomy86 (6) - - JUL 10, 2014 does not count
roasty, caramel, herbs, alcohol, brown, hazy, minimal head, tan foam, medium bitterness, medium body, lively, bitter,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jucko (9) - - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
This was the first good beer I ever had. Dark molasses. Sweet finish. A bit alcohol-y.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (120) - HUNGARY - JUN 29, 2014
Sötét vörösesbarna, közepesen testes főzet egy maláta alapú ízvilággal, melyből az alkohol is kidomborodik. Rendkívül könnyen fogyasztható, szájban tartva igen kellemes érzetet kelt. Kissé likőrös jellegű egy enyhe komlós árnyalattal, azonban a gabonás jelleg adja lényegi karakterét, mely által egyszersmind laktatóvá is válik a sör.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RussianDragon (284) - - JUN 28, 2014
On tap at Fireworks. Pours a translucent cherry brown with lasting head that leaves thick lacing. Aroma is malty caramel sweetness, dark fruits and slight yeast spiciness. Flavor is same, with emphasis on sweetness from fruit, namely banana. Delicious and malty. Lots of toffee as well. Medium bodied, sweet malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1259) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Pours medium brown with a low tan head. Aromas of caramel, raisins, figs, apple, roasted nuts. Taste is caramel, figs, raisins, roasted nuts, apple. Mouthfeel is sprightly with medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (1323) - 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 (1835) - 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 (1200) - 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 (2927) - 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.


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