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

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RATINGS: 1447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (1948) - Québec, Quebec, - JAN 2, 2013
Brown, pretty much the textbook version of it too. Persistent head that leaves intense lacings. Doesn’t smell particularly good or at all in fact. Only thing I could make out is a little skunk and maybe some malt. It gets better on the flavor/taste side with its malty, spicy taste. An OK beer, definitely belgian but lacking some real appeal.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4088) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Sample at Hopfest 2015. Comes reddish brown with an average beige head. Aroma of fruit, malt, yeast, and spice. Taste is dark fruit, spice, yeast, malt, and caramel. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (471) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Appearance is a dark, ruby red, with a big foamy 2-3 finger beige head which hangs around. Aroma- raisin, brown bread, cherry, vinous, sweet fruits, toffee apple. Taste- hop bitterness, boozy dark fruits- raisin, sultana, banana towards the finish, stewed apple, hint of rhubarb, cherry, nutty, bitter finish, breads malt. Complex stuff, very good.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
overtheline (21) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2015
330ml bottle pouring a cloudy brown with off white head. Really nice deep, sweet nose - summer fruit compote. There is some nice maltyness, a little fruit and a pleasant alcoholic warmth that follows right through nicely. Lacks a bit of body and character but still a very pleasant beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
poolstar (19) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
0.33 bottle, dark brown, nice malt beer,toffee aftertaste . decent ale from belgium

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
alteregoo (234) - POLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Spory gaszing po otwarciu kapsla, piana szampańska, sycząca, opadająca do kożucha ładnie oblepiająca szkło. Barwa brunatna, mętna. Aromat zdecydowanie przypomina klasycznego Dubbla - są suszone owoce typu figi, daktyle i rodzynki, kandyzowane mango i domowe wino głogowe. Gdzieś w tle przyprawy i miód gryczany. W smaku wytrawne, w przeciwieństwie do Dubbla nie jest słodkie, mocno winne, wyraźnie melanoidynowe (pumpernikiel, chleb razowy), kwaskowo-zbutwiałe. Nagazowanie średnie do wysokiego, alkohol wyczuwalny, rozgrzewający w przełyku, goryczka korzenno-alkoholowa. Mniej udane piwo od swojego popularniejszego jasnego brata La Chouffe. Przeszkadza mi tu nuta zbutwiałych rodzynek, skwaśniałego wina domowego i brak rodzynkowej słodyczy. No i alkohol także zbyt wysoki...

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rommelreno (39) - - MAY 9, 2015
Espuma densa e levemente escura, aroma de frutas e areia molhada. Gosto lenta caramelo com álcool bem inserido. Muito boa.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (240) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2015
0,33 l bottle from EDEKA Mohr, best before 30/11/2016. Clear, dark red with a medium large, frothy, slowly diminishing, tan to white head, leaving heavy lacings on the glass. Pleasant aroma of raisins, blackberry, cane sugar, citrus, prunes and toffee with hints of coconut. Rich, sweetish-sourish taste of raisins, prunes, toffee, cane sugar, molasses and wood. Medium long, slightly bitter and a little warming, gently alcoholic finish. Medium to full body, smooth and creamy texture, lively carbonation. Nice sipper, not really tailor-made for spring, but still refreshing due to its light acidity. A bit of a shy aroma, but as heavy and rich in taste as expected. Good!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruuurd (107) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Dark, malty and a bit spicy. A typical brown beer, with a typical Chouffe twist!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7226) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
Draft at The Brass Tap - U Square. Pours a semi-cloudy darkish amber color with a small off white head that leaves light lace in the glass. Notes of caramel, toasted malts, prunes, tobacco, earth, brown sugar, mixed fruits, and nuts. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Not bad, but didn’t live up to expectations.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nazbion (70) - Tübingen, GERMANY - APR 13, 2015
Pours dark red/brown with persistent beige head. Sweet nose, grapes, plums, dried fruits and brown sugar. Taste is sweet and medium bitter, alcoholic. Medium body and long finish. Nice.


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