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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


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1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
paulvanpelt (366) - Reusel, - APR 1, 2013
From my own database, without comment. Will update when I re-rate this beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7208) - 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 (61) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (651) - SWITZERLAND - APR 11, 2015
Dark amber color with big beige head and amber highlights. Aroma is very Belgian. Good amount of spicy yeasts, good malt, flowery. Taste is balanced, malty, spicy, sweet, a bit toffee. Carbonation is not too high, unlike many Belgians. Pleasant flowery finish. Superb Belgian Strong. Nothing to criticize, but also nothing that makes it *very* special. Still deserves this high rating.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1403) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Old rating. Strong Belgian. Toffee and candy sugar sweetness with a well balanced floral addition. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlassBrass440 (222) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2015
Pours a hazy brown with slight tan head. No lacing. Spicy and herbal aromas of mint, anise, and clove. Flavours bring caramel, anise, corriander, vanilla, and sassafras. Very high carbonation pinches the tongue. Finish leaves a cola like feel, slightly sticky with lingering sassafras.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1566) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2015
330 mL bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA. Dark brown pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of Belgian candi sugar and sweet toffee, mostly, with faint floral notes. Taste is very malt-forward with brown sugar and caramel sweetness upfront followed but toasted nuts and finished with light flowers and citrus. Moderate alcohol warming on the finish. A top tier Belgian strong ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pnigro (12) - COSTA RICA - APR 8, 2015
Very pleasant beer. Nice smell, good taste. I love it. Would definitely drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
klm1 (351) - - APR 8, 2015
Amber reddish colour with firm golden head. Aroma of plums, bananas and especiali koriander. The same is flavour with obvious koriander aftertaste. Nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ragnarock (4) - - APR 8, 2015 does not count
One of the best beers i ve tried. Sweet strong aromatic. Not suprised is from Belgium...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (17146) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
29th March 2015
Lightly hazy amber beer, good cream coloured head. Palate is airy with good fine carbonation. Light creamy malts, trace of caramel. Mild ripe generic fruits. Trace of spice. Soft finish. Decent.


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