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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
Pours a hazy, copper brown. Aroma is fruit, raisins, some alcohol. Taste is a smooth 8% with a dark fruit and alcohol burn.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
minihame2 (225) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 6, 2014
Murky dark brown colour and a faint reminiscent of a white yellowish head. Aroma not very strong, malts, some caramel and grassy notes. Taste fairly bitter and acidic. Texture is on the lighter side but the carbonation makes it better as it’s sharp at first and then softens towards the end. A bit mixed feelings about this one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2008
I found that this bottle was sold to me and was already aged. About two years past the Best Before date which stated the end of 2005. Well I guess I’ll see how this brew ages because I’ve already tried a fresh bottle awhile ago. Pours amber with thick head dissapating to a thin film within a couple of minutes. As I pour I catch an aroma of dark fruits and spices. Let’s see if this archaic beer improved with age. Wow, definitely doesn’t age that well. Still highly carbonated and I’m bombarded by raisins. It’s like the age saturated my brew with raisin and plum. I can’t really detect the spice that I loved in this brew before. I’ll let the brew warm up some more. Maybe then I can pull out some more flavors.....OK much better mouthfeel, this is the nice creamy beer I’ve had before. Still real heavy in dark fruits but I can taste a little spice in the finish. In general this beer ages alright but I don’t agree with drinking the brew two years past the best by date. The balance that this brew once had is now gone.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2010
33cl bottle
Pours a hazy brown to darkred beer with a rocky beige head that leaves good lacing.
Aroma is sweet malty with, caramel, fruit, some spices and some slight hops. Taste is full of sweet malt, caramel, fruits and some slight hops in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is very smooth and soft
A enjoyable Scotch ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dylan88 (223) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2010
33 cl bottle. Pours a dark, clear brown with a white head. Aroma is very well-balanced with both a citrusy bite of hops alongside an earthy hint of malt and yeast. Body is smooth and full with flavors of dark fruit, malt, and molasses giving way to a slowly evolving finish that’s both sweet and strong.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
birraiolo (223) - ITALY - JUL 30, 2013
Bottiglia da 33cl. Color ambrato molto scuro con riflessi prugna, si presenta con un buon cappello di schiuma fine color nocciola di buona persistenza. Al naso sentori di malto e frutta matura che si ripetono al palato.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2005
On Tap @ Twisted Spoke, Chicago--Poured russet, murky with a quickly dissipating head. I was surprised to see this is a Scotch Ale as it has a lot of Belgian charcteristics to it. Definitely some dried fruit to this and some banana. Extremely drinkable, alcohol is hidden unbelievably. Finish is great with slight bitterness and full malt. Have to try the bottle for measure, but really loved it on tap. Great glass.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jeroenhensen (222) - Dongen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2014
Afgelopen week gedronken, want het was toch net herfst. Heerlijk zacht donker bier, wat makkelijk weg drinkt.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Despotis (222) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 3, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2011 Dark amber brown beer with ok head.Plum,caramel,brown sugar,herbs,cereals,cinamon.smoke.Very refreshing and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fashawn (221) - Montesarchio, ITALY - DEC 2, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2014 Bello l’aspetto, con una birra color ebano, scura e quasi impenetrabile, ricoperta da una schiuma rocciosa e fine, persistente e compatta, grossa due dita circa. Al naso, invece, la birra si dimostra meno accattivante, con un a persistenza aromatica molto debole. L’odore principale è di zuccheri, di malto, di tostatura ed anche di caramello. L’alcool non punge il naso, almeno non all’olfatto. Lieve, ma presente, l’odore di caffè. Corpo medio, non eccessivo, e medio bassa anche la carbonatazione. ordisce con una marcata astringenza, per poi evolversi nel dolce caramellato dello zucchero candito, in note dolciastre di frutta secca e frutti di bosco, in una generale sensazione di “legnosità”. Morbida, calda e avvolgente, ha un finale robusto e caramellato, con un tocco di “fragole" e mirtilli appena percettibile nel finale. Bella la bevuta, avvolgente veramente, di compagnia. Birra buonissima, peccato perda qualche punto all’aroma


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