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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kenk99 (168) - Leonia, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2000
My favorite beer! Laying it down for 9 months makes quite a difference. Flavor is unique among Belgian browns.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Amber to brown color, huge head, great lacing. Smells of pepper and raisins. Taste is similar w/nice carbonation and a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2002
beautiful full foamy head, luscious thick dark chocolate color, but the flavor was somewhat to vinous for me as was the aroma. very warming in the ole tummy, but one more glass of this and i’d have a sore head for sure. shoots home to me yet again that i am not a huge fan of most high alchohol brews. i seem to recall liking the la chouffe more...i’ll have to check to see if i rated that one and see what score i gave it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (166) - CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
Pours cola brown with a fat finger of medium dense tan head diminishing gradually to a thin cap and moderate lacing. Nose is dark stone fruit, raisins, dark malt, brown sugar. Taste leads out with dark malt, giving way to medium bitterness, with peppery spiciness. Mouth feel is surprisingly light, with sustained lively carbonation and mild warming. Very similar to the La Chouffe in hop character, body, and carbonation, with the major difference being the dark malt, as opposed to the light malt of the La Chouffe. These two beers are pretty much identical otherwise, with the fundamental difference being the choice between light and dark malt.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2005
75 cl bottle. Dark brown color and long sticky head. Sweet and malty flavour. It tastes more Belgian than Scottish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JAN 22, 2006
Bottle, 75cl. Dark amber colour with a medium tan head, rapidly diminishing. The appearance wasn’t as good as i expected but aroma and flavour were much greater. Not much carbonation. Aroma is malty, spicy and yeasty, with caramel notes in the middle. Flavour of roasted malt and wood. Medium-light body. I must confess i was expecting a little more of this one. Nevertheless, a very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cinctus (161) - - SEP 24, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2013 Pours a hazy amber with a big white head. Tastes of spices, with plenty of sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Aroma of caramel. Pours a dark brown with a fading head. Very smooth and carbonted and pleasant; somewhat heavy on the throat though. This is an interesting ale that I don’t know how to label. It aint a scotch ale, a brown ale or an abbey, but it’s definetly belgium; and that’s a good thing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jameswolfe (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Meh pretty boring ale. Had at JKO and was pretty dissapointed. It does not have a perticularly strong aroma but it does have some nice malts and a non-existant finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2006
75cl bottle. Coudy mahogany in color. Light brown head. Diminishing within minutes. Nice body, medium. Low in flavor, but smooth. I would recommend to others, but not a favorite.


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