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

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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ninecats (249) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle at Turisten, Ljungskile. Pours clear deep ruby red with a massive dirty white head, dissipating quite fast leaving massive lacings. Complex aroma, with roasted notes, caramell, coffee, also a slight fruitiness with hints of red berries, yeast and an earthiness. Taste is beautifully balanced with roasted notes, caramell, coffee, nuts, yeast, raspberries, bubble gum, finishes quite dry and bitter. Medium body, medium carbo, slight sticky texture. Very good, very nice balance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Pours dark brown with creamy head. Smells of toffee and raisin. Taste is sweet with caramel and banana. Hint of sour fruit at the end.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielst (248) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 4, 2011
75cl bottle, close to bb date: I don’t get this big green bottle thing with belgian beers.. Definitely some skunkiness in the aroma as a result. Some nice fruity notes as well, dark caramel and a hint of chocolatey roast. Seems a bit too watery, despite the higher ABV. Pretty ordinary stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kepano (247) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 24, 2007
With the Chouffe Houblon Dobbelen IPA Tripel hot off our palates, the gnome’s next of kin was called upon, a brew with a surprising outset. Of Scottish inspiration, the Mc Chouffe was still overwhelmingly Belgian in all respects. In appearance, a familiar moated structure of dense beige lather sprung from the streams of carbonation whirling through the glowing red tide. Obvious fig and caramel leaped forth, accentuated by the light noble hopping, and a steadily increasing complexity. Vanilla custard appeared shortly thereafter, releasing a legion of fascinating scents, from dusty pear to moss, through a series of fruits and spices including plum, banana, coriander and an unexpected hint of curry. Onto the palate, subtly weaved flavors develop upon a base of refreshing mineral water. Custard, delicate nutmeg and the chewy, buttery Nougat of Montélimar resound most conspicuously. The quiet character of this beer is reflected by the smooth and soft mouthfeel - a very relaxing effect. Dry malts, yeast and faint papaya form a long and enjoyable aftertaste to conclude the experience. A unique and enjoyable brew, but it seems to have lost the implied Scottish influence - for better or for worse.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2001
A very nice Belgian brown ale. Very smooth with a little sourness up front. A slightly spicy flavor and a good smooth finish. Be careful as the high alcohol is not obvious and after a couple you’ll certainly feel it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2011
750 mL bottle in a Trappist glass. Opaque brown pour with a medium tan head. Nutty aroma. Sweet malty flavor. Hints of fruits and spices. Mildly bitter finish. Smooth mouth feel.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2009
poured dark and cloudy brown with a mild head. Aroma of malt and scotch. Taste is yeasty malty scotch - not as strong as most Scotch Ale’s that have had and this is a plus

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (242) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 2, 2014
Color ámbar oscuro, media cabeza de espuma beige que se mantiene unos mms; aromas a caramelo, fruta melocotón y albaricoque; en boca entrada refrescante y especiada; cuerpo y carbónico medios; amargor ligero sin llegar a ser dulce; cerveza fácil de beber con el alcohol bien integrado y largo pos gusto.

3.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
sbron (241) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Brown color. White head. First impression : bubble, slightly bitter, slightly sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Percy0103 (241) - MEXICO - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle, 330ml. A beautiful dark mahogany beer with a medium size frothy head. It has a strong aroma of alcohol, roasted malt, caramel and spices. Taste is bitter and reminds me of toasted chestnusts. Smooth character. It has faint carbonation and considerable astringency. Strong alcoholic aftertaste, yet it doesn’t feel overwhelming.


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