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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 Date: 09/20/2004
Mode: Bottle
Source: Harry’s

Appearance: muddy brown with a big tan head,
Aroma: sweet malty aroma with lots of dark malt character,
Flavor: rich malt flavor with little complexity, lots of chocolate, light bitter finish, flavor and some additional complexity shows up at the end,
Overall: this is one to only slightly chill
-------- /> Date: 05/18/2005
Source: tasting
Score: ii to iii

picking up some nice rich malt character with lots of flavor and good chocolate
-------- /> Date: 09/19/2008
Mode: draft
Source: brick store

Appearance: hazy dark ruby red, lasting fine beige head, bits of lace,
Aroma: light sweet fruity aroma,
Flavor: rich and fruity flavor, light earthyness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (10781) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2006
Pours muddy brown with a thin head that dissappears quickly. A masterpiece in smell with tones of cinnamon, anis, oranges and fruity tones from the yeast. It is medium to full-bodied. The tasting only enhances the aromatic pleasures. Stunning!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2009
Deep ruby brown with a bubbly off-white head. Rich fruity aroma of plums and dates, with brown sugar and molasses. Sweet malty and fruity flavour, with a touch of alcohol towards the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10607) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2009
75cl bottle. quite lively beer that came out by itself as i got the cap off. no big spill though, and pouring made it relax. clear dark amber, smooth but a bit fluffy at first light brown head. malty, nutty, dark fruity, mild spicy aroma.figs, blue berries, cardemom, mild alc aroma. flavor is fruity, moderately boozy, mild to moderatly spicy, flavor is malty, ever so slighlty mild blue berry sourish, mild nutty, well blended. spices could be cardemom. comes off as a very well brewed well rounded brune beer, of the not-so-sour kind.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2008
Brown with medium off white head. Sweet flavor with toffee, yeast and fruits. Malty flavor with fruits, spices, tofee and warming alcohol in the end.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10345) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 7, 2007
The aroma is something of a whisky malt, reminiscent of Adelscott. Very dark ripe fruit color with beige head that ringed rapidly. Medium body. Creamy carbonation. Flavor of ripe fruit, including some strawberry. It then moves to gritty malt, coffee, and some light bitter. The alcohol can be sensed. It’s absolutely delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 1, 2008
Botella. Pours a hazy deep amber colour with a huge well lasting off-white head leaving a good lacing. Aroma of sweet well toasted malt, yeast, caramel and some sweet fruitiness. Good but bit thin mouthfeel. The flavour has a good well toasted maltiness, caramel, yeast, some dark fruits, mild bitter hoppiness and alcohol. The finish is sweet with a good maltiness and some yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 29, 2006
Bottle. Creamy white excellent fully lasting head. Redbrown colour. Powerfull hoppy aroma. Nice flavor. Long finish. Slightly watery palate regarding abv. but overall ofcourse a very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a huge light brown head that lasted. Good spice malt aroma with a small alcohol tone. Medium body with a sticky texture. Good toasted malt flavor with a moderate spicy finish. Very good brown ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2008
A nice spiced brown ale with some caramel and malt. Good balance, but needs a bit more complexity - perhaps a bit of ageing?


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