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

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common

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RATINGS: 1415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a large beige head. Sweet malt aroma with some spices. Flavors of sweet malt, caramel, yeast and raisins with a slight hint of smoke. Dry, carbonated palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11937) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2005
(75 cl bottle at Delirium Cafe, Brussels)Shiny amber, great offwhite head. Malty aroma with vanilla and some spices. Quite mild malty flavor with vanilla, toffee and fruity notes. Quite a mild finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 11, 2003
Dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, malty, raisin, anise. Taste is sweet, caramel, raisin, yeasty. Finishes with strong alcohol warming. Fairly carbonated, and a pretty full body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11805) - DENMARK - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with medium tan head. Flavour is malt, caramel, little sweet, yeast, fruit, little bitter, toffee and spices.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11801) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11586) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2006
Bottle at RBESG-06, GTN. Brown colour with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malt. Flavour is sweet, malt, spices.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (11518) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 11, 2011
Getrunken beim 1. BTO-Treffen und ergänzt durch einen Neutest am 19.10.2008: Sehr prickelndes Bier, der Alkohol ist gschickt hinter Aromen verborgen. Im weiteren Verlauf dezent würzig, dabei im Nachgeschmack noch aromatischer werdend. Ergänzungen 2008: Ds Bier ist leider nicht so komplex wie das La Chouffe, bietet aber trotzdem eien ausreichende Anzahl an Aromen. Die Malzigkeit ist durchlässrig für andere Aromen, so kommt der leichte Hopfen durchaus zum Tragen. Im Abgang stark Malzig-würzig. Test vom 30.12.2006, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,11,11,10,12,11 - 11,00

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11391) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11362) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2007
750ml bottle-thanks to Joe/jwc215 pours a diminishing tan head and brown color with amber tint. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel, bready, medium/dark fruit. Taste is first dry hops character, then sweet medium malt-caramel, bready, medium/dark fruit. Occasional. OK effervescence.


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