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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10717) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (10710) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10672) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10555) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10326) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2010
Bottled, 750ml from Hopduvel Warehouse, Ghent. Dark amber to chestnut with white head. Some darker roasted malts lead the way in a relatively simple but pleasing beer. A little woodiness in the malt with just a touch of smokiness, there appears to be some Belgian yeasty spicing, quite possibly the effect of the yeast and a little greenish hop, but in general this is about the maltiness. The strength doesn’t really show through. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10289) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (10265) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2010 Chouffe version: Malt and chocolate aroma. Sweetish, malty, whisky and chocolate flavor. Some alcohol. This beer is reasonably well hopped, but that is hidden by the velvety sweetness. Very likeable beer, tasty and powerful. 8 3 8 4 15 = 3.8 moortgat version, small bottle. Dark brown color. Chocotoff and butter in the aroma. Medium to full bodied. Alcoholic. malty sweet flavor with caramelly notes. Pleasant and very drinkable, but also flat and onedimensional. 7 3 7 3 12 = 3.2

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10241) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2003
Bottled: Hazy amber coloured. Huge brownish medium lasting head. Fruits, malt, yeast in the nose. Yeast, liqourice, light roastyness and malt in the flavour. Smooth. Well hidden alcahol. Dry and sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10164) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2007
Grill party at home July 08. 2006 Mahogany red with a nice head. The aroma and flavour have notes of roasted malt, candy sugar, and the flavour also has notes of resin, spice, raisin and other fruits. It has a nice bitterness, but we had it after Unibroues Fringante, so that would be difficult for any beer.


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