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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: 1350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (474) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Poured as a small taster from the bottle - will re-rate when I open a full bottle. Pours a warm brown color with slightly amber head. Aromas of malt, spiciness. Tastes very nice and is quite drinkable. This will be great with food or on its own.


1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
artyom (451) - Osijek, CROATIA - AUG 24, 2014
0,33l bottle (best before 06./16.). Brown color with beige head. Aroma is vinous and sour. Taste is quite sour with some candy sugar in background. I believe that the bottle I got was spoiled because it was quite sour, more like a lambic or something like that. It’s rather disappointing and surprising from the brewery. I’ll try to re-rate as soon as possible.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChewyBeer (36) - SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 24, 2014
Poured from small 330ml bottle with little head. Good dark colour. Nose spicy but faint. Ok carbination but mouthfeel a bit thinner than expected. Flavours not very prominent. not bad but not as good as i hoped

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tania_nexust (93) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Small (330ml) bottle from Kris Wines. Aroma has a bit of spice; flavour was a little light thought. Have enjoyed this beer more in the past, so I think the larger bottle and draught versions perhaps work better than the little bottle format.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pumpkinhead2 (329) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
Bière brune aux reflets rouge cuivrés, bien voilée avec des petites particules visibles en suspension, bonne effervescence, et surmontée d’un col brunâtre, dense, mousseux et résistant, et qui laisse une belle dentelle sur les parois du verre. Arômes de raisins et d’alcool (ça fait très «vineux» comme effluve!), avec pain grillé, léger caramel, levure typiquement belge, beaucoup de poivre, avec trace possible d’autres épices (clou de girofle, muscade, piment de la Jamaïque…?). On note également des effluves de houblon herbacé et salé, et il est fort possible que le houblon contribue aussi à l’odeur bien poivré. Nez fort intéressant, très belle complexité, très bonne intensité. En bouche, pétillement assez élevé sur la langue tout en présentant une onctuosité bien intéressante au palais. Au goût, un peu plus sucrée que ce que le nez laissait présager, caramel, cassonade, et même des notes de chocolat au lait. Fruité moins évident qu’au nez, mais on retrouve tout de même des saveurs s’apparentant au raisin, à la cerise foncée et à la prune. Présence en bouche également d’alcool, de levure belge et de poivre avec subtil touche d’autres épices. Finale à l’amertume plutôt légère mais tout de même bien sentie sur fond de houblon herbacé. Très belle intégration des différentes saveurs entre elles, excellente harmonie, très bonne complexité, intensité adéquate en bouche. Excellente bière!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RafeAU (68) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2014
Mc Chouffe was decent but certainly not my favourite brune. The alcoholic after-burn/hit is stronger than expected from its 8%. This was OK but I wouldn’t get it again. Shared bottle at Plonk.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3137) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
330ml bottle from Appellation Wines, cheers Ash! Pours clear dark brown, thin tan head. Aromas of brown sugar, yeast, light herbal notes. Taste is sweet and boozy, but avoids being cloying. Sweet finish. Nice.

1.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
mikske79 (1101) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Een bier met een heel bijzondere smaak, maar spijtig genoeg was het absoluut mijn ding niet

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (601) - ALSACE, FRANCE - AUG 10, 2014
Couleur sombre ambrée, petit col beige. Nez de houblon, fruité et sucre candy. Gout houblonné, fruité, malt caramel, notes de fruits noirs.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
murran (146) - - AUG 8, 2014
Pours a dark brown body with a medium head. Aroma of malt and yeast. Nice malty taste with a finish of metal? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milo91hd (100) - Lecce, ITALY - AUG 1, 2014
Si presenta con un colore marrone scuro con un cappello di schiuma abbastanza persistente, l’ho preferita rispetto alla sua controparte chiara, davvero buona


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