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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2007 This is almost as good as Chimay Blue or Grand Reserve. It is one of the best examples of a Belgian Strong ale that there is in the World.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4356) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2008
This is one great beer. A wonderful flavor, not sweet. Creamy for sure. A bit of spice but some good balance between light and heavy. Truly excellent.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Very Belgian. Not too sweet. Alcohol tastes stronger than it is, at 8%. Good, strong but easy drinking.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2008
This is a really fantastic beer, very complex in flavor. Nice balance of hops and malt. Has flavors of bananas, figs. and plum. Very complex and delicious.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
12HundredBaud (262) - Sausalito, California, USA - MAR 27, 2011
75cl bottle from a bottle retailer. It pours a murky dark amber-brownish liquid with a high and consistent tan head that lasts throughout the beer and leaves a nice lacing. It looks delicious. The aroma is very complex: at first, some smokiness comes to your nose, later followed by some dark fuits, spices, burnt caramel and brown sugar. The flavour is very similar, but less smoky and with a little wood. It is extremely sweet, but not annoying; it blends perfectly with the alcohol, giving a pleasant maltiness with no booze to sense. There is also a little bitterness, which is stronger in the aftertaste, when some grassy hops suddenly appear, along with a new hint of smoke. It is softly carbonated, with a full body and a creamy mouthfeel that leaves all your mouth wanting more. It ends dry. Perfect presentation for a nearly perfect beer! A MUST!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (2969) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 25, 2012
chocolate, hay, bread, basement aromas, butterscotch, leather, cooked vegetables, butterscotch, orange, red, frothy, rocky head, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, creamy, full body, long finish,

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jdmorgan (13) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
Dark amber, creamy head. Thick malts with hints of liquorice. Lovely, slightly better than its non-scotch sibling!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kenk99 (168) - Leonia, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2000
My favorite beer! Laying it down for 9 months makes quite a difference. Flavor is unique among Belgian browns.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ner99 (2) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2001 does not count
strong and tasty. one of my favorite brown ales.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bragesnak (5331) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
Fredagsbaren på biologi, Aarhus, Denmark Bottled Den Tatoverede Enke, København On tap Kandis-sweet and balanced with malt and hops


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