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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2003
Great head and lace. Brisk carbonation. Drier than most Scotch ales. Loads of caramel and pecan on the finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - NOV 18, 2003
Reddish brown color with an off-white head. Very earthy aroma, full of grass, hay, and a bit of barnyard funk. Sweeter malty flavor, with some alcohol and earthy tones. Nice light carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - NOV 18, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2004 Dark red/brown color with a small off-white head. The aroma was sweet...caramel, sugar, earthy, dirt, wood. The flavor was similar to the aroma but with a distinct alcohol component. Very soft feel...wet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4443) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Nice brune color, lousy green wine bottle. Lacking hops, sugary sweet, cocoa, packs a wallop. Underhopped, under bittered, more a desert beer than a hairy-chested Scotch ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Big head that quickly dissapates. Lots of malt, spicey aroma. Alcohol not noticeable. Good drinkin', but better to stay with Nice Chouffe or Stoudt's Scotch Ale

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2009 (Bottled, 0.33l) Hazy dark red with a large, lacy head. Very mild, caramely aroma. Flavor of caramely malt and dark toffee, with some hop bitterness and a touch of ash. Medium body, pretty high but soft carbonation. Not as nice in a small bottle, but still ok. (Bottled, 0.75l, was 6-3-8-4-17=3.8) Muddy, dark brown color. Light, malty and fruity aroma. Flavor is exactly like banana-chocolate ice-cream. Alcohol tastes through a bit, and there’s quite a lot of carbonization. This is a beer that tingles in your tongue.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 14, 2001
Everyone got me really excited for this but Kaya, really complex and intruiging but just not enjoyable, maybe due to the fact that I had it on a warm summer night.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2002
beautiful full foamy head, luscious thick dark chocolate color, but the flavor was somewhat to vinous for me as was the aroma. very warming in the ole tummy, but one more glass of this and i’d have a sore head for sure. shoots home to me yet again that i am not a huge fan of most high alchohol brews. i seem to recall liking the la chouffe more...i’ll have to check to see if i rated that one and see what score i gave it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2002
Nice deep red, generous head. Sweet aroma, apple + spice. Nice enough mouthfeel but not really full bodied, tastes of chocolate and spices on the tongue, though not really complex.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8095) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2003
Very huge creamy head, not stable. Beer rather dark-amber than brown. Nose of roasted & caramel malts, spices. Herb-bitter, like Jägermeister. Spices, no hops above perception treshold. Thick malt base, but not sweet. Just a bit of liquorice and wood retronasal. Full-bodied, thick maltfeel. No alcohol-burn, but the wooden mallet is lying in wait. Aftertaste is again quite spicey, without any particular spice or herb coming to the fore. All in all, quite truer to the British-Scotch ale, than to the Belgian 'Scotches', which would have more overwhelming burnt malts. But the alcohol is Belgian.


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