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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: 1396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
On tap. Pours dark brown with a tanned head. Sweet with aromas of prune and raisins Also some yeast aromas. Hoppy bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2006
33 cl bottle. Best by end of 2006. The beer pours to a hazy dark brown body with no head. The aroma is very earthy, nutty, yeasty, minerals, wood, and some sort of peat. The flavor is peaty, woody, nutty, earthy, minerals, and something strange. But, all in all it tastes decent. Strangely alluring.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5935) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
what is this stuff, not a scottich,not a brown ale, not even an "abbey" ...its like a strange mix of them all, a big disappoint with this, after having la chouffe in amsterdam, this is a bastard, a good beer yes, but not near great. some wine like qualities, in taste and smell...has a nice puddle of head, in the chimay glass it had a nice boob puddle. If I hadn’t paid $12 for the bottle i would be alittle nicer to this beer, MAYBE on tap ONE day but, if u can find it on discount do it!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2006
11.2oz bottle. Aroma: Sweet malt with a brown sugar note. Juniper and allspice, yeast, dark fruits, toasted nuts, and a thick breadiness. Appearance: Dark reddish-brown. Light beige head was full and creamy with decent retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: Sweet malt, again with a brown sugar quality. Jammy dark fruits, toasted nuts, bread. Sweetness doesn’t linger into the finish. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Some alcohol warming in back of mouth. Overall: I liked this beer, but was also somewhat disappointed by it. Didn’t have the rich melanoidin caramel flavor that I look for in the style. Still, worth a try.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8493) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2007
750ml bottle bought at Ølbutikken, Copenhagen in Dec.05 and shared with CinnamonGirl and Finn at a New Year’s party in Tromsø last Saturday. Dark amber body with a fading head. Earthy, rather smoky aroma. Rounded taste of spicy sweetness and dark fruits supported by winelike notes towards the end (06.01.2007).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2007
Bottle, 75cl. Dark brown colour with a tan head. Malty aroma with a sourish scent. Sweet malty flavour with notes of yeast & alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2007
Aroma: mm, soy, sourish... yummy, earthy, malt... rotting strawberries. Vaguely acrid... caramel, some hops.
Appearance: very deep red-brown,...beige head. Pretty nice... apetizing.
Flavour: candisugar, some fruity acidity, mushroomy, chervil, nutty aftertaste.
Palate: pretty good but simple. Slightly harsh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3334) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Bottle; poured a dark brown with a creamy off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, yeast and spice. Caramel malt, then peat/roasted malt and hops on the finish. Hints of sweetness; occational alcohol warming, but alcohol well hidden. Palate was a little harsh at times and a little watery; didnt detract from the beer too much though. Not a favorite from a style that I normally like.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11222) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - SEP 17, 2007
33cl bottle. Pours remarkably similarly to coca-cola, with a clear garnet brown and fizzy, evanescent head. Dark fruits/port-like aroma, some burnt caramel, slight spiciness like a mulled wine. As per "scotch" style, hops are muted at best, showing up in a tinge of bitterness, along with the alcohol in a dry yeast finish. Tasty and quaffable, but nothing mind-blowing


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