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

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RATINGS: 1392   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1938) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Bottle 750ml. Great beer. Aromas of grain, burnt caramel, chocolate, and alcohol. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long lasting. Palate is velvety, and medium-to-full bodied. Brown, with a long-lasting frothy head.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a green 1pt 9.4oz bottle into a tulip glass. The abv is listed at 8.0% on the label and the freshness date reads "BEST BEFORE END 2011". The label also has a description of the beer its ingredients and the brewery. Appearance: It is cloudy and dark brown in color. Through the murky body lots of visible carbonation can be seen rising up to the thick tan head above. This thick tan head has a dusting of darker brown yeast that looks like it was sprinkled with cinnamon. The retention is excellent and it leaves lots of cool lace rings and patterns. Smell: The aroma is very big and pleasant. It has wonderful sweet bready a fruity maltiness with sour, funky and earthy yeast. Taste/Palate: It has a deep rich malty character with notes of rich sweet breads, some dark sweet fruits, and sour cherries. It also has a defiant Belgian yeast influence as well, with some funky, dusty, earthy notes. (All in good balance) Also in good balance are the hop notes which are kind earthy and floral. They bring a good balance of hop bitterness to the finish which is a prefect mix of all complexity. The palate has a smooth firmness with a very lively and active yet gentle carbonation. Notes: Outstanding!!! (IMO) I love the balance, the complexity and the feel.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thoegershammer (9) - - SEP 15, 2011 does not count
en af de bedste belgiske øl jeg har smagt - kraftig og fyldig caramel, raisin, tan foam, golden, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, long finish,

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 25, 2012
Another fantastic chouffe product. Nice roasted brown malts, solid belgian yeast, slightly fruity with a nice amount of spices upfront. very smooth with a little sweetness. Lovely balance. One of my favourites.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
stevoj (2319) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 25, 2012
nummy...nummy.nummmy. One of my belgian favorites. Nice fruity, smoky flavor, with no hint at the alcohol content. Beautiful to to look at and even better to drink....

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lele (151) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 23, 2014
Stupenda birra, un classicone belga. Le note più caratteristiche sono fruttato, floreale, mieloso e caramello. Un po’ più dolce della sorella La Chouffe.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2002
A great winter warmer although I’ve enjoyed in the peak of summer too.Spicy,warming,malty..still sizzling on ym tongue.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 1, 2004
Appearance: dark red/amber color, a nice full rocky, tan head--lively and effervescent. Good head retention and a resilient lace. Aroma: spicy, cloves, and alcohol. The taste is complex: creamy and somewhat sweet, but not overpowering. The taste seems to change and develop more character in the middle and toward the finish. Very drinkable beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
Clear mahogany coloring with a frothy white head. Aromas and flavors of both a brown and a kriek.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Pours a very hazy brown with a thick tan head. Lots o’ lace. Smell is caramel and smoky. Thick rich malty aromas and the fruitiness you would expect from a Belgian interpretation of a scotch ale. Taste is big rich malt. Fruity yeasty flavors and smoky caramel. Luxurious caramel and molasses. Bitter as it finishes. Sticky on the tongue. Sweet malty aftertaste. Oh yeah, smooth as silk. Very drinkable for 8.5% ABV. Really, really good beer.


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