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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1441   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


stfrancis' rating

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stfrancis (56) - Heffingen, - JUL 7, 2011
Dark Brown pour for 33cl bottle. Tan head. Fruity aromas. Complex taste, notes of licorice, hop dryness dominating, roasted coffee. Not a beer to fit a specific style. Interesting brew.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (221) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2015
0,33 l bottle from EDEKA Mohr, best before 30/11/2016. Clear, dark red with a medium large, frothy, slowly diminishing, tan to white head, leaving heavy lacings on the glass. Pleasant aroma of raisins, blackberry, cane sugar, citrus, prunes and toffee with hints of coconut. Rich, sweetish-sourish taste of raisins, prunes, toffee, cane sugar, molasses and wood. Medium long, slightly bitter and a little warming, gently alcoholic finish. Medium to full body, smooth and creamy texture, lively carbonation. Nice sipper, not really tailor-made for spring, but still refreshing due to its light acidity. A bit of a shy aroma, but as heavy and rich in taste as expected. Good!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruuurd (98) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Dark, malty and a bit spicy. A typical brown beer, with a typical Chouffe twist!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
Draft at The Brass Tap - U Square. Pours a semi-cloudy darkish amber color with a small off white head that leaves light lace in the glass. Notes of caramel, toasted malts, prunes, tobacco, earth, brown sugar, mixed fruits, and nuts. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Not bad, but didn’t live up to expectations.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nazbion (64) - Tübingen, GERMANY - APR 13, 2015
Pours dark red/brown with persistent beige head. Sweet nose, grapes, plums, dried fruits and brown sugar. Taste is sweet and medium bitter, alcoholic. Medium body and long finish. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (679) - SWITZERLAND - APR 11, 2015
Dark amber color with big beige head and amber highlights. Aroma is very Belgian. Good amount of spicy yeasts, good malt, flowery. Taste is balanced, malty, spicy, sweet, a bit toffee. Carbonation is not too high, unlike many Belgians. Pleasant flowery finish. Superb Belgian Strong. Nothing to criticize, but also nothing that makes it *very* special. Still deserves this high rating.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1410) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Old rating. Strong Belgian. Toffee and candy sugar sweetness with a well balanced floral addition. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlassBrass440 (234) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2015
Pours a hazy brown with slight tan head. No lacing. Spicy and herbal aromas of mint, anise, and clove. Flavours bring caramel, anise, corriander, vanilla, and sassafras. Very high carbonation pinches the tongue. Finish leaves a cola like feel, slightly sticky with lingering sassafras.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1570) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2015
330 mL bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA. Dark brown pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of Belgian candi sugar and sweet toffee, mostly, with faint floral notes. Taste is very malt-forward with brown sugar and caramel sweetness upfront followed but toasted nuts and finished with light flowers and citrus. Moderate alcohol warming on the finish. A top tier Belgian strong ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pnigro (12) - COSTA RICA - APR 8, 2015
Very pleasant beer. Nice smell, good taste. I love it. Would definitely drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
klm1 (352) - - APR 8, 2015
Amber reddish colour with firm golden head. Aroma of plums, bananas and especiali koriander. The same is flavour with obvious koriander aftertaste. Nice brew.


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