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

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RATINGS: 1268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A dark brown, fruity, lightly hoppy, sparkling, strong beer and is not pasteurized.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Had this at BJ’s Winter Ale Fest. Beer poured a murky dark amber with a small, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting head. The aroma was full and engaging: moderately malty with nots of toasted grain, caramel and molasses; moderately hoppy with notes of apricot and pine / resin; lightly funky with yeast notes damp cellar and mold; and different with moderate miscellneous notes of thyme, candy sugar and raisin. The flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter with a long, moderately bitter finish. The body was full, the texture was velvety, the carbonation was lively and there was a moderate alcohol feel in the ending.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterCall (44) - (Formerly UK), DENMARK - JAN 13, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 So easy to drink yet so strong. Medium body. Lovely tasty beligan ale. Sweet hoppy aroma, taste is of dark fruits, very leathery, a sticky long finish. Not complex but a very enjoyable ale. Highly recommened, two bottles and you are singing (probably very loud!). Bought at Beer Paradise/Estate Wine in Holstebro, Denmark.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3465) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Big 750 cc bottle. Really tasty. Poured red brown and hazy, with a huge tan head that lasted forever. Lots of fruit aroma with a hint of hops. Very smooth. Alcohol very forward. Full bottle would bomb you. Very expensive in my town, about the same as a bottle of quality wine. Not cost effective, but fun to try once. This is really good. Mine was the 2005 limited edition.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabjork (674) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2006
Bottled. Hazy Brown with aa rich head. The aroma consists of hops with fruit. The flavour contains smoke an alkohol. To much of everythng in this beer for me to enjoy it.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
thewolf (11234) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2006
A fabolous smelling beer that HAS to be above 5 degrees C, otherwise it has a very powerful taste of alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4901) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2006
Red brown with a rich, khaki head cloying to the glass. Yeasty and sweet caramel aroma. Initially sweet, spicy yeastiness takes over, ending dry. Noticeable alcohol.Good carbonation, full-bodied. Very enjoyable, if not the most complex strong ale around.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2005
Bottled. reddish, a bit hazy brown colour, with brown big head. Aroma is raisins, some vegetables, alcohol and toffee. Flavour is spicy, malt, caramel, some plums. Very nice. A bit sticky palate afterwards,

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Pours ruby brown with a huge tan head. Nice spicy nose. Flavors are immediate and full: strong toffee, a hint of chocolate. Quite smooth & meaty. Sweet. Moderate malt-alcohol presence (rummy). This is definitely a winner, I plan to grab a few and cellar them, because I may want this year-round.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sregnar35 (977) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2005
This is an excellent holiday beer. Flavor is sweet with a clean carbonation and strong alcohol presence. Wish this was more readily available, it’s just too expensive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5725) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2005
Bottled. Amber with a beige head and nice lacing. Sourish and grassy aroma; soap(?). Spicy and yeasty flavour with fine sweetness.


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