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


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RATINGS: 1315   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Another dark brown brew. Not much of a head once it settles but it lasts. Herby, sweet, spicy. Drying finish. The thyme is noticable as is the curacao orange peel but they don’t dominate. The spiciness and candi sugar sweetness abound. As I close in on the bottom of the bottle I imagine playing in the fields with the gnomes, speaking of memories of days gone past and dreaming dreams of a future perfect. Ah, you gnomes. You purveyors of fine Belgian brews. You rakers of mash and shovelers of hops. You bottlers of visions. I toast thee and frolic in round about ways.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Pours with lively carbonation. A murky brown color with a tan effervescent head. Weet raisin and spicey smell. Flavor is slightly sweet with dark fruit and raisins coming to the top. Some bitterness and alcohol in the end. Aftertaste stays with you awhile as you notice some dark candi sugar. Nice warm sensation in the throat when all is said and done. N’Ice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Lots of alcohol is the first thing i noticed. Kinda leaves you in the finish feelin kinda like you took some liquor on the rocks. Other than that, it is matly sweet and yeasty. Honestly not really feelin this one. Just not really balanced and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Bottled. Deep Brown color with a reddish hue. Big tan head. The aroma reminds me of a Whole Foods store, kindda a mix of teas and spices and produce and incense. Strange spicy flavor mixed with some sweet dark fruits. A little hot. Very bubbly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 Draft. Pours a dark brownish amber with a full off white head. The aroma is full of sweet spices, citrus. The flavor was smooth and sweet with a nice alcohol finish that lingered on the palate. A very good strong ale, and a favorite of the dAchouffe line for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Pours deep amber with a large white head that sticks around. Aroma of citrus, belgian style spices, alcohol, orange peel. Flavor is fruity, alcohol is present ( not so smooth ) spicey, citrusy, and carbonated. Good body, good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Dark cherry red pour with small white head. Sweet, slight orangish aroma. A little spicy flavor. Better than I expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2006
"Poured a cloudy broan amazing fluffy long lasting lacing head. Aroma was spices and dark fruit. Flavor was candy sugar spices dark fruits. The alcohol wasn’t hidden in this at all. "

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2006
1996: Pour is dark amber with a tight bubbled tan head...smell is warm and malty and spicy with lots of corriander or clove...taste was nice and sweet with lots of fruit...alcohol still apparent, but slightly oxidized...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (14241) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2006
On tap at The Kulminator, Antwerp. First beer here on the Friday (came back the following day) and whilst I was wading through the beer list, I had a draught beer just to keep me going. Deep copper/amber colour with lasting beige head. Choc/coffee and dark fruit aroma. But also quite fresh. Some spice and heat in mouth, slightly raisiny on end. Slight rubber on finish too.

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