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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark brown, fruity, lightly hoppy, sparkling, strong beer and is not pasteurized.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2006
[CMO-tasting] Very smooth compared to the high percentage. Amounts of spice, brown ale notes, fruits and a wish for more of this bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2006
BA BBF 06. Dark brown in color. Aroma is malty, spices, yeast, and some fruit. Taste is the same with a hoppy bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1902) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Looks like coca cola in a glass, only with a slightly bigger head. Aroma is appley, with yeast and spices. Taste is peppery with a bit of hops and a hint of plum. Mouthfeel is medium with mild carbonation, and finish is neutral with little bitterness or alcohol apparent $9/750ml

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2006
Draught at the brewery, brown with a foamy tan head. A vinuous malty aroma. Strong vinuous flavours with rich caramal malt, a touch of licorice and a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (23375) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2006
Bottle. Clear brown coloured with a huge off white head. Aroma of dried fruits, yeast and spices. Flavour of dried fruits, yeast, alcohol and spices. Too alcoholic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (7642) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2006
Bottle. Deep red colour with a white head. Aroma of malt, spice and caramel as well as flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2006
Bottle from the Blue Max. Big notes of what semed like cinnamon and allspice,maybe? Had a flavor not unlike Grandma’s homemade spicecake. Some apple fruitiness combined with a hint of holiday spices.Alcohol was well hidden.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Dull gold murky appearance – nice white head white however, the head does not last long– nose is malty , prunes , raisins , cereals , and oats , caramel , musty , and moldy very sharp – medium sweet sparkly body – initial taste is sweet then turns acidic, and malt , dried prunes , citrus flavor - aftertaste is medium with a creamy, acidic and roasted malts *2003 edition*

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stefano (1898) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 Dark raisen in color, creamy malt head. Smells of wine and sweet prunes. Tastes peppry, with notes of leather and fruit. Finishes clean with little after taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2006
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours a brown with a fluffy tan head. Berry fruit aroma. To taste caramel and berries, spicy yeast in the background. Interesting.


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