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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
thewolf (11289) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4937) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (21122) - 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,

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sregnar35 (987) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5783) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Sampled from bottle. Pours murky dark brown with a faint ruby tint. head is tall, creamy and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is very earthy and spicy with some citrus notes. Flavor is quite complex with leather, earth, citrus, hay, peppery spices (probably some of the thyme) and dark fruit. Wow. Full-bodied, moderately carbonated and quite dry. Very enjoyable - too bad it’s a 2003 limited edition, because I would certainly add it to my regular rotation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (3840) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2005
Bottle, at home. A dark brown beer with a light brown head, mostly diminishing, fine lacings. Aroma heavy malty (brown sugar, figs, chocolate, orange) moderate hoppy. Flavor heavy sweet ending in moderate bitter, fine balance. Medium body, creamy, flat carbonated, you don’t feel the strength.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (8104) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Bottle. Clove, berry and thyme aromas. Dark brown with large tan head. Spicy hops up front followed by a nice sweet raspberry flavor and ending with alcohol burn. Nice beer - very well balanced with a complex flavor that doesn’t allow the alcohol content to overwhelm the more subtle flavors. A nice beer to sip while smoking a pipe (which is what I’m doing right now).

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