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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 1335   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2005
Fruit and hints of soury dark fermented fruit and malty sweet on the nose... Malty sweet and dark fruit in the mouth... this beer poured a cloudy brown w/ gold highlights, no head and no lacing. Creamy and smooth, light bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Thanks to eyedrinkale for this ridiculously old 1996 version at the welcome visitors gathering at obriens. The pour was dark brown murky red color with relatively no head and no lacing to speak of. The aroma was completety and utterly funky...barnyard, leather, lemon, tartness and sourness.. complete funkiness! Then what in the holy hell happened when I tasted it...naturally not ONE single thing I found in the aroma was present in the flavor...in fact this could be one of the worst 180’s ive ever seen between the nose and the flavor. This tasted JUST like iced tea...wtf??? Sweet maltiness, some peach and yeast with a ginger shot...but just like iced tea...i swear it was the strangest thing ever! Slightly sour finish..medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Thanks to whomever brought this to the O’Briens gathering last nite. Cloudy brown, sweet, a bit on the yeasty side.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2005 1996 bottle....thanx to eyedrinkale..Pours a cloudy rown hue with no head. Aromas of lemon, yeast, and tea. Flavors of lemonade, teas and a hint of yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (1073) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2005
A very pleasant beer with a smooth, creamy but lively body. Spicy, warm finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2005
Bottle. Dark red-brown color with a big head. Sweet fruity malty aroma and sweet fruity light dry alcoholic taste. medium body and a sweet warming alcoholic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Copper brown pour with a fluffy off white head. Fruity, malty aroma with a little spice and just a hint of hops. Good balance of sweet fruits, malt, vanilla and understated hops. Fairly clean and warming finish. A really nice winter ale which helped ring in the new year.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2004
2003 vintage
The Elf strikes again. This little elf brought many presents froma nother continent. He brought some raisins and some caramel. The elf should have borught the antacids, as the acidity will tear a hole in my gut. Very warm. Nice spice kick, which is likely the thyme sitting on top of this loaf of bread. A N’Ice New Year’s Eve beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2004
Very sweet, very fruity beer. Nice alcohol handling, great for New Years Eve :)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 30, 2004
dark brown body with an average belgian head,aroma,and taste.good but nothing outstanding.


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