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


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RATINGS: 1191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - DEC 15, 2002
Spicy, peppery nose; deep ruby color. Quick sweetness up front turns to a spicy, cinnamony middle with a sharp, peppery finish that is dry and chalky. Not as complex as I expected, but great balance. Medium body - not as fat as I thought either. The alcohol was unnoticeable in the flavor profile.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2003 This beer has a brown body - hue and a fine white scum collar with sweet initial flavor and a heavy body. I have drunk the beer from a bootle so it had a medium carbonic acid. Best christmas beer i have tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2002
Oranges, spices, berries and cinnamon nose. Nice dark amber with a little head. Peppery and fruity. Also hints of marcipan. As the announced thyme as an ingredience and I had fresh thyme right next to me I tried it and ...yes, thyme as the finish taste. I would also say rosemary. Very warm finish. Numbs tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2002
Another great one from this brewer.1999ed Wow this is really going down smooth nice balance fruity , malty and hoppy. For the high 10%abv you can’t even tell. Recommended

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2002
A dark brown beer with a fine light brown head. It has a very powerful sweet fruity aroma. The flavor is also powerful, a little sour, but with a nice sweet malt taste. A really good beer - that I definatly want to try again. The one I had tonight I had bought at the brewery and imported myself.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
delacerveza (157) - Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2002
2002 (i know i should’ve stashed it away for next year but just couldn’t) rich chocolate brownie color, spicy-strong alcohol nose. thick creamy ivory head which does the lacey cling thang. pretty vinous and strong for my taste, but it was certainly tasty in a peppered plum sort of way. the label said brewed with thyme and curacao peel which sounded pretty darn cool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2002
1999 75cl. Dark ruby color with small particles. Thick head with good lace. Huge dark complex nose. Malt, plum, and sugars. The alcohol adds a nice warming touch. Deep, complex taste: chocolate, plums, and raisins. This is worth a look.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2002
Yes, we have a winner here. Excellent dark brown Belgian. This will be a repeat buy for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
A thick head tops this Dark amber brown brew. the slightly sweet and sour malt aroma draws you to drink this sweet and spicy flavored brew. A good winter warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 31, 2002
75cl 1999 best before end 2004 bottle drank on 3/2/2: I liked everything about this beer. Deep rich chocolate taste that just slides down your throat.

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