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

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RATINGS: 1214   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.


4.5
   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.

3.2
   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.

4.5
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2002

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2003 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. Re-Rate: 03/27/2003, 1999 edition. Large creamy head, dusty malt aroma. Brown / burgundy in color. Much more mellow than I remember. Still quite good with a dark fruit and pepper taste. Not to sweet like some barley wines.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fraternie (820) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2003 Brown body, heavy head. Chocolatey, sweet, Very fruity aroma. Incredibly rich chocolatey initial malt flavor followed by notes of grape/ dark fruit. Long, rich, ugary sweet finish. Rich as hell. Very warming and very smooth for the abv. Good for the winter!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2002
I really enjoyed this. Big malty flavor with hints of vanilla and caramel. Very smooth long finish. Probably my favorite winter beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2002
Very slight aroma, with little head retention. A pretty average Belgian.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2002
Decent brown ale. Good head with very faint aroma. Flavor is lightly malty but not to the intensity I would expect for a Belgian Winter Ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2002
Bottled in 1999. Cloudy brown beer w. insignificant head. Very perfumy, dry, fruity aroma w. a soapy (not bad) quality. Complex flavors, herbal - violets, rose, anise, distinct alcohol taste, particularly at fridge temps. Fruity, nice mouthfeel - Brasserie d’Achouffe is underrated - this is an excellent brewery. Finish tends toward sweet, syrupy, but a citrus note prevents it from being cloying. Had this chilled w. outside temps 85F, and it was refreshing and bracing - not just a winter beer, despite the label.


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