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

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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2544) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Muddy, hazy brown with lasting thin beige head. Aroma of dried fruit, some light molasses sweetness. Taste is more dried fruit, some pepper, coriander, general spiciness. Warmth comes at the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Batavi (63) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2015
N'Ice Chouffe 33 cl. uitgeschonken in Chouffe bierglas. Diepe donkerbruine kleur, met prachtige beige, hoge schuimkraag die heel stabiel is. De geur is Belgische gist en winterspecerijen. De smaak is licht zoet en vol met kruidige smaken. De aangegeven ingrediënten proef je goed terug, tijm en curaçao. Gedroogd fruit, rozijnen, vijgen, kruidnagel, tijm, sinaasappelschillen. Verder tonen van dennenhout, nootmuskaat, chocolade, zwarte peper en licht bittere hop. De alcohol van 10% is heel goed verborgen. De afdronk is lang, kruidig, en zacht bitter van de hop. Een van de betere Belgische winterbieren, hoge kwaliteit zoals verwacht van Brasserie D'Achouffe. Een winterwarmer die geïnspireerd is op kruiden en specerijen.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlimHabib (266) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle pour. Hazy dark amber brown with a large tan head. Aroma is light toffee and spices. Thick full creamy body. Taste is dates, toffee, and ripe fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
G_C_R (6) - New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015 does not count
Got this as a Valentine’s Day present from my wife. Very light on the hops. Sour, but reasonably well-balanced for 10%.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (390) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
2015/02/13 - Pours a hazy, brown-amber colour with a foamy, khaki head that dissipates quickly. No lacing. Aroma is rather sweet; toffee, spices, dates, yeast, mild banana and some sour tones. Taste is yeast, mild banana, toffee, spices and a hint of rum. Has I hint of sour to it. Mouthfeel is thin, with biting carbonation and a sweet, warming finish. Pretty good, but nothing spectacular. Bottle @ home. Cloudy brown with low beige head, some sediments in the bottle’s bottom. Sweet caramel aroma, yeasty, faint banana notes, toffee. Too sweet flavor, caramel, date honey, yeasty, spicy. Lively carbonation, full body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
akoeninger (518) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Ruby brown with great frothy head. Light aroma of dark fruit, wood, and rum. Wonderful taste of dark fruit, rum, molasses, lightly spicy. Smooth and easy drinking, slightly warming. I really enjoyed this beer. This is a great beer that I and my wife enjoyed on a number of cold winter nights. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (527) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - FEB 10, 2015
An elf came to me, bearing a fine gift. This gift was of beer! Probably the cutest mascot ever. Rich chestnut brown with ruby highlights, a fine froth of a head hangs about for a spell. For the grandeur of this elfish elixir, it is subdued in both aroma and taste. Not lacking mind you; traces of dark fruitcake, wood, leather and rum titillate the nasal passages and tempt bacchanalian behaviours. Velvety soft yet with enough prickle to ensure enjoyment, this festive fill warms as it journeys southward.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBlueSky93 (275) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle from GingRealAleTrail. Well I was a bit disappointed by this one. Pours medium dark brown, touch of red in it, small 1 finger head goes away quickly. Aroma of spices and port. Taste of initial spices, dark fruits, port, coffee, dark chocolate, then a touch of vanilla with a kick from the alcohol, but not much of a kick.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MelvinKalksma (37) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2015
Smells really bad imho. Tastes quite good, though a bid one-dimensional. Had better, had worse.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
FireGlider (143) - CROATIA - FEB 4, 2015
Mudy brown color, small foam. Strong spices aroma. You can taste high alcohol volume, but you can’t taste itself.


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