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

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RATINGS: 1330   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
akoeninger (511) - 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 (516) - 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 (254) - 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 (31) - 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 (117) - CROATIA - FEB 4, 2015
Mudy brown color, small foam. Strong spices aroma. You can taste high alcohol volume, but you can’t taste itself.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hrc_Cro (181) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 4, 2015
0.33l bottle. Cloudy amber color with small head. Very spicy with some coffee notes. Very warming for whole body. Not very tasty, but good beer in cold winter day.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (393) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2015
This is ridiculously easy to drink for it's strength. Can't taste the alcohol at all. Dark brown with a thin but creamy and persistent head. Light fruit taste, banana most notably. Really great wintertime brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2787) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 27, 2015
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen, 14.1.2015. 2010 edition. Thanks Desverger and Dorte! Very dark red. Deep aroma, a little vinous, ripe summer fruit like plum and date. Deep alcoholic taste, cherry and vinous. Full body, almost flat, rich, spicy, nutmeg finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daanminator (188) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
Mooi donker bier met een schuimkraag die bijna gelijk verdwijnt. Bier smaakt wat karamelachtig.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lesio (2) - Ostroda, POLAND - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
Bottle @ home. Sweet caramel aroma, yeasty, faint banana notes, toffee. Cloudy brown with low beige head, some sediments in the bottle’s bottom.


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