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

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RATINGS: 1345   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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
ulster1981 (3) - SPAIN - JAN 9, 2015 does not count
Muy buena! Sabor intenso y sabroso, con notas dulces de frutas. La único problema, es la falta de más aroma a alcohol

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guiroul33 (222) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle 33cl from Delhaize, @ home. Deep dark color, nice foam rapidly disappearing. A bit too sweet for me but less boring than most Christmas beers.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
StueyD (1387) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2015
A dark reddish brown beer with a thick white head. A light, caramel malt aroma. Medium dry mouthfeel. A potent, vinous taste, loads of bittersweet malt, dark caramel and loads of ripened forest fruits, then a sour, winey flavour finishes the taste, this lasts into a long finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
graziano85 (345) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 6, 2015
Dark brown color, with beige head, not too big. Smell is malt, caramel and maybe some herbal notes. Taste is quite sweet, licorice, malt, caramel. I expected something strange reading thymus between the ingredients, but I didn’t feel it. Alcohol is well hidden. Good, sure, but not the best from Achouffe.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bosta (136) - SLOVENIA - JAN 5, 2015
Dark red with a beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma. Body is full, texture oily and medium carbonation. Balanced taste of candid fruits, raisins and dryed plums, herbs and chocolate. Semi-sweet finish. Excelent beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grima (2176) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle from Auchan Market, Luxembourg City!
Pours murky brown with high, off-white head. Smell has red fruits, yeast and dark malts. Starts with nice dark malt notes, caramel, toffee, dried fruits and belgian yeast. Goes into a fruity and yeasty finish with some toffee and caramek, alcoholic warming

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bonkiedeaap (403) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle from Dranken Verheyen in Poppel. The beer is dark amber colored and pours a cream colored head, with a lot of bubbles. The aroma is fruity with tones of peaches and the spiciness of coriander. It is a complex beer where sweet, bitter and fruits compete for the title. It has fruitiness of melon and citrus and coriander is also permanently present. The finish is fresh and slightly dry, with hopbitters still be evident.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tabletopjoe (30) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle at home. Bread, sour bread, yeasty and sour berry aroma. Appearance is nice, cloudy dark brown, white head with decent retention. Taste is medium sweet, medium sour and almost no hoppy bitter notes. Bready notes mostly, sweet dark malts, red berries... a little spice here and there. Medium body with medium carbonation. Alcohol well hidden. Decent Christmas beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ST247 (448) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle @home. Pours dark brown with off-white head. Aroma is sweet, dark malts, alcohol. Taste is sweet, caramel, dark malts. Dry sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (826) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
33cl shared bottle @ home as a gift from Csak a Jó Sör, Budapest, many thanks! Body is hazy, reddish brown, tons of big particles, Head is big, fizzy, beige, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is herbs, Aroma is spices, caramel, roasty, molasses, herbs, chocolate, alcohol is well hidden. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, hint of sour. Finish is medium roasty bitter-sweet, medium duration. Full body, oily and sticky texture, lively carbonation.


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