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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Unde (465) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Mahogany brown beer with a nice foamy head going to the sides of the glass. Aroma has red berries and dried fruits. Taste has chocolate, dried fruit and sweet caramel and syrup. Medium body with quite high carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Nice dark pour with a white head. Malty notes with caramel and a bit of dark fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (631) - Xiamen, CHINA - DEC 30, 2014
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen on 24/12/14. Pours hazy brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and Belgian yeast. Sweet finish. Not much going on here, a bit disappointing compared to other Christmas beers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Satyroneto (167) - BRAZIL - DEC 29, 2014
Cor marrom escura com tons rubi; espuma marfim de altas formação e persistência com bom lacing; Aroma de frutas escuras e um leve toque de nozes e álcool; Sabor de início maltado de frutas escuras, vinho do porto e licor de cassis com uma nuance de nozes no meio que evolui rapidamente para um fim de amargor tímido, alcoólico e um pouco picante que aquece a boca; retrogosto alcoólico e picante de duração mediana; Corpo leve e baixa/média carbonatação com um toque licoroso no final; muito bem equilibrada, mas achei que sua complexidade evoluiu pouco com o aumento da temperatura.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lownote (161) - USA - DEC 27, 2014
Fruity and a tiny bit malty. Pours a dark brown color with a very big bubbly heady that dissipates quickly. Taste is malty, spicy, and sweet. Carbonation is sharp and beer is medium.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (366) - - DEC 27, 2014
Dark, strong (alcohol taste) with rich malty base. Tastes of burnt raisins, port wine & burnt caramel. Certainly a Xmas beer to savour. Rated by BrewTom

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JimmyBoy74 (317) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
75 cl systembolaget. Mycket god belgisk öl som smakar karamell och andra sötsaker med balanserad eftersmak. Av den höga alkoholhalten känner man inget.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1300) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
@ Norra Ankargatan 141227. Bottle (750 ml) from Systembolaget. Sweet malty, fruity and spicy, yeasty with dried fruits, alcohol, sweet, medium body with a watery to oily texture. The finish is dry, fruity and sweet with alcoholic notes.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shain (99) - ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle, 330ml, best before 7/2016, drank at 12/2014. Pours dark hazy amber-brown, with medium tall, foamy beige head. Aroma of strong sweet dark malt, caramel, fruity, herbal, orange. Mouth feel is foamy and airy, slightly creamy and quite full. Medium-strong carbonation and a nice tang. Tastes very sweet, with some pretty strong bitterness and lightly sour. Very nice and interesting balance, preventing it from being painfully sweet. Flavor of very sweet dark malt, caramel, noticeable herbal thyme, strong bitter citrus peel, slight hops, yeast. Some dried fruits, raisin, slight cloves, slight liquorice, peppery, more bitter-sour orange, dry red wine, tannin, red fruits, alchohol, .

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oroboro24k (6) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
Op zeker een n’ice biertje. Lekker kruidig aroma en op het moment dat je de slok neemt proef je al een dropachtige smaak. Smaak blijft lekker hangen. Ondanks hoge percentage minimale alcoholsmaak. Kraag verdwijnt iets te snel naar mijn zin.


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