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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1265   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2317) - GERMANY - NOV 5, 2014
0,33 l bottle from Biervana BB 08/2016 barnyard, basement aromas, cereal, brown, hazy, minimal head, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, oily feel, slick feel, lively, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Draft. Brown pour) no head. The aroma is light with hints of caramel and holiday spice. Flavor is malt hinged some nougat, holiday candy, bread, spice, a beer of depth. Finished a bit boozy and sweet but not overpowering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZodiacM (140) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2014
Een heerlijk vol donkerbruin bier, zwaar, fris en zoet met een lichtbittere afdronk. Geur van mout en gedroogd fruit. Lekker!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
artyom (513) - Osijek, CROATIA - OCT 23, 2014
0.33l bottle. Dark brown color with white head with beige head. Aroma is dark fruits, caramel, spices and yeast. Full body. Taste is sweet with spicy and dark fruits notes. Overall it’s really tasty and aromatic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (938) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 330ml bottle served in a Chimay chalice. Bottled in 2011. A: Pours a very dark amber color forming a big and creamy thin bubbled beige head. Medium retention. Some thin lingering lacings are formed and left in the glass. S: Very malty and fruity in the nose. Very sweet. Strong notes of caramel malts, candy sugar, raisins, earthy yeasts. Booze finish. T: Sweet malts in upfront. Hints of candy sugar, caramel malts, toffee, earthy and bready Belgian style yeasts. Raisins. Mild hops bitterness finish. Perfect. M: Heavy and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Strong and warming beer. Candi sugar and caramel in the aftertaste. O: Great drinkability. Excellent BSDA! :) [ BA Review @ 12/29/2012 ]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rayaron (338) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle 750ml. 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. Sweet sticky aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjik83 (638) - - OCT 8, 2014
33cl flesje via Jumbo, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 10% Uitgeschonken in origineel La Chouffe glas Uiterlijk: zwart met crèmekleurige schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: bittertje, donker fruit, zoetje, caramel Conclusie: lekker bier van een bekende brouwerij, alcoholpercentage van 10% is niet overheersend, warm gevoel voor in de donkere maanden van het jaar ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1809) - - OCT 8, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 1-11-14 Served on tap in a chalice glass Appearance – The beer is served a cherry/chestnut red color with a light amount of haze. Upon serving there is a tiny just off white head that fades quite fast. Once the head fades, it leaves a great level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is light overall, but heaviest of darker fruit smells with aromas of cherry, plum, and fig. Along with these smells are some more Belgian yeast aromas with a yeast cake, banana, and spice smell consisting of coriander and clove . Along with some lighter nutmeg spice and a bit of a doughy smell, the overall aroma is fruity and inviting. Taste – The taste begins with tons of sweet darker fruits that the nose hinted too, with tons of cherry and plum with a good level of fig to boot. These flavors create a strong base for the brew and persist throughout the whole of the taste. Quickly following the initial fruity taste, comes a moderate level of a yeast flavor. Mixed with these flavors are some spice tastes as well as a bit of an orange and orange peel flavor. Coriander and clove are the initial spice flavors detected, but are later joined by some flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, and a bit of allspice. While at 10 % abv,, only the tracest level of an alcohol taste comes to the tongue at the very end, and with the rest of the flavors, leaves a very pleasant fruity and more subtly, but nicely balanced spice flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side for a brew of 10 % abv. with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The thinner body in conjunction with the barely detectable alcohol level make this one almost too dangerously easy to drink. While this may be so, the body and carbonation are very nice for the big dark fruit and moderate spice flavors and create a very nice drinking brew. Overall – This one was a very enjoyable and dangerously good and easy to drink Belgian dark winter ale. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
cardang (11) - oudenburg, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2014
Zeer lekker typisch winterbier. Donker, redelijk hoog alcohol percentagde en vol van smaak. Perfect om in ardeense sfeer van te genieten.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
note666 (1144) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2014
2014 - 10 - 02/03 (02:50, ready for Max Verstappen’s fist F1 appearance). 330ml bottle. clear brown colour. medium, light tan head. fruit and caramel in aroma. light sweet taste.

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