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

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RATINGS: 1201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philym (917) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Appearance: Clear dark ruby/brown with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Spice, malty, bagel, slight herb note, mineral, orange and candied peel. Taste: Medium bitter and sweetness, low sourness. Palate: thick grainy texture, medium body, prickly carbonation, dry lingering hot spicy, peppery, bitter, sweet, slightly vinous finish Comments: lovely and glass lace.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kosmokrator (454) - ITALY - JAN 23, 2014
Color mogano leggermente nebuloso con un soffice velo di schiuma beige poco persistente. Aroma nocciolato, speziato e caramellato; gusto dolciastro con note di toffee, zucchero abbrustolito, lievito e un finale più amarognolo e debolmente luppolato. Corpo medio-lieve, abv poco percepibile, effervescenza vivace (anche troppo), discretamente bilanciata. Una buona birra invernale che necessiterebbe di un pizzico di intensità in più.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpmaster (1117) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2014
11.2 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $2.99 Very good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rikstar (650) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2014
Van de tap bij charlies kastanje bruin met een flinke schuimkraag. Geur is mout en cacao. Smaak is mooi bitter zoet met een volle afdronk alcohol warmte. lekker winterbier.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (1020) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
On tap at La Trappe, SF. Deep dark brown with a big tan head. Wonderful spice aroma. Taste of spice and slight dark fruit. Somewhat sweet with a dry ever-so-slightly bitter finish. Medium body, nice carbonation. Tasty!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yves (2094) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2014
Shared with Benny at his home. Brown colored beer with brownish head and medium carbonation. Full sparkling palate. Finish is malty sweet fruited with some roasty hints. Nicely balance beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davhgbrew (925) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Dark brown, little head. Had off tap at wob cap hill. Sips medium and malty brown sugar with alcohol. Taste is spiced with nutmeg and coriander. Back end Is big malt, but not overbearing. High alc is noticeable, but nicely balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neur0 (848) - GERMANY - JAN 10, 2014
(Flasche) Es hat eine rotbraune Farbe, ist leicht trüb mit einer hellbraunen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist süß, brauner Zucker, etwas Rinde, ein klein bisschen Orangenschale und etwas brauner Rum. Der Geschmack ist mittel bis schwer, samtig, malzig-süß, rindig, alkoholisch mit Kellernoten. Bittere ist keine vorhanden.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Sampled in a big bottle. Aged for a few months. A really carbonated brew that has a great flavor and smooth on the palate.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a lightly veiled orangeish brown with a resilient beige head. Aroma is red berry, thyme, orange. Flavor is caramel, chocolate, tons of red berries, orange, thyme, brown sugar. Finish is spicy, oranges, barley sugar and red candy. Medium body, average carbonation.


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