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

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common

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RATINGS: 1215   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastmaster (259) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bomber shared with bmillsy. Smells like Christmas! nutmeg, coriander, cherry, toffee, thyme, citrus peel. Lacing was big and bubbley. Appears to be chunky which accounts for the Belgian funk I get afterwards. Chewy. Great seasonal beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1367) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 Bottle brought by Beastmaster. Pours a deep dark red that looks beautiful in the light with a large fluffy off white head. However, there are giant chunks of yeast in this one and boy is it ugly. Aroma of sweet dark fruits: plums, cherries, spicy funky yeast. Flavor is rather syrupy sweet with big dark cherries and plums, some brief spice, and lots of candy sugar. Medium heavy mouthfeel with low carbonation. Meh, this wasn’t all that great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABT_S54 (148) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
75cl shared in a Delirium Noel glass. Pours a hazy dark brown colour with a slightly off-white head. Some nice flavours in there but the herbal notes aren’t to my taste. Not as warming as I would have liked and no Christmassy spices. No subsequent d’Achouffe beers seem to be able to live with the delicious La Chouffe.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (255) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy dark ruby brown with a rocky beige head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of spices, malt, biscuits and dark fruit. Taste is pretty complex. Lots of spicy notes with an overall sweetness. Dark fruit and some brown sugar tastes. Sticky clingy sweet mouthfeel. Hides the 10% alcohol very well. Overall it's a very tasty belgian strong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philym (999) - 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 (485) - 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 (1131) - 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 (763) - 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 (1076) - 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 (2232) - 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.


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