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


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RATINGS: 1205   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davhgbrew (929) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (687) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Opaque pour with a white head. Lovely smell that I can’t quite place. Nice alcohol taste with a bit of bitterness. Winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nimsk (9) - SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2014 does not count
Dark amber-brown, fairly minimal beige-coloured head. Sweet, malty aroma, similarly rich in taste, with a hint of burnt maltiness. An excellent, warming brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (360) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2014
Amber coloured beer with a quickly vanishing head. Aroma of sweet malt and dark fruit. Taste slightly sweet, slightly burned malt and well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (527) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JAN 8, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 Couleur sombre-ambree, mousse beige. Super nez de fruits secs, notes d’épices. Bcp de pétillance, gout épicé, un peu aigre, notes d’alcool et chocolat café. Fin de bouche rapide

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
poech73 (149) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2014
Suggestion du mois @Maison du Peuple. Bière de Noël devenue classique avant même le rachat par Moortgat. Au nez : houblons aromatiques caramel fruité levure. En bouche, dégustation fort onctueuse, légèrement sirupeuse avec des saveurs de levure de céréales torréfiée et ce fuité typique de la Chouffe. L’amérisation finale est minérale moyennement longue avec une pointe d’acidité et terreuse. Je reste avec ce grain de levure sur la langue qui rend le breuvage vraiment moelleux. Donc sympa..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Aroma is nice, full of alcohol, X-mas associated spices, and a dark fruit. Appearance is a beautiful ruby red, clear, and with a bodacious frothy white head. X-mas spices are present, as is that alcohol intoxication, and some nice dark fruit, perfect balance. Palate is full, with a sticky, lively carbonated experience. The finish is satisfying long, and intoxicating. Whoa! Great beer.

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