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


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RATINGS: 1345   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (410) - - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JimmyBoy74 (358) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1566) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shain (109) - 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, .

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gururyan (646) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Poured from bottles, barely any head, not lively at all, dark amber brown, yeasty aroma...subtle hint of fruit. Very smooth, 10% well hidden. This is definitely making my Christmastime beer list. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrettTaylor (630) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Poured from bottle into tulip. Aroma - malt, light spice, dark dried fruits. Taste is malty, notes of spices both from the thyme and the yeast. Very rich tasting, carbonation is prickly initially, but leaves a very nice medium length finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjohnny (414) - - DEC 24, 2014
Bread, yeast, spice. Dark garnet with a thin white head that leaves a very light lacing. Spice, dark bread, candied fruit. Thin mouthfeel with a velvety sweet finish. Pleasantly boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (283) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
Pours an average frothy light brown head that mostly diminishes. Body is brown, sparkles are visible. Aroma contains light malts (grain, roasted malts, molasses, milk chocolate), light hops (flowers, herbs, orange), light yeasts (horse blanket) and grae, apple, pineapple, brown sugar, licorice and cola. Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and sweet, followed by sweet, sweet and light bitter and finishing in light bitter. Body is medium with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robto (51) - Belas, PORTUGAL - DEC 24, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2014 33cl bottle as a Christmas gift from a friend. It pours a deep red brown colour with a thin beige head that dissipates quite quickly. Aroma is dark fruits, brown sugar, toffee, wine, some nuts and alcohol. Taste is very sweet, lots of dark fruits, plums, toffee, some spices, typical Belgian yeast flavour, and some bitterness and alcohol warmth at the end. It has full body and soft carbonation. Excellent Belgian Christmas beer, and it goes very well in the cold weather.

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