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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1212   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2615) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle sampled at my house for beer night with Stegosaurus. Pours deep amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus,spices, alcohol. Flavor is fruit, alcohol,spices, citrus, and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3346) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2006
25.4 oz bottle. Pumpkin brown with a big head that settles to a skin. Moderate lacing. Standard yeasty-funky Belgian nose; thyme is evident but subtle. Crisp and bracing. Orangey with mild mulling spice. Sweet malts give it a holiday touch but still drinks like a blond.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - APR 15, 2006
75ml bottle from Downeast Beverage co. pours a murky dark brown. aroma is nutty and yeasty with malts, fruit and spiceyness. flavor reminds me of a lighter Gulden Draak. with many of the same attributes as the aroma. unique in that it finnishes with a distinctive yet balanced spiceyness, tyme, basil, coriander and citrus. very nice. the only downfall is that this beer seemed a bit thin, but that may be cause i drank a imperial stout right before. all in all a verry good beer, but a bit to expencive for my budget. about $9.50 for a big bottle. i would rather have a Gulden Draak if im gonna pay that money

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2006
Dark brown coloured, with a large off white head. NIce yeasty aroma, with some fruity and malty touches (nutty and raisins), light roasted and some caramel. Full body, creamy texture. Finish is light bitter, sweet again with some caramel, and some alcoholic hints.. A great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - APR 6, 2006
dark brown haze with a tight tan head that laced and lasted the duration of the beer. nose of molasses and spices. i probably drank this a little too warm making the beer sweeter and more alcohol evident. rock candy and tobacco. nutmeg and earthen flavors with a touch of citrus. a bit overwhelming at first to my palate. but as i kept drinkn it got better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The Etruscan (528) - Tuscany, ITALY - APR 5, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2008 Beige creamy compact head. Dark brown reddish color. Aroma is malty, fruity with spice, candy, raisins and banana notes. Flavor is moderately malty, slightly fruity with chocolate and licorice tones, ending in a long balanced finish. Full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slinger (91) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2006
750 ml- Pours a nice dark reddish brown with a tan soapy head that doesn’t last very long. Nice smell of spice and fruits with just a little bit of hops. Nice malt flavors with a bit of sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Another dark brown brew. Not much of a head once it settles but it lasts. Herby, sweet, spicy. Drying finish. The thyme is noticable as is the curacao orange peel but they don’t dominate. The spiciness and candi sugar sweetness abound. As I close in on the bottom of the bottle I imagine playing in the fields with the gnomes, speaking of memories of days gone past and dreaming dreams of a future perfect. Ah, you gnomes. You purveyors of fine Belgian brews. You rakers of mash and shovelers of hops. You bottlers of visions. I toast thee and frolic in round about ways.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Pours with lively carbonation. A murky brown color with a tan effervescent head. Weet raisin and spicey smell. Flavor is slightly sweet with dark fruit and raisins coming to the top. Some bitterness and alcohol in the end. Aftertaste stays with you awhile as you notice some dark candi sugar. Nice warm sensation in the throat when all is said and done. N’Ice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Lots of alcohol is the first thing i noticed. Kinda leaves you in the finish feelin kinda like you took some liquor on the rocks. Other than that, it is matly sweet and yeasty. Honestly not really feelin this one. Just not really balanced and drinkable.


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