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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 1269   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.


lbecker's rating

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lbecker (43) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Floral, ginger, butterscotch, alcohol. Remarkable for the palate. Aftertaste kind of sweet and spicy.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cobellig (12) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
Kabooom, 10% winter beer, like the other chouffe, you drink as many as you can, with good company and the little dwarf smiles at you.Taste very good and alchool is not directly felt in the mouth, but it is strong!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreamer (115) - PORTUGAL - DEC 18, 2014
Dark brown reddish color. Medium tan and persistent head. Medium carbonation. Full bodied, creamy. Aroma is dark fruits and toffee. Taste is in accordance with more predominance to plums, toffee and some bitterness. Aftertaste is long, sweet and bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickFifty (441) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
Deep red-brown color, beige head. Fruity nose, yeast, vinous notes, brown sugar, nuts. Ripe fruit taste, yeast, alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
morri (216) - NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
750ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Asker. Tiny tan head. Reddish brown body. Aroma is toffee, dark fruits and leather. Mostly sweet on the tongue. Very rich taste. Floral bitter aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
flatmatt (1157) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2014
On tap at Ashley’s Westland. Dark brown poor with an off-white head. Butterscotch, toffee, malty aroma. Flavor dominated by butterscotch, toffee, lightly toasted malt. Something’s off here. Didn’t work too well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (896) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2014
Pours a dark brown, topped with tan colored head. Sweet and yeasty aroma with some nuts. Malty sweet flavor with some fruits and alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (249) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 17, 2014
A nice dark amber color with a big fluffy head. Aroma is plums and brown sugar. Taste is sweet and boozy, but also containing more of the dark fruits and molasses. Still rather light-bodied for the ABV. In short, it’s like a lighter (and much less-developed and less complex) version of Bernardus Abt 12 with the same ABV. Nice Christmas brew.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (105) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Very dominant body without the oily taste film in the mouth. It is not as creamy and heavy as expected. Spicy but nothing very special.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pedo (3) - - DEC 16, 2014 does not count
Nice black beer with a red shine in the glass, spicy taste which lasts long, one of the better christmas ales

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (424) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Great Christmas beer, not too heavy on the spice or sweetness, but full of alcohol. perfect fireside sipping.


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