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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: 1202   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2011 2004 bottle via Kevin. Pours to a beige bubbly creamy head atop a deep woody brown. Nice lacing. The aroma is mildly malty and figgy with a Belgian yeastiness and is woody-ish. Definite Curaҫao apparent in the aroma as well. Spicy with Curaҫao. Light Belgian yeastiness. Creamy and medium-full bodied. No discernable alcohol except a light warming of the gullet. 8, 4, 7, 4, 16 = 3.9; Tap 2011. Pours to a murky brown body with a white head and awesome lacing. Aroma is dry chocolate and toasted malt. Flavor is kind of like a scotch ale with light spices and apple. Sweet and metallic. The beer was very metallic up front but mellowed as I let it sit. Lingering on the palate. Medium body. 6, 4, 7, 3, 12 = 3.2


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1782) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Nice belgian strong ale that was expertly crafted and had a good balance of malts and alcohol to keep me warm in the winter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (8729) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2014
Bouteille: Deep ruby-amber coloured, hazy; caramelly,fruity and mild herbal nose with a discrete toch of sweet wine underneath; moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied; lingering caramelly vinous finish with a bitter hoppy "tail". Not really great, but pretty good…

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (3558) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2014
Dickes, klassisch belgische mit viel Malzigkeit, einem süßen Hintergrund, ein paar Nüssen und frühreifen Früchten. Zum Abschluss noch ein Schuss Vanille. Fein.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
cristophdb (3) - - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
Het is een sterk bruin bier, gekruid met tijm en curaçao en met een lichte hopsmaak; een evenwichtig bier

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (3558) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle from Douberd and shared by MichaelAwesome - many thanks! The beer pours out in a deep dark brown colour with low head and smooth body. Aroma of dried grapes and light rum. Taste of raisins, dried cranberries, Belgian yeast, straw and mild fruits. Easy drinkable. Enjoyed it.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
terefere (201) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown/strong black tea color, hazy, frothy head. Weak aroma of brown sugar, yeast, nuts.Taste: brown sugar, yeast, wood, spices, dark fruits. Alcohol and spices in the long finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Burgers (242) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Dark reddish brown with a persistent creamy beige head. Aromas of apples, ginger and alcohol. Taste is elegant bitter and sweet. Smooth palate, fairly light, creamy and a delicate finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lele (84) - ITALY - JUN 23, 2014
Ottima birra natalizia. L’alcol è piacevolmente percepibile. Predomina il maltato, ma anche il tostato e l’affumicato (direi proprio l’odore del legno). Corpo decisamente strutturato

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lawger (81) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
Pours red-brown, non-transparent but apperantly rather clear colour with half a finger of head. Typical belgo aroma with yeasty and malty tones, ironed linnen cloths and foam bananas. Medium bodied palate with a light and pleasant acidity, some sweet, roasted hints in the middle and a long finish. Very nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arsol (482) - NORWAY - MAY 31, 2014
Mørk med beige skum. Lukter menthol, frukt. Smaker lite , men noe vinøs og litt fruktig. egentlig b ganske så skuffende øl dette. lite bitter ettersmak. kjenner godt alkohol som avslutning.


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