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

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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2005
Nice Barleywine style ale,very full bodied with a nice aftertaste with hints of fruit. Very strong beer, try it if you get a chance!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2006 Draft. Pours a dark brownish amber with a full off white head. The aroma is full of sweet spices, citrus. The flavor was smooth and sweet with a nice alcohol finish that lingered on the palate. A very good strong ale, and a favorite of the dAchouffe line for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zapprentice (314) - East Setauket, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Very blah beer. Aroma is boring, some fruit notes. Taste is sweet with not much else

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2008
2007 edition. Pours dark brown with a thick off-white head. Aroma of bread, figs, and a touch of wine. Flavor is malty with a few vinous notes and finishes with a bunch of spice. A good beer overall, but the flavors arent quite as bold as I was hoping.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 1, 2002
Decent brown ale. Good head with very faint aroma. Flavor is lightly malty but not to the intensity I would expect for a Belgian Winter Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Burgers (312) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2009
mahogany in appearance, frothy head, typical of the belgians. nose is at first whiff - pure pumpkin spice, follows with nutmeg and a creamy curry powder. interesting for sure - worth a good nosing. Taste makes me think of a subtly yeasty, mildly hoppy, spices-dumped-into-the-brew attempt. Lucklily, this is not overkill, simply an original winter warmer. subtle allspice, with tons of spices and holiday scents rightfully reminiscent of a BSA/Spice ale. This needs a dessert, i.e. pumpkin pie. or something similar. Yay! - unification of food and beer is present. rock on, chouffe!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
20107589 (304) - randers, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2013
Soft aromas of fruits, appear clear brown with a fine head. taste soft sweet and bitter. sparkling mouthfeel with a great aftertaste

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Icedwarf (301) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
Mooi bier, beter dan de gowone chouffe. Kleur is donker bruin. Smaak blijft redelijk lang hangen. Smaak heel licht zoet, chokolade met klein beetje fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
molly75 (300) - (Madrid - España), ITALY - JAN 16, 2012
[ ASPETTO ] ambra scuro con riflessi porpora, leggermente velata ma senza residui [SCHIUMA] color beige, buona presenza, non molto fine e poco persistente: sopravvive solo un fine residuo [ OLFATTO ] intensità non eccessiva, con note fruttate ed alcoliche evidenti, che ricordano frutta secca o sottospirito. Sentori dolci, caramellati, qualche sfumatura che porta quasi al cioccolato. E ancora lievito e qualche spezia ma sinceramente non riconsco il timo segnalato in etichetta [ GUSTO ] parte con un dolce di fondo, zuccherato, a cui si aggiunge un fruttale piuttosto consistente. l’alcohol si fa sentire prima del previsto, senza strafare comunque, dando quel pizzicore che perdura fino al retrugosto (quando pizzica un pochino di più e si avverte anche al naso) e che miscela sensazioni speziate e una inaspettata inflessione verso toni amari nel finale. [ TEXTURE ] corpo medio, calda in bocca , media carbonazione. Percezione alcolica evidente. [ COMMENTO FINALE ] seconda stagionale natalizia della serie e quinta della ACHOUFFE. Non totalmente convinto a livello di aspetto e al naso, in bocca rimedia ampiamente. Dolce, speziata ma con quel tocco amarognolo quasi timido nel finale che da la svolta e rende il tutto dinamico e non scontato. sebbene non abbia individuato palesemente timo e curaçao, si sente una speziatura di fondo leggermente differente dal solito, che sorretta da una alcolicità non invadente ma con forte personalità, da un finale quasi liquoroso e molto intrigante. dopo una BOK 6666 un pelino deludente, ritorna la Achouffe scoperta con la classica Chouffe. punto in più per la bella etichetta.


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