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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 1349   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2007
Dark brown poor with a reddish hue. Nice frothy thick beige head. Aromas of sweet caramel, typical chouffe yeast, curacao and very herbal scents. Very "natural" beer. Very herbal bitterness... far from aggressive, very mellow. Very balanced mouthfeel, creamy, just enough sweetness to top it all off. Alcohol is present. Nice caramel like aftertaste with a dry finish. Very unique and natural, i love it!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chandler0201 (649) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Reddish brown pour with small head. Malts and yeasty aroma with alcohol and coffee/caramel hints. Flavor of malts and fruity notes with strong alcohol finish.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
On tap at quotations in media, pa. Part of the twelve beers of Christmas selection here. If you live in the philly area this is a must see event!! Color is root beer brown with a tan slightly creamy head. Taste has lots of licorice and malt. Have to admit mine was a little too warm for my liking and had a bit of a metallic taste - might have been a timing/ keg swap issue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2002
Very slight aroma, with little head retention. A pretty average Belgian.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2008
750ml, 2006 bottle. Syrup colored pour with a loose beige head. Slightly tart smelling with a little sweetness in the back that doesn’t really balance it. A tiny bit of alcohol comes through, but it’s really well hidden. The flavor is really interesting - tart but slightly fruity, with some bread and nut notes. Really actually very nice. Slight pithy bitter finish. Well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Bottle from City Beverage in Winston-Salem. Pours a deep brown with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, dark fruit, and a yeast. Flavor is dark fruit and yeast with malt and alcohol presence at the end. Nice holiday brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (644) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Tulip glass pour at a new Mpls spot called Mason’s. Really impressive head on a dark brown ale. Flavor is super smooth with maybe a little undercurrent of spice. Mouthfeel is something to behold...full coating for sure. I want a little more from the beer in general but still better than most domestic craft offerings. Rare to see this one in Mpls and hope to see it more often.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rayaron (644) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Cloudy brown with low beige head, some sediments in the bottle’s bottom. Sweet caramel aroma, yeasty, faint banana notes, toffee. Too sweet flavor, caramel, date honey, yeasty, spicy. Lively carbonation, full body. Sweet sticky aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Trappist1 (642) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2013
From tap @ Brouwerij in Lanaken. Brown, huge off-white head. Nose: spices, alcoholic perfume, malts but a bit unfresh. Taste: spices, alcohol, sweet, only in the finish. Warming beer (winter beer, check), but the higher alcohol% is very well hidden (tricky). This beer can’t impress me, okey to drink.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Aroma is nice, full of alcohol, X-mas associated spices, and a dark fruit. Appearance is a beautiful ruby red, clear, and with a bodacious frothy white head. X-mas spices are present, as is that alcohol intoxication, and some nice dark fruit, perfect balance. Palate is full, with a sticky, lively carbonated experience. The finish is satisfying long, and intoxicating. Whoa! Great beer.


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