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

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common

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RATINGS: 1243   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cranesareflying (50) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2003
1999 version sampled in March 2003, sort of a muddy orange-reddish-brown appearance, barely any head, a sour fruity aroma, moderately sweet with plenty of carbonation, a light textured, mildly fruity taste with some toasted malt, and just ever so slightly sour, yet crisp, citrusy aftertaste, well balanced, very thirst quenching and gratifying. Being from the Midwest, it reminded me of fuller textured, a tad more soured version of Three Floyd’s Alpha Kings Pale Ale.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tonypreto (57) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into glass. Beautiful, slow dissapating head with a wonderful aroma of spices with a carmely, fruity subtleness. Drinks very easy and masks the 10% abv extremely well. I don’t care much for belgiums, but found the spices added rather pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bewyder (60) - FRANCE - NOV 28, 2014
Très bonne brune hivernale, forte en alcool mais pas trop pesante. Bouteille achetée chez un caviste, Nogent-sur-Marne, France, bue le 22/13/2013.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WingdSoldier (56) - BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2014
Dark brown winter beer; fruity flavour with hints of brown sugar and orange.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baramba (164) - ITALY - NOV 27, 2014
On tap @ Bouffon du Roi, Namur. Dark brown with medium thick off-white foam. Fruity aroma, raisin, sweet taste. Full bodied

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thorongil2 (1351) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
(tap) clear reddish amber colour with a tall tan head; aroma of stewed fruit, caramel, candy; rich, bit boozy flavour with a long, light bitter finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptMatey (89) - Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Poured a dark rosy amber to brown colour with a fluffy white head. Aroma was sweet and yeasty with roasted malts and spice. Faint notes of alcohol as it warms up. Flavor is rich with candied sugar sweetness and dark fruit accompanied by malt and traces of alcohol. Medium bodied with light carbonation and a warming finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMA (201) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
Cloudy brownish color. Sweet, yeasty aroma. Rasins. Sweet taste. Yeast. Fruity. Low bitterness. Full body.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3294) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle 0,75. Coz za swietne piwo. Wyglad przepiekny, wielka i bardzo, bardzo trwala piana. Kolor czerwono bursztynowy. Swietny swiateczny aromat. A wiec mamy tu gozdziki, curacao, skorke pomaranczy, laske wanilli i przyprawy inne, trudne do zidentyfikowania. Smak tresciwy, sosnowy, runo lesne, powidla ciasteczka korzenne. Alkohol ukryty doskonale, super piwo na zimowe wieczory. Doskonale rozgrzewa. Jest metnawe ale delikatnie. Swietna etykieta idealnie pasujaca do pory serwowania tego piwa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2530) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2014
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and dispensed to a snifter displaying a deep, brownish mahogany color, with ruby highlighting showing at the stem, a modest, bubbly layer of off white/light tan head foam that quickly reduced to a thin ring & film, and spots & strands of lacing. The nose was sweet, with dried fruit, mild spice, and lurking alcohol. The taste was similar notes, exposed a warming nature to the alcohol, a medium+ body, and some spritz to a carbonation that combined with a touch of tartness for the finish. Strong, non-boozy, yet tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EtTuCthulhu (1112) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2014
The beer pours an opaque brown color with a medium ivory head. The smell isn’t very strong whatsoever; only hints of roasted malts and molasses coming through. The taste, though, is amazing; initially, there is a slight sourness and a slight umami, but the aftertaste reveals layers of nuttiness, toffee, booze, brown sugar, and toasted malts. The palate fuses an oily texture, medium-light body, and a soft carbonation.


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