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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.


4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2007
2006- Pours dark brownish amber w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Aroma of dark belgian rock candy. Medium nectar w/ mellow residual effers creates a soft creamy texture. Sweet yet refined and balanced. Flavors of dried fruit rollup w/ spices. Cherry, plumb, cocoa, melon, moscato grapes, bubblegum dust, bark, molases, The finish is finely bittered just enough to allow the moderate sweetness to linger. Not cloying. No medicine or cherry caughdrop. Very pleasant. Highly recommended.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwh50 (47) - Clay, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2007
This beer was the high point of my vacation in Illinois. Very dark brown with good lasting head. Malt and carmel with smooth finish. I do not know if it is available in Central New York, but you can be sure I’ll look for it.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 12, 2008
This is great, great stuff. Easily the smoothest beer I’ve ever had above 7% (it’s 10%) and one of the smoothest ever. Plums, raisins, and a very enchanting honey quality make this like a thick mead. Very rich and extremely subtle, the opening, mid-palatte and finish are very synonymous.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3304) - Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Pours a beautiful opaque chocolaty brown with a fine-bubbled head. The malty and strongly spicy aroma has a firm hint of chocolate. Flavor is rich with a nice balance of hops and malt, as well as an overtone of cloves and a hint of sweetness. Finish is lively and tingly.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jvhemert (331) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle (exp Sep 2013, opened Dec 2012) AROMA:vanilla, resin, woody, cherries, cheese, APPEARANCE: brown, clear, frothy, minimal head, TASTE: medium sourness, medium bitterness, PALATE: full body, oily feel, lively, astringent, bitter, long finish, OVERALL: one of my favourites: beautiful balance of bitter and sour taste with a blend of vanilla and dark and dried fruit.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Clear dark red-brown with big, foamy, beige head / Elegant, sweet nose of dark fruit, orchard fruit, brown sugar, and oak / Medium body, lively carbonation, moderately sweet and syrupy but with good, hoppy balance, and light bitter finish / Smooth, mellow flavors of toffee, date, raisin, orange peel, chocolate, thyme, black pepper, and oak / A stunner.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
Nice malt aroma. Dark brown colour with excellent head. Light malt flavour with smooth warm finish. Heavy body with low to medium carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gkangas (4) - Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2012 does not count
Delicious dark winter beer. Fantastic flavor. Slightly boozy mouth feel. Kinda dry and dusty, but doesn’t detract from the overall experience. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (770) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Had this beer for Christmas Eve. Cloudy dary brown with amber tint and creamy head. Malty fruity aroma. Sweet malty flavors with dried fruits and spice flavors. Alcohol masked nicely.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 12, 2013
Deep deep brown with a lingering brown head. Wafting notes of spice, rum and raisin. Wonderful in the mouth, thick and rich, complex - a bit of funk from the yeast, christmas cake flavours of fruit and nut, and a rich bitter aftertaste. One of my favourite beers.


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