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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 1281   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (635) - Delaware, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Very carbonated. Smelled and tastes ultra sweet. Average Belgian Strong Ale and nothing more.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oroboro24k (4) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
Op zeker een n’ice biertje. Lekker kruidig aroma en op het moment dat je de slok neemt proef je al een dropachtige smaak. Smaak blijft lekker hangen. Ondanks hoge percentage minimale alcoholsmaak. Kraag verdwijnt iets te snel naar mijn zin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gururyan (635) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Poured from bottles, barely any head, not lively at all, dark amber brown, yeasty aroma...subtle hint of fruit. Very smooth, 10% well hidden. This is definitely making my Christmastime beer list. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrettTaylor (544) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Poured from bottle into tulip. Aroma - malt, light spice, dark dried fruits. Taste is malty, notes of spices both from the thyme and the yeast. Very rich tasting, carbonation is prickly initially, but leaves a very nice medium length finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjohnny (398) - - DEC 24, 2014
Bread, yeast, spice. Dark garnet with a thin white head that leaves a very light lacing. Spice, dark bread, candied fruit. Thin mouthfeel with a velvety sweet finish. Pleasantly boozy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (255) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
Pours an average frothy light brown head that mostly diminishes. Body is brown, sparkles are visible. Aroma contains light malts (grain, roasted malts, molasses, milk chocolate), light hops (flowers, herbs, orange), light yeasts (horse blanket) and grae, apple, pineapple, brown sugar, licorice and cola. Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and sweet, followed by sweet, sweet and light bitter and finishing in light bitter. Body is medium with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robto (30) - Belas, PORTUGAL - DEC 24, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2014 33cl bottle as a Christmas gift from a friend. It pours a deep red brown colour with a thin beige head that dissipates quite quickly. Aroma is dark fruits, brown sugar, toffee, wine, some nuts and alcohol. Taste is very sweet, lots of dark fruits, plums, toffee, some spices, typical Belgian yeast flavour, and some bitterness and alcohol warmth at the end. It has full body and soft carbonation. Excellent Belgian Christmas beer, and it goes very well in the cold weather.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wihlan (341) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
Flaska från systemet - något mörk till färgen. Typiska belgiska dofter. Len i kroppen med mycket sötma, lite kryddig och en försiktig beska.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
inesfilipa (20) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 23, 2014
Aroma: toffee, dark fruits. Reddish dark brown body, thin head, medium sweetness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jyrsa (97) - - DEC 23, 2014
Dark hazy brown with very little head. Nose has fruits, grapes and sour notes. Mouth has sweet malt and dark notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BobyFischer (105) - FRANCE - DEC 23, 2014
Bonne bière belge de Noël, assez classique.Douce, corps rond et équilibré, notes de malts modérément grillé (subtiles notes de chocolat, café), teneur en alcool qui réchauffe mais passe complètement inaperçu.Sympa !


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