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


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RATINGS: 1345   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2012
750ml Bottle. The pour was a murky dark brown with a slight ruby hue and an almost average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that reduced slightly, but did last throughout producing excellent sheeting of lace. The aroma was on the lighter side with a dark bread malt and a sweet doughy yeast and had notes of caramel and dark fruit (raisons, plums and figs). The taste was very malty with a nice caramel sweetness from the onset, and then had a mildly sweet hint of dark fruit and a nice bold yeast presence towards the finish. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow with the creamy, fruity taste slowly fading into the background. Mouthfeel was a few steps below medium in body and rather creamy in texture with a nice mellow carbonation. Overall this was a smooth, creamy and easy to drink Strong Ale that does a great job of concealing the high ABV. Watch out this one, it could be dangerous...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zimbo (739) - SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Brown to russet red, this nutty sweet beer promises much but doesn’t quite live up to the hype. Even the nuttiness disappoints.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
talnidam10 (2) - Yavne, ISRAEL - MAY 3, 2015 does not count
Strong tasty wonderful aromed beer very tasteful and the best from this particular brewery

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meireteixeira (117) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 3, 2015
Cor marrom escuro, turva. Espuma boa, bege e média persistência. Aroma de frutas escuras, secas e tostado. No paladar um alcoólico que remete ao vinho, encorpada, frutada e vivaz. Retrogosto levemente amargo. Excelente para os dias frios. Harmonização com carnes intensas e queijos temperados e roquefort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (399) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2015
Deep cola colour with inch high aerated beige head. Aromas of plums, dates, currants, figs, toffee and spices abound. The taste is expectedly sweet - candi sugar, the dark fruits and spices are all there. Delicate light hoppiness in the finish that stops it being cloying. Nice full body and chewy. Great winter sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (702) - CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Pours cloudy medium amber with two fingers of rocky tan head, excellent retention and good lacing. (4/5) Nose is caramel, dark stone fruit, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, orange peel, mild spice. (8/10) Taste is moderately strong sweet, mild bitter. (8/10) Full bodied, low carbonation and creamy texture, mildly boozy finish. (4/5) Really mild booziness, with the alcohol perhaps contributing to the overall sweetness, but otherwise present only as a mild warming. Pleasant enough, and a fairly standard BSDA - to the extent that there’s such a thing as a “standard” BSDA - but hellaciously expensive for what it is. Good? Yep. Great? Mmmm… maybe, maybe not. Worth the price? Probably not. (16/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobEvers (325) - NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
Fles33cl. Kleur amber/bruin met creme schuimkraag. Die vrijwel meteen dood valt. Geur kruidig en rood fruit Smaak zoet en fruitig, maar vooral kruidig en geroosterde mout. Stevig en warm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
klm1 (385) - - APR 14, 2015
Dark purple colour with off-white head. Aroma of roasted barley malts, yeast, plums, raisins, caramel and spices. Similar are flavours, with sweet fruity taste. full body, low carbonation, alcohol is well hidden. Really has 10% abv.?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdixon77 (1441) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2015
Old rating. Great Christmas ale. Ruby colored. Berries, cherries, candy sugar, caramel, nuts, Clive, Belgian, a little booze heat. Mildly bitter and full bodied. Nice. Or should I say n'ice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHopster (899) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2015
(Bottle). Beautiful aroma of yeast, light malt, caramel, cola and mellow spices. Unfiltered dark brown complexion with lingering tan head. Complex flavors include cola, caramel, Belgian malt and subtle hop balance. Excellent. Well crafted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luklaer (144) - BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
02-04-2015 - This was my first Chouffe beer, and I like it very much. Let’s try the others!

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