Brewed by Brasseurs RJ
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Like the Blonde d'Achouffe brewed by Le Cheval Blanc, this beer is not a copy of the original Chouffe family, but a beer brewed in cooperation with and in honor of the Belgian micro.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 7, 2005
Neat spiced aroma, clean light alcoholic feel. Cloudy brown amber. Creamy neat top. Clean, medium bodied. Very drinkable ale, even with it strength. Well balanced, gentle spice adds personal touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2005
bottle. thanks Doug for sharing. hazy orange-brown body with a small off-white head. aroma is nice sweet malt, caramel, pear, light alcohol, and yeast. flavours of sweet malt, rye bread, and biscuits. warm alcohol body. tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2005
Nice beer. Not as tasty as the RJ Blonde d’Achouffe. I found this one more light than the blonde. Still a really good experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2005
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Bottle: Pours to a slightly hazy dirty amber/bronze with a small light tan head. The aroma is has a bit of a spicy & musty quality to it, almost peppery at times. There’s scents of brown sugar, apple, caramel, and some orange peel. The taste is a brief chocolate flavor, orange, spice, pepper, licorice, yeast, brown sugar, malts, ginger, and raw sugar cane. Medium bodied. I had no idea this was 8.5% until I was entering the rating, so it’s hiding it very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (4065) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Slightly hazy bronze with a thin head. Smells sweet, a bit apple, caramel, definitely retaining Belgian features. The rich flavors, like caramel spectrum, finish quickly while yeast and a hint of alcohol remain. Some carbonation tingling away on the palate help out, but it is too hollow to bring lasting enjoyment, though there is some encouraging directions. And the 8.5% alcohol is really well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Clear dark amber with a small white head. Aroma of some wood and toasty grains. Flavor has notes of caramel, wood, apple, plum/raisin and a hint of chocolate and spiciness. Moderately sweet with a touch of hop bitterness and some alcohol in the finish. Medium, creamy body with pleasant subtle carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2005
(650ml bottle) Cloudy copper body with beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, orange, some apple, Belgian spice. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, orange, light raisin. Light-medium body, alcohol insanely well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (5657) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Cloudy dark copper color with a fluffy diminishing cream colored head. Toasted wheat bread aromas, with some prunes and citrus. Tangy flavors of orange and toasted malt. Some metallic qualities. Raw hops seem to have a presence. Seems young and lifeless, even with a rather bubbly feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Copper amber brown with thin dissipating tan head. Aroma of caramel banana. Light flavor of mild spice, malty, sweet earth. Creamy thin finish.

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