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Formerly brewed at Brasserie d’Achouffe (Duvel-Moortgat)
Style: Belgian Ale
Achouffe, Belgium

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Amber coloured, fruity, hoppy, sparkling and is not pasteurized.

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3.3
alexsdad06 (10651) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Draft shared by Tmoney99 (late summer 2011). Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, mild fruity notes, apricots, light tart character, mild spices, light yeast with lightly toasted bread. I thought that it became soft mid palate through the finish.

3.3
JorisPPattyn (10062) - BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2005
Quite clear amber with ochre shine; good fluffy, just off-white head, collapsing. Fresh, citrussy smell, bit of ambrée malt. Milky/creamy but not really sweet nose. Oxidised taste above malts, pale and ambrée. Bit of caramel flavour, especially in the finish, but not cloying or sticky. Another flavours as from rice - as in ’cooked or steamed’, not as in used in mash by Megabrew. Quite refreshing MF, light bodied. I am at a loss about this bottle’s age. Recently purchased, label says best before 4/2001 and that’s plain b*llocks. This is a reused label (this beer has been retired), but the beer has had some ageing for sure. Difficult to estimate for a 4.5% ABV beer. Not bad, however.

3.5
MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
Summer vibrations…Lime and lemon bitterness…Hops and rye…Nostrils wide open…

2.6
GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Tap at Smoke and Barrel in Adam’s Morgan DC. Thanks to Travlr! Pours a hazy light orange with with weak, white head. Estery apple and pear nose. Taste is soapy, watery, mild lemon, papery, astringent and tannic barley husk. Oversparged perhaps. Not a fan.

2.9
tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2014
2/II/14 - 75cl bottle @ Vintage Tasting, Brugs Bierfestival - BB: ? probably at least 10 years old (2014-158) Thanks to the person who contributed this bottle!

Clear dark orange to amber beer, big irregular off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very fruity, lots of peaches, orange peel, sweet malts, caramel. MF: soft carbon, medium to light body. Taste: fruity, lots of peaches, some orange candy. Aftertaste: marzipan, peach candy, bit sweet and sugary, some cardboard. Survived pretty well, but I’d rather have a fresh one. HEY, MOORTGAT, DID YOU HEAR ME? I WANT THIS STUFF DISTRIBUTED IN BELGIUM, instead of just the States and the Netherlands. (Pssst: I’ve heard rumours that as from this spring, it will be available in Belgium.)

3.6
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2012
On tap at Jackie-Os, $6 a goblet. Nice, hazy amber color. Creamy, cream-colored head leaving great lace. Nice texture, crisp and smooth carbonation, with a light body. Good zesty-sweet taste, a little bit of sour. Bready aroma, with a light spice slow crest, it’s complex and satisfying. Interesting for a 4.5% brew.

3.3
blipp (9598) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Draft. Pours amber with a white head. Light floral hoppy aroma with some sweet malty notes. The flavor has sweet malts, fruit, floral hops, and light spicy yeast notes. Not bad.

3.6
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2006
On Tap at the Bar Fringe, Manchester 14/08/2001 Amber coloured with fruity peach aroma and flavour. Crisp refreshing finish.

3.6
drowland (8955) - Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2012
1/18/12. On tap. Slightly hazy golden pour, almost orange, with a nice off-white head that fades but laces in thick, soapy sheets. Nice aroma with Belgian yeast, esters, and citrusy fruitiness. Slightly sweet entry that shows fruity esters, sweet citrus, a bit of bitterness, and lingering lemony dryness. Not bad!

2.2
jredmond (8518) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Draft at rattle with streets. Pours a deep amber body with nice haze and no head, some minor lacing. Aroma is light spice and fruit. Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated with notes of apple and prune. No thanks.


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