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Brewed by Les 3 Fourquets
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Gouvy, Belgium

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Previously brewed at Achouffe.

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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (1803) - BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2014
Bire brasse par Achouffe pour Detrembleur Grand Halleux prs de Vielsalm, do le nom de Vieille Salme. La Salme tant la rivire, je ne sais pas si la vieille tait rellement une sorcire, comme sur ltiquette, mais cette recette est strictement diabolique. Couleur dor fonc brillant. Apparence avec des matires en suspension, exactement comme dans la marmite des sorcires!!! Bulles fines partout dans le verre mais monte lente, un peu comme si elles calculaient qui elles allaient manger . Mousse blanc beige bien crmeuse de type abbaye... Armes de bl, pice fine, zeste dorange, houblon fin, aubpine, chvrefeuille. 1re bouche au volume soyeux, assez oriente sur lpice frache et la pelure dorange. Arrire-bouche pleine mais frache et fleurie. 2me bouche avec une belle pice forestire concocte par les fes de la grande fort ardennaise. 3me bouche o on dveloppe les grandes saveurs des fleurs blanches et des pices secrtes. Arrire-bouche trs construite. La longueur enchane (sans jeu de mots sorciers ou jeu sorcier de mots !!) les saveurs en beaut, bref la belle et la bte... La levure est fine, parfaite, lisse, tendre. Lalcool de la marmite offre une trs belle progression et un niveau vraiment intressant (8,3 % abv). La finale est de grande ampleur et superbes saveurs. Conclusion: trs grande bire, que je ne classerais pas personnellement en belgian strong ale comme le site, mais plutt en spciale belge forte, ce qui pour les spcialistes na rien voir avec lautre catgorie, mais nous sommes dans les discussions dexpert... Nous dirons donc trs grande spciale, avec normment de qualits et des saveurs de niche trs spcifiques. Une bire part, dans le genre fleuri / pic. Superbe bire ou dcoction de lherbe aux sorcires, vous de dcider... Moi je prends...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2005
Very citrus lemon and hoppy aroma. Looks great! Golden, large white growing head, good lace. Sweet, citrus, lots of hops, bitter. Very soft, alcohol well present and even burning in your throat. A beter La Chouffe Id say.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcoc (3) - Mijdrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2006 does not count
Better than "Big brother" La Chouffe. Even more flavour, spicy. Available in Vielsalm (caf Le Bowling, Spar, tourist office)

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2009
Blonde acidic beer with a nice white frothy head. Aroma is sweet but not altogether complicated. Flavor is very "dark" for a blond beer. Very "belgian strong ale"-like. Palate is really refined, you start of with a bitter hop/malt taste, after which an incredible sweetness washes through your mouth finished of with a nice dry bitterness. Leaves you very refreshed and pleased. Quite surprised this doesnt score much higher, maybe its cause it seems "retired".

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (9193) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2012
28/III/2012 - 33cl bottle from little supermarket (Vielsalm) @ home - BB: 31/VIII/13 (2012-297)

Clear golden beer, big creamy white head, stable, adhesive with nice lacing. Aroma: very malty sweet, some corn, grasssy hops, pretty spicy and herbal. MF: good carbon, full body, creamy texture. Taste: sweet maltiness first, with some citrus and other fruits, then it turns into a grassy herbal bitterness with citrus beneath. Aftertaste: nice grassy to peppery bitterness with a note of alcohol. Well done, I love this kind of Belgian beer. Also: retired? Dont think so!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (7465) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2014
thnx to pierre Pours dark , fuzzy blonde, good white head , very very soft From bottle Smell is grainy, bit bitter Taste is unexpectedly good . very, soft, some grains, some hops . All very ( and i mean extremely ) balanced and soft . Rediculously tastefull and soft ( yes, ill keep saying that ! ) Very nice ! And perfect carbonation ;)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (1392) - Mons, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2016
Robe blonde claire, mousse abondante, crmeuse. Nez tout en lgance sur des notes de fruits aciduls, dagrumes confits, de houblon. Bouche tout aussi lgante, du fruit, de la fracheur, de lamertume, de la longueur et de lquilibre. Une trs belle bire

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (7593) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, toasted bread), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), moderately yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of coriander, pineapple, clove, alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Lovely Belgian golden, the telltale Achouffe house character is in abundance (love their yeast), with a great balance of juicy malt and hops. Alcohol sticks out just a bit too much. Akin to La Chouffe and Kwelchouffe.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2006
Bottled. Golden color with long lasting creamy head. Spicy, , acidic, sweet and tart aroma with hints of pepper, cumin, thyme, ginger and wood. Sweetish malty and spicy flavor with creamy palate. Notes of pepper, vanilla and juniper. Nice dry spicyness and creaminess. No off flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jerre (3275) - Waregem, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2006
Bottel, 33 cl. Hazy golden body with low white head slight lacing. Spicy hops with mild alcohol in the sweet, malty flavour. Medium body. Good beer.


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