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Ackels Forte 8.0 - Brasserie de Saverne

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Ackels Forte 8.0
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Ratings: 1
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rAvg: 1.38
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Brasserie de Saverne
France

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: BoitSansSoif on 09-03-2009)
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1.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Auchan supermarkets in France started carrying this earlier this year, as well as a 4.5° pure malt lighter version. It's made by Brasserie de Saverne.

A-Pours a clear golden-orange color w/soapy off-white head, decent retention, bits of lacing.

S-Solvents and grain alcohol, light sweet malt, grainy components, cheap whiskey, rich in minerals.

T-Slightly astringent and strong alcohol presence, so strong that I would expect this beer to be at least 10° but it's not. Bitter aftertaste that seems to come more from astringency than hops, and heat from the alcohol. There is no true beer character anywhere in the taste. Nothing I can perceive has anything to do with how beer should taste. This tastes like something brewed in a bathtub on the wrong side of the iron curtain.

M-Heat and astringency, but the carbonation level is good. No balance...mineral character is rather strong, little sweetness from malt.

D-The mineral character is not altogether pleasant (combination of sulfur, calcium, and other unidentifiable elements that remind me of well water) but at least makes it a little interesting. An abomination of God, but a good workout for your tastebuds if you're too used to good beer. I'm listening to Korn, yet it's still analogous to drinking Popov Blue while listening to Mozart.

BoitSansSoif, Sep 03, 2009
Ackels Forte 8.0 from Brasserie de Saverne
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