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Blonde D'Achouffe - Brasseurs R.J.

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BA SCORE
83
good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseurs R.J. visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: francisweizen on 02-17-2004)
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Photo of TerryW
2.2/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Afraid I have to go against the flow here. I found this beer to border on unpalatable for how sweet it was. Maybe I got an off bottle, but the bottle I got was a clear miss.

Looks good enough. Looks appetizing for a firm moderate head and a nice hazy golden colour. First hint of trouble is in the nose which is interesting for its fruitiness and grain, but is overlaid by too much sweetness.

That carries through to the flavour of the beer. Its unexpectedly sweet over top of what should be something far more interesting. There's a notion of tastiness there, but the sweetness is simply utterly distracting.

I'll fetch up some other bottles to try, but for now its a fail.

TerryW, Apr 26, 2010
Photo of Socialiste
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Socialiste, May 17, 2014
Photo of Sammy
2.93/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Water and spice, and spices like pepper and corriander and cloves, also bannana mid-sip I like to avoid. Nice lace. Alcohol not masked. Even worse than the bottle. Could not take more than a sip. Like a herbal tea with too much water and left over to cool.

Sammy, Jul 01, 2004
Photo of DannyBaldoni
3/5  rDev -18%

DannyBaldoni, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of Wordslinger
3/5  rDev -18%

Wordslinger, May 26, 2012
Photo of nighthawk
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

341mL bottle with ambiguous code on back label poured into chalice.

Pours a hazy orange with gold highlights with a fizzy white head that dissipates very quickly.

Coriander, banana and clove on the nose, with a generous dose of alcohol.

Alcohol is prominent is a prominent taste, with lemon, banana and clove behind. Lots of belgian yeast flavours going on here.

Mouthfeel is light, with fizzy carbonation. About par for the style.

Not a bad beer by any shot, but nothing to write home about. Hits the average notes for the style.

nighthawk, Jul 30, 2011
Photo of ZorPrime
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Tasted on January 24th, 2009.

Pours as a golden yellow color with a nice head. Aroma is fruity (banana mainly) with some spices (however, very difficult to distinguish what spices, I'm not good at that). Tasted is very refreshing, complex. Taste is fruity and spicy, just like the aroma. The banana taste is light. Carbonation is high. For me this is not an every day beer, too rich IMO.

ZorPrime, May 26, 2009
Photo of kabritz
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

kabritz, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a golden color beer with a nice head when poured into glass. Carbonation is a bit low. Aroma of spice are really present and very tasteful. The alcohol is well hidden and overall this is another very refreshing beer from Cheval Blanc though not as good as its Belgian cousin.

Phyl21ca, Apr 22, 2005
Photo of fisherman34
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Blonde in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas of mild coriander, pear, yeast, and black pepper. Fairly sweet and heavy bodied. I think there’s a fair bit of wheat malt in there. Orange peel, and other savory spices become apparent in the mouth as well. A bit of an odd vegital note as well. A fairly good and spicy Belgian strong, but not in the same class as the classic La Chouffe.

fisherman34, Dec 29, 2005
Photo of Beersignal
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy golden ale with stark white foam of diminutive proportions. No real lasting power and no lacing.

The aromas are yeasty and fruity initially with notes of ripe pears up front and some malty sweetness. Hints of coriander and faint banana follow the sweetness and are joined by very dim traces of apples. Nice aromas!

Medium bodied and heady brew, flavours of yeast and grains up front with some residual sweetness. Very potent alcohol bite overwhelms any hints of fruit that might reside within but lets a peppery bite surface before washing away in a tide of warming fusel bitterness.

I could surely have more than one at one sitting, who knows maybe I could find more to this brew of cloaked complexity?

Beersignal, Jul 08, 2005
Photo of Swedes21
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

341 ml served in a chilled glass

Appearance - The beer pours a "dirty" amber/haze colour with a small amount of head that quickly disappears. The head is a solid white with some min lacing. There is low carbonation with a bunch of snow flake like sediment floating around.

Smell - I can smell dry banana's, some sweetness and not really much else.

Taste - The sweetness of the banana really comes through in this beer. There is a solid taste throughout the whole mouthfeel. The beer does not have much aftertaste to it.

Mouthfeel - decent amount of carbonation level adds to the banana taste. As well, brings a little bit more of a bitter aftertaste. I could also taste hints of apple/spice in the mouthfeel.

Drinkability - Besides the snow flake type of sediments in my beer, i found this to be a decent flavoured beer. Glad i tried it, would not stock it.

Swedes21, Dec 04, 2010
Photo of Quej
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured out of a 750mL container a light, hazy orange. Not much head, but leaves a nice lace.
S - Very yeasty and citrusy, lots of orange smells and some coriander.
T - Light tasting, quite yeasty and spicy, but not as strong in taste as I remember. Peachy and fruity, more than alcoholic.
M - A little flat, but quite smooth. Hide the alcohol quite well.
D - Decent but too yeasty to have more than one.

Quej, Apr 12, 2008
Photo of djcreepshow
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

djcreepshow, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of Noelito76
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Noelito76, May 26, 2014
Photo of Melomanemusher
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Melomanemusher, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of oldp0rt
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

oldp0rt, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of sdm9465
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

sdm9465, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of AnHeroicHippo
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

AnHeroicHippo, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of NightINgale
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

NightINgale, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of KalanM
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of 3Vandoo
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Palish blonde, the head dissapear really really fast., no life form of any sort in my glass. A tiny fruity smell, nothing much, quite a shy smell in fact.
a hoppy taste, a medium bitterness , and an apricot taste I perceived, it also gave me stomachaches.

3Vandoo, Jul 24, 2004
Photo of JOaikido
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- A lot of yeast sediment. Looks like the inside of a snow globe. Head deceases quickly and eventually dissappears. Blonde-yellow colour. Not very inspiring overall.

S- Yeasty/musty. Fruity aromas with some spice.

T- Strong yeast bottle-conditioned flavour. Alcohol a little too prominent (though not surprising considering the ABV). Touch of apple and sweetness than increases as it warms. A little bitterness in the finish. Good overall, but lacking complexity.

MF- Bite from alcohol and carbonation. Has some substance to it.

D- Despite the big yeast flecks and strong alcohol presence, this beer goes down quite well.

JOaikido, Sep 05, 2006
Photo of spinrsx
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a murky gold/amber colour with a small fizzy white head. There is a low to average amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing on the sides of the glass. The head stuck around for only a few minutes before it was gone. There is a ton of sediment.. the beer looks like a shaken snow globe.

Smell - bananas, cloves, wheat

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a nice level of carbonation, it feels creamy yet light. The most noticeable flavour is ripe bananas and cloves. Theer is also some white grape/apple flavour and some wheat. I can also taste the alcohol. It finishes with a slightly bitter banana aftertaste.

Drink - Another beer that I'm happy I tried.. but isn't anything to write home about.

spinrsx, Nov 03, 2010
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Blonde D'Achouffe from Brasseurs R.J.
83 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.