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Blonde D'Achouffe - Brasseurs R.J.

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83
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56 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.2%
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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EpicHobo1

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

07-10-2014 01:19:48 | More by EpicHobo1
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Noelito76

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-26-2014 12:50:14 | More by Noelito76
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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

05-17-2014 05:14:06 | More by Socialiste
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kabritz

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

11-11-2013 03:28:17 | More by kabritz
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves very little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Belgian yeast, peppery spices, banana and cloves. (Very Hefe like)

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some definite yeast followed by banana and cloves, some peppery spices and wheat malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 00:57:43 | More by SebD
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intoxabroad

Taiwan

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

10-20-2013 23:43:46 | More by intoxabroad
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AnHeroicHippo

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-09-2013 13:08:52 | More by AnHeroicHippo
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sdm9465

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-10-2013 12:19:25 | More by sdm9465
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-17-2013 13:58:25 | More by Whatup14
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DannyBaldoni

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18%

03-23-2013 22:28:41 | More by DannyBaldoni
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Haydn-Juby

Quebec (Canada)

4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 341ml bottle to a tulip glass

A: Yellow blonde color. Small one finger head that died down pretty quick and left minimal lacing. Seeing chunks floating in my beer was quite strange but it was interesting. I'm used to some sediment but this took it to a whole new level. lol.

S: Not much on the nose honestly. A slight bit of lemon citrus and some of the phenolicy yeast characters typical to this style of beer.

T: the citrus really opens up on the palate. Nice amounts of orange and lemon zest. I didn't think I was going to get to much flavor out of it based on its aroma but one sip changed my opinion. There is also a nice bit of banana and coriander too. Its pretty refreshing despite its high alcohol. Bitterness is also fairly low.

M: Fairly crisp and dry. The alcohol is really noticeable. Perhaps one of the better aspects of this beer.

O: I liked this beer and might consider picking it up again seeing as its a local brew and i'm assuming its cheap. (Got it as a gift). If it was decently priced I'd get some more otherwise its nothing spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 22:53:15 | More by Haydn-Juby
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Melomanemusher

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-23-2012 17:07:24 | More by Melomanemusher
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-29-2012 00:45:13 | More by KalanM
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-20-2012 00:51:30 | More by NightINgale
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djcreepshow

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-30-2012 06:09:48 | More by djcreepshow
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Founders_Fanatic

Michigan

3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought 660mL bottle and poured into a pint glass.
A: Golden orange, 1 finger of light head which fades quickly, very hazy, fine bubbles
T: Yeast, surprising amount of banana, clove, some alcohol.
M: Slight carbonation, medium body, dry, very drinkable
D: This is a solid beer. Belgian style beer with the banana taste is great. This is a sweeter summer beer. It was so good that I bought a bottle for my dad, and he loved it as well. Not too mention the bottle was $4.00 in Montreal

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 01:03:19 | More by Founders_Fanatic
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EinWeizenbitte

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-21-2012 02:23:54 | More by EinWeizenbitte
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Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18%

05-26-2012 06:42:15 | More by Wordslinger
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Mattgruv

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-14-2012 01:26:34 | More by Mattgruv
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-15-2012 13:45:34 | More by oldp0rt
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BeerMe42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-15-2011 22:04:57 | More by BeerMe42
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

660ml (qu'est-ce que c'est la?) bottle, procured via a trade with tbeckett - merci!

This beer pours a cloudy medium golden straw colour, with two fingers of thin creamy white head, which leaves some jagged hanging tiers of lace around the glass as it steadily retreats (no Gallic inference meant or implied whatsoever...). It smells prominently of banana and clove, yeasty wheat grain, and a decent warming alcohol. The taste is sweet bubblegum wheat malt, zingy clove, mashed banana, mild citrus pith, earthy yeast, and a well-behaved booze edge. The carbonation is quite understated, the body medium weight, a bit too heavily in the way of the sugar, but still adequately smooth. It finishes off-dry, the main challenge to the sweet malt arising in the form of a re-armed saccharine ethanol dryness.

While it's hard to remember any minute detail of the Low Countries original, this, on its own merits, comes off as a very convincing simulacrum, made as it is an ocean away. A nice balance of grain, yeast, spice and booze, that is surprisingly easy to imbibe.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 23:55:53 | More by biboergosum
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nighthawk

Nova Scotia (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 19:48:26 | More by nighthawk
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TheDeuce

New York

3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Blonde d’Achouffe…in a bottle from the Brewer’s mixed pack.

Appearance-mix of gold and amber, a wavy thick head rises and then leaves fast, leaving little more than tons of crackling bubbles
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Smell-banana and clove, yeast mixed with alcoholic burns, smoked and burnt sugar as well. Pungent.

Taste/Mouthfeel-initial burn on the tongue, strong banana notes mixed with burnt sugar. Yeasty doughy background on the malt, backs it up ok. Smoothness is ok. Medium to heavy mouthfeel. Finishes with a spicy hit of fruit and peppery haze. Other flavor notes that I did not were caramel and dried bread but they were light. Alcohol is actually well hidden after the initial crush.

Overall-interesting beer, one I’d try again, I like the way the alcohol is hidden for the most part. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2011 19:37:19 | More by TheDeuce
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Swedes21

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2010 01:28:52 | More by Swedes21
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Blonde D'Achouffe from Brasseurs R.J.
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