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Blonde D'Achouffe - Brasseurs R.J.

Blonde D'AchouffeBlonde D'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
83
good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.87%


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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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

4.65/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy orange. Head is a bit wimpy and loose looking.
S - Fruity, yeasty, citrusy. Notes of tangerine and spice. Medicinal
T - Tangeries, ginger, and a slight bitterness in the finish. Compared to the La Chouffe, this seems more in-your-face, with bolder spice and esters, but less complex.
M - Slightly syrupy, thinner than the Belgian, but quite nice nonetheless. Carbonation is softer.
D - Nice, "light" Belgian.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2006 22:59:52 | More by allergictomacros
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fisherman34

Manitoba (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2005 15:42:37 | More by fisherman34
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ViveLaChouffe

Georgia

4.47/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Picked up a bomber in a Metro grocery store in Quebec City, 7/2005.

Pours a hazy pale orange, frothy and lacy ivory head. Smells of spicy apples and citrus.

Tastes of spicy clove and black pepper. Fruity malt, gree apple and white raisin. Nice dry finish. Mouth is crisp and dry with a lingering spiciness. It's smooth, sneaky smooth and would be truly easy to knock off 2 or 3 bombers with ease.

Not as tasty as the original La Chouffe but not to be missed if you can lay your hands on it. A must for me whenever I find myself in Quebec.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2005 00:03:01 | More by ViveLaChouffe
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Beersignal

Quebec (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -9%
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?

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2005 01:54:52 | More by Beersignal
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at the Volo. Poured a hazy golden yellow, tight creamy white head, lots of lace. Smell is sweet and fruity, like strawberries, various spices are present, orange and coriander. Taste starts out spicy, sweet and malty, then pleasant fruitiness, I didn't taste any of the alcohol, but got the warming. Pretty smooth, full and tasty, like a less harsh la Fin du Monde.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2005 16:05:04 | More by Viggo
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goodbyeohio

Oregon

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

very yellow. not cloudy like the common chouffe. sticky lace with sporadic thin layer of head. nose is buttery and carries with it a milder version of the classic brett flowery chouffe nose. chouffe lite.

already, comparison is dragging this thing down albeit not bad

flavor is big sweet malts with coriander and horse blanket.. buttery citrus. nice tangy aftertaste shows up, but that butterscotch overwhelms in the finish and hangs around all through the ride.

not bad and way drinkable for 8%, but nothing compared to la grande choufffeee!!!

as that guy with the name says, viva la chouffe!

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2005 21:29:43 | More by goodbyeohio
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2005 14:00:49 | More by Phyl21ca
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vwahaszee

Quebec (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I look at the numbers above, I see good listed several times. That's what this beer was, good, not great, like it's brown counterpart. The alcohol could definitely be sensed more easily here than in Brune D'Achouffe. Kind of spicy, but thats mixed in to the rich fruity flavor. Well carbonated and not too heavy this is overall a quality Belgian Pale Ale with a bit of spice that makes it different.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2005 04:20:10 | More by vwahaszee
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baiser

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy pale yellow, with a fluffy white head. Aroma of lemon, spices, yeast and pepper. Taste was excellent. Alcohol was well hidden. Quite fruity, yeasty, phenolic, spicy and balanced by a dry, hop bitterness. Fluffy, medium bodied, and smooth mouthfeel. Nice on draught.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2005 07:02:34 | More by baiser
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3Vandoo

Quebec (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2004 01:21:19 | More by 3Vandoo
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.93/5  rDev -20.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2004 04:16:32 | More by Sammy
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ColForbin

New Hampshire

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was brewed "under license" from the original Belgian brewery.

Appearance: A slightly cloudy, golden ale. Pours with a slight head that quickly fades. I used a Rapscallion glass for this tasting.
Smell: Very interesting; full of coriander, cloves, and some savory (cardamom?) notes.
Taste: Very spicy, coriander, cloves, pepper, maybe a little orange peel. Hard to see through the spice to any malt, but the is a subtle yeasty breadiness.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, full body, very lightly carbonated. Hides the alcohol well.
Drinkability: Suffers a bit from too much spiciness, but isn't the overpowering kind of spice that you get with ginger or cinnamon flavored beers. Could perhaps use some conditioning in the cellar to mellow out a bit.

I haven't had the original Achouffe, but I have had McChouffe. McChouffe was much more subtle than this beer, and I assume the same could be said for Achouffe. This beer was good enough that I will be seeking out the original. I encourage seeking this version out if you happen to be in Quebec.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2004 01:22:54 | More by ColForbin
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Rastacouere

Quebec (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden ale with a big head. Coriander, yeasts and orange in the nose. Yeasty taste, but perhaps not as much as most other Cheval Blanc. Lots of malt, curacao, banana, coriander. Hoppier than I expected, dry finish. Definitly not a real chouffe, but pretty solid nevertheless.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2004 14:41:48 | More by Rastacouere
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Blonde D'Achouffe from Brasseurs R.J.
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