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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 goodbyeohio
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
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!

goodbyeohio, Jun 10, 2005
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 vwahaszee
3.88/5  rDev +6%
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.

vwahaszee, Apr 15, 2005
Photo of baiser
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

baiser, Mar 08, 2005
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 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 ColForbin
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

ColForbin, Feb 25, 2004
Photo of Rastacouere
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Rastacouere, Feb 17, 2004
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Blonde D'Achouffe from Brasseurs R.J.
83 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.