Brune D'Achouffe - Brasseurs R.J.
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3.56/5 rDev -3%
Served from a 341ml bottle to a tulip
A: Amber/brown color with a two finger head. Retention was decent so was lacing. Carbonation is constantly streaming up the sides of the glass. INTENSE sediment presence in the beer. This kind of displeases me actually and is a bit of a turnoff when there's this much.
S: Dark fruits, some breadyness and a slight touch of alcohol.
T: Figs and raisins are the dominant fruity flavors in this beer. Brown sugar is also present in diminished amounts. Maybe a touch of cloves. Belgian yeast character is present and makes the beer bready tasting. A Slight bit of caramel malts is also there. Alcohol was actually quite detectable. Bitterness was mild to low.
M: Well carbonated and filling. Fairly dry.
O: Alright but nothing I would pay for again. The sediment really grosses me out to be honest and alcohol as too noticeable for me.
05-13-2013 20:19:42 | More by Haydn-Juby
3.86/5 rDev +5.2%
750mL bottle from Broue Ha Ha, been sitting in the cellar for about six months now, hoping for some mellowing action.
Poured into a goblet. A hazy chocolate brown, with about a half inch of head that quickly recedes into a thin ring.
Nose is brown sugar, spices, and a nice fruity smell - banana, orange and figs perhaps.
Tasty brew, I have to say, and a big step up from the Blonde. Chocolate, brown sugar, fruit, spices, a bit of yeast.
Carb a bit strong, even after a few months, but theres some chewiness to it.
Not bad, certainly a damned decent dark ale. Alcohol is well-masked. It doesn't go beyond many of the style, but it ain't bad.
01-16-2013 03:37:40 | More by JohnnyBarman
3.93/5 rDev +7.1%
A: No head formation as the style suggest. Colour is a clear rich brown.
S: Raisins, plum, sweet, flowery. There is no alcohol smell and just a hint of caramel in the background.
T: Malty with a hint of raisins and plums. Alcohol is very low in flavour and yet you get a bit of the feel in the end
M: Carbonation is high but pleasant and withing style. Medium body with a bit of warmth.
O: This is a great belgian strong dark ale style. Most aspects are on style except the head that I just could not get to pour. Will have to try an other bottle with a different glace and will modify review in case it does change. This is a must in my fridge for sure.
09-26-2012 01:06:59 | More by Kremlock
4.08/5 rDev +11.2%
I had a 341 ml bottle of this beer last night in a Stella Artoise glass. The beer had a brownish cloudy colour with yeast in suspension. The head was about 1 1/2 inches and lasted for quite a while. The smell was typical of belgium brews and had a nice touch of spices. The taste goes along the same lines, and I have to say the 8.50% alcool was very well hidden. Overall I think it is a well done replicate of the original La Chouffe brune of Belgium. Definately worth a try!!
09-02-2011 14:22:37 | More by francisfilion
3.63/5 rDev -1.1%
Bottle from Broue HAHA.
A - Pours a sort of dark orange kinda colour. Maybe dark copper? Very cloudy. Tons of yeast sediment and lot's of carbonation. Solid one finger light brown head that looks pretty thick. Great thick retention with a nice cap remaining and chunks of lacing.
S - Sweet spice, honey, fruit and yeast.
T - Good orange, spice, yeast, and good fruitiness. Peppery spice with nice orange and some slight dark fruit.
M - Good carbonation, maybe a bit much. Full body but it's hard to tell with the extreme carbonation.
O/D - Not too shabby of a brown. Could use less spice and carbonation. Not overly complex but very smooth and a good one to sip.
07-30-2011 23:45:04 | More by tbeckett
3.5/5 rDev -4.6%
A- hazzy burnt copper pour. Half finger light tan head. White chunks floating around in total suspension. Carbonation is active.
S- belgian spices, yeast, dark fruits. Bananas and cinnamon. Slight alcoholic smell. Toasted malts adding an extra layer of sweetness.
T- brown sugar and yeast. Bready notes and belgian spices. Slight alcohol warmth. Cinnamon and a little vanilla. Faint metallic taste.
M- medium bodied, slight alcohol warmth. Carbonation is lively and adds a nice balance to tge flavor profile.
O- great representation in style. The tastes aren't as delicate as the real belgian styles but still very good beer.
05-12-2011 22:01:19 | More by korguy123
3.55/5 rDev -3.3%
Appearance - The beer pours a brown colour with a small off white fizzy head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there isn't a whole lot of lacing. The head didn't last for long and there is a ton of little floaties all over the beer. It really does look like a freshly shaken snow globe.
Smell - malts, wheat, bananas, cloves
Taste & Mouth - There is actually a high amount of carbonation and the beer feels nice on the tongue. The most noticeable flavours are bananas, a brown sugar sweetness, and wheat mixed with cloves. The beer finishes with a banana and spice mix aftertaste.
Drink - This beer although not visually pleasing it actually pretty damn tasty. If you happen to see it on the shelves, give it a try.
11-18-2010 00:33:41 | More by spinrsx
4.05/5 rDev +10.4%
This wasn't my first bottle of the six pack, so at this point, I knew not to pour out the last inch or so, cause damn there are some big yeast chunks in there. Very nice medium brown colour, but the head died quickly and it was hard to re-instate even with some intense swirling.
Smell is pretty promising; lots of spice with maybe a touch of alcohol. Sipping confirms this; this one's got lots of clove, some cinnamon, brown-sugar/caramel malt flavours, some tart fruitiness, and a slight but noticeable touch of alcohol at the end. Not amazing, but definitely enjoyable.
Plenty of carbonation provides a nice mouthfeel (and leaves me perplexed as to how I couldn't get much of a head to happen). Pretty easy to drink too, I got through this glass pretty quick and wouldn't mind another.
04-11-2010 05:30:10 | More by notdan
3.9/5 rDev +6.3%
Fortunately, I was warned to pour carefully. Light mahogany colour, just slightly cloudy (my portion was from the bottom half of the bottle) with a frothy head that laced nicely. Minor carbonation visible.
Spicy nose, fresh citrusy (almost floral) notes and yeasty (lees).
Sweet and fruity with coriander and other spices. Nicely balanced, and since I like that taste of lees in the beer, I'm happy with this. It's yummy.
Medium-to-full mouthfeel with a light touch of carbonation. Like it. The 8.5% alcohol isn't terribly noticeable.
This is really drinkable. With food in front of me, this would just keep going down and down...
03-21-2010 19:14:46 | More by nokes
3.35/5 rDev -8.7%
Bottle sample courtesy of MDS, tasted at HYDE's tasting last month. Mahogony pour, with a thin beige ring of head present. Prunes, sugar plums, raisins, and wood in the nose. Brown sugar flavours mixed with alcohol, with lingering prune/malt flavours. Smooth, ABV not detected. Good. Thanks Mikey!
03-02-2010 13:51:22 | More by mrmanning
4.05/5 rDev +10.4%
Poured a cloudy hazey amber/yellow.
Smell is spciey with cloves and Cinnamon. Nice smell.
Taste: complex and intersting. Its actually difficult to place at first. Cloves, pepper, cardamon, butter toffee. Nice flavor.
Easy drinking, particularly given the 8.5%. Just a touch of warming touch.
12-03-2009 02:09:53 | More by jbonapar
Brune D'Achouffe from Brasseurs R.J.
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