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McChouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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very good

940 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 940
Reviews: 504
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
Wants: 33
Gots: 80 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mitchster on 09-22-2001

ABV varies from time to time.
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4.52/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The last of the commonly available Chouffe offerings I've yet to try.

A - Poured into a goblet. Trademark Chouffe head, dark brown body. Head settles to a small cap, some concentric rings.

S - Roasted malts, some raisin. Maple also seems to want to come to mind. Notes of chocolate, prune, date. Doesn't smell like much cold but really opens up with a few degrees' warming.

T - Hah! Right away, there's that spicy Chouffe yeast. They use such a lively, distinct yeast - lots of clove, nutmeg, menthol. Reminds me of the N'ice Chouffe, though perhaps a bit tighter, which is saying somethihg. A little sweet maple syrup, but the spicy yeast character helps dry that out in the finish. Use of Goldings hops also noted - quite a different earthy hop character for a Belgian Dark.

F - Sits well on the palate with a deft touch for a full-bodied beer. Chouffe always nails the feel aspect.

D - Not your standard Belgian Dark, nevertheless, this drinks beautifully. Kick back, relax and enjoy the contents of the 750ml bottle. This cross between BSDA and Scottish Ale is not as daring an idea as the Houblon Chouffe, but the deft touch of a master artisan brewer is still quite evident here. You can't go wrong with Brasserie d'Achouffe.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Taphouse on Queensway in Hampton, VA.

Appearance: Served in a chalice, it is a dark amber brown color, with 1 finger tan head, leaves considerable lacing

Smell: Very fruity, reminds me most of sweet grapes and cherries, with some good darker malts

Taste: Very sweet, I would almost consider it a desert beer. It is mostly sweet grapes and cherries, with a good helping of Belgian yeast funk. Very complex and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, very smooth texture

Overall: This was awesome. Had no idea this was even available on tap. Not cheap, but worth it. Will definitely look for in bottles.

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McChouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
89 out of 100 based on 940 ratings.