McChouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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89
very good

930 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 930
Reviews: 500
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 31
Gots: 72 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie d'Achouffe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV varies from time to time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 09-22-2001)
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Nice deep oak color with a nice retention of head, but not as much as a regular Bulgium style beer. But remember this is a Artisanal Belgium Brown Ale.

S- Yeasty with a big fruit and caramel finish. Get a big nose full of this one, it has some great aromas.

T- Dry, Sweet, Fruity, Yeasty, Caramel, with a hint of apple.

M- A balanced carbonated beer with a dry finish.

D- This is a greatly balanced beer that a beginner in Belgium beers would be happy with. Also try out the very intresting Tripple IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is more brown than black, but it seems as if very few rays of light get through it. The creamy beige head that sits on top is substantial and long lasting. Aroma is sweet, fruity, musty and herbal. My first impression upon drinking is the solid earthy foundation of this brew. A leathery and musty presence. Then I am bombarded by an herbalness that is wrapped in spicy hop tones. And I discover the sweet malt that is blanketed with candy coated goodness. I love the taste of this beer. Mouthfeel has a nicely carbonated effervescence about it. Body is about medium. And the drinkability is substantial given that this brew is 8.5 a/v and I can't uncover any signs of ethanol.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy dark mahogany brown with ruby highlights. The head is a huge rocky mass that hangs around awhile and leaves sheets of lacing.

Smell is strong caramel malt base with dark fruit, chocolate, and alcohol.

Taste is exceptionally smooth and balanced. Cherries and chocolate are the dominating flavors. Bready yeasty spices and a slight mustiness add nice complexity. I am surpised at the dryness in the finish, but only mild bitterness. Alcohol is well concealed.

Mouthfeel is medium to full. Nice and creamy.

This is a very tasty treat. Certainly worth seeking out.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 25.4 oz bottle

Appearance - Tanish brown with a nice,foamy 1 inch head, plenty of lacing.

Smell - Sweet malts, caramel, brown sugars, farmhouse funky yeasts. Lots of spices.Cherry, apples, plum, rasin.

Taste - Very malty with plenty of spices. Has a very fruity, dr.pepper cherry rasin flavor. Plenty of caramel, toffee and brown sugars. Has a smokey, burnt flavor that ends dry and malty. Cocoa also is a flavor that sticks out. This beer really has a scotch/wee heavy taste going on.

Mouthfeel - Loads of malts and spices hit the tounge along with toffee, caramel and belgium yeasts. Palate gets more sugars, malts and the wee heavy mix of malt/toffee/caramel. Aftertaste is dry, sweet and malty.

Overall - This is really tasty. A combo of brown ale,wee heavy and belgian strong ale. Loads of flavor, smooth and really easy to drink. Had no idea what to expect. Balanced and unique, this beer is different from anything ive had before. Each time i take a sip, i discover something else. THis is a excellent beer, i hope you give this a shot.

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McChouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
89 out of 100 based on 930 ratings.