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McChouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

915 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 915
Reviews: 498
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 31
Gots: 65 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a turbid, chestnut, almost mahogany, color with a tan head that drops to a chunky raft and leaves some good lacing behind.
Smell is sweet, malt, faint dark fruit, white grapes, light yeast. Great balance.
Taste is exactly what you'd expect from the nose, grape juice, malt, sweetness, a faint yeastiness, some wood. Again, very well balanced.
A lot lighter bodied than anticipated, light effervescence, slightly warming and a faint dryness.

PorterLambic, Nov 07, 2014
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a goblet.

The 1-1/2 finger off-white head was composed of rather coarse bubbles. The beer itself was an opaque brown.

The aroma was not strong -- mostly malt with slight hops and tobacco.

The taste follows the aroma. It was sweet up-front. Slight hops and funk. Not an overly complex flavor profile.

The beer had a nice level of carbonation with a firm body.

Overall, this beer didn't quite live up to expectations, although I'd get it again. It offers a different take on a brown ale.

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Pours a dark brown copper color. Held up to the light a fiery red with some pink and boarders of yellow and gold is revealed. Small head which dissipates within a few minutes. Some light lacing.

Smells of freshly cut fruit: pears and apples along with some light pepper notes. Also some champagne.

Taste is more pears and apples with light carbonation and some prickliness. Medium bodied.

Finishes smooth without lingering too long. Easy to drink for an 8% avb.

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L: Looks good. Dark brown, somewhat muddy. Low head. Okay.

S: Chocolate and malt. Sweet and syrupy.

T: Surprisingly very mellow up front. Really weird. Then the chocolate cocoa rushes forward with some sweet vanilla underneath it. A yeastiness lingers with the chocolate. The bit of the cocoa then melts away to a longer sweetness with a mild bread yeastiness.

F: Mouthfeel is good but the sweetness runs a little long.

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McChouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
90 out of 100 based on 915 ratings.