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McChouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
89
very good

892 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 892
Reviews: 494
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 31
Gots: 58 | 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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3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into sniffler glass. BB date April 2016.

L - Hazy, dark brown/ruby. Pours a patchy offwhite head.

S - some bready malts and white wine, but there is a huge whiff of cooking yeasts, pepper and eggs. Repugnant.

T - Luckily the taste is better than the smell - brown sugars, earthy yeast, dried fruit (figs), caramel with a sweet malt base that rises up towards the finish. Very well balanced.

F - lively carbonation for style, alcohol is muted, medium bodied, slick texture.

O - tidy beer, well balanced taste, and im impressed with both the mouthfeel and muted alcohol. The only let down is the smell - the fresh yeast smell isn't pleasant, so block your nose when you drink!

chogm54, Oct 17, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +7.5%

I could drink this stuff by the bucketful. Smooth, packed with flavors of figs, grape, pepper. So easy to drink. Medium body. Some spiciness and bitterness. Dangerously delicious.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330 ml squat bottle with a BB date of 4/2016 ... plenty of time remaining but the little gnome on the label called out to me from the refrigerator and I couldn't resist.

Pours hazy dark brown with a durable tan head. Excellent lacing left on the sides of my St. Bernardus snifter.

Aroma: complex and variable, or so it seems. Spicy and yeasty with some alcohol esters an a hint of vanilla.

Flavor: better and more stable if less complex than the aroma. Typical bitter-sweet balance for style (lightly sweet) but perhaps a bit more bitter and sweet than average. Plenty of dark ripe and dried fruit notes, including raisins, dates and dried plums. Faintly yeasty, bready and spicy with a touch of vanilla.

Feel: medium+ carbonation is soft but seems a little bit too high; medium body.

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11.2oz bottle. Pours a dark cloudy brown with a medium lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet dark fruit, plums, Belgian yeast and bread notes. Taste same as aroma with mild bitterness and tart notes. Palate is a medium body with good carbonation. Finishes with dark fruit, plums some raisins, Belgian yeast, bread and tart notes followed by mild bitterness on the end. Aroma and taste get stronger as it warms up. Overall a very good, full flavored brew.

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McChouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
89 out of 100 based on 892 ratings.