1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

McChouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

Not Rated.
McChouffeMcChouffe

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

818 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 818
Reviews: 489
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 24
Gots: 30 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of McChouffe Alström Bros
Ratings: 818 | Reviews: 489 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of JSkone09
JSkone09

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-22-2011 00:33:38 | More by JSkone09
Photo of rEBELlION
rEBELlION

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-16-2014 21:00:11 | More by rEBELlION
Photo of Whiskeydeez
Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-10-2013 14:56:22 | More by Whiskeydeez
Photo of BillRoth
BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-11-2013 00:59:52 | More by BillRoth
Photo of monkeybeerbelly
monkeybeerbelly

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-04-2014 16:08:40 | More by monkeybeerbelly
Photo of ElGallo
ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-15-2011 19:44:13 | More by ElGallo
Photo of bluerabbit
bluerabbit

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-13-2013 03:23:24 | More by bluerabbit
Photo of DelMontiac
DelMontiac

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-18-2013 03:09:05 | More by DelMontiac
Photo of JAHMUR
JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-29-2011 04:04:35 | More by JAHMUR
Photo of gr0g
gr0g

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-16-2013 02:29:03 | More by gr0g
Photo of PthPndr
PthPndr

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-01-2011 22:58:30 | More by PthPndr
Photo of bmoney
bmoney

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-14-2012 23:13:57 | More by bmoney
Photo of mrfrancis
mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-18-2013 23:17:57 | More by mrfrancis
Photo of Muhly
Muhly

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 33 cl bottle into snifter.

A-Dark, to the point of being opaque, brown. Big foamy brown head with decent retention. Good strong lines of lacing left behind as head drops.

S-Prominent dark malts with hints of alcohol of spice.

T-Rich and sweet malts at the front of the tongue. Spicy nutmeg and cloves with some hints of hop bitterness finish things off.

M-Moderately full mouthfeel with low to moderate carbonation. A bit of astringency from the hops and good warmth from the alcohol finishes things off.

O-The first belgian dark I've tried. A nice complex and clean drinking beer. I really dig the look of this beer. Spot on for the style from what I read at least :p

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 03:07:28 | More by Muhly
Photo of Gww1864
Gww1864

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-23-2013 02:07:37 | More by Gww1864
Photo of Rayek
Rayek

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

A: Cloudy chestnut, despite a very careful pour. A huge cream head just kept growing and growing. It eventually settled to a rocky cloud floating atop the beer. Leaves incredible amounts of lace.

S: Slightly musty. There's a lot of toffee, grass and lemon, plus a slight yeasty funkiness.

T: Bittersweet toffee dominates. It's joined by a lemon and black tea bitterness. There's a very faint smokiness in the background. Things get really interesting toward the end, as a sourdough bread flavor joins in. The sourdough joins with the tea flavor to create a very interesting finish. A mild alcohol warmth ties everything together at the end.

M: The body is very light, given the ABV. It's light enough that even the high level of carbonation can't keep it from feeling a bit watery.

D: Looks good, smells good and tastes good. That pretty much sums it. A better mouthfeel would put it over the top, but three out of four ain't bad. Overall, a very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2009 04:13:42 | More by Rayek
Photo of DrNo
DrNo

Australia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-22-2012 10:57:08 | More by DrNo
Photo of dcmchew
dcmchew

Romania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-06-2013 17:17:42 | More by dcmchew
Photo of jjayjaye
jjayjaye

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You can see through the clear mahogany colored darkness. A gentle pour yields a huge fizzy light tan head that resists fading and settles to surface leaving a spotty lacing pattern. The smell has that earthy Belgian yeast with brown sugar, graham cracker and a little caramel. Nicely carbonated, the mouth feel is light and effervescent. The taste is interesting as well. I like the association to a Scottish Abbey Ale. The flavors are similar to the aroma. There is a light after taste, almost like a cola, with the spicy note of a Scotch Style that lingers nicely. I'm already seeing signs of wide interpretation with this style. A decent drinker; the 8% ABV is warming. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2008 19:07:28 | More by jjayjaye
Photo of Jerryt0000
Jerryt0000

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-17-2014 03:56:44 | More by Jerryt0000
Photo of Robje
Robje

Australia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-10-2012 00:48:44 | More by Robje
Photo of jim_carignan
jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-06-2013 02:11:21 | More by jim_carignan
Photo of andrewfjohnson
andrewfjohnson

Northwest Territories (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-04-2013 00:17:44 | More by andrewfjohnson
Photo of THECPJ
THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-24-2012 22:59:04 | More by THECPJ
Photo of bcsbeer
bcsbeer

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-15-2014 22:12:16 | More by bcsbeer
McChouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
89 out of 100 based on 818 ratings.