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McChouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
89
very good

828 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 828
Reviews: 489
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 26
Gots: 36 | 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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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-24-2011 02:25:25 | More by oldp0rt
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beerman999999

New York

5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-23-2011 02:47:35 | More by beerman999999
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-22-2011 21:40:41 | More by captainbearcat
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-22-2011 20:58:54 | More by brandoman63
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

11-22-2011 00:51:41 | More by PittBeerGirl
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JSkone09

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-22-2011 00:33:38 | More by JSkone09
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stevoj

Germany

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

11-21-2011 18:59:45 | More by stevoj
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-20-2011 19:52:41 | More by DoctorB2B
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mungus

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-20-2011 14:36:59 | More by mungus
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Vylo

New Jersey

4.9/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing beer, simply put.

I uncorked this expecting a decent, yet overall mediocre beer with my meal. I was taken back by the robust flavor of the beer. It was not only outstanding on its own, but enhanced the flavor of my meal (burger). I found myself savoring every sip of this fine drink. A complex and greatly enjoyable drink. If you are a fan of belgian ales, this will not fail to impress. I will be buying this regularly.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 14:06:02 | More by Vylo
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-18-2011 05:30:35 | More by Burt
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-15-2011 19:44:13 | More by ElGallo
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tonyf55

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-15-2011 05:50:03 | More by tonyf55
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JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-14-2011 19:08:57 | More by JRod1969
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avaldivia

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-14-2011 10:08:27 | More by avaldivia
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obrendano

Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

random choice from my local shop

A - heavy green bottle, cutesy elf character lets you know it's a Euro beer through and through. beer pours a burnt orange with traces of sediment. the head on this thing is absurd....foamy, sticky, highly active carbonation. very nice

S - smells slightly of Belgian yeast, fruity character present

T - having grown a little sick (often literally) of the Belgian taste, this is welcoming to me. slight classic funk, but the taste is a harmonizer, not lead. warm peppery malt gives way to a huge caramel and buttery taste, with a buttered bread finish.

M - very lively and sharp carbonation, body is medium but sticky, leaving the caramel and butter flavors all around your mouth for a while

O - can't complain at all about this one. very solid for the style and a very good beer all around

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 23:04:52 | More by obrendano
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review taken from notes. Thanks to jlindros for sharing.

A - Pours a slightly hazy mahogany with a very light thin head that leaves nice light side lacing.

S - Very light belgian yeast aromas, with some dark fruits light chocolate.

T - Very nice belgian yeast notes, some sweet carmel malts, good rich dark fruits, and some very nice chocolate (cocoa powder).

M - Nice carbonation here. It is not too heavy or syrupy.

O - I liked this beer. Not a bad offering from d'Achouffe.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 01:56:11 | More by rudzud
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evlu1441

Alberta (Canada)

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

It pours a rich, dark, and slightly hazy mahogany colour. The head is sparse and foamy .

The aroma is rich and fruity. Pear come through alongside some light cocoa in the background. The some rum notes come through as well alongside a slight boozy aspect.

The flavour is very aromatic and rich. A slight toffee flavour is present throughout. alongside a slight alcoholic warming component.

Overall, the flavour leaves a bit to be desired, but this is still worth checking out. An interesting take on a Scotch Ale from a belgian brewer.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 02:17:24 | More by evlu1441
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: 3/4" tan coloured head that left a nice lacing in my Duvel tulip over cloudy brown liquid.

S: Brown sugar, molasses, yeast, figs, quite a sweet smell.

T: Cloves and peppery hops up front, which transitions to a malty finish with molasses, figs, brown sugar and some alcohol.

M: Thick viscosity with a medium to high level of fine carbonation.

O: A better than average Dubbel that would be better if the alcohol taste did not come through as much.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 23:54:29 | More by DaftCaskBC
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Lynda for bringing this back from Belgium.

Light fizzy head quickly light lacing hazy ruby auburn color.

Nose earthy root like aromas, herbal, esters galore, molasses and syrupy almost candy, even a bit nutty.

Taste light malts, darker nutty malts, very earthy and slight herbal again, esters, chewy nougat almost, molasses and candy. Tons of fruit, plum, raisin, fig, date, etc. bit bitter and semi sweet.

Med bodied, dec carb, bit syrupy.

Overall nice Belgian strong dark/dubbel style, a bit much on the esters and sticky sweet flavors, but nice fruits balance it.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 00:09:05 | More by jlindros
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Mar02x

Netherlands

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

A - A dark redisch to brown hazy fluid with a fluffy off white head that stings to the glass.

S - Citrus and yeasty smell, smells like a double. There is not much sweetness in the smell.

T - Some sweet caramel and brown sugar, nicly in balance with the hops, vigs, dark fruit and other spices.

M - Good carbonation, perfect thickness for it's kind.

O - A good double, no doubt about it, nicely balanced.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2011 11:07:16 | More by Mar02x
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the bottle at De Kelk in Brugge during last week's trip to Belgium. Reviewed from notes.

Serve in a McChouffe chalice.

Pours dark brown with a nice, foamy light tan head. Good retention and plenty of lacing.

Nose brings loads of dark fruits and a bit of sweetness. Flavor falls along the same lines, though the two don't mix quite as well as in the nose. Medium body and good carbonation. Semi-dry finish. Well made and quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 20:02:04 | More by Thorpe429
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ggourde

Missouri

4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A beautiful deep brown with a big brown head.

Aroma: First smell out of the bottle was sweet caramel. A second whiff after the pour slight hops.

Mouthfeel: Happy bubbles to greet you followed by rich medium/full body.

Taste: sweet malt coming in, followed by very slight bitterness that lingers for short while.

Overall: Very happy with this 8%- went down real easy (actually a bit too easy I finished it before I was ready).

I bought this at a Belgian beer festival, and the promoters labeled this in their Specialty beer unfiltered brown ale category. I think that this is a better classification than BA's 'Belgian Strong Dark Ale'

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 12:59:32 | More by ggourde
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4000qtrap

Missouri

3.33/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Source/Serving: 750 mL bottle

S: Peppery brown bread crust. Fairy dry. Notes of espresso, and mocha with heavy, moderately complex spiciness as well as blackened bits of toast. Yeast spiciness actually stands up and perhaps slightly outperform the brown character which itself is quite rich and dry.

T: Similar to the nose with heaps of peppery brown bread crust which were ever so slightly burned. While not overwhelming dry, but all flavors tends to be dry. Dry pepper and complex spiciness, dry brown toasted quite melanoidin-y malts. Very little malty sweetness though. However, an overall lack of bitterness saves the palette from an unpleasant onslaught. Light mint, herbal hops round out the middle. Finish has a touch of minty herbal hop to it with lingering dark cocoa and spiced brown bread.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 00:54:02 | More by 4000qtrap
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dansmcd

Australia

4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Extreme dark brown, thin bubbly head, fleeting strands of lace.

S - Sweet malts, caramel, plum, figs. Nice.

T - Dark fruit and spice. Brown sugar over figs and plums. Some licorice. No bitterness to it at all. Very pleasant.

M - Moderate in body. Right carbonation.

O - A sweet, spicy nectar. No heat to it even as it warms. Delicious, just falls below the top BSDAs in terms of complexity.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 03:58:18 | More by dansmcd
McChouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
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