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McChouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
89
very good

853 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 853
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 29
Gots: 46 | 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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JeltMaaj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

06-22-2014 23:17:08 | More by JeltMaaj
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tree777

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-22-2014 03:26:24 | More by tree777
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Cburden

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

06-18-2014 20:05:06 | More by Cburden
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MQ3867

Portugal

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-17-2014 16:42:25 | More by MQ3867
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Tarso

Brazil

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

06-14-2014 13:55:09 | More by Tarso
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

06-12-2014 04:37:42 | More by GRG1313
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dacrza1

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +3.8%

DATE REVIEWED: June 6, 2014... GLASSWARE: Chimay chalice... OCCASION: a week of returning to workouts--protein is welcome!... APPEARANCE: dark purple body; soft, wispy off-white head that thins out to an uneven, varied density; nice, intricate lacing... AROMA: immediate prune and apple; hops are aromatic and yeast adds some funk to an otherwise sweet malt... PALATE: thick, creamy, a bit chewy, and warming; easy-drinking and dry at the finish; a fleet, discrete presence--good, solid brown ale base... TASTE: grape and prune are the dominant flavors; smoky malt surprises, as does the lack of alcohol; rather flat at the finish... OVERALLL: a classy, slightly subdued version of tits usual and Christmas varieties; situation is key--introduced this at Thanksgiving a decade ago, but it didn't pair with the main courses well; as a nightcap, it can open with its complexity or close with its strength....

06-12-2014 02:26:12 | More by dacrza1
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scottbham

Washington

4.54/5  rDev +14.1%

Don't have time for tasting notes on this one. Just want to update: Opened a bottle from April '12 and it's still excellent. Not preferred cellar temp (~60F). Very enjoyable right now, sweetness has subsided into a very relaxed melange of brown Belgian goodness. Nary a breath of alcohol and pure delicate quench on the back of the tongue. Hope my ambiguity inspires you to try and/or pop it now.

06-09-2014 06:22:09 | More by scottbham
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

06-08-2014 20:05:30 | More by Hellpop65
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ThaneMcC

Kansas

3.86/5  rDev -3%

A: pours a dark reddish, brown with soapy off white head that rapidly dissipates

S: malty aromas, burnt caramel, hint of banana and other fruity esters

T: malty sweet up front, with finish of more significant hops and a slight metallic twang - clean finish

M: a surprisingly thin mouth feel, doesn't have the fullness of other beers in this genre

O: not a bad brown ale, but I wouldn't go out of my way to find a store that sell it

06-08-2014 18:13:08 | More by ThaneMcC
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khargro2

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-04-2014 00:04:15 | More by khargro2
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stephy1771

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-03-2014 01:57:00 | More by stephy1771
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vamil95ce

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-01-2014 02:16:52 | More by vamil95ce
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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-28-2014 13:22:41 | More by Andy_Luft
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-26-2014 21:59:05 | More by outoffocus
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Pug

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

05-21-2014 02:48:12 | More by Pug
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Jerryt0000

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-17-2014 03:56:44 | More by Jerryt0000
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FLima

Brazil

4.1/5  rDev +3%

Dark brown reddish color with a thick two finger beige head with medium retention and leaving some good laces.
Good aroma of prunes, caramels and crystalized and dark fruits.
Nice flavor with notes of roasted and caramel malts, raisins, prunes, figs, spices (cloves, white pepper), cocoa powder , mild licorice, tangerine citrusy, Belgian yeast, muscatel grapes and herbal and earthy hops. A bit of smokiness and candied sugar as well. Quite dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness and a residual elegant spiciness.
Medium body with slightly effervescent carbonation. Alcohol of 8% abv is very well hidden.
This is a great Belgian Strong Dark Ale, well balanced, tasty and pleasant to drink. Not overly complex at first, but reveals its notes throughout the degustation. Not really a sipper once it can be very drinkable, but you still want to take it slowly to harvest all it has to offer.

05-17-2014 02:06:38 | More by FLima
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bcsbeer

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-15-2014 22:12:16 | More by bcsbeer
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

05-11-2014 20:03:48 | More by mikeburd1128
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-11-2014 03:37:21 | More by Georgiabeer
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-04-2014 22:57:08 | More by hansavijaticar
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monkeybeerbelly

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-04-2014 16:08:40 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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dmorgan310

Panama

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

05-04-2014 06:27:35 | More by dmorgan310
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JazzDrew

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

05-04-2014 04:16:46 | More by JazzDrew
McChouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
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