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McChouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
89
very good

850 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 850
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 28
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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snakeayes11

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-04-2014 04:24:01 | More by snakeayes11
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jonb5

United Kingdom (England)

4.01/5  rDev +0.8%

330ml bottle, poured into La Chouffe chalice. A: Very dark mahogany, 90% opaque,
two finger tanned head which faded quickly leaving a bit of lacing. S: Brown sugar
and mollases, some yeast. T: Fudge, prune, fig quite sweet but not boozy. M:
Smooth, decent carbonation, thick but not cloying. O: Good, a beer without obvious
faults, only minus point was the fact it can be interchanged with quite a few other
BSDAs.

02-28-2014 19:25:45 | More by jonb5
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

02-28-2014 06:13:34 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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shelby415

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

02-23-2014 05:40:53 | More by shelby415
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Sirre

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

02-19-2014 19:43:48 | More by Sirre
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-15-2014 17:58:15 | More by pathman
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-09-2014 22:16:29 | More by Goldndomer
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Act25

New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev +4%

"McChouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe", sounds like a sneeze, in a squat brown bottle, legend has it as a Scottish Strong Ale collaboration.
A: Winning mahogany, hazy pour with stiff lacey head, that lasts and sticks all the way to the end of my tulip glass. Nicely carbonated and lively.
S: Meditation beer. Candy store, candied apples, cider, berries, yeast, fire, must, hops.
T: Follows the smell with a candied start, then it's a powerful, complex blend that keeps your tongue teasing out the flavors like kisses of grapes, figs, raisens, grassy hops, spice, powdered chocolate, pepper, nuts, zinfandel, minerals.
F: The beer is medium and feels tingly light, thus has the right body given the ABV and the complexity. Finishes clean and cidery.
Ardennes water at the core, this is a must try.

02-09-2014 00:29:42 | More by Act25
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-02-2014 13:52:27 | More by Sspeer1
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

02-01-2014 16:30:34 | More by ShepardCommander
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WynnO

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-31-2014 00:42:57 | More by WynnO
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paleoplant

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-30-2014 02:39:37 | More by paleoplant
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-30-2014 02:26:00 | More by AnitaBrewski
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rixcat

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-29-2014 01:54:29 | More by rixcat
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-26-2014 21:22:48 | More by Mack
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bckayaalp

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-25-2014 21:09:43 | More by bckayaalp
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

01-19-2014 23:29:13 | More by Lehighace06
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LoveStout

New York

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

01-19-2014 19:02:11 | More by LoveStout
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.85/5  rDev -3.3%

Best before Jan 2016. Poured into a tulip.

Another solid d’Achouffe beer! A beer I will drink again, but not outstanding in any characteristic. 3.75

A – Pours a dark opaque brown with a mousey tan one-finger head, dies down to a constant thin layer, good carbonation, some average lacing 3.75

S – Bready, yeasty, slight spice/phenolic 4.25

T – A heavier Belgian pale. Just a hint of molasses sweetness. 3.75

MF – Medium bodied, with a dry finish. Sharp in the middle. 3.75

01-19-2014 02:37:34 | More by Sludgeman
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-16-2014 01:47:22 | More by alex_hart
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Metal4Breakfast

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-15-2014 05:02:10 | More by Metal4Breakfast
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

01-13-2014 20:37:40 | More by mattmarka1
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BeerDocT

Georgia

4.01/5  rDev +0.8%

My Dark Belgian Ale obsession continues... .

Appearance 4.0: Poured out a lovely dark, deep brown. Nice 1/2" head quickly faded into an attractive foamy residue. Good lacing.

Smell 3.5: Very subdued bouquet on this beer. What I do smell is good: phenols, caramel, Belgian yeast. Just a shame there is not more of it in the nose.

Taste 4.25: Front is sweet on the front of the mouth, almost the tip of the tongue. This spreads over the entirety of the palate and is wonderfully warming. Middle is smooth and delicious, but with balanced tastes of noble hops and caramel malt. Finish is slightly spicy thanks to the yeast and also there is a pleasant smokiness along with a cloying taste of caramelized sugar. Aftertaste is somewhat sweet, but then takes a 180 degree turn and becomes dry, uplifting to the palate and utterly refreshing.

Mouthfeel 4.0: Carbonation is spot on for the style and the ABV and the bubble serve to break up the somewhat sweet taste.

Overall 4.0: Pleasant, but very complex and enjoyable. This is a beer that deceives you with its goofy little smurf-like character and its whimsical talk on the back of the bottle about the Chouffe and his Scottish friend, but make no mistake. This is a serious brew from artisans who are experts in the art of brewing. I would recommend this beer to any and all fans of Belgian beer, especially those who are fans of the Dark Side...er, style. ;)

01-13-2014 06:07:43 | More by BeerDocT
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KeeganRohovich

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

01-09-2014 22:03:52 | More by KeeganRohovich
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Jose9e

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-06-2014 20:25:00 | More by Jose9e
McChouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
89 out of 100 based on 850 ratings.