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McChouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
89
very good

890 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 890
Reviews: 494
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 31
Gots: 57 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Andy_Luft, May 28, 2014
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Pug, May 21, 2014
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Jerryt0000, May 17, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

FLima, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

bcsbeer, May 15, 2014
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mikeburd1128, May 11, 2014
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Georgiabeer, May 11, 2014
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hansavijaticar, May 04, 2014
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monkeybeerbelly, May 04, 2014
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dmorgan310, May 04, 2014
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JazzDrew, May 04, 2014
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davidwhatshisnam, May 03, 2014
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thatoneguymike, Apr 30, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

33cl bottle (08 2016) into a tulip. Brown color, two finger tan head that settles down pretty quickly, some lacing. Sweet malty aroma. The taste starts spicy, followed by a sweet but not sugary taste of roasted malts that grows in the mouth, finishing with a dry malty aftertaste. Slight alcohol in the taste. Medium-light body with a medium carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Overall an enjoyable beer but not that special.

JTuomi, Apr 26, 2014
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marmstrong1212, Apr 15, 2014
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Docrock, Apr 12, 2014
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McChouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
89 out of 100 based on 890 ratings.