La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,061 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,061
Reviews: 829
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 136
Gots: 236 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie d'Achouffe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-24-2001)
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Photo of jetpilot12
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very solid, strong beer with not much kick.

Photo of Tim725
3.33/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Little too sweet for my taste. Not bad though

Photo of MrDell
3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of simoen
2.64/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

mooie kleur en geur maar smaak valt tegen

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

one of the classics. i think this basically defines the genre of belgian strong pale ale. it has all the elements, and is one of the more balanced beers in this style thats out there. a little darker than golden, bright russet colored, with a tall white head that is vintage belgian. the nose is a showcase of this very dynamic yeast, as spice laden as it is fruity, and then bittering hops with a european grassiness. the flavor is quite similar, with a little grain sweetness on the front end before the yeast driven dry finish. carbonation is akin to champagne, and the beer is awfully drinkable and creamy for something thats 8% abv. very uncommon. i kind of always keep this beer in the back of my mind and internally compare all other belgian pales to it. very few stack up to la chouffe.

Photo of evilpenguin9000
4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Smooth and well made. Light and delicious.

Photo of MilesRaymond
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RevCraig
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.2/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.4/5  rDev +4.8%

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4.67/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.56/5  rDev +8.6%

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4.2/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.8/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Advocaate
2/5  rDev -52.4%

Hugely disappointed here. Based on reviews here and feedback from friends I expected a lot, and finished feeling let down.

Won't bother with a full review as that would waste time. The finish here was so sweet it just reminded me of bubblegum. I mean that literally: I got notes of Bazooka Joe and Dubble Bubble here. Matter of fact, the nose and taste were absurdly sweet as well. If you like sweet, yeasty Belgians you will love this, but personally, this is a one and done for me.

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4.05/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 2,061 ratings.