La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe
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Reviews by Agent1:
British Columbia (Canada)
3.7/5 rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
One of the first Belgian beers to grab my attention a couple of years ago. Let's see how it measures up, now that I've been fortunate enough to drink so many other beers from the same region.
Appearance - A beautiful amber orange. Quite vivid and bubbly. Not much head at all here, in fact, it's a little disappointing. A fairly active beer. All of that said, it seems a little dull in the glass compared to other Belgian blondes.
Smell - Bitter orange peel and yeast. White sugar, coriander and light fruits such as apricot and grapefruit shine through. Surprisingly, this almost gives off a subtle aroma of white wine. Not too complex on the nose, but nice.
Taste - Heavily carbonated for a Belgian blonde. Almost cuts through the tongue (in a good way). Lots of orange peel here. Coriander is prominent, vanilla, banana, wheat, mandarin, honey with light traces of toffee.
Mouthfeel - A fairly impressive mouthfeel mostly due to the carbonation. This beer definitely stimulates all parts of the palate. Not as smooth as I would like, but nice.
Overall - I love how these beers are typically unpasteurized and unfiltered. Definitely my favorite thing about Achouffe's products. After drinking so many Belgian beers (blondes and quads alike), this happens to score pretty low for me, unfortunately. There are certainly a dozen or more blonde ales that are far more complex and superior. However, this is still a delicious treat from time to time. No question about that!
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2012 04:33:04 | More by Agent1
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4.35/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Nice thick head on initial pour into a tulip glass , fine white foam with good lacing. Almost cream like in texture
S: Hint of hay, barn, champagne(?)
T: A tad malty without being too sweet, hint of peppercorn, clove, bread and only the slightest astringency from hops. Hint of apple or pear
M: Finely effervescent (like champagne) without being to gassy
Great beer, excellent price point at less than $3/bottle. Would definitely purchase again.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 23:58:09 | More by ThaneMcC
La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
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