La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe
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4.18/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Cloudy dark golden orange appearance with thick head that slowly settles down leaving decent lacing. Smell consists of orange, pepper, various spices, herbs, bread and a hint of malt; quite the combination.
Taste has many of the same features as the smell, orange, lemon, pepper, various herbs and spices. Also has a hint of bread and malt, the whole taste is balanced and not to heavy making it highly drinkable. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finish is a bitter citrus and lemon taste.
Awesome beer, don’t know why I haven’t tried this before. The taste isn’t overpowering, but still quite flavorful and refreshing. Look forward to drinking a few of these when it gets hot out.
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2012 00:48:05 | More by CrazyMike
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4.38/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
330 ml bottle poured into a footed Belgian tulip
Cloudy pale gold with 3 fingers of pillowy white head that slowly recedes to a persistent cap with lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is full of pale malts, citrus peel, and spicy yeast esters. A little bit of clove and grassy funk in the background.
The taste follows the smell pretty closely. Bright citrus--mostly lemon--leads the way. The white peppery spice and earthy grains follow, while the pale malts lend support throughout. Just a hint of herbal bitterness at the end. The texture is near perfection as far as I'm concerned. Starts off feeling medium with an ever-so-slight sticky feeling. The lively carbonation provides a crisp, mildly prickly, refreshing zing, and it finishes very dry and clean.
These gnomes know what they're doing. It's been a while since I had the Houblon Chouffe, but this seems pretty similar, which is a good thing. This is simply one of the best Belgian Pale Ales I've had.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 14:41:21 | More by glass_house
La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 1,586 ratings.