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La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,811 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,811
Reviews: 808
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.48%
Wants: 122
Gots: 151 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-24-2001)
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JimsArcade

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet, La Chouffe is somewhat cloudy and pale-yellow in color. The head, at about two-fingers thick, is typically fine like many Belgians.

The aroma is sweet and spicy. Hints of citrus and nutmeg are detectable. When bringing the aroma into the mouth, the same characteristics apply with the addition of an alcohol sensation.

At first, the beer is rather spicy. Coriander and clove dominate the senses. After a few sips, the sweetness really kicks in. The carbonation is a little less than I was expecting, though. Hops linger in the background. Mild hints of mango increase as the beer warms towards the finish.

La Chouffe proved much better than I had anticipated, given the description at the bar. I would be interested to see how this fares from a bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2004 04:10:17 | More by JimsArcade
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arthurspoor

Belgium

3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

La Chouffe is a very refreshing, sweet yet interesting beer.

I like it's color, which is a bit hazy.

The smell ain't spectacular, but the taste is very good and typical 'Ardennen taste'. A bit banana sweet perhaps, but overall very nice.

I would serve it at 8-10 C, or maybe even warmer. It gets smoother that way.

Ideal for Summer. Very 'easy drink'.

Serving type: bottle

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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

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Serving type: bottle

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La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 1,811 ratings.