La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe
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Reviews by PirateUlf73:
4.18/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Got in a gift pack along with a bottle of McChouffe and a tulip glass, which I used for this review.
A: Hazy golden color with a slight orange tint and a lively white head.
S: Quite spicy and almost citric on the nose, with notes of lemon, orange, coriander, clove and a hint of lime. Pleasant breadiness and yeast character in the mix as well.
T: Nice and sweet with just a smidgen of bitterness. The spices are a bit muted in the flavor, but the malt bill is very nice. Great Belgian pale character!
M: Medium-bodied and quite lively carbonation, but not so much as to make it feel prickly or fuzzy. Nice and dry on the finish.
D: Goes down very easily for an 8% alcohol beer. Would make a great compliment to a nice steak or fish dinner.
A coworker of mine recommended this to me, and his enthusiasm is well-founded. This is a very nice Belgian pale. The flavors did not impress me much at first, but grew on me after a while. I would like to try this side-by-side with Troublette to taste any similarities, as I La Chouffe reminded me a bit of the 'ol snail. In short, get this if it's available in your area. Or trade for it!
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2009 06:12:25 | More by PirateUlf73
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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
94 out of 100 based on 1,809 ratings.