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La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,809 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,809
Reviews: 807
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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PirateUlf73

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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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La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 1,809 ratings.