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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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Ralphus

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer looks very good. Big golden colour but slightly hazy due to some suspended yeast. Its left lots of lacing down the side of the glass and a small head remains.

Smellwise things are fairly muted. Some belgian yeast, apples and pears along with a lightly herbal finish.

The taste has more volume. Lots of sweetness balanced well by herbal and floral hops. The belgian yeast is there as well.. but what is not is the alcohol. Well hidden for sure. Its good.

Mouthfeel is very crisp and slightly dry. Drinkability scores well.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 20:54:06 | More by Ralphus
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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

07-30-2014 17:29:54 | More by arthurspoor
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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

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