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La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
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1,809 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,809
Reviews: 807
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.48%
Wants: 121
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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RenoZymurgist

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4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear gold color with a thick foamy white head that leaves lots of sticky lace and subsides slowly.
The aroma is very nice as it is a tight blend of yeast fruityness and spicyness from the coriander.
the flavor begins with a rush of carbonation that transports a dry hop bitterness that seems to carry a bit of orange peel. The carbonation fades and more flavors open up giving a dry malt and tons of fruitiness. Strangely it finishes with a light feeling not unlike eucalyptus shampoo on your scalp, as in it makes your tongue feel cool after drinking it and the carbonation sweeps the mouth clean of all flavors but a touch of the spiciness. The flavor is absolutely superb and a well aged example of this ale served at the proper temp is truly heavenly.
The mouthfell is full of that belgian Champagne like carbonation and it still has a nice viscosity but a very clean finish.
Extremly drinkable, if only i could get this in my state...

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2006 03:52:18 | More by RenoZymurgist
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La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 1,809 ratings.