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La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,768 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,768
Reviews: 806
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.48%
Wants: 115
Gots: 134 | 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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Tupperwolf

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from a large-capped 750ml bottle a nice light straw gold, nice and clear as the first pour should be, with a glorious tulip-filling head. It falls over the course of a few minutes to a half-centimeter white covering while I let the beer warm and breathe, leaving behind a lovely perimiter of Brussels lace in its wake. Rising bubbles are easily visible keeping the head alive.

A nice, light Belgian yeast spice is prominent in the nose, a la' Duvel; A soft, creamy maltiness and very light hoppiness is present. All of the basic components are in place! No alcohol to be found in the scent, and it's inviting in a light, creamy spice kind of way that begs you to drink.

Now, the flavor is definitely good... It's got all of the right components. Creamy, slightly honeyish and wheaty malts - gentle Belgian hop bitterings - and light yeast and spice. However, it just seems that it could use a bit of strengthening up - it doesn't pack much of a punch. The flavors are there, but they're not very bold. I'm willing to bet that subsequent pours containing a bit more yeast will zip up the flavor significantly.

The mouthfeel is quite nice, in a tart, pleasantly zippy, well-carbonated fashion. It's a light-bodied beer with a bit of stickiness in the mouth that lingers after swallowing - simultaneously good for savoring and for enjoying at a more spirited pace.

I'll have to see what happens with later pours, but if the entire bottle tastes like the first, yeast-free pour, I imagine this is the ultimate Belgian session brew - 8%abv notwithstanding. This is so easy to drink, I'd have no problem putting a few of these back (much to my later chagrin, I'm sure.)

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2006 06:16:32 | More by Tupperwolf
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La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 1,768 ratings.