La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe
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Reviews by birderbeerer:
4.18/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Cloudy golden ale with solid white head. Beautiful looking thick ale.
Great aroma of spice and light malts with a lot of yeast. Farm, hay, pepper, cloves/anise.
Taste is a lot like the smell. It's creamy and refreshing. Light. It has hints of citrus and good spice but not a lot of either. Just enough to accent and enrich the golden ale.
Very creamy. Rich and complex flavor that doesn't add up with the abv.
Serving type: on-tap
10-03-2011 02:54:15 | More by birderbeerer
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3.88/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
0.33L bottle poured into a bona fide Brasserie D'Achouffe glass at 1600 Bier Haus in Calgary. A light honey orange color just shy of reddish with a well-formed but quick-breaking creamy white head, this iconic Belgian "special" said to defy style guidelines smells like shortbread cookies, orange rind, and white pepper, along buttery sweet yeast and a vinous tannic note like champagne or boozy white grapes. Palate is similarly citric, fruity, and spicy, with a champagne-like undercurrent propping up some woody nectarine or apricot, pepper, fermented rank pineapple, coriander seed, and faint caramel popcorn, nice complexity but very dry and tart, almost an "imperial witbier" in character. Well-attenuated body adds to the drying effect, rather smooth and the carbonation and alcohol effects are decidedly mellow. I'd go here again although I prefer some other more funky brews. This one might appeal to the wine drinker closeted somewhere deep in us all.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2014 02:46:33 | More by CalgaryFMC
3.85/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A - Pale orange color,half finger of white foam,lasting till the end. Lots of bubbles in the glass,working all the way.
S - Huge aroma of aromatic hops. Lots of fruits,sweeter,pleasant.
T/M - Creamy,medium carbonation,decent aroma. You can feel that 8% alc in the mouth.
O - Very decent,drinkable,but not the best in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 09:42:00 | More by djura
La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
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