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La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

La ChouffeLa Chouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,658 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1658
Reviews: 804
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.48%


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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Reviews by dwarbi:
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dwarbi

New York

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fine, frothy white head. Very durable and provides excellent lacing. The beer is golden amber. More clear than I expected. Splendid aroma. Smells of spices and fields. Slight apple taste is a nice partner to the spiciness. Like a good, hot apple pie... except cold. Pleasant mouthfeel. Interesting fuzzy feel. Enjoyed the bottle and will add this to my list of "one of these will do tonight" beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2003 23:50:48 | More by dwarbi
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

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
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GarthT

Hong Kong

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

04-21-2014 00:01:18 | More by GarthT
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djura

Serbia

3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 0.33l
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
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Washington

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Mexico

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 1,658 ratings.