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La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,812 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,812
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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endovelico

Portugal

3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Taken from notes. Reviewed on 31-12-2008. No best before date. Poured into Whisky glass.

Presentation: 1.5 Liter Bottle with quirky and soothing design. Very appealing.

Appearance: Frothy head that quickly dissipates into thin cap. Medium perceived effervescence. The beer is Hazy pale yellow true to the style definitions.

Smell: Nose is of high strength. Aroma is mainly of Bubblegum, clove, coriander and other spices. Alcohol is also noticeable. Slight banana and floral hop undertones. Very enjoyable, one of the most well crafted aroma profiles i've smelled on a Belgian Strong Pale Ale, although the spiced up aroma does bring out the alcohol on the nose a bit.

Taste: Slight Banana and bubblegum flavor but the spices clearly dominate the flavour profile. The spices also bring out the Alcohol taste, and made me forget at times i was drinking an Ale with 'only' 8%.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Medium to Low carbonation. Medium hop Bitterness. Finishes clean. Fair balance.

Drinkability: Like aforementioned, the aroma/taste might lend you to believe it's stronger than it really is, ABV wise. Pair that with the fact that its a very spiced up Belgian Pale Ale and one can only conclude that the drinkability is really not on par with the rest of the beer aspects.

Overall: An excellent Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Took me a few sips before i could really get immersed in the Complexity that is La chouffe. Will have whenever possible.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2009 04:29:49 | More by endovelico
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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'.

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La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 1,812 ratings.