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La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,810 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,810
Reviews: 807
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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sethmeister

New Hampshire

4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottle, best before end 2010

Pours into my chimay chalice a golden straw color with frothy white head. Stringy lace decorates the glass.

Scent is apples, pears, apple pie spices, peppery spice and yeast tang.

First impression is that it tastes like a dutch apple pie. Sweet fresh fruit (apples, pear, peach), candy sugar and possibly brown sugar. Spices - pepper and clove - as well as nutmeg and cinnamon. Some citrus flavors as well - primarily orange. A bit of hop bite and bitterness towards the finish.

Mouth is dry and crisp.

Drinkability is exceptional.

La Chouffe is a wonderful Belgian strong pale, a style which I am very fond of.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2009 02:24:56 | More by sethmeister
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La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 1,810 ratings.