La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe
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4/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a Duvel tulip.
A-Cloudy golden color with signifigant yeast chunks whirling about. 3/4" head settles to 1/4" foam, lacing is crawling UP the glass...
S-Hmmm. Smells just like the Einbecker Mai-Ur-Bock i recently reviewed. This is brewed with spices? I detect only sweet malts.
T-"Typical" Belgian Strong Ale taste, though more modest in flavor (compared to Duvel or Piraat), dryish finish. Nothing "eccentric" (as the bottle proclaims) about it. I thought this would be more interesting; it's solid, but where are the spices? Sam Adam's Winter Lager has more spice content than this. Guess I was expecting Duvel with spices or something. Still, I wish I had bought the big bottle instead of the 12 oz. sampler: the belgian yeast is delish and I'm thirsty!
M-Good carbonation, good body, it ain't Duvel, but what is?
D-Undetectable alcohol, strong quaffability.
CRUX: SOLID BELGIAN STRONG ALE, but I don't know, I expected something different I guess, with the bottle littered with words like "artisanal," "mysterious," "brewed with spice,"...i don't know, I think the damn gnome lied to me. Now if they would have said, "Solid Belgian Strong Ale," I would have been like, great! Good beer, though....sessionable, even...like a Duvel lite! I prefer their triple IPA Houblin to this.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2006 01:22:56 | More by soultrain
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