La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe
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4.4/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a golden/straw color with 2 fingers of light head that slowly recedes to a thick layer on the surface of the beer and leaves heavy lacing on the glass.
Aroma is very mildly skunky (due to the green bottle and the fact that I didn't buy this at my usual place that takes great care to keep bottles out of the light) and an herbal, hoppy character accompanied by orange, light malts, some mild spice and a hint of mineral character. Quite nice other than the light skunking.
Taste is not what I expected: a very smooth malt character with hints of bread and honey along with fruity yeast character and an herbal hop presence. Midway through there is a mild tartness and some citrus/orange comes through. The finish is on the dry side but leaves lingering bready/sweet malts and lots of fruitiness.
Mouthfeel is medium with medium/high carbonation.
Overall I really enjoyed this beer despite the lightstruck/skunky character. It has a nice balance between malts, hops and yeast character that is complimented well by a subtle coriander accent.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2011 03:25:50 | More by trevorjn06
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