La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe
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Reviews by unclederby:
4.03/5 rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I'm working on a glass of wine, and the lady's just home from work and proceeding to make some marinara with spaghetti, mushrooms and zuchini squash. I've been thinking all day about the Chouffe she bought me last night as an early anniversary present, so i ditch the wine and pop open the 750. I've had it before of course.
This beer sure pours out beautifully, golden in color and topped with a two-finger, billowing white cloud. Enticing.
On the nose i get orange rind. I ask my girlfriend to take a whiff and she declares "Jolly Rancher". Another sniff and I modify it to green apple Jolley Rancher.
Works for us.
The flavor comes off a bit yeasty, with lemon zest appeal, toasted grain, and a dry pilsner-like finish. Fruity but dry. Nice.
La chouffe is medium/full bodied and lively on the palate, with plenty of zippy carbonation.
Well, I don't know that i'm of right mind to rate it's drinkabilty, as I've nearly polished off the bottle after a few drinks prior and am reeling just a bit. This is a nice beer on it's own but really shines i think when paired with certain foodstuffs... give it a try with your favorite cheese.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2008 04:55:53 | More by unclederby
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4.35/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Nice thick head on initial pour into a tulip glass , fine white foam with good lacing. Almost cream like in texture
S: Hint of hay, barn, champagne(?)
T: A tad malty without being too sweet, hint of peppercorn, clove, bread and only the slightest astringency from hops. Hint of apple or pear
M: Finely effervescent (like champagne) without being to gassy
Great beer, excellent price point at less than $3/bottle. Would definitely purchase again.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 23:58:09 | More by ThaneMcC
La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
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