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La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
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2,081 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,081
Reviews: 831
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 145
Gots: 249 | FT: 0
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Brasserie d'Achouffe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-24-2001

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Photo of dd43
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hombrepalo
3.36/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kvgomps
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bbmaj
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PacNWDad
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveBar
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the LCBO for $10.00 for a 750ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a huge chunky head that lasts. Unfiltered good. Medium gold

S- Lots of hops here. Good malt. Nice

T- Those hops are fantastic! Super enjoyable brew that is expertly blended. Lots of fruit overtones. Hints of caramel.

M- Dry and crisp. Lots of alcohol.

O- Very enjoyable brew. Will buy again when I next see it at the LC.

Food Pairing

This wonderfully ripe fresh hoppy brew went well with...... Cream of leek soup with chicken supreme.

Enjoy

Photo of Varelaiccardi
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigGold
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thxsforallthefish
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeanBB
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Walbert_Neto
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REAL_Harrison
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mhbarber
4.86/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WillemG
3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RiverCityBeerGuy
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clarknova
3.13/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

although this beer has 8% ABV it is very easy to drink. but not very aromatic and a bit boring.

Photo of 2-star
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jetpilot12
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very solid, strong beer with not much kick.

Photo of Tim725
3.33/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Little too sweet for my taste. Not bad though

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4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of simoen
2.64/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

mooie kleur en geur maar smaak valt tegen

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

one of the classics. i think this basically defines the genre of belgian strong pale ale. it has all the elements, and is one of the more balanced beers in this style thats out there. a little darker than golden, bright russet colored, with a tall white head that is vintage belgian. the nose is a showcase of this very dynamic yeast, as spice laden as it is fruity, and then bittering hops with a european grassiness. the flavor is quite similar, with a little grain sweetness on the front end before the yeast driven dry finish. carbonation is akin to champagne, and the beer is awfully drinkable and creamy for something thats 8% abv. very uncommon. i kind of always keep this beer in the back of my mind and internally compare all other belgian pales to it. very few stack up to la chouffe.

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La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 2,081 ratings.