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La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,136 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,136
Reviews: 842
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 164
Gots: 294 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-24-2001

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Ratings: 2,136 | Reviews: 842
Photo of IBUQT
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ian_B
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drmeto
3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

33cl(330ml) brown short bottle with a lovely Belgian shape to it. This little chouffe is dressed for the background behind him. A lovely bottling with excellent artwork. Poured into an authentic la chouffe stemmed tulip glass.

A - glowing golden yellow with a lush orange hue once out of the light. White head pours very nice in size and settles into a splotchy and clumped ring of lacing leaving good stick.

S - belgian yeasts and big fruitiness. Orange and banana to be exact. Maybe a touch of sweet lemon bread. Coriander and clove round out the Belgian theme of spices.

T - d'achouffe yeast is spot on with a dash of coriander and clove spices. Banana and hints of orange with plenty of Belgian fruit esters flowing around the mouth. Soft malt backbone balances nicely leaving a tasty linger in the back end. Classic.

M - medium bodied with a lovely texture. Thickness is precise with the style and some hints of alcohol as it warms. Finish is smooth and leaves you wanting another sip.

O - I had forgotten how grand la chouffe was. Boy, am I glad it's showing up in my area these days. An excellent Belgian ale and a pure traditional Belgian classic ranking up there with the great brewers of that part of the world. A must try and it remains one of my all time favorites.

Photo of Phigg1102
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craftaholic
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Srkolodn
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luka
3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Capsfan90
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alwaysmad
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love it!. It´s slightly bitter at the end and doesn´t feel like a beer with 8% ABV

Photo of bjd88
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Offbeeat
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

If I could marry this beer, I would.

Photo of CAC329
4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I feel i should give this a 5 but maybe i have not drank enough. My first true belgium beer and i must say WOW!
I really can say i know a full bodied beer. The smell, taste, eand feel, wonderful.
I would definitely recommend and go back for more!

Photo of JackieKu
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luisvida
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Gran ejemplo del estilo, es una cerveza visualmente muy atractiva y con un aroma complejo y lleno de frescura, con la marca de la levadura belga. Fácil de beber y placentera, no se nota el grado y tiene un paladar limpio y seco, con gran repertorio de especias y frutas verdes y maduras.

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

Photo of Sasharud
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of clake
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dannyamrish
3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GTJayG
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hijump24
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AGorman
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 2,136 ratings.