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La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,923 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,923
Reviews: 813
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.48%
Wants: 126
Gots: 196 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-24-2001)
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Appearance – Very hazy yellow gold colour. There is very thick creamy foam in this one

Smell – The smell of La Chouffe is fairly odd it is a little sweet with a smallest hint of lime and some spice but it does not prepare you for what comes next in the taste… to some that may be a bad thing but to me I like a beer that has a trick or two up its sleeve.

Taste – A lot of malt character up front there is also good spiciness such as clove, cinnamon, black pepper but there is also a light hoppy taste at the back. The smell of citrus is not coming through in the taste but there is peach. There is a slight note of Mandarin or Satsuma when you first sip on it and this does not go after a few mouthfuls

Mouthfeel – Light bodied and very effervescent that leaves a dry sort of finish in the mouth.

Overall – The first time I drank this in 2012 I thought it was too sweet but two years later when I came to review it I found that it had a lot of flavour and real depth to it. Cloudy against the light with tiny hints of matter like clouds floating in the glass (this is a good thing) this beer is fairly typical in appearance for a Belgium blond although it may be cloudier than most I’m used to. To put it another way it is golden like an English sunrise over the Isle of Purbeck in mid-July with noticeable clouds that promise a very good day. In some ways it resembles a wheat beer. . A cracking beer that I like very much!!

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La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 1,923 ratings.