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La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,134 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,134
Reviews: 842
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 162
Gots: 292 | 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: 2,134 | Reviews: 842
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

Photo of Duvel_Boston
4.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Chouffe tulip glass at The Abbey in Brookline, Mass.
To start, La Chouffe is simply one of the tastiest looking Belgian ales. The initial pour yields a big, inviting pure white head, and a hazy near-opaque caramel/orange body. The smell is very nice - dry caramel, fruity Belgian esthers - although perhaps the aroma isn't as forthright on draught as it is out of the bottle. The taste is magic though. Full bodied with crisp carbonation and just enough hop bite. It's really delicious and easy to drink. One of my favorite beers of all time. I sometime think of La Chouffe as a perfect foil to Duvel - a much softer, rounder, less-intense Belgian ale that nonetheless brings a perfect balance of flavor. It's more playful and sweetly bodied than some Belgian ales, but definitely a serious contender. I don't think I'll ever get tired of drinking it.

Photo of Eziel
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 2,134 ratings.