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La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,858 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,858
Reviews: 809
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 122
Gots: 170 | 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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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-09-2011 21:25:32 | More by PaBeerLover
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New York

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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Connecticut

5/5  rDev +18.8%

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Alabama

5/5  rDev +18.8%

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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5%

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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.8%

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Florida

5/5  rDev +18.8%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.8%

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Colorado

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-02-2011 23:36:35 | More by BrendanDouglas
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%

Bottle with best before date of 6/17/14 poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Golden pale straw yellow, translucent with one finger of thick, bubbly white head and good lacing.

S - Belgian yeast, banana, clove, bready malts.

T - A dry bitterness up front with some floral notes from the hops present. Belgian yeast, banana, clove, spice and a touch of orchard fruit are present as well. The finish is dry and bitter and lingers slightly on the tongue.

M -Light to medium body with moderate carbonation.

12-02-2011 17:18:54 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%

750 mL quart bottle picked up from the LCBO; best before July 2014. This is a style I don't get around to trying very often, although I've never had one that I didn't like. Poured into a snifter.

Pours a cloudy golden colour with a tinge of orange; extremely effervescent with bubbles constantly storming to the surface of the liquid. Lofty, uneven head of silky froth; nearly three fingers thick at first and coloured a sparkling pearl white. Sticky lacing remains on the sides of the glass as the head gradually seeps away. The aroma is nice I guess, but nothing special. Plenty of Belgian yeast, light spices and fruity pear esters and lemon zest. Nice, but kind of subdued in terms of intensity.

Enjoyable taste; fairly well balanced but leaning toward the sweet side. Bready malts combine with honey, pears, red apples and apricot, which leads into an herbal, grassy finish that dries the palate off nicely. Yeasty, grassy aftertaste that lingers briefly. Some coriander spiciness is evident as well, and the ethanol is nowhere to be seen. Medium-bodied, with rather heavy carbonation to give it a solid, crisp bite. Highly drinkable, though I'd recommend sharing this portion size with another person or two.

This is an excellent BSPA - not the most complex or interesting example of the style, but definitely a smooth, tasty, enjoyable one nonetheless. I like Duvel marginally more, but realistically I'd put the two brews on very similar footing - La Chouffe's big bottle makes it better for splitting with friends, though... I can only ever find those stubby Duvel bottles. Great stuff, definitely worth a try if you see it.

12-02-2011 06:37:51 | More by thehyperduck
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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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Massachusetts

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Ontario (Canada)

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Maryland

4/5  rDev -5%

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Netherlands

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Maine

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California

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Puerto Rico

5/5  rDev +18.8%

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La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 1,858 ratings.