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La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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2,086 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,086
Reviews: 831
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 145
Gots: 256 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 2013. 750 poured into a chalice.
Super bubbly two finger white head dissipates quickly into a small champagne bubble like film on top of the semi-transparent gold body.
Spicy , bready and grassy smell.
Fairly fruity and bready with the spice tagging along. Some earthy/grassy thing going on probably from the hops.
Medium body with medium carbonation and a little drying.
It doesn’t seem possible to pour a second glass from a 750 Chouffe bottle without it getting filled with sediment.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Great beautiful bottle with big huge pop off cap. Very little smoke upon the dismantling of the cap, but that was the only negative of this wondrous brew. A beautiful pour of ae cloudy golden beer that is topped off by one big white head creamy head with tiny bubbles.

The aroma and taste blend a perfect match that is sophisticated and mellow as an early 50-60s California Cool Jazz band. A light fragrance arises with a slight citrus under tone. The taste is radically soft and sweet malty. The citrus is mild sweet and orangy. Reminds a wee bit of Blue Moon, sorry. But it's mucho better. Don't forget the nice spices. I get a good balance from this sweet orangy beer with some bitter cloves for a perfecting balance.

The texture is 5 stars! Creamy smooth with little bubbles setting up to complement some easy jazz. My first recommendation would be the early 1960s Jimmy Giuffre 3. Miles Davis Kind of Blue era would be a 2nd choice or even pop on an old lp of Grover Washington's Winelight.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light amber colour with a thin and bubbly looking white head and good clarity. Head retention is pretty good on this one and it stays for a few minutes.

Sweet smelling and with plenty of apple and peaches in the smell to begin with. I could also detect some sweet sugar and a little yeast along with some alcohol but not a lot. I found this one to be remenisant of cider and with a touch of spice to it as well.

Apples, some pears and a touch of peach make up the majority of the taste in this beer. It is quite sweet, almost sugary tasting and with touches of yeast in the blend as well.

Sweet & refreshing tasting with a lot of sugar in the mix and a medium bodied. The drink was a sticky smoothness and well carbonated too.

I found this one to be fairly average for a Belgian ale, although that is still better than most of styles of beer but there are plenty of other Belgian ales I would choose over this one if future.

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La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 2,086 ratings.