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La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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2,010 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,010
Reviews: 821
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 132
Gots: 216 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie d'Achouffe visit their website

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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4/5  rDev -5%

cj8311, Nov 05, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%

jorgerod99, Nov 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Cloudy, sunny orange color, with perfect big head.

Aroma is a bit funky with lots of yeast and wheat.

The taste is throughout great, from the beginning there is an intense taste of wheat which leads to a smooth mouthfeel, with a fresh hoppy ending. Some peppers add a necessary contrast to the beer, otherwise it might be too mild. Slight hints of berries going along with the upcoming bitterness in the end, giving the beer a generous complxity.

aleigator, Nov 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

NJB145, Nov 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

I have a soft spot for that elf

jcruelty, Nov 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

LeeEvolved, Nov 01, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +8.3%

sjsloan, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

steverx8, Oct 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Complex yet not overwhelming. A truly pleasant sipper that morphs as it warms. Belies it's abv. A true global gem. Love it paired with hearty and spicy food.

Bravak, Oct 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

2Xmd, Oct 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

wrecknut, Oct 31, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +13.1%

Mrliamo, Oct 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

JoeyStats707, Oct 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

AlexM, Oct 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

drmcleod10, Oct 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Johnsimps, Oct 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

valianes, Oct 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

bostonryan, Oct 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

SpasmWaiter, Oct 25, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy medium apricot/peach in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass, significant amounts of fine to medium particles in suspension throughout the beer, and a faint amount of lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy off-white head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of medium thick film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of light fruits (pear), spices, citrus (orange stands out), grainy malts, and just a hint of banana.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of pale and grainy malts with a light amount of light fruit sweetness (mostly pear with a hint of apple). That is followed by moderate flavors of orange citrus and just a hint of banana. There is a light flavor of spices in the finish. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Relatively smooth.

O: Easy to drink and very enjoyable - lots of complexity to the flavor but still quite approachable. Definitely a sipper.

dbrauneis, Oct 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

JackNip, Oct 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

mythaeus, Oct 22, 2014
La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 2,010 ratings.