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La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,059 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,059
Reviews: 827
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 136
Gots: 233 | 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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4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy amber-gold appearance, and it's capped with a two-finger head that settles to a persistent film of foam. Excellent retention and lacing. Chalky, phenolic yeast aroma upfront. Light grain and coriander notes. The back end of the aroma is floral and fruity.

Moderately dry with nice complexity on the palate. Texture is probably the best attribute -- almost silky smooth due to the very fine carbonation. No harshness at all. Fruity esters are at the forefront, while there's a cracker-like malt backbone of what seems like pilsner malt. Very easy drinking for 8% ABV.

La Chouffe is just a great all-around Belgian pale. I wish I'd tried it sooner. Flavor and aroma didn't really wow me, but it's solid all-around and available in 4-packs of 330ml.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours into my snifter a gorgeous golden color with a reddish hue. The pour retained a nice tight head with minimal lacing. The nose has a delicate spice with fresh-bread notes. Not quite clear, yet not cloudy. Very pretty.

I'm really diggin' this brew. Wonderful balance, clean finish. The high ABV was not evident. Refreshing...an all-season ale I could enjoy by the fire in December or on the deck in July. Once again, I will have to re-arrange my Top 5 to include La Chouffe.

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La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 2,059 ratings.