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La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,956 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,956
Reviews: 815
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 128
Gots: 204 | 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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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Vidal_Villarreal, Feb 19, 2013
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4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a chalice.

A cloudy, golden colored brew with a snow white head that fades fairly quickly, but sticks around for a bit.

Smells of bright fruits, yeast and spice.

Tastes spicy with a nice balance of hops and candied malt sweetness. Peppery and a nice balance of that sweet candied Belgian malt. Nice hop presence that adds just the right amount of bitterness.

Thicker than I'd expect from a BSPA, but thicker is always better. Luscious and creamy.

A very satisfying brew. An instant go-to brew for the style. This was a gift and my first from Brasserie d'Achouffe, but I am definitely impressed with this brew.

ujsplace, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Alek, Feb 17, 2013
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alugeris, Feb 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Hanglow, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle from the SAQ Gatineau QC for 6$

Appearance - Hazy gold colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. It's hard to make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some good acing. The head lasted for 3-4 minutes. There are also some particles floating around in it towards the end of the bottle.

Smell - Breads/grains, grapes, coriander, pepper, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste bread/grains mixed with some grape juice. There is also some corriander/clove mixed with yeast and some hops. It ends with a fruity yet spicy aftertaste.

Overall - An enjoyable beer that was a little bit different than I was expecting. Some nice fruity notes and some spice to balance it out. Not sure I could drink more than 750ml of this in one night though, it's a touch sweet.

spinrsx, Feb 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

HollyHops, Feb 10, 2013
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BMan33, Feb 09, 2013
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mattyb85, Feb 08, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light gold color, very hazy, fluffy white head, good lacing rings.

S: Various spices come through. A bit peppery, with some lemon scent, some alcohol scent in there as well, and a ginger-like scent. It doesn't smell like ginger, just very similar. Very pleasant and multifaceted in scents.

T: Some caramel, some alcohol characters that are flowery tasting, and some spice quality to the flavor. There is a cream-like taste to it as well. It feels creamy, but there is an actual cream-like taste. Some bitter hop flavors in the background. The aftertaste is more caramel.

M: Very light, creamy and soft, yet bright with carbonation. There is a light bite at the end, with some bitterness. Very carbonated.

O: Overall I thought the beer was very enjoyable. Everything from the caramel flavors to the spiciness was a journey. The alcohol would pop up from time to time, which isn't preferable, but there was enough going on that it didn't detract much from the experience. Belgian beer lovers would really enjoy this beer. I highly recommend seeking it out

teromous, Feb 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 1,956 ratings.