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La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,913 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,913
Reviews: 812
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.48%
Wants: 125
Gots: 192 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

jeroen2555, Jan 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Polasiuss, Jan 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

logicpositive, Jan 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Foulon, Jan 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

nyrblue2, Jan 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

K-Shep87, Jan 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

pbass78, Jan 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

redleg64, Jan 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

TWStandley, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of Arno
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance: Hazy gold, off-white head.

smell: citric fruits, lemon/grape. Tad sour yeast, quite sharp and mild hops.

taste: sour/bitter Lemon/Grape with subtle honey like sweetness. Spices i find hard to define. Bready yeast with mild bitter hops.

mouthfeel: Medium thickness, could do with a tad more creaminess to it. Quite a hefty tingly carbonation kick all the way.

overall: Nice refreshing beer, which is dangerous considering the ABV :) Not the best Belgium ale i've had though. Just ok.

Arno, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of SStein
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 33cl into a Brasserie d'Achouffe tulip glass.
Pours a hazy golden color, with a white, finger width head. The head slowly goes down to lacing, which slowly becomes lacy islands in the beer.
As you smell it, there is a solid spice smell. It is peppery and has a pleasant burn to the nostrils.
There is definite spice as you drink it. There is some lemon and pepper notes. There is a nice level of hoppiness.
It is medium body with light carbonation. A nice bit of bitterness from the hops. It is very balanced
It is a solid beer, definitely one to add to my regular line up.

SStein, Dec 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

yankhawk, Dec 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

MercerTraieste, Dec 29, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76.2%

hdfvr3, Dec 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19%

CornellAquired, Dec 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

briiguy, Dec 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Bnoise11, Dec 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Morpheus, Dec 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Gomeza, Dec 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

kgmm77, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours with the slightest of haze. Thick, doughy head flares off to a fine bubbly skin with clusters and patches in certain areas. Head is bleached and leaves light lacing islands.

S-Candied cracker malt with plenty of Belgian yeast and noble hoppiness. Cloves and other spices along with pale-fleshed fruits. A well balanced trio of yeast, hops and malt. Sweetens after every sniff.

T-The spices set up the cracker malt which leads into the hops. Pears set atop crackers. Yeast creeps in during the middle. A slight bit of barny funk and hay. Definitely getting the clove and coriander combo. Lemon zest too.

M-Light and incredibly drinkable with plentiful, yet soft carbonation. Medium bitterness. Booze hidden quite excellently.

O/D-I enjoyed their Dobbelen more but this one is no slouch. The large bottle will disappear quite quickly. Balanced and well-crafted.

VelvetExtract, Dec 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

grahamboudreaux, Dec 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

trplx81, Dec 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

od_sf, Dec 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

2GOOFY, Dec 16, 2012
La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 1,913 ratings.