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La Chouffe - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,811 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,811
Reviews: 808
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.48%
Wants: 122
Gots: 151 | 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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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample I got fizzed quite a bit when I opened the bottle, but not so much that I needed a towel - just had to pour some out before it got messy. Aroma is fruity, yeasty and a bit woody, not strong but still appealing. Pours a nice clear bright solar yellow with a thick and fluffy, if none too persistent, white head. Flavor is better and stronger than what the aroma promised - fruity, malty, a little yeasty with a hint of butterscotch. Must be butterscotch. Texture is firm-bodied and a little syrupy; fizz is not strong but lasts, leaving a nice, fruity, tingly, slightly sweet finish. Worth ten bucks for 750 ml? Definitely.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 17:28:19 | More by Cyberkedi
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aztraz

Sweden

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-31-2012 22:05:38 | More by aztraz
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DioS

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-28-2012 19:52:30 | More by DioS
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Pdrufo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-27-2012 23:52:50 | More by Pdrufo
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beerpadawan

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-27-2012 16:51:12 | More by beerpadawan
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gshackles

New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

08-27-2012 03:29:56 | More by gshackles
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

08-26-2012 16:48:22 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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badgerman

California

1/5  rDev -76.2%

08-24-2012 23:33:49 | More by badgerman
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scm2787

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

08-22-2012 01:40:29 | More by scm2787
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Tribis


3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

08-21-2012 22:14:31 | More by Tribis
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 mL bottle acquired at the MLCC. BB 02/2015. Poured fridge cold into a perfect pint glass.

Pours a clear straw with a nice fluffy white head that drops to a cap and leaves light lacing. Very nice nose of pepper, straw and hints of barnyard. Body has a fairly strong sweetness at first that later gets overpowered by earthy hop. Nice amount of pepper with notes of apple juice. Overall a fine beer, worth drinking more of.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 02:10:42 | More by kjyost
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slowdaddy

Alabama

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-21-2012 01:15:30 | More by slowdaddy
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patra7

Greece

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-17-2012 21:29:15 | More by patra7
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-17-2012 16:22:38 | More by 4ster
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

08-17-2012 05:12:46 | More by standardcherry
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decimator

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a Leffe goblet. ABV 8%.

A - Poured a deep gold with a slight haze and a 1 cm head. Head reduced to a long lasting thin cap. Good lacing.

S - Mandarins, spices, hint of mushrooms.

T - Sweet malts, light sour fruitiness, light spiciness, bitter finish with a slight alcohol burn.

M - Good carbonation, medium-heavy body, tangy, some sweet stickiness, burning & dry finish.

O - Pretty good. Drinkability is pretty good. The ABV sure sneaked up on me after 2 bottles.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 03:23:08 | More by decimator
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decent head that settles in a lumpy session. Some chunky lace on the glass. Cloudy, orange-gold color.

Pale malt start to the nose. There's a bit of chalkiness to the smell. There's light all spice and clove in the aroma as well.

Lightly sweet with a pepper kicker in the swallow. Rich body with an above average carbonation. In a word, smooth. Creamy finish with a touch alcohol showing up in the swallow. Very complex.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 00:31:49 | More by smcolw
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-15-2012 05:18:56 | More by danthehopslamman
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KCM

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-15-2012 02:04:07 | More by KCM
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Philousa

California

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cl bottle to a Duvel tulip.

Golden yellow in the light with a thin but dense layer of white head. The foam settles to irregular blotches where the bubbles found the glass. There is significant lacing, but more when the drink goes back to the glass, not so much in layers like an IPA laces a glass. Lots of hay and barn aromas with lemon and pungent barley. Typical Belgian yeast produces clove and other spices, but it's delicate on the nose. This has a good amount of malt aroma in it compared to other Belgian Strong Pales, indicating a decent body. The taste starts and ends with the malt. A strong grainy, earthy flavor. Hops come in at the end to bitter it out. The bitterness warms over your tongue in as inviting a way as it can be. Grassy and nectary. Light and playful in feel, and a balanced finish which is different in a Belgian, considering how the yeast tends to work. Towards the end it does get a bit watery.

I can imagine a Belgian farmer making this his nightly drink. It's suggests to me so strongly of being made on a farm. It's earthy, spicy, and approachable. It's something I could have nightly, but not more than a glass. Where Duvel is delicate and complex, La Chouffe comes across as strong and proud, rigid in its strengths. I'd want this after a hard day's work in the yard. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 04:16:40 | More by Philousa
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Zakk

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-14-2012 01:46:51 | More by Zakk
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Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy golden ale with lots of tiny bubbles. Large irregular foamy white head, as can be expected from Belgian pale ales.

S: Coriander with a load of spicy yeast.

T: Coriander. Hints at spice. No banana. Typically sour body with lots of fizz. A bit watery.

O: I hate coriander but it seems like a pretty sound beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 17:23:38 | More by Hoppsbabo
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-13-2012 12:57:44 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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frosted33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-11-2012 19:40:53 | More by frosted33
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Gagnier77


4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-11-2012 16:35:01 | More by Gagnier77
La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
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