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Chouffe-Bok - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
85
very good

46 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 17.02%
Wants: 16
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie d'Achouffe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Bock |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-24-2001)
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

iwhoopedbatman, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

BJSmit, Feb 02, 2014
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1/5  rDev -73.4%

Stevenwings, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of Maakun
3.61/5  rDev -4%

Dark brown with light hints of red. It's a bit darker than most bok beers, but has that very nice reddish hue. Beige head that shrinks quickly.

Smell: grapes, white bread, slightly sweet, like sugared apple juice. Granola with honey.

Taste: sour fruits, some apples, the first sip is quite sour overall, with a hint of bitter burnt sugar/malts. Later some nicer fruit, cherries and riper apples, a nice slightly toasted malts/granola taste with a bitter touch that is more burnt than hoppy. Aftertase is slightly sour again.

Mouth: a bit thin, almost watery. Medium carbonation, and the alcohol is definately present. Not great, but drinkable.

Overall: surprisingly thin for its ABV. There's just this big mouth-coating maltyness that I'd expected. Way too watery as well. Also a bit too sour. I don't like boks that are too sweet, but this is goes so far in the other direction that it also doesn't work very well. It's drinkable, but not great.

Maakun, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

jsf14, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Elbrownbag, Jun 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

safaricook, May 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Redteketed, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

uturn, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of Arno
2.58/5  rDev -31.4%

appearance: Brown / Amber with an off-white head. Not much retention.

smell: Burnt malts, slightly caramel, but mostly sour yeast.

taste: Actually pretty much how it smells. It's sadly not a rich full flavor beer, but quite watery tending on the sour (yeast) side. Lacks depth.

mouthfeel: Refreshing with quite a carbonation kick - which is the best part of this beer: just refreshing.

overall: Nothing special. Won't drink it again probably.

Arno, Dec 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

vollie, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of Cozzatoad
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

750ml bottle

A- Very dark brown, almost black, but with some reddish hints if seen through light. Light brown head, not big but nicely persistent. Good lacing

S- Sweet malts: notes of caramel, molasses plus some background dark fruit hints. Also a slight spiciness. On the back of things, a slight herbal note to bring a bit of a refreshing touch. Warming and inviting

T- Sweet as the smell suggested. A bit of yeasty 'earthyness' if that may be the right word and sweet dominant notes of caramel, toffee, maybe liquorice. Maybe some light dark fruit notes, though even weaker than in the aroma. Very sweet but not cloyingly so, thanks to a slightly herbal, dry finish

M- Medium body, carbonation is a bit above average and brings some life. Overall, creamy and soft but still lively, expecially on the palate. Dry finish and aftertaste as mentioned

O- Not a super flavourful beer, but sure nicely balanced and highly drinkable despite it's preminent sweet character. Plus, warming as a winter beer should be, showing that warming does not mean 8% or more ABV

Cozzatoad, Dec 17, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

21st Oct 2012: Cafe De Grendelpoort in Valkenburg, on-tap, along with a host of others in a 'Bok Fest'.

Pours a dark brown colour which isn't mirky but it isn't clear either. On top a thin layer of white foam.

The aroma was of over roasted malty molasses and yeastiness.

The yeast and sweetness from the molasses carried on into the taste nicely. There was also a distinct liquorice finish to this brew, so much so I had to have another to make sure!

Very pleasant and tasty, body strength good and well carbonated.

BlackHaddock, Nov 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

supermeniscus, Oct 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Damburger, Oct 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

smi, Apr 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

ygtbsm94, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Robje, Jan 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

stevoj, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

rekel, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 25, 2011
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2.98/5  rDev -20.7%

I had this beer on the birthday of my brother in law yesterday evening (11-11-2011). I am expecting a lot of it.

A - Like a bock beer, brown and not a lot of foam.

S - A combined smell of yeast, alcohol and malts.

T - A good taste of La Chouffe yeast, some sweetness, malts and that is about it. There is not taste evolution whatsoever.

M - A low to medium carbonation and a light bitter finish.

O - Not a special brew not to bad either.

Mar02x, Nov 12, 2011
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3.93/5  rDev +4.5%

This chessnut brown beer is a good drinkable one. No real faults, but also not much to become wild from.

L: chessnut, quite light for a Bok; vanilla looking, lasting top;
S: the weakest part of the beer; a strong smell of burnt rubber plus some malt;
T: not much to mention, but I am so fed up with liquorice that I was glad not to find it in this beer;
M: nice;
O: I will probably drink this one more often, though it is not very special; it is nice and very drinkable.

Filosoof, Oct 19, 2011
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3.65/5  rDev -2.9%

Pours a dark golden orange, almost brown color with golden orange hues and a one finger frothy head.  Decent retention slowly fading into a lasting ring.  Sporadic spots and streaks of lace left behind.  

Sweet malty aroma with hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit and peppery spice.  Slight dark fruit presence but the dark malt and zesty spice notes dominate the nose.

Medium bodied but on the lighter end with subtle spice, dark fruit and a promient malt character.  Hints ofnpepper, clove and coriander along with some caramel, toffee and biscuit.  Sweet notes of raisin, chocolate and plum.  

corby112, Jul 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Clear, deep amber colour with a small tan head. Fair lacing.

Bready melanoidins combine with spicy, clove notes to provide an enticing aroma. Mild tropical fruits add interest.

Delicious, sweet, malty flavour with lots of punch. Good spiciness and nice fruit. Well balanced.

Medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation. Good.

A solid Belgian ale and a delicious beer. I'd have another.

dgilks, Mar 25, 2011
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Chouffe-Bok from Brasserie d'Achouffe
85 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.