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Brune D'Achouffe | Brasseurs R.J.

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3.68/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasseurs R.J.
Quebec, Canada
brasseursrj.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UnionMade on 10-26-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,872
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
59
pDev:
9.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Sammy
3.03/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Similiar spice to the blonde however prettier colour. Or perhaps a tad spicier. Some herbs and floral aroma. A tad sour yeast and peppery aftertaste. Still a "pale" reflection of the real Belgian La Chouffe or its variations.

Nothing special here, move on.

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Photo of ViveLaChouffe
3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 750ml bottle I picked up in Montreal back in April.

OK, I knew this was trouble when I popped the cap and it foamed all over the place. It hadn't been shaken or anything, just foamed up like there was no tomorrow. Poured a deep hazy brown with a big tan head. Smells of strong alcohol and dark malt. Caramel aromas evident.

Big maltiness on the first sip, then going sour and easing into unpleasant buttery flavors. Tasted a bit off, almost skunky. And then the lingering alcohol burn in the back of your throat. Medium bodied with a bad aftertaste.

This would not be an everyday brew under any circumstances but this bottle was just bad. I refuse to believe that this is the normal taste when the Blonde D'Achouffe I bought at the same time was so good. I want to get another bottle to see but right now this is just a very average Strong Brown Ale.

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Photo of scottum
3.21/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a deep red-brown with a big off-white head which quickly fades away. Malty flavors mix with fruity flavors and are offset by some spice, alcohol nip, and subtile hopping. Carbonation is strong and huts the mouthfeel. Not even close to being the best dark belgian style ale from quebec.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.22/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear dark brown ale with a huge foamy head that disappeared within thirty second. Aroma is quite spicy and probably the only things that can make me recall its Belgian cousin. The spice dominates taste but fall a little flat because of thin body and lack of carbonation. I also notice an alcohol burn at the end that I didn’t particularly enjoy.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours with fair head, nothing overly substancial. Some glow to the light, a faint shade of my finger on the other side of the murky, brown colour. Spices and yeast are most prevalent in the nose. A Belgian character in the aroma. Faint, very faint, alcohol as well. Mouthfeel entirely too watered down. A light sourness as well that I found pleasent - though I'm not sure its intentional. I get water first, then a pocket of flavour kicks in. It's like they stirred in a flavour packet with water and the two didn't quite dissolve fully together. A lot of peppery spice but lacking any finess. No flavours linger either. Didn't think they did as fair a job on the brune as they did on the blonde. Not nearly the complexity or quality as its superior.
Thanks HogtownHarry!

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Photo of mrmanning
3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle sample courtesy of MDS, tasted at HYDE's tasting last month. Mahogony pour, with a thin beige ring of head present. Prunes, sugar plums, raisins, and wood in the nose. Brown sugar flavours mixed with alcohol, with lingering prune/malt flavours. Smooth, ABV not detected. Good. Thanks Mikey!

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Photo of rugene
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rastacouere
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very carbonated brown body with a big long-lasting almond head. Aroma of cloves, malt and yeast. Spicy, creamy medium body, well-hidden alcohol, caramel malt notes, little tart peaks, dark berries. Not amazing, but certainly worth a try or 10 if it's not too hard to get. I still prefer the Mcchouffe, but that's pretty good and definitely has some nice belgian character.

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Photo of Goldorak
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark brown, with red highlights and a coffee colored head that was thick at first, died down substantially, but sprang back to life after a few swirls.

Smell: Alcohol, some nuttyness.

Taste: Very caramel malt, with warm alcohol finish. Mouthfeel could have been better. I've had this Beer cellared for quite some time, and I'm not sure it ages well, because the carbonation was lower than I expected.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Cramshawbar
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice beer but something is amiss as it's fairly thin. At the same time, the carbonation and alcohol give you a weird fizzy feeling. Having said all that, the price in Quebec is cheap, so it's worth the spend once.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of korguy123
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- hazzy burnt copper pour. Half finger light tan head. White chunks floating around in total suspension. Carbonation is active.

S- belgian spices, yeast, dark fruits. Bananas and cinnamon. Slight alcoholic smell. Toasted malts adding an extra layer of sweetness.

T- brown sugar and yeast. Bready notes and belgian spices. Slight alcohol warmth. Cinnamon and a little vanilla. Faint metallic taste.

M- medium bodied, slight alcohol warmth. Carbonation is lively and adds a nice balance to tge flavor profile.

O- great representation in style. The tastes aren't as delicate as the real belgian styles but still very good beer.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a brown colour with a small off white fizzy head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there isn't a whole lot of lacing. The head didn't last for long and there is a ton of little floaties all over the beer. It really does look like a freshly shaken snow globe.

Smell - malts, wheat, bananas, cloves

Taste & Mouth - There is actually a high amount of carbonation and the beer feels nice on the tongue. The most noticeable flavours are bananas, a brown sugar sweetness, and wheat mixed with cloves. The beer finishes with a banana and spice mix aftertaste.

Drink - This beer although not visually pleasing it actually pretty damn tasty. If you happen to see it on the shelves, give it a try.

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3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from a 341ml bottle to a tulip

A: Amber/brown color with a two finger head. Retention was decent so was lacing. Carbonation is constantly streaming up the sides of the glass. INTENSE sediment presence in the beer. This kind of displeases me actually and is a bit of a turnoff when there's this much.

S: Dark fruits, some breadyness and a slight touch of alcohol.

T: Figs and raisins are the dominant fruity flavors in this beer. Brown sugar is also present in diminished amounts. Maybe a touch of cloves. Belgian yeast character is present and makes the beer bready tasting. A Slight bit of caramel malts is also there. Alcohol was actually quite detectable. Bitterness was mild to low.

M: Well carbonated and filling. Fairly dry.

O: Alright but nothing I would pay for again. The sediment really grosses me out to be honest and alcohol as too noticeable for me.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Broue HAHA.

A - Pours a sort of dark orange kinda colour. Maybe dark copper? Very cloudy. Tons of yeast sediment and lot's of carbonation. Solid one finger light brown head that looks pretty thick. Great thick retention with a nice cap remaining and chunks of lacing.

S - Sweet spice, honey, fruit and yeast.

T - Good orange, spice, yeast, and good fruitiness. Peppery spice with nice orange and some slight dark fruit.

M - Good carbonation, maybe a bit much. Full body but it's hard to tell with the extreme carbonation.

O/D - Not too shabby of a brown. Could use less spice and carbonation. Not overly complex but very smooth and a good one to sip.

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Photo of Conrad
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My bottle was stored in the fridge lying down, and the sediment mixed in. I couldn't see the stuff because the beer and the glass are dark, so when I poured, a lot of chunky bits came out. They floated in the beer throughout the drink. My fault, but it did not make for an appealing sight. So I got a muddy cola brown brew.
The head is tawny off white, and not very thick.

Smell: Big mixed aromas - yeast, bread, spices, some malt, fruit.

Taste: Earthy. A variety of tastes, notably bread, spice, some sourness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. It coats the tongue like a light milk chocolate. Gentle fizz.

Drinkability: Good, but not great. A nice winter beer. As this is a big bottle of high test (8.5%) one per sitting is enough.

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Photo of kevofficiel
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brune D'Achouffe. Got it in a 6 packs for 10,99$ at IGA here in Montreal

So the look of it: Amber brown color with medium carbonation and about a finger of head.

The smell of it: Belgian Style , malt and hops and some spicy, smell like strawberries

The taste of it: Not quite there compare to the smell. Goes down really easy once again you have some spices and some brown sugars. Something is missing compare to the smell.

So overall would I recommend it? Sure, overall this is a nice beer !.

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Brune D'Achouffe from Brasseurs R.J.
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 59 ratings
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