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La Bouffonne | Brouwerij Huyghe

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La BouffonneLa Bouffonne

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kojevergas on 07-25-2011

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 16
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Photo of JakeScully
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another Belgian Strong Pale Ale ? Yes please! The high abv (9%) is barely detectable. A foamy massive head reminiscent of Duvel, but doesn't equate it. Cheers and give this a try

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4.14/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of endless1408
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of kojevergas
3.21/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle with colourful cover art (typical for the brewery) and a standard pressure cap served into De Molen stemware in Belfort, France. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a three finger head of nice soft delicate cream, good fuzzy foamy thickness, and great retention for the high ABV. I'd estimate it at about five minutes. Colour is a cloudy orange-gold. Appealing.

Sm: Musty off-cream is all me broken nose picks up. All apologies, lads. It's a very light aroma.

T: Creamy open to orange peel citrus ester hop body atop a full and expressive barley foundation. Very clean and clear cut. Act breaks are precise, with a troublesome dying stale cream finish buried beneath the barley note's attempt to cover up the flaw. Well balanced albeit simply built. I wouldn't call it refreshing, but for 9% abv it's rather impressive in this regard. The orange ester in particular is a highlight of the taste.

Mf: Smooth and wet, but too thick. It's got too much body for the relative lack of hops. Aside from the overdone thickness, the texture suits the taste.

Dr: Very drinkable, especially for 9% ABV. The price is very reasonable by French standards, even though it's an import. It's a good evening beer. I'd have it again. All this said, it's something of a disappointment coming from the same brewery that does the Delirium series.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle, it pours golden amber with a nice head, which leaves traces behind... Very light scent. Taste is pleasant with just a small indication of the massive punch of the alcohol. Dangerous!

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of stevoj
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours like a tripel with a nice towering foamy head. Hops come to the forefront with a nice snap. Aroma gives away the high ABV of this beer. Taste, other than the hops, is malt, bread and a little spiciness. Me likey!

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3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.4/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Yoann
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

La Bouffonne from Brouwerij Huyghe
3.65 out of 5 based on 16 ratings.
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