Chouffe Soleil | Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie d'Achouffe
Belgium
achouffe.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
CHOUFFE Soleil is a blond beer with refreshing and fruity flavors, the ideal beer to embarking on the first beautiful day to celebrate. CHOUFFE Soleil is an unfiltered beer, well fermented in barrel and in bottle. Seasonal Beer available from mid-April to mid-October

Added by beerpirates on 04-17-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
11.88%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank at Turbante and poured to a Chouffe tulip glass.

A: Body is crystalline yellow with a minor white head. No lacing.
S: The aroma is very strong on ginger, with a properly big belgian yeast profile.
T: The taste is very refreshing as this beer has a good portion of ginger on it, making it refreshing just based on that. But on top of that, there's a good old belgian yeast of a belgian pale ale with a good maltiness. It's really good for this kind if beer.
M: Body is medium low. Carbonation is medium. Alcohol content is unnoticed. End is mid bitter and mid sweet.
O: On a very hot day, I can't remember a better belgian beer than this.

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Photo of NightINgale
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yaron73
4.62/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of greedysoul
4.36/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrDell
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of toscanoigor
3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of byronic
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JTuomi
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HipCzech
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle (stamped "06 2017") poured into a wine glass. Pours a slightly hazing pale golden yellow, with a nice topping of frothy white head and spotty lace. Flowery and slightly spicy Belgian yeast on the nose; cracked peppercorns. Light but layered flavors; mixed malts (wheat, rye), white flowers and herbs, light tropical fruit and citrus. Light, smooth and finely effervescent mouthfeel. Not as full or satisfying as the original La Chouffe, but a nice warm weather quencher.

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Photo of Dazka
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer-Ed
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of patra7
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FLima
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy golden color with thin head with good retention.
Aroma with notes of Belgian yeast, curacao, bread, honey and oranges.
Flavor with notes of medicinal herbs, spices, bread, curacao, pineapple, candy sugar, chalky yeast and pears.
Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Medium body with good carbonation.
This is a fruity Chouffe for summer with mild curacao notes. Good, not great.

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Photo of Antyk
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BdM
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of somaganjika
4.68/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

1 liter glass on tap from Delirium Cafe back in 2014.

Look: yellow-gold moderately hazy
Smell: lots of Chouffe yeast, malty, slightly fruity, a tinge of rot
Taste: Light, buttery chouffe yeast and slightly, possibly un-added, fruit flavor. Incredible balance
Feel: Rich, whole-bodied in the mouth but not sticky whatsoever
Overall: will plan next Euro trip around availability of this beer.

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Photo of 54V4G3
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of headlessparrot
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shigg85
4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fezzz
4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nout72
2.75/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Yes, I know it is a summer beer, but in the summer you want to taste something as well, don't you?
This beer is very watery, and thin tasting. This weak taste could work for a alcohol free beer, in hot weather when you're really thirsty, but you don't drink alcoholic beer to quench your thirst, unless you're looking for a headache.

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Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle. Light yellow with a white head and visible carbonation. Malty and citrusy, light and refreshing.

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Photo of misternebbie
4.21/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of SassaDog
4.29/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Happyhopper
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Chouffe Soleil from Brasserie d'Achouffe
3.62 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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