Chouffe Soleil
Brasserie d'Achouffe

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From:
Brasserie d'Achouffe
 
Belgium
Style:
Pale Ale - Belgian
Ranked #93
ABV:
6%
Score:
84
Ranked #24,398
Avg:
3.7 | pDev: 11.35%
Ratings:
101
Status:
Active
Rated:
52 minutes ago
Added:
Apr 17, 2014
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  36
SCORE
84
Good
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Notes: 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
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3.8 by kuhndog from New York on 52 minutes ago
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3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by teromous from Virginia

From the back label: "01 2023 L33104 15:45"

Appearance: The body is a medium-pale gold color with a moderate haze. It has a short fluffy white head with thick puffs of white lacing. It is an interesting looking beer, especially where the head is concerned. It fades down to very thick continents of lacing on the surface of the beer and along the edges of the glass. There is a lot of visible carbonation.

Aroma: It is slightly herbal and has a touch of clove. There is a bit of a cereal grain scent too, but mostly the clove dominates. It smells slightly meaty.

Taste: Up front there is a ton of clove and a light bit of bubblegum. As it passes over the middle of the tongue it picks up a bit of herbal bay leaf and a stronger clove flavor. A light meaty flavor in the middle which marries with the clove. The meatiness fades away after a few sips. White pepper towards the back of the palate and a touch of thyme.

Mouthfeel: It is lighter bodied with a high level of carbonation. It has a medium-strength herbal bitterness which is pleasant. The texture and bitterness of the beer do a very good job of keeping the flavors afloat.

Overall: As a whole it is an enjoyable beer. There was a bit of meaty aroma and flavor but otherwise everything had a very enjoyable herbal character with noticeable Belgian yeast notes. The beer does a very good job of putting its Belgian character in the forefront while also delivering a nice hop presence. The label states that this is a "BELGIAN SUNSHINE BEER" and this definitely does seem like a good beer to drink during the spring or summer. I could drink this from time to time but I would definitely try it fresh to see if there is any improvement over the imported version. I would recommend it to people who like Achouffe or to people who enjoy Belgian yeast character a lot.

Jun 28, 2022
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3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by misteil from Ireland

this is a nice belgian pale ale, lot of white and brown bready malt flavour, plenty of belgian yeasty flavours, spice, clove, banana, leathery, wood, nicely sweet, white wine, lemon and orange, herbal, light bitterness on the finish, light to medium in body with high levels of carbonation, quite drinkable, it’s a nice little beer alright

May 25, 2022
 
4.65 by Snayk from Colorado on May 21, 2022
 
4.18 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Jul 19, 2021
 
4 by Enomas from Portugal on Jun 17, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by JonnoWillsteed from England

Blind-tasted except for the beer's name and brewery/country, zero reviews below read (yet!)...
L- Mid gold pours with minor haze and a 2Cm foamy off-white head. [email protected] +10mins, holds veeery well indeed.
S- Quite bright and piquant presumably aromatic/spice notes. Yes, I think it's Belgian yeast notes.
T- Notably bright now, with vibrant trad hops, ie no lychee or mangosteen notes here, thankfully.
F- What is this... hmm, it's like a punchy lager with bold dry hopping which morphs it into something different.
O- If the 'Soleil' in it's name infers this is a summer beer then I can see the case, it would be refreshing on a hot day for those who like a beer that has some malt on it's bones. Probably a bit more hoppy-dry than I'd usually go for, but enjoyable as something a bit different.
Review/scoring all done, now the reveal, I get to read the bottle lables to see what I missed! The bottle simply lists it as a 'Strong beer', but the Pale Ale listed in the Description^ makes sense. Brewed with barley wheat and rye malts.
330ml bottle Euro2.20 BB: 07-2021 Bought from BeerMania/Belgium as part of a large pick-your own consignment to London.

Jun 09, 2021
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by elnachooo from Spain

De color anaranjado, con un dedo de espuma de buena retención. Cuerpo y carbonatación media. Aroma cítrico y especiado. En boca notamos presencia de cilantro, levadura y malta.

May 02, 2021
 
3.91 by Shanex from France on Feb 08, 2021
 
2.57 by DvdP from Netherlands on Nov 09, 2020
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3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by EmperorBevis from England

Bottled and part of a discovery pack which I am pouring this bottle in to reveal a slightly hazy lemon jello coloured body with big thick white white
Aroma is lemongrass
Flavour is lemon bon bon

Aug 19, 2020
 
3.8 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania on Jul 17, 2020
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3.13/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
by Daniel473 from Netherlands

Smoking hookah on dat red apple tabacco, got a bottle of sunshine leprechaun beer.

Feels good, tastes meh.

Apr 05, 2020
 
3.8 by chiefz1 from New York on Nov 23, 2019
 
3.75 by S_McAteer_95 from Ireland on Nov 08, 2019
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3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy goldenstraw color with two finger head; good retention and shards of lace

Smell: Bready with Belgian yeast notes and hints of honey and orange

Taste: Bready with light Candi sugar sweetness; phenols from the yeast develop with herbal, pearl and orange elements build; the finish has modest bitterness joining

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: A nice beer for a beach vacation in the Caribbean

Jul 29, 2019
 
4.28 by Myara from Brazil on Jun 17, 2019
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3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by drmeto from Germany

L:
-pours a slightly hazy golden with a medium,foamy,white head
-low to medium carbonation & small particle floaties visible
S:
-spicy,orange,lemon,coriander,honey,doughy
T:
-Follows the nose
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
It has a really spicy Rye character, but it still feels really light for a Belgian Beer, which are all to often pretty heavy and not really my preferred summer beers.
A solid Saison.

May 01, 2019
 
3.91 by generallee from Virginia on Apr 05, 2019
 
3.8 by sophLUL from France on Mar 27, 2019
 
3.87 by Eltrandos from France on Nov 22, 2018
 
3.71 by rairis01 from Dominican Republic on Oct 12, 2018
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3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Slightly hazy yellow color with white head. Aroma is grassy and floral with soft yeast esters. Taste has also yeast notes, earthy, slightly bitter and astringent. Some dirty dishwater off-notes as well. Medium body with medium to high carbonation. Decent belgian pale but quite generic and slightly flawed.

Jul 21, 2018
 
3.74 by mishi_d from Romania on Jul 13, 2018
 
3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Jul 05, 2018
 
3.52 by jroof1 from Massachusetts on May 21, 2018
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3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the bottle, it pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Very light yeasty scent in the nose.Taste is also very light with a firm malt base and a touch of yeast and hops. Decent!

May 06, 2018
 
2.83 by Giangio from Italy on Feb 20, 2018
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2.77/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by janubio from Spain

Clear golden colour, medium head with short retention. Normal lace. Aroma is yeasty, with hints of citrics and herbs. Not much here. Light body, normal carbonation, finisih has some citric but is mostly sweet.
Taste follows the aroma, yeast, malts, and notes of citrics and spices. Light refreshing, but not unforgettable.

Dec 08, 2017
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3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by The_Bujon from Ireland

This one pours a clear amber, medium sized head, even in the la chouffe tulip glass.

Aroma, is a little sherbet dib dab (80's sweet) and quite floral, not bad, but not what you would want of a beer in my opinion.

Taste is refreshing enough, with a slight sweet maltness to it. It is not a world beater by any stretch, but for a pale ale it is decent enough.

Feel is a pretty decent, goes down well, aftertaste is good, with only a minor artificial sweetness to it.

Overall, I would call it 'Good', and a good beer is worth quaffing every night of the week, hence my Thursday night review.

Oct 26, 2017
 
3.59 by Brushkanna from New Jersey on Sep 17, 2017
 
3.21 by thatsmyspot from Italy on Sep 15, 2017
 
3.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Sep 10, 2017
 
4.76 by crissxhou_96 from Italy on Aug 25, 2017
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3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

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.

Aug 06, 2017
 
3.65 by NightINgale from Russian Federation on Jul 22, 2017
 
4.62 by yaron73 from Israel on Jun 19, 2017
 
4.02 by greedysoul from Netherlands on Apr 20, 2017
 
3.94 by MrDell from Switzerland on Jan 13, 2017
 
3.64 by toscanoigor from Brazil on Nov 05, 2016
Chouffe Soleil from Brasserie d'Achouffe
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 101 ratings