McChouffe | Brasserie d'Achouffe

BA SCORE
89
very good
1,110 Ratings
McChouffeMcChouffe
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie d'Achouffe
Belgium
achouffe.be

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV varies from time to time.

Added by Mitchster on 09-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,110
Reviews:
536
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
10.08%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
175
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,110 |  Reviews: 536
Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unclekeith
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

06-08-17
330 ml bottle - Best by July 2018 - in a Teku

L: Cola brown with a nice 2-finger head - slow to form a collar - leaving nice lacing
A: Sweet fruit - raisons, figs - bready - cloves
T: Follows the nose, dry, rich malt, nice bitterness
M: Medium bodied, plenty of carbonation, alcohol warmth
O: An exceptional representation of the style - will seek out again

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Photo of grahamgillespie
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HamdenHector
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy; cola brown - lighter at the edges; 1 finger khaki head that receded to a splotchy cap; nice lacing;

S: sweet malt and dark fruit;

T: earthy up front; the malt sweetness dominates through the finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: not very complex; not especially interesting;

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Photo of ZinFanDave
2.67/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

All right beer. estery and a lot on the caramel. Almost between a scotch ale and a belgian dark ale. Balance all along but the beer lacks of craziness

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Photo of igl
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Satorn
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GlennWB
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrschaef
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Robertas
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothmanscott
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque brown with amber highlights producing over 2 fingers of beige, foamy, lasting head that leaves sheets & webs of lace. Aroma is malt forward expressing bready dark malt, brown sugar, dark fruits, cherry, banana, clove, dried apples and just a touch of alcohol. There is also a phenolic note. Taste is also malt forward consisting of dark malts, caramel/toffee, raisins, dried apples, cloves, spice, alcohol & honey. Some burnt & smokey hints. Sweet through mid-sip becoming spicy with pepper which builds through finish rapidly developing a bitterness which becomes dominant in the malty, dark fruit over-ripe apple aftertaste. Malt & booziness increase as the brew warms. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation, slightly chewy, very peppery but smooth & silky on the tongue.

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Photo of nightgardener
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a slightly opaque dark brown, with a small white head, and no lacing.

Smells like port-soaked raisin bread, super fruity but very richly malty on the nose.

This is quite nice. It invokes the feeling of malty port wine. It's bready, with honey, chocolate, molasses, with a slight bitterness, a nice but not overwhelming fruity sweetness. It's not boozy at all, which is a plus.

This is medium, not quite syrupy, but pretty close, with a lower level of carbonation.

This is a pretty nice and rarely talked about beer.

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Photo of crissxhou_96
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of XeroD
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griphon
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bombelsky
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle poured into a snifter. Hazy, reddish brown with some particles. Frothy off-white, bit fizzy, dimnishing to a small crown foam. Good lacing. Malty, bready notes of a medium strength. I found there low hops aroma, bit of vanilla. Flavor is very straight forward. It is medium sweet and bit of bitterness. Medium body in palate, quite oily. Dry, medium lasting finish with some phenolic spiciness. Some alcohol.

Decent beer, but some look improvements should be done.

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Photo of shadyside
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brpendergast85
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LennyBound
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ginger-tipple
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is an excellently aged and refermented dark beer from Chouffe. The bitterness coming through gently. Perhaps it could have been a bit more hoppy.

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McChouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
3.97 out of 5 based on 1,110 ratings.
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