McChouffe | Brasserie d'Achouffe

McChouffeMcChouffe
BA SCORE
81.4%
Liked This Beer
3.98 w/ 1,122 ratings
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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
Ranking:
#4,076
Reviews:
540
Ratings:
1,122
Liked:
913
Avg:
3.98/5
pDev:
10.05%
Alströms:
3.93
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
185
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,122 |  Reviews: 540
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown with a beige consistent head leaving a nice lacing.
S: Belgian yeast, caramel.
T: Nuts, caramel, not that much hoppiness.
M: At the final of the sip, this beer's heavy. The alcohol should be better dissimulated to make it great and balanced. Its good carbonation saved the day.
O: It's a good example of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale even though the alcohol wasn't that much dissimulated to be able to get more complexity out of the beer. Basically there was too much alcohol for this flavor. Yet, it might've been one of the best BSDA that I've had for months.

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Photo of Vladimiriuz
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poor this majestic belgian McChouffe in the nice Chouffe glass.
a Very nice dark brown with a very great foamy head appears...

a Little smell of chocolate, roasted barley smell with some lighty coffee elememts.

The taste is fantastic. Smooth, silky and very delicate.
Milk brown chocolate, some caramel en a very good body.

One of my favourite this great McChouffe!

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Photo of harsley
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Lukass
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Mendicant
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of 4balance
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of ckollias
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this bomber bottle out of a Beligan Tulip glass.

A: Pours an amber hue with an off-white frizzy head that slowly dissipates into a solid persistent lace.

S: Sweet wine-like aroma with a caramel roasted malt scent.

T: Similar to the smell there is a caramel wine-like flavor with a Belgian yeast background.

M: Pretty boozy – full body and medium carbonation.

O: Awesome Belgian Brew – great flavors and aromas.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of tfsimpkins
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of TheDoctor
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A:
Pours an opaque mud-grey-green-brown that looks ruby red in the light (looks like elegant bilgewater); has a good three-finger head of tiny-bubbled beige head that settles down quickly and leaves a fine coating. Okay retention; good lacing.

S:
Earthy sweet tones. Cherries and dark fruit intermingled with cinammon and rum. There is a yeasty backbone but it certainly is below the radar.

T:
Quite sweet but not sugary. Really strong notes of fruit and tea right up front with a rising yeastiness towards the end. Not sticky at all, hops and yeast do a great job of cleansing the old palate, with a clean finish and a slightly sticky lingering finish. Kinda tastes like root beer.

M:
Medium bodied with okay carbonation (could have been a bit more for my taste). Decent head, fine finish.

O:
Good beer. Not what I was expecting. It was a lot sweeter than I had hoped but thankfully it is a really fresh sweetness (not sticky/suffocating at all). Definitely not the best Belgian Brown I have had DEFINITELY not as good as their sweet, sweet IPA. But good. Would have again, but probably would not buy it again. If that makes sense.

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Photo of WillCarrera
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle, bottled in June 2004, poured into a wine glass. Thanks GTH!

A- Pours a murky brown color, topped with a large off-white head, nice retention and lacing.

S- Very fruity, lots of apple and dark fruit, some spice.

T- A bit of sweetness but not too much, starts out with a lot of dark fruit and apple, finishes with more emphasis on caramel, bread, a bit of spiciness. Not getting much of any oxidation or anything, this is actually tasting pretty nice after 9 years.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel.

O- A very enjoyable beer, and has held up impressively well after this amount of time.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

McChouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
Beer rating: 81.4% out of 100 with 1,122 ratings
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