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McChouffe | Brasserie d'Achouffe

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Brewed by:
Brasserie d'Achouffe

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Taphouse on Queensway in Hampton, VA.

Appearance: Served in a chalice, it is a dark amber brown color, with 1 finger tan head, leaves considerable lacing

Smell: Very fruity, reminds me most of sweet grapes and cherries, with some good darker malts

Taste: Very sweet, I would almost consider it a desert beer. It is mostly sweet grapes and cherries, with a good helping of Belgian yeast funk. Very complex and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, very smooth texture

Overall: This was awesome. Had no idea this was even available on tap. Not cheap, but worth it. Will definitely look for in bottles.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Nice deep oak color with a nice retention of head, but not as much as a regular Bulgium style beer. But remember this is a Artisanal Belgium Brown Ale.

S- Yeasty with a big fruit and caramel finish. Get a big nose full of this one, it has some great aromas.

T- Dry, Sweet, Fruity, Yeasty, Caramel, with a hint of apple.

M- A balanced carbonated beer with a dry finish.

D- This is a greatly balanced beer that a beginner in Belgium beers would be happy with. Also try out the very intresting Tripple IPA.


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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is more brown than black, but it seems as if very few rays of light get through it. The creamy beige head that sits on top is substantial and long lasting. Aroma is sweet, fruity, musty and herbal. My first impression upon drinking is the solid earthy foundation of this brew. A leathery and musty presence. Then I am bombarded by an herbalness that is wrapped in spicy hop tones. And I discover the sweet malt that is blanketed with candy coated goodness. I love the taste of this beer. Mouthfeel has a nicely carbonated effervescence about it. Body is about medium. And the drinkability is substantial given that this brew is 8.5 a/v and I can't uncover any signs of ethanol.

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McChouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 1,132 ratings
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