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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 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My Dark Belgian Ale obsession continues... .

Appearance 4.0: Poured out a lovely dark, deep brown. Nice 1/2" head quickly faded into an attractive foamy residue. Good lacing.

Smell 3.5: Very subdued bouquet on this beer. What I do smell is good: phenols, caramel, Belgian yeast. Just a shame there is not more of it in the nose.

Taste 4.25: Front is sweet on the front of the mouth, almost the tip of the tongue. This spreads over the entirety of the palate and is wonderfully warming. Middle is smooth and delicious, but with balanced tastes of noble hops and caramel malt. Finish is slightly spicy thanks to the yeast and also there is a pleasant smokiness along with a cloying taste of caramelized sugar. Aftertaste is somewhat sweet, but then takes a 180 degree turn and becomes dry, uplifting to the palate and utterly refreshing.

Mouthfeel 4.0: Carbonation is spot on for the style and the ABV and the bubble serve to break up the somewhat sweet taste.

Overall 4.0: Pleasant, but very complex and enjoyable. This is a beer that deceives you with its goofy little smurf-like character and its whimsical talk on the back of the bottle about the Chouffe and his Scottish friend, but make no mistake. This is a serious brew from artisans who are experts in the art of brewing. I would recommend this beer to any and all fans of Belgian beer, especially those who are fans of the Dark Side...er, style. ;)

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McChouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 1,130 ratings
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