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La Chouffe | Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie d'Achouffe
Belgium
achouffe.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,006
Reviews:
916
Ratings:
2,607
pDev:
10.45%
Bros Score:
4.47
 
 
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3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of McWooze
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattSn
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rulisekmartin
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

(11.2 oz bottle, best before 07 2018 - POURED INTO MY CHOUFFE TULIP!!)

[review based on 2/3 pour of bottle into glass, leaving bulk of sediment in bottle]

L: near crystal-clear gold liquid; huge rocky cottony pad of foam, 2+ fingers high... mountainous chunky lace rivulets

S: coriander, grapefruit peel w/ some scabby flesh still attached, vaguely ginger-y spice - altogether quite reminiscent of La Fin du Monde... note of gummy candy in the background

T: clean cereal malt backbone with a soft (circus peanut-y) banana thread, finishing with some of the coriander and a touch of bubblegum in the aftertaste... subtle (honeyish) sweetness of malt and alcohol does emerge a bit with successive sips, as does mild metallic, leafy bitter notes... the yeast character seems to add a subtle, unique, creamy, nougat-y note - a lovely idiosyncratic thread throughout their line

F: whisper-soft, quasi-satiny body, with a dry (but not sharp) finish and delicate warm afterglow... the alcohol presence is mellow enough that this feels like a 6.5% hefeweizen or kellerbier, more or less... I could easily slog (or slug?) a pitcher of this

O: solid, spiced Belgian strong that always stands up nicely among it's similarly nuanced contemporaries (La Fin, Karmeliet, et al)... I've got the glass, gotta drink it more I guess

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBelly69
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strong in smell, colour and flavour.

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4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.87/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers in my opinion on my recent trip to The Netherlands and Belgium. It has a very crisp taste, the head was delightfully hippy.

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4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottyshades
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bastogne1244
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AGust82
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmilyko
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sanchezrox23
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcbroome
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of plinck
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wit123
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

One of the master beers from Belgium once again. Called a "Belgian Golden Ale" brewed with coriander like so many of the Wits. Very smooth, just really solid. Pleasure to drink.

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3.23/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Out of all the Belgian style beers I tried this one is probably the best one (over priced as it is) it has a nice body, nice flavor with a hint of bitterness, and a very pleasant aftertaste.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeremy206
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Deep gold beer with frothy head which remains as thick lace as head subsides and light, fast moving bubbles.
Smell: Fruity aroma with a hint of spice, bottle label lists coriander as an ingredient so it must be coming through.
Taste: slightly bitter taste which lingers after sip and hints of cereal like flavor
Feel: Medium-light body

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3.96/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L- Hazy, light colored beer with a slight amber tint. Quarter finger thick head.
S- A very well melded combination of spice, clove, banana, and citrus.
T- Orange, lemon, banana, and biscuit are present. Very much toned down; but this is in no way a bad thing.
M- Medium bodied, dry beer. Works well with the flavor.
O- This beer is very well put together and is a pure pleasure to drink. With that being said, I do think the hype is a bit too much. This beer is very good, but I don't think it's world renowned.

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La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 2,607 ratings
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