La Chouffe | Brasserie d'Achouffe

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4.21/5
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
The gnomes of Fairyland are particularly fond of this golden beer. LA CHOUFFE, with its slight hoppy taste, combining notes of fresh coriander and fruity tones, is the drink which gives them their zest for life. At least, that's what these imps say when they are thirsty. Their secret used to be jealously guarded from one generation to the next until the day they shared the recipe with humans to seal their friendship. Of all the legends from the wonderful region of the Belgian Ardennes, the tale of LA CHOUFFE is the one which most merits re-telling.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,190
Reviews:
933
Ratings:
2,674
pDev:
10.21%
 
 
Wants:
231
Gots:
643
Trade:
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Photo of Stevem68
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBeast
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matthieu_xyz
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.86/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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09/07/2018

On tap at Uno.

LOOK:yellow, solid white head, good retention
#-3.5,wrts-3.5
AROMA: clove, squash, yeast
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TASTE: oats, banana, spice, small touch of late heat.
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FEEL: light body, but sturdy,
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OA: grew on me.
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Photo of detgfrsh
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a 33cl bottle dated best by 6/2019. Pours a golden orange with a finger of fluffy white head. Strong smell of yeast, coriander, and fruit as soon as I opened the bottle. Medium feel, carbonation on the lighter side. Taste is a mix of fruit, floral hops, and spice. Excellent!

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

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 750 bottle and enjoyed in a snifter. This fine
BSPA pours a copper tinged luminous golden amber with
a nice fluffy head of white foam that settles to a thick big
bubbled ring, thin wispy pool, and displays excellent lacing.
Nose of spicy phenol laden ale loaded with light banana,
coriander, pineapple, candy sugars, cracker notes, as well
as grassy hops. Flavors exceed the nose with grassy and herbal
hops, cracker with hints of wheat, candy sugars, touches of pineapple,
light dashes of white pepper, mild phenol laden yeast with touches of
banana and clove and moderate amounts of coriander. Excellent
mouth feel; medium body, medium light carbonation that is fluffy
and effervescent, and a lightly sweet herbal tinged finish that is
lightly dry.

Excellence from an excellent brewery.

Cheers

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Photo of BrueryDC
3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Catalinmunteanu
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of pvibeer
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rdmcnrmk
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Brycezawada
4.73/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kosena
3.38/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Hints of honey, a little stronger than leffe blonde, slightly hoppy after taste, gold color

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of generallee
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cagedartist
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of opieo
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Marcgrams
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jdurey
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2.5 finger head that recedes a minute or so later. Look is golden and a bit translucent. This beer smells amazing. Coriander, fruit, citrus. A bit bready. Some spice on the front end. Slightly floral with strong alcohol on the back end, but not overpowering. Mouthfeel is full...sudsy (?) yet goes down thin. A good choice at this price point and I would have this again.

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La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 2,674 ratings