La Chouffe | Brasserie d'Achouffe

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
2,543 Ratings
La ChouffeLa Chouffe
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,543
Reviews:
899
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
213
Gots:
566
For Trade:
2
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Photo of GoHabsGo
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of williamphelps
4.74/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Color is a bright orange yellow. Head is a solid thin layer. Nose is of sour citrus and malt with some tart pineapple and mint. Palate is bolder with more rich malt breadiness present - tart lemon is very present, mango, white flower, minty. Pros. complex, effervescent, comforting, nice Acosta, bright. Cons kinda simple at first. 94/100.

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Photo of ArrogantB
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have walked past this beer for years but no more. I had two bottles in Brussels and this beer is outstanding. Bright orange, full aromas of esters. Flavor is yeasty, delicious, surprising. I will be purchasing this as soon as I return to the U.S.

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Photo of ZachT
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Redscot
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Staring at my empty glass as the lacing starts to dissipate. What a truly sensational beer. The interplay of banana-clove-peppery goodness. It fills your mouth with this life and lingers long enough to visit all corners of your taste and then closes crisp. Dumbfounding.

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Photo of reitzbrewing
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.7/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best beers I have had.

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Photo of HamdenHector
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: very slight haze; deep gold in color; less than a 1 finger white head that receded quickly to a wispy cap; no lacing;

S; subtle - grain and earthy;

T: grain for a moment, then lemon gets added in; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: light to medium bodied; highly carbonated - effervescent; dry finish; smooth; hides the ABV well;

O: very nice;

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Photo of CTaleMan
4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PositivePest
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Juiposa
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sjrider
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of siebevl
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Deltoro
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bshefftz
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Estria
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey_L
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMH73
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BelgianBeerChef
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lobos62
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of golf4collet
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Belgian. Check. Delicious. Of course. Hadn't seen this one, a relative of the outstanding Duvel as I understand it, so picked it up and enjoyed. It is everything you would expect a high quality genuine Belgian to be. Enjoy.

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La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
4.16 out of 5 based on 2,543 ratings.
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