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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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222
Gots:
607
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4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml. bottle poured into a large wine glass. The La Chouffe shows a deep straw/golden on the pour. An nch of white foam decays slowly, leaving nice lacing on the glass.

Offers a nice yeast presence on the aroma, touch of sugar and some lemony grain. Gotta bump the appearance, meaningless that it be, to a 4.5. Great lace and retention are offered here. Aroma is solid and offers good depth, not to sugary in nature.

Luscious flavor with a touch of citus and a hint of spice on the finish. Rather rich and bready for the style, yet pleasant across the board. Quite nice, ane well refined with a fuller feel than typical for the style. Touch of lemon is everpresent.

Solid feel and drnk.

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4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My brother brought me a Big Chouffe (1,5 liter magnum bottle) from Belgium,the 2011 collector's edition.I shared it with friends on new years eve.

appearance: blond, golden/light brown
mouthfeel: enough bubbles, but never too much
smell: fruits, yeast, cinnamon
taste: lovely fresh but characteristic taste, coriander

Chouffe invites artists to decorate the botlle. This one had a funny party-scene of a dwarf and a few animals drinking chouffe around a table.

I really loved it!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.85/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle poured into a Trappistes Fochefort goblet...

A- Golden blond with very thick and creamy snow white head. Plenty of carbonation with great head retention.

S- Wonderful belgian yeast, bananas and various subtle spices at the finish. Warming alcohol glow. This is a good example of why people love Belgium beer so much; lots going on and all held together with well controlled balance.

MF- It’s like a party going on in your mouth. Extremely pleasant mouth-feel and pleasing alcohol affects. There seems to be a growing desire to brew Belgian style beers in the U.S. I hope more examples of this style are on the slate.

O- One of my favorite Belgian ales. I would love to find this on tap sometime. If you haven’t tried this one yet and have a chance, I highly recommend it.

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4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750mL bottle into a tulip. Pours a clear golden color w/ a white frothy head, sticky lacing.

Aroma is Belgian yeast, orange, and spice.

Taste is clean crisp water, floral Belgian yeast, pale barley malt. Really nice clean Belgian golden ale. Full-bodied, smooth mouthfeel.

Overall a solid Belgian strong pale ale, one I'd enjoy again.

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3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on Christmas Eve hanging with the wife in front of a fire.

Pours out a light golden-hued body with a white head. Evidence of carbonation flowing through the goblet. Nice looking beer.

Aroma of honey, candy, lemon, & sour apples.

Sweet, honeyish malt character attacked with a bit of fruitiness -- lemon & green apple character cross the tongue. The Belgian yeast gives a bit of spice to balance the sweet flavors.

Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Easily likable, and easily drinkable. Don't think I like the Belgian pales quite as much as their dark cousins but a a good beer none the less.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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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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