La Chouffe | Brasserie d'Achouffe

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La ChouffeLa Chouffe

Brewed by:
Brasserie d'Achouffe

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-24-2001

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

2011 Big Chouffe magnum poured into a HF tulip for Thanksgiving 2011.

Pours a hazy orange/yellow color with a small white head along with some thin white lacing. Nose is sweet and hoppy, bready yeast and a mellow spiciness finishes it off.

Taste is quite spicy and a bit sharp, there's a very strong hop bite as well, not overwhelming but well balanced. The alcohol is quite present which is a bit disappointing given I have a liter and a half to drink. The finish is crisp with a full body, lots of carbonation as well.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - very hazy straw golden, thick white head retained very well with loads of lacing
S - strong aromas of fruity yeast, floral, citrus, and fresh bread, with a slight ABV burn
T - fruit notes of pear and sour peach, solid floral perfume hoppiness, with a subtle grainy and spicy finish
M - big body with a rich creamy feel, spicy dry alcohol tickle
O - a fantastic example of a style not seen enough in my opinion, its truly Belgian with a pale ale qualities rounding it out, a must for any beer advocate

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La Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
4.16 out of 5 based on 2,561 ratings.
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