La Chouffe | Brasserie d'Achouffe

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
2,561 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:
2,561
Reviews:
904
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
215
Gots:
579
For Trade:
2
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Photo of pau622
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagoish
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mklmcgrew
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The appearance is a dark somewhat hazy golden yellow colored body with a slim half finger white foamy head that dies within a half a minute. Some lacing is left in rings. The aroma has some earthy "iced pears" (kinda like a tripel), light spice - coriander perhaps, some clove and "banana" esteriness coming through, sweet apples coming through on the back end as it warms. The taste is mainly sweet, yet an element of tartness comes through after a bit of warming, sticky sweet aftertaste and finish. On the palate, its about a medium in body, somewhat sessionable, carbonation lends a hand to a nice smooth sort of rolling feel coating the mouth and tongue, I’m diggin’ this, good for style and great to me. Overall, this turned out way better than I thought it would.

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Photo of mishi_d
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of CamilleGege
3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grahamgillespie
4.61/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yuno
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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