Chouffe Biere Du Soleil | Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie d'Achouffe
Belgium
achouffe.be

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by BuckeyeNation on 03-03-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
54
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
10.57%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of Stevenwings
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of PhillyOGBeerNerd
4.74/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of seedyone
4.5/5  rDev +22%

06/20/12 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC.Yummy. Just what the doctor ordered. Full bodied but not too much so. This is my best friend for the rest of the afternoon.

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Photo of nickfl
4.42/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with a two finger white head on a copper colored, hazy body. Average head retention but excellent lace.

S - Bready malt, pear, pepper, and lemon.

T - Sweet malt, toffee and lemon up front. A finish full of bread, pear, honey and lightly herbal hops.

M - A thick, chewy body, low carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Subtle but interesting with good balance and drinkability.

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Photo of Zerga
4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.27/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rich, deep golden color which borders a light bronze. Pillowy, foamy head forms and leaves a lot of lacework on the branded glass. Aroma of bready malts, very clean, with some yeast and earthy must. In the taste, Belgian yeast with a very light musty taste. Subtle tart notes, but mostly just amplified yeast notes and the hops. Malt is doughy and mildly sweet, not enough to cut through the earthy, dank funk. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, high level of carbonation, and very smooth. Overall, this is a high quality authentic Belgian farmhouse ale. I'd recommend it.

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Photo of tln13
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Two finger thick head with nice retention and lots of lacing. Body is murky crimson with golden hues. Aroma is very sweet and fruity with mostly green apple and kiwi with typical Belgian yeast. Flavor is Bready plus more of the same with a mild sour green apple note mixed with a sweet kiwi and banana flavor. Semi dry in the finish, medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Overall an excellent beer. It's a little dryer than I like but still good.

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Photo of frontalot
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Reagan1984
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of thecheapies
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy honey color with an inch of head. Excellent retention. Looks great in its own D'Achouffe tulip. 4.5

Nectarine and apricot fruity with some light funk and apple sweetness. Nectary. Not what one would expect from a farmhouse ale. 4.0

Light apple and peach fruitiness with a smack of tart lemon and hay. Finishes with some clean bitterness and powdery yeast. 4.0

Very lightly carbonated and thin-bodied. Feels a little too thin, although a medium body might trick the palate into interpreting the beer as sugary. 3.5

Delicious beer, but makes for a strange saison. Sweetest saison I've had yet. 3.5

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Photo of impending
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

La Trappe. Served in a stange, slightly hazy light yellow straw, pure white head, ok lacing.

Aroma is subdued but nice. Yeasty light skinned fruits, tiny flowers and citrus.

Taste too is subdued, no sharp edges. Low in sweets, nearly zero bitters. Again yeasty with a little fruit and citrus. Aftertaste evaporates quickly, nothing remains. Pairs well with all foods. Light bodied mouthfeel.

This is not a saison, a nice table pale ale.
cheers
jd

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Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Thomas_Picton
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Refreshing to see a Saison with managable alcohol and taste- not trying too hard to meet the demand of American craft drinkers, nor the anti-establishment table beer. It's like baby bear soup.

Honey gold and hazy in appearances, the heady beer releases a creamy froth that steers away from the usual racy carbonation and spritzy character. Instead the beer looks of Witbier with a soft ivory pillow that retains effortlessly the session and trails with classic Belgian lace.

Earthy with pear and fresh cut tobacco, the sent is backed with honey and mild grainy caramel. Hebal hops offer up a pleasantly floral tone with grassy botanical and wet hay. A spicy tinge of white pepper and wine tickle the nose heading into taste.

Terse sweetness of grain, light honey and over-ripened orchard fruit captivate the early palate, just as the raw taste of hibiscus and tobacco offer an earthen sweetness at middle palate. Finishing boldly bitter- the taste turns dry, peppery, and lightly cidery. An aftertaste of mulled herbs and grass keep the beer lingering into the next sip.

Mid-light on the palate, the ale affirms with slightly more robust malt character that holds of the turn to dryness, warmth, or crispness until later in the taste. Light wine tannin and cidery spice offer a final impression.

Biere du Soliel is certainly an earthy and semi-dry Saison, yet it borrows a fruity and earthy tone that's normally seen in older English ales. Though they fit in nicely here, its oddly compelling until the taste buds get acclimated to the beer's overall taste.

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Photo of BucBasil
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of dbauer
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of delta490
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's a clear gold with a minimal amount of white head. It has a light aroma that is slightly sweet and a little grassy. The taste matches he aroma quite closely. The body is light, with light carbonation and a crisp finish.

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Photo of bird_soul
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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Chouffe Biere Du Soleil from Brasserie d'Achouffe
3.69 out of 5 based on 54 ratings.
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