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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 22
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 misternebbie
3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

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 BenBreeg
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Rijken
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%

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 spycow
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of BrickOneal
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of bird_soul
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of BucBasil
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of supermeniscus
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Wessel
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Stevenwings
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of tadmuchowski
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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 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 randylangford
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a two finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, spice, fruit, spicy hop, and earthy hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, fruit, earth hop, spice, and spicy hop. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. I actually didn’t know what to expect going into this one, but knew with it being from La Chouffe that it would be earthy and hoppy. They did not disappoint on this fact as I got both right out of the gate. The spicy note was definitely a new one from them though that I have no experienced in the past. I actually quite enjoyed this one with my lunch that day. Definitely worth at least trying if you get the opportunity to do so.

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -18.7%

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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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