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Cherry Chouffe | Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie d'Achouffe
Belgium
achouffe.be

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by desint on 07-21-2017

BEER STATS
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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
7
pDev:
8.36%
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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of YvesB
3.07/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of John_M
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Grabbed a bottle during a recent trip to France. Had never seen this before, and in fact was told it was brand new/just released.

The beer pours a brownish amber color with cherry red hilights. Head retention and lacing are decent, but really not this beer's strong suit. On the nose there is considerable cherry cough drop flavor, with some underlying brown sugar, light chocolate and light spice as well. It's attractive enough, but the cherry cough drop flavor is a bit much. The flavor profile replicates the nose, and again, while attractive, the sweet cherry flavor is a bit over the top. Muothfeel is medium bodied I guess, and the beer finishes pretty well. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and so drinkability is OK.

Shrug. A decent beer for sure, but I was really hoping for a bit of cherry flavor in my L'Chouffe, rather than the other way around. Not sure I need to revisit this any time soon.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle - a bit of a surprise find of late, since we haven't seen anything new from this outfit in a long, long time.

This beer pours a clear, dark magenta colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat bubbly pale pink head, which leaves some decent frilly webbed lace around the glass as it eventually subsides.

It smells of candy-like cherries, grainy and crackery wheat malt, a subtle Belgian yeastiness, some free-range simple syrup, and a bit of musty, leafy, and dead floral noble hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, a lesser crackery wheatiness, cherry cough syrup (children's version), icing sugar, ephemeral yeasty notes, and a still rather muted earthy, musty, and floral green hoppiness.

The carbonation is average in its palate-baiting frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and more or less smooth, as all that sugar creates a sort of cushioning effect, as such. It finishes off-dry, the still fairly candied cherry element showing some lingering gumption.

Overall - this is not exactly the train wreck that the greater beer-o-sphere appears all-too-ready to deem it. Definitely more sweet than sour, but it's hardly a one-sided show. Simple, easy to drink, and with literally no sign of the 16-proof wowee sauce measure. Yeah, this is d'Achouffe all right, accident or not.

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Photo of Shanex
4.09/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased this one in a beer store in northern France and was told by the clerk it will be only brewed once.

For a fruit beer, it's extremely well done, smooth and not overly sour.

Another big treat from the Brasserie d'achouffe

Cheers

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Photo of yaron73
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of desint
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cherry Chouffe from Brasserie d'Achouffe
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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