Chouffe-Bok | Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
3.77/5
63 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie d'Achouffe
Belgium
achouffe.be

Style: Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.66%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,350
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
63
pDev:
15.38%
Bros Score:
3.98
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of grahamgillespie
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of danflux
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zet
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.75

Dark amber (almost black) colour with a nice cappucino head of foam. Smell of caramel, cream, vanilla, malt and yeast. The taste is also quite mellow, with caramel and vanilla being dominant here. There is also some light fruit (pear) present. Mouth feel is amazing: very smooth and sticky, which has a beneficial effect on the taste. Not an unpleasant drink, but I'll lower the score in the overall box. It is way too friendly to be called bok. A bok needs more bitterness and shouldn't be afraid to offensive. This is an autumn latte, not a bok.

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Photo of misternebbie
4.64/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Saviour
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigdb
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of koladiola
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.76/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lhwjanssen
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rivoire
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Oidmoe
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BenBreeg
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sixpoint
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of bird_soul
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Bierman9
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%

I had a 0.33l glass of this, on draft, at Café De Knijnspiep on 01OCT14. Cost was €3.75 for the serving.

The small tulip contained a bier which was clear, and a deep chestnut/mahogany hue, with some ruby thrown in. Head was mocha colored, fluffy and creamy, like a soft-serve ice cream. It lasted well and left great lace. Nose was mild, with some caramel and a hint of sweetness. Medium-bodied and fairly smooth; a decent mouthfeel.

Light sweetness also hit the palate, with some caramel and a smidge of raisin. Hop bitterness follows, and it is more bitter overall than sweet. Warming didn't improve things any. An OK bier... Prosit!


3.84/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4.65 | smell: 3.90 | feel: 3.95 | taste: 3.75 | drinkability: 3.70

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of BJSmit
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Stevenwings
1/5  rDev -73.5%

Photo of Maakun
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown with light hints of red. It's a bit darker than most bok beers, but has that very nice reddish hue. Beige head that shrinks quickly.

Smell: grapes, white bread, slightly sweet, like sugared apple juice. Granola with honey.

Taste: sour fruits, some apples, the first sip is quite sour overall, with a hint of bitter burnt sugar/malts. Later some nicer fruit, cherries and riper apples, a nice slightly toasted malts/granola taste with a bitter touch that is more burnt than hoppy. Aftertase is slightly sour again.

Mouth: a bit thin, almost watery. Medium carbonation, and the alcohol is definately present. Not great, but drinkable.

Overall: surprisingly thin for its ABV. There's just this big mouth-coating maltyness that I'd expected. Way too watery as well. Also a bit too sour. I don't like boks that are too sweet, but this is goes so far in the other direction that it also doesn't work very well. It's drinkable, but not great.

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Photo of jsf14
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Elbrownbag
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of safaricook
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Redteketed
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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Chouffe-Bok from Brasserie d'Achouffe
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 63 ratings
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