Chouffe-Bok 6666
Brasserie d'Achouffe

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From:
Brasserie d'Achouffe
 
Belgium
Style:
Bock - Traditional
Ranked #36
ABV:
6.66%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,354
Avg:
3.76 | pDev: 14.63%
Ratings:
73
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 09, 2020
Added:
Jun 24, 2001
Wants:
  19
Gots:
  11
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Notes: CHOUFFE BOK 6666 is a seasonal beer brewed especially for the Netherlands. The "Bok" beers traditionally appear on the Dutch market at the end of September. CHOUFFE BOK 6666 stands out thanks to its coppery robe, its fresh, fruity nose and a pleasant roundness in the mouth, ending with a hint of bitterness.
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3.49 by DvdP from Netherlands on Nov 09, 2020
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3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by JonnoWillsteed from England

L- Held to a halogen bulb it comes across as deep ruby red. But I can believe the [email protected] that it's a deep copper in daylight. Pours clear with 3mm mid-tan head. ps. 15mins later, head holds well.
S- Surprisingly mild for me, just a mild sense of malty richness.
T- ... ^ reads across into the taste. It has some malty depth, but not a great deal and less than I'd expect for it's colour and 6.66% ABV. The hops make their presence known into the finish.
F- Quite malty rich and enjoyable.
O- You'll have noticed it's not doing a great deal for me. Shame, some of the Chouffe beers have turned better. There is just not enough going on here to warrant me buying it again.
330ml bottle/£2.50. Bought from TremblingMadness/York/UK as part of a DIY pick-your-own case for home delivery to London BB: 08/2021.

Nov 06, 2020
 
4.07 by Daniel473 from Netherlands on Oct 08, 2020
 
3.94 by smi69 from New York on Jun 06, 2020
 
3.25 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Dec 29, 2019
 
4 by paulish from New York on Dec 19, 2019
 
3.81 by SViterileroux74 from Texas on Nov 11, 2019
 
3.42 by desint from Belgium on Oct 24, 2018
 
3.5 by BdM from Netherlands on Dec 07, 2017
 
4.02 by DylanBrkhff from Netherlands on Oct 20, 2017
 
3.9 by grahamgillespie from Tennessee on Jun 03, 2017
 
3.53 by danflux from Netherlands on Oct 12, 2016
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3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
by Zet from Netherlands

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.

Edit: Had another specimen: I don't know what is going on, but they seem to be getting worse. This one was too watery, both in taste as in mouth feel. There goes "smooth and sticky"....Lowered the scores a bit.

Oct 04, 2016
 
4.64 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania on May 22, 2016
 
3.81 by Saviour from Russian Federation on Dec 17, 2015
 
3.88 by craigdb from Pennsylvania on Dec 06, 2015
 
3.94 by koladiola from Belgium on Nov 30, 2015
 
4.76 by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands on Nov 24, 2015
 
3.69 by lhwjanssen from Netherlands on Nov 17, 2015
 
3.94 by Rivoire from France on Oct 25, 2015
 
3 by Oidmoe from Austria on Oct 25, 2015
 
3.94 by HopBelT from Belgium on Jun 12, 2015
 
3.89 by SCW from New York on Jun 01, 2015
 
3.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Dec 05, 2014
 
3.84 by bird_soul from Netherlands on Nov 09, 2014
 
3 by SVD from Netherlands on Oct 22, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Bierman9 from New Hampshire

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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Oct 09, 2014
 
4.25 by iwhoopedbatman from Maryland on Aug 11, 2014
 
3.75 by BJSmit from Netherlands on Feb 02, 2014
 
1 by Stevenwings from Belgium on Jan 15, 2014
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3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Maakun from Netherlands

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.

Oct 03, 2013
 
4 by jsf14 from District of Columbia on Sep 02, 2013
 
3.75 by Elbrownbag from Netherlands on Jun 20, 2013
 
3 by safaricook from Netherlands on May 11, 2013
 
3.25 by Redteketed from Netherlands on Mar 09, 2013
 
3.75 by uturn from Florida on Jan 16, 2013
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2.58/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by Arno

appearance: Brown / Amber with an off-white head. Not much retention.

smell: Burnt malts, slightly caramel, but mostly sour yeast.

taste: Actually pretty much how it smells. It's sadly not a rich full flavor beer, but quite watery tending on the sour (yeast) side. Lacks depth.

mouthfeel: Refreshing with quite a carbonation kick - which is the best part of this beer: just refreshing.

overall: Nothing special. Won't drink it again probably.

Dec 29, 2012
 
3.75 by vollie from Netherlands on Dec 18, 2012
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3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Cozzatoad from Italy

750ml bottle

A- Very dark brown, almost black, but with some reddish hints if seen through light. Light brown head, not big but nicely persistent. Good lacing

S- Sweet malts: notes of caramel, molasses plus some background dark fruit hints. Also a slight spiciness. On the back of things, a slight herbal note to bring a bit of a refreshing touch. Warming and inviting

T- Sweet as the smell suggested. A bit of yeasty 'earthyness' if that may be the right word and sweet dominant notes of caramel, toffee, maybe liquorice. Maybe some light dark fruit notes, though even weaker than in the aroma. Very sweet but not cloyingly so, thanks to a slightly herbal, dry finish

M- Medium body, carbonation is a bit above average and brings some life. Overall, creamy and soft but still lively, expecially on the palate. Dry finish and aftertaste as mentioned

O- Not a super flavourful beer, but sure nicely balanced and highly drinkable despite it's preminent sweet character. Plus, warming as a winter beer should be, showing that warming does not mean 8% or more ABV

Dec 17, 2012
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3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by BlackHaddock from England

21st Oct 2012: Cafe De Grendelpoort in Valkenburg, on-tap, along with a host of others in a 'Bok Fest'.

Pours a dark brown colour which isn't mirky but it isn't clear either. On top a thin layer of white foam.

The aroma was of over roasted malty molasses and yeastiness.

The yeast and sweetness from the molasses carried on into the taste nicely. There was also a distinct liquorice finish to this brew, so much so I had to have another to make sure!

Very pleasant and tasty, body strength good and well carbonated.

Nov 07, 2012
Chouffe-Bok 6666 from Brasserie d'Achouffe
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 73 ratings