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Chouffe Biere du Soleil

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Formerly brewed at Brasserie d’Achouffe (Duvel-Moortgat)
Style: Belgian Ale
Achouffe, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Amber coloured, fruity, hoppy, sparkling and is not pasteurized.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2004
Best before end of 2005, drank in the middle of 2004. Light hazy light orange color with a rock white head. Grass, lemon, flowers and yeast make up the aroma, and the body is fizzy, but in a good way. Ends adicic with a touch of bitterness with the yeast taste hanging around for a while.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12110) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 13, 2004
(750ml) Here I sit in my 58 degree house, lacking a working furnace, the temperature 40 degrees outside, with a summer beer in hand. Hazy amber topped by medium beige head -- yeast toward the bottom of the bottle clouds the beer significantly as I continue to pour. Aroma is sweet, floral, peach, pineapple, light caramel. Taste is mild sweet, some lemon, light toffee and caramel, finishing with herbal hops. Light-medium body with some acidity. Quite drinkable -- I went through the entire bottle remarkably quickly.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2004
Fruity... More specific peaches... Doesnt impress me to much... Pretty standard

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2004
Bottled (750ml). A fairly low alcohol beer for Achouffe, no doubt intended as a summer quaffer. Apart from pils and witbier, Belgium is rather short of these. Very lively when uncapped - the bottle overflowed - as a result of which the bottle sediment was inevitably stirred up. I don't mind that, and, as I wasn't drinking from a 750ml glass, would have happened anyway. Pale amber in colour. Lots of lemon in the aroma and taste. There were notes on the palate that were reminiscent of a pasteurised British bitter. As Silk Tork says, there is a light vanilla undertone. Moderately dry finish but, as the hop bitterness dies away, a sweetish aftertaste develops. Overall, uncomplicated and fit for the purpose intended, but nothing special.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2830) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2004
this is like a light belgian has some of the characteristics that one would expect from a belgian but in a weaker, sissier form. do not waste your time.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (30341) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2003
The aroma is fresh, grassy, and spicy. The color is a clear amber and it has a beutiful white head. The flavor is sweet, malty, and spicy. It ends on a dry grassy and hoppy note. The body is somewhat thin - must be because of the low ABV by Belgian standards.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2003
Medium/light amber with a large off-white creamy uneven head. Fresh and crisp with a slight attic cobweb aroma. Taste is light, musty. Nothing really stands out. A good summer beer with food.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2003
Dark orange brown with a very persistent light brown head. . . Significant chunks rest in the bottom of my glass. Strong floral aroma with some juicy fruits like pears and grapes, along with some peppery spices, yeast and orange dough. Fairly bland flavour after a promising aroma. A slight mustiness, but that only gets me to the steps of the basement, where I don't go down. . . it just isn't that interesting, it the end it sort of feels like chewing on sweet grass.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Dark amber in color with a medium sized, light, fluffy head. The aroma is a strange combination of sweet citrus fruit, spices, floral and citric hops, honey, white grape, pear, bread, and a surprising bit of medicinal alcohol. Sort of short when it comes to flavor. The fruit that was in the nose seems only very light and hardly noticable. Decent malt for a summer beer. Not incredibly full, but with nice oatmeal cookie and honey wheat flavors. The finish has some spicy hops and dries out rather quickly. A refreshing summer beer, but not my favorite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeM500 (1907) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Cloudy and red with some swirling sediment. Nose is all nuts and light fruits...grape, pear, green apple. Taste is lively, carbonated and fruity. A very quick drying at the end (from the rye malt??). Nice aftertaste of grassy dryness and that odd Belgian yeast that makes it all "stinkybarn/buttercookie-like"


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