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Brewed by Brasserie d’Achouffe (Moortgat)
Style: Belgian Ale
Achouffe, Belgium

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Amber coloured, fruity, hoppy, sparkling and is not pasteurized. Available from June 1st.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rauchbier (3559) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2002
Initial aroma on opening bottle was of cabbage but that soon disappeared to leave, erm , no discernable aroma. Excellent fluffy rocky head with loads of lace and good condition. Some fruity yeast notes in the mouth but slightly thin and dry in the finish. Not one of their best beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2002
A rocky white head sits atop this spicy, pleasant beer with a hint of hops in the finish. I think it’s one of the finer Chouffe beers, perhaps because of the nice addition of rye. A summer sipper.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2005 Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread/grain), lightly hoppy (orange, flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of cardboard, peach, coriander. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly acidic, moderately bitter, somewhat cardboardy. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Wow, I’m amazed this has held up as well as it has...the beauty of bottle-conditioned 750’s, clearly. Yes, there is some oxidation/cardboard in this one, no doubt, but it’s not too strong. My original score back in its day was low 3’s, and I dare say it’s about as good as before (gained some estery fruitiness over time, lost its hoppy edge/freshness, but of course also gained the cardboard). Surprisingly still very drinkable even for me. Neato.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertVerloop99 (130) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2001

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2001
bit to lean for a chouffe beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2001
Sweet and sparkling.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2001
This was only ...really good. Not what I was expecting as I am on a Saison kick lately.Has the crisp cideriness but sans that something extra like my new found Fantome.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2001
I will admit that my recollections of this beer are not what they should be (stupid Amsterdam), but I do recall that it looked cool, had a refreshing, vibrant taste, and that I really enjoyed it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 2, 2001
deep honey colour, nice lace, orange aroma, fresh, fruity and bitter

3.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2496) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2000
Slightly skunked smell, even slighter in the taste. Heavily malty, with 3 kinds of malts (barley, rye, wheat), but not sweet at all. Its dry and somewhat yeasty. Big rocky white head.


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