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Chouffe Biere du Soleil

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Amber coloured, fruity, hoppy, sparkling and is not pasteurized.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (3975) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2012
On tap in a tulip. Pours cloudy copper with a lacy, light beige head. Aroma of spicy yeast, some caramel and pale malts, and some floral hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent Belgian ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3497) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2012
On tap at Sharp Edge Beer Emporium. Pours a cloudy dark orange with a thick white head. Aroma of apricot, light fruits, sweet bready malts. Flavor of bready malt initially with a sweet, light peach and apricot finish. Light, not too sweet, very drinkable, good light Belgian! 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanEric (996) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2012
Tap @Pintelier Groningen. Amber coloured with small white head, aroma is a bit soapy , grassy and with lemon. taste is good, refreshening, slightly bitter. Medium bodied, reasonable short finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3252) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
On tap at Blue Monkey, pours a very cloudy amber orange with small white head, and lacing. Aromas of belgian yeast and candy sugar, dark fruit, steaming corn, floral hops, lemony citrus. Taste is filled with spicy hops, light spice, toasted malt, citrus zest. Body was nice and light on this belgian with a refreshing finish. Great session beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (2683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2012
On tap at Proof. Orange-brown pour with white head and lots of stick. Aroma is Belgian yeast, corn, malt, caramel. Tastes are toasted malt, caramel, pepper, yeasty. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (2327) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Pours a murky golden amber on tap with a nice frothy tan head and decent lacing. Aroma and taste are light of belgian yeast and citrus, light on your tongue. Decent, but not what I wanted from La Chouffe.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7871) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Draft at Craft. Poured dark straw with nose of funky yeasty malts, hops, florals. Tasted yeasty malty, with mild funk, pronounced hopcitrus, and mild fruit in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (3011) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Poured on draft at gnome week at the galley. Pale hazy yellow with a rather frothy white head. Aroma is kinda odd yeasty wheaty. Not great in that regard. Taste grew on me with its wheat influence, but still just seems to be lacking something. Overall, good, but I don’t think Id bother with it again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Draft at Fountainhead. Pours an attractive gold, lightly hazed with a frothy/creamy head. Nose is citrus, lemon, soft pils sweetness and chouffe yeast. Some caramel noted as well. On tasting, crisp and refreshing, medium bitterness, a touch on the sweet side overall. More lemony hops come through, as well as a clean malt profile. Faint caramel again. Tasty stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3198) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Surprise draft at Thai 9 before Wicked. It was a warm day, with spicy food and this was a nice, lighter bodied thirst quencher. Cloudy amber pour with a big soapy white head. Flavors of grass and mild bitter hops. Fine if not different from "normal " Chouffe beers.


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