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Chouffe Biere du Soleil

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

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3138) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 10, 2012
This draft brew from a beer bar poured a head of foamy with a frothy top off-white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a very hazy dark orange colored body. The mild aroma was malty and dough. The sour mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish. The flavor contained notes of sour hops and malt. Not one that I would likely drink again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3233) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Draft. Hazy golden pour with white head. Light clove, banana, light fruit and yeast like aromas. Spicy flavor with Belgian mainstream tones, yeasts fruits and spices.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6090) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Tap at Barley Johns in New Brighton, MN. Very pale yellow pour with a clingy white head. Floral and yeasty aroma. Fruity, yeast, and floral/spice on taste. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3051) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Serving: Draft at Roasthouse Pub. It pours an orange color with an off white head. The nose has nice florals with a touch of candy sugar. The flavor has those notes plus some honey and yeast notes. Reminds me of Saison Dupont with some honey. Light to medium body with higher carbonation leading to a short finish. Nice brew.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Phillies08Champs (686) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Draft at Craft Ale House. Pours a medium to dark browm, with floral nose, first sip is fruity esters and ketones followed by a smoothfiish. not bad

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1893) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 2, 2012
On tap at Gilly's Craft Beer & Fine Wine. Opaque dark brown small tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of fruit, spice, nuts, citrus, brown sugar, molasses, fig and date. Taste earthy, toasted malt, fruit, orange and brown sugar. Medium plus body with above average carbonation. Smooth, slightly foamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
On tap. Pours with a hazed light amber hue with a fluffy white head that leaves good lace. Aromas are juicy, estery, peachy, stone fruit, mild malt character, a bit musty and earthy with notes of damp leaves. Flavors are juicy with lots of fruity esters (notably stone fruit), medium earthy notes, and a touch of vegital DMS character. Medium bubbles, a bit sweet and flaccid.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2012
On tap at Toronado, SF. Deep blonde to orange pour, decent looking with a moderate cloudiness and a struggling-to-exist head. Soft herbal notes very understated in the nose along with some floral and malty overtones. Decent sipper, a bit earthy and hoppy but ultimately not so much character.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Light sweet and floral hop nose with grainy malt. Taste us lightly sweet and lightly bitter with honey and caramel, lots of her.bal hops


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