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Chouffe Biere du Soleil

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

bottling
unknown

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Amber coloured, fruity, hoppy, sparkling and is not pasteurized.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jw0406 (915) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2011
.3l draft pours a hazy orange color with a big white head. Aromas of yeast, grass and a light herbs. Light bodied with a spicy finish, i’m glad they brought this back

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12046) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Draft in snifter. Poured hazy amber color with medium off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium tart fruit and yeast aroma. Medium body with a tingly texture and soft carbonation. Medium tart & sour flavor with a medium bitter & sour finish of moderate duration. Soft brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 25, 2011

Bottle 750ml. @ UK-SCO Tasting in Ulfborg.

[ Courtesy of Dedollewaitor ]. [ Vintage BBF 04-2003 ]. Hazy - murky medium grey amber color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white grey head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, vintage, light to moderate yeasty, fruity. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, vintage. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110409]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8424) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2011
Bottle at Jan & Charlotte’s tasting, Ulfborg, Denmark 09.04.11 cheers Jan & Charlotte 2000 vintage courtesy of Mads - Dedollewaitor, cheers Mads. Pours quite hazy, in fact very hazy, its more a light brown colour than amber with very little head. Touch of the farmhouse quality about this, tangy, fruity and holding up very well despite its years and relatively low abv. Decent mouthfeel, a little spiciness showing. Nice beer. A7 A2 T7 P3 Ov14 3.3

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 18, 2011
Smagt hos J & C. Tak Mads. Korn, karamal, citron, rødlig, tæt lang skum, lidt sød og lidt sur, let, vandede, blød, speciel og god.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14811) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 11, 2011
75cl Bottle. Vintage 2000. Pours unclear amber with a creamy white head. Nose is sweet malty. Caramel and fruit with a vague oxidized note. Flavor is yeast, caramel and fruit with a good deal of carbonation left. Holding up pretty well after 11 years only being 4,5%.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (17632) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2011
bottle at jans ... hazy amber ... thin white head ... sweet zezty fruity nose ... light fizz ... sweet light yeasty juicy fruits ... hint of cinamon ... damn impressive for an 11 year old 4.5 percent beer

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
Fredagsbaren på biologi, Aarhus Bottled Excellent summer ale - refreshing with high carbonation and lots of aroma hops. A hint of sweetness and fruit

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (22931) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2008
Bottled, 1999 vintage. Hazy orange colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is really fruity along with some toffee and mild acidic notes. Also quite big hops notable. Flavour is very much toffee (fudge) along with some mild grassyness and spices. Also quite flowery notes. Smooth and wellaged.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (21412) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2008
Bottled (1999 vintage) at Man in the Moon, Stockholm Lightly hazy amber, rich head. Surprisingly fresh floral hop aroma. Dry and very light bodied. Very light vanilla- and crackr-like malt, briefly touched by oxidized flavours of mustard and paper. Finishes with some grassy/spicy hop bitterness. Given it’s low gravity it has helf up astoningly well. Would stil be a good summer beer.


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