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

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35959) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29802) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2005
(Bottle 75 cl) A winter beer?? No this is a "zomerbier" a summer beer as the back label states. Hazy, orange beer with a creamy head. Very fresh, scented nose. Light body and incredibly dry, almost like an ice beer! Only a slight bitterness in the finish. A very unusual Chouffe, but a great quencher. Brewed with barley, wheat and rye. 050599

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20902) - 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 (19925) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14103) - 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%.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Draft. Hazy golden color, massive white head, solid lacing. Aroma of white and black pepper. Taste is dusty straw with a bit of lemon peel. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12788) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11635) - 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.


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