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Chouffe Biere du Soleil

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

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Amber coloured, fruity, hoppy, sparkling and is not pasteurized.

Note: if you are rating the 2014 version or if you have been drinking this beer prior on tap either in the Netherlands or the USA, you need to direct your rating here

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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9405) - Plymouth, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9356) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9250) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2005
Quite clear amber with ochre shine; good fluffy, just off-white head, collapsing. Fresh, citrussy smell, bit of ambrée malt. Milky/creamy but not really sweet nose. Oxidised taste above malts, pale and ambrée. Bit of caramel flavour, especially in the finish, but not cloying or sticky. Another flavours as from rice - as in ’cooked or steamed’, not as in used in mash by Megabrew. Quite refreshing MF, light bodied. I am at a loss about this bottle’s age. Recently purchased, label says best before 4/2001 and that’s plain b*llocks. This is a reused label (this beer has been retired), but the beer has had some ageing for sure. Difficult to estimate for a 4.5% ABV beer. Not bad, however.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
Summer vibrations…Lime and lemon bitterness…Hops and rye…Nostrils wide open…

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2006
On Tap at the Bar Fringe, Manchester 14/08/2001 Amber coloured with fruity peach aroma and flavour. Crisp refreshing finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (8713) - Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Draft shared by Tmoney99 (late summer 2011). Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, mild fruity notes, apricots, light tart character, mild spices, light yeast with lightly toasted bread. I thought that it became soft mid palate through the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (7904) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Draft. Pours amber with a white head. Light floral hoppy aroma with some sweet malty notes. The flavor has sweet malts, fruit, floral hops, and light spicy yeast notes. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2014
2/II/14 - 75cl bottle @ Vintage Tasting, Brugs Bierfestival - BB: ? probably at least 10 years old (2014-158) Thanks to the person who contributed this bottle!

Clear dark orange to amber beer, big irregular off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very fruity, lots of peaches, orange peel, sweet malts, caramel. MF: soft carbon, medium to light body. Taste: fruity, lots of peaches, some orange candy. Aftertaste: marzipan, peach candy, bit sweet and sugary, some cardboard. Survived pretty well, but I’d rather have a fresh one. HEY, MOORTGAT, DID YOU HEAR ME? I WANT THIS STUFF DISTRIBUTED IN BELGIUM, instead of just the States and the Netherlands. (Pssst: I’ve heard rumours that as from this spring, it will be available in Belgium.)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2012
1/18/12. On tap. Slightly hazy golden pour, almost orange, with a nice off-white head that fades but laces in thick, soapy sheets. Nice aroma with Belgian yeast, esters, and citrusy fruitiness. Slightly sweet entry that shows fruity esters, sweet citrus, a bit of bitterness, and lingering lemony dryness. Not bad!


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