RateBeer
Home >


Chouffe Biere du Soleil

 (RETIRED)
overall
77
87
style
Formerly brewed at Brasserie d’Achouffe (Moortgat)
Style: Belgian Ale
Achouffe, Belgium

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/chouffe-soleil/259572/


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6591) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (6549) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6540) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2005 Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread/grain), lightly hoppy (orange, flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of cardboard, peach, coriander. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly acidic, moderately bitter, somewhat cardboardy. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Wow, I’m amazed this has held up as well as it has...the beauty of bottle-conditioned 750’s, clearly. Yes, there is some oxidation/cardboard in this one, no doubt, but it’s not too strong. My original score back in its day was low 3’s, and I dare say it’s about as good as before (gained some estery fruitiness over time, lost its hoppy edge/freshness, but of course also gained the cardboard). Surprisingly still very drinkable even for me. Neato.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6153) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2005
A great find by Olivier/Clark. Old 750mL. Gorgeous artistic bottle that probably had a few years on it, but seem to have held out quite well besides the oxidation beginning. Light copper hue, mostly lasting off-white head. Pleasant honey-ish maltiness is fairly airy, sweet and nutty in the nose while the remaining hop character can’t hide the once great floral array it must have produced. Accompanying fruitiness (juicy pear, lemon, mango, melon)must have been pretty intense not so long ago. Carbonation is still very intense, lively and fitting. Highly bready yeasty/rye combination works very well in mouth, but it thins rapidly toward the finish, letting oxidized edges come through. It remains very enjoyable despite its advanced age and it was one of those excellent summer moments to savor it under a tricky sunset.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jredmond (5882) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Draft at rattle with streets. Pours a deep amber body with nice haze and no head, some minor lacing. Aroma is light spice and fruit. Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated with notes of apple and prune. No thanks.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (5651) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2006 Pours a dirty amber color with a foamy head that lingers only briefly. The aroma is dusty and fruity, grapes and plums, with a bit of mildly sweet malts. The flavor is grassy and has some citrus flavorings, along with mayhaps a dash of honey. It’s got a dry, sour finish. I’m not sure what they were after here, but it’s an interesting drink.

<font size=-4><a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Liquors, Calumet City, IL<font size=-1>

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5564) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2002
With it’s typical Chouffe taste i like this beer, though it’s not as strong as the original Chouffe. But this beer is a good alternative in the summertimes!

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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5374) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Bottle: Aroma is very fruity and yeasty. Very light tartness. Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Light caramel up front with a moderate sourness and light acidity in the finish. Light yeastiness hides in the background as it warms. Caramel increase too as it warms and a toffee presence becomes noticeable.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50