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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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Amber coloured, fruity, hoppy, sparkling and is not pasteurized.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2003
Draught: Tart grape aroma coming from a cloudy amber body..Thin head..Slightly acidic notes of white grapes..Very dry...slightly musty, semi full-bodied..very dry ending..enjoyable brew.

3.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2544) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2000
Slightly skunked smell, even slighter in the taste. Heavily malty, with 3 kinds of malts (barley, rye, wheat), but not sweet at all. Its dry and somewhat yeasty. Big rocky white head.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2525) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2004
this is like a light belgian has some of the characteristics that one would expect from a belgian but in a weaker, sissier form. do not waste your time.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (2502) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Pours a murky golden amber on tap with a nice frothy tan head and decent lacing. Aroma and taste are light of belgian yeast and citrus, light on your tongue. Decent, but not what I wanted from La Chouffe.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2463) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
Summer beer from Achouffe, dating from when they were still independent and had a beer for each of the four seasons. Tasted as an old beer at 5 years of age, some cardboard in the nose, but otherwise well-preserved, soft, friendly and yeasty character, dryish, some peach, aromatic hop bitterness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2004
Bright orange gold body, some haze, topped with a fluffy head, good lacing. Aroma is fresh herbs, spices (corriander). Taste is very summery and refreshing - bubblegum edges, spices, citrus fruits. Finish was excellent - very dry.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2002
Certainly lightweight! The aroma is mellow, wheaty, very lightly fruited. The taste is, well, light and airy, sparkly fruit like a very mild champagne. Not unpleasant, just quite mild.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (2255) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2011
Draught at The gingerman NYC. Pours hazy golden with a nice head. Fruity and drinkable, finishes in a herbal note. A session Houbolon dobbleln IPA Tripel!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Draft at Churchkey. Pours a hazy dark gold with a smallish head. Nose holds interesting autumnal spice notes, orange peel, hay, some grassy hops. Flavor is similar but with increased bread and dough and a nice dry finish. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2069) - 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


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