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Chouffe Biere du Soleil

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

bottled
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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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2001
bit to lean for a chouffe beer

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2005 Quelle belle bouteille sérigraphié. Bouteille à consommer de préférence avant la fin 2005. Couleur ambrée, faible mousse blanche concassée adhérant partiellement au verre. Semble toujours en bon état à en juger par les arômes qui ne témoignent pas des quelques années d’age du liquide. Fruité et épicé, style cumin, en arôme. En bouche, flaveurs légèrement cartonnées et oxydées témoignent finalement de l’âge de cet échantillon. Le fruité et la verdure des houblons est aussi moins présent comparativement à une version fraîche. Le seigle apporte enfin une touche épicée très intéressante et se mélange très bien au reste des flaveurs. Un réchauffant passage ensoleillé en provenance du passé. Bouteille, Charlie’s Street Liquor, Boston, Juin 2005

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3133) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Thanks to Goldtwins for this one. Starts off by pouring a huge off white head over a hazy yellow body. Lightly sweet malt aroma, some hops. Some acidic notes also. Very light palate delivers a thin, refreshing beer with very few outstanding flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanEric (992) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2012
Tap @Pintelier Groningen. Amber coloured with small white head, aroma is a bit soapy , grassy and with lemon. taste is good, refreshening, slightly bitter. Medium bodied, reasonable short finish.

3.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Dark amber in color with a medium sized, light, fluffy head. The aroma is a strange combination of sweet citrus fruit, spices, floral and citric hops, honey, white grape, pear, bread, and a surprising bit of medicinal alcohol. Sort of short when it comes to flavor. The fruit that was in the nose seems only very light and hardly noticable. Decent malt for a summer beer. Not incredibly full, but with nice oatmeal cookie and honey wheat flavors. The finish has some spicy hops and dries out rather quickly. A refreshing summer beer, but not my favorite.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2430) - 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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (35066) - 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]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (2317) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2012
On tap at Sharp Edge Creekhouse. Light watery aroma with a bit of tang to it. Almost smells like a dirty line but not quite contaminated. Fruity notes, light yeasty character. Hazy medium golden-amber with white foamy lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Mild pilsner malt sweetness with spicy hop presence. Mild finish, kinda watery. Muted bitter undertones.


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