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RATINGS: 2345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
CHOUFFE is an unfiltered blond beer which is refermented both in the bottle and in barrels. It is pleasantly fruity, spiced with coriander and tinged with hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9543) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 First rating
Labeled "Big Chouffe 2005".
(Bottle on RBESG 2006) 2005 bottle.
Shady orange color, white head. Typical Belgian strong ale scent. Spritzy mouth feel, low bitterness. Belgian strong ale taste.

Second rating
(Draught at Restobieres, Brussels)
On March22, 2008.
Shady orange color, white head. Fresh hoppy and herbal scent. Herbal hoppy and sweet taste. Smooth mouthfeel. Moderate bitterness. Sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - SEP 14, 2006
Poured an effervescent golden with a large fizzy/frothy white head. Aroma of cinnamon/nutmeg spiciness, vinous ftuits, some light grassy hoppiness and dry alcohol. Flavor is dry and warming, with a sweet taste of fruits, candy and cinnamon spiciness, with some grassy hops. Finishes warm and dry. Body is lively and well-carbonated. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GRM (3698) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2006
Brown bottle, 11,2 ounces, best before: end 2006; eye: amber with golden reflections, nice white head that lasts, nice effervescence, lightly hazy, lacing; nose: yeast, bread, coriander, alcohol, clove; mouth: malt, yeast, alcohol, pepper, finale slightly fruity, creamy texture, lightly sweet, mildly bitter, full body, lightly carbonated; overall: really good FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 11,2 onces, meilleure avant : fin 2006; oeil ; ambrée avec des reflets dorés, belle mousse blanche qui se maintient, belle effervescence, légèrement voilée, dentelle; nez : levure, pain, coriandre, alcool, clou de girofle; bouche : malt, levure, alcool, poivre, finale légèrement fruitée, texture crémeuse, légèrement sucrée, moyennement amère, corsé, légèrement carbonatée; en résumé : très bonne

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sigmund (6637) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2006
RBESG 2006 Grand Tasting. 1.5 liter bottle labeled "Big Chouffe - Achouffe Christmas Ale 2005". ABV was 8%. I presume this is the same beer? Hazy golden colour, low head. Moderately spicy / peppery aroma. Moderately spicy flavour, too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2006
Orange colour, thick white head. Fruity, apricot, peach aroma. Great acidity. Yeasty flavour with some notes of clove.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - SEP 10, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2006 Another great Belgian! Pours a cloudy golden with a large white, rocky head. Malty/yeasty nose. Spicy, herbaceous taste with hints of vanilla, coriander and malty sweetness delicious! Very good!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Draught at Old Capitol Brew Works and Public House. Slightly hazy, orange color with thick whipped cream white head that laced the glass. Aroma is of ginger and light flowery hops. Tastes of grape candy, subdued clove, and alcohol. Slightly sweet on the tongue. Between each taste there was a nice cereal grain flavor on the soft palate. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (17911) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2006
Golden/amber, nice white head. Malty aroma, vanilla and some spices. Flavor from malt, cinnamon, orange and citrus. Quite a soft malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Bottle. I’ve had a few top rated Belgian Strong Ales and I believe that this one was my favorite. I think because the spice was soft and subtle. Poured into a Tulip - a thick white head that took its time dissipating. Sweet, corriander aroma with hints of citrus. A sweet flavor - very natural and authentic earthy taste. Very complex and very easy to drink. Absolutely delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2006
Deep golden yellow, huge white head, swirling carbonation. This head is literally like whipped cream, creating a mountain shape above the top of the glass. Aroma is wonderful, flavor is yeasty, fruity, spicy, earthy, bread dough. Perfect mouthfeel, soft and delicate, very smooth. Alcohol can’t really be detected. Really excellent stuff.

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