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RATINGS: 2337   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bijl (148) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2016
Goud / donkergeel, enorme witte schuimkraag die lang blijft. Aroma: Fruitig, kruidig en Belgische gist. Smaak: Koriander, fruitig, iets citrus, Belgische gist / banaan, behoorlijk zoet en niet veel Hop. Alcohol warmte en in de afdronk niet veel bitter. Eigenlijk een stevige blonde met een medium body en een aktief mondgevoel.. CO2 is behoorlijk. Afdronk is zoet met een kruidige noot. Al heel vaak gedronken maar blijft toch prettig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
llkc (1420) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2016
Duft sødlig frisk citrus svag koriander lime citrongræs smag citrus malt frisk appelsinkorianderfrø

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (547) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2016
33cl bottle at home (17 VI 2016), poured in a 25cl leprechaun glass. This is the classic La Chouffe, highly commercialised, since Moortgat’s takeover available in 330 ml bottle. The Chouffe story is well known, as it is one of the first spices enhanced beers, leading to a huge commercial success. Even more after the merge into the Duvel-Moortgat Brewery. Lets have a taste, now. The beer looks splendid, with a massive snow white collar, very frothy, very large. The brew is yellow to orange, light copper coloured with a slightly hazy body. The nose already hints at some black peppers and keen fresh notes, almost apricot fruits. Maybe some mint. It also has a strong abbey tripel feeling, with grainy character and malt backbone. The hoppiness sure is subtle, almost non-existing. The mouthfeel is enjoyable, no doubt about that, but maybe the medium carbonation is a that too soft. Making this brew a bit dull. The black pepper, mint, cinnamon and leaves notes side with the sweet maltness. Fresh! There is some bread in there as well... and some soap too. The ending is fairly short, and lacks a pleasant bitterness. This actually is a smooth drinker, with a hidden eight percent ABV, quite enjoyable but not as momentous or remarkable as I remembered this La Chouffe. I should have this one on draft again (only had it a couple of times), and why not after some bottle aging? I guess the freshness should fade out, adding a stronger body to the ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PowY (117) - - JUN 14, 2016
330 ml bottle. Pours amber with a white head. The aroma is rather understated. Lightly yeasty with hints of ripe stone fruits. Medium body with soft to lively carbonation. The flavor is sweet with an alcoholic aftertaste. The taste is moderately malty with some caramel and dried fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Flanfl (600) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUN 12, 2016
Hazy copper golden body, mediul creamy head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, spicies, fruity. Flavours of belgian yeast, spicies, fruity, alcohol fusel. Medium warm malty finish, slightly dry and bitter. On dimentional beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuspoenari (1291) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2016
33cl bottle. Clear orange pour with a tall white head. Citrus, champagne-like yeast, fruity and floral notes, spices and just a hint of bitter hops. Medium and dry bodied with a bitter, fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CzechTex (127) - - JUN 3, 2016
On tap. Wonderful faint aroma, delicate lacing, great feel on the tongue. High alcohol content as with many fine Belgian beers. A classic!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (4577) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Hazed rich gold color. Big 2 inch white head. Thick white lace. Aroma is Belgian sugar, palate is thick and heavy with cooked sugar. Just too heavy, rich, and full of fluff to enjoy reasonably. Had to re-rate, and add this note because the high ratings for this are absolutely ridiculous and bogus. It’s not pleasantly fruity, there is no corriander, a.k.a. cilantro and the "tinged hops" disappear under all the sugar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (2357) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2016
Deep cloudy opaque amber to orange, big white head which dissipates slowly. Nose is rich, fragrant floral, perfumed fruity yeast, spices, dried coriander, bread, slight citrous, apricot. Lots of dried coriander. You will rarely find a beer as rich and perfumed as this. Taste is rich, fruity, spicy, loads of coriander, bready, floral, very perfumed. Top notch yeasty Belgian beer rammed full of flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cokemonkey11 (457) - - MAY 30, 2016
Brown bottle, 330ml. Pours medium amber and quite cloudy with a thick white head residing. Scent is medium dense cloves and light banana. A very weizen yeast scent profile. Taste is medium dense weizen yeast flavors, consistent with the scents. Mouthfeel is amazing creamy and lightly peppery. Finish is clean water. Fantastic.

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