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RATINGS: 2336   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yumzies (24) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Poured into a trappist chalice. I was expecting a big frothy head but the bottles I tried poured a thin white head that fizzled out but left some nice lacing in the glass. The aroma is malty with some light fruit and some minimal alcohol as well. The taste is yeast with a little bit of sour fruit notes. Nice bubbly and crisp feeling on the palate. Over all a very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5258) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Sample at Waldo Hopfest 2016. Comes a clear dark gold with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, yeast, and spice. Taste is banana, tropical, malt, yeast, coriander, and a bit of alcohol. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cervmagpt (639) - PORTUGAL - MAY 23, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 25C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: moderate fruitiness with pear notes, peppery alcohol. slight floral note. almost neutral, grainy background. APPEARANCE: gold color and clear. large white to off-white head with medium retention. slight lace formation. TASTE: fruity notes of pears, moderate in intensity. medium-low peppery notes from phenolics and alcohol. restrained malt background, slightly sweet and almost neutral. medium bitterness with a dry finish and slightly bitter. PALATE: medium body with medium-high carbonation. smooth alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a standard but nice belgian gloden strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jack1611 (44) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2016
Aroma: Fruitig Appearance: Oranje geel Taste: Fruitig Palate: Zacht Overall: Erg lekker

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1421) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Near clear orange pour. Aroma is light fruit. Taste is banana and spice. I like. Here are a few more words to make the word count requirement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 9, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allanmb (149) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2016
Pours clear golden with good white head. Aromas of bittering hops, light malts and lemon. Taste is of lagery malt, Belgian yeast with more banana than pepper. Very refreshing and easier drinking than duvel. Finish is medium dry and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Olelko (24) - FRANCE - MAY 3, 2016
This beer is currently my favourite: everything is just. It’s strong but the taste of alcohol isn’t too present, it’s light and round, fizzy just enough. A perfect beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (4002) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
Wow. How have I not rated this? I guess I just assumed I had. Most recently enjoyed a large 50cl glass in a bar in Vieux-Lille on a sunny afternoon. Pours clear deep gold with large white head. Aroma is bright, sweet, lightly spicy. Highly carbonated palette with spicy sweet character, lightly floral and crisp. Super refreshing, classic Belgian blonde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1256) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20 at The Chouffe Party 2016. Aroma is banana, clove, coriander, sweet hops, yeast, yikes. Appearance is dark golden, white head, very hazy. Taste is permanent marker, banana, clove, strong alcohol presence, tropical fruit, pine, yeast and malt. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, dusty aftertaste, some tropical fruit. Overall, the first sip was not good, but with a braced palate, it got better.

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