Brewed by Brasserie d’Achouffe (Moortgat)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Achouffe, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1413   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (928) - HONG KONG - OCT 8, 2014

330ml bottle bought at Market Place by Jasons in iSquare, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Looks: Translucent blackish brown colour with no yeast sediments; Half-finger head and crumpety light beige foam which lasts for 1 minute; Excellent sticky lacing and fizzy small carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant and sweet dark malt, with cotton candy, sweet caramel, strong vanilla, light banana, strong bubblegum, Bel yeast and light cloves.

Taste: Pleasant, mid to light sweet taste of moderate dark malt, with light assorted dark fruits, grape soda, aromatic spice, light molasses, light alcohol, Bel yeast, light lemon, moderate bitter hops and light grass.

Body: Mid to light body, slick palate.

Mouth Feel: moderate Brown Ale malt, somewhat on the thin side. The Fanta-like grape soda palate gives it a slightly watery feel, but compensated by very aromatic spices, molasses and dark fruits for a very poppy, confectionary vibes. Pretty bright and bubbly for a dark ale. Not bad!...

Hoppiness: Almost no aroma. Nice spicy, light lemon and grass in taste. Bitterness is light but notable for strong Brown for an abrupt, low bitter semi finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Candy-ish and easy to mouth.

Comments: This is probably the easiest and naughtiest Brune I’ve had for a long time - fair dark maltyness being seriously boosted by smart choice of Bel yeast to give an average Brune a real magical vibes as if a kid holding a cotton candy in a fairground. Richer malts and thicker sweeter palate will put this one straight on top. An easy one for now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rcasta (839) - EL SALVADOR - OCT 8, 2014
esta buena pero no es mi estilo; un poco dulce y oscura - cargada de malta pero con mucha azucar

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaVillum (562) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2014
330 ml, flaske, 8,0 % ABV, købt i Den Belgiske Ølbutik, 8. oktober 2014. Mahognifarvet "belgier" inspireret af skotternes Ale med fin mørk beige skumtop på 2-3 cm tykkelse. Toppen svinder til 1/2 cm efter kort tid. I næsen er der tørret frugt som rosin, sveske, abrikos. I indledningen en berusende sødlig aroma, senere mere "mørk". Gær. Smagen er let syrlig, sødlig og bitter. Øllet er i fin balance og kroppen er middel fyldig. Det let syrlige ligger i starten af billedet, hvorefter kombinationen sød/bitter overtager og i slutbilledet er der en mere mørk (skotsk?) bitterhed, der giver eftersmagen og aldrig gør indtrykket af øllet for sødt. Konsistensen er vandet/tynd til oily, og øllet lidt overkarboneret, hvilket ødelægger et ellers godt indtryk, men giver det et friskt udtryk. Eftersmagen er medium bitter og let sød. Denne smagning vækker minder om en Belgienstur julen 2012, hvor jeg første gang faldt for McChouffe - den holder sgu stadig vand, selvom der har været mange bedre øl siden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
langeveld12 (272) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2014
Head is average, off-white, frothy and slowly diminishing. Body is hazy copper. Aroma contains malts (bread, molasses, grain), hops (citrus fruits, spruce), yeasts (leather) and raisin, grape, spices, brown sugar, cola and forest fruits. Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and light bitter, followed by sweet and light bitter and finishing in light acidic and bitter. Body is medium with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (8317) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Draft. Hazed brown pour. Belgian ale with an intense bit of toffee added. Nice brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AntoineGRD (62) - - SEP 26, 2014
Mc CHOUFFE est une Bière brune non filtrée, refermentée aussi bien en bouteille qu’en fût. On retrouve derrière son bouquet fruité une légère pointe d’amertume.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rockana (301) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 22, 2014
Pours dark reddish brown with medium head. Hoppy and toffee aroma, some dark fruits, malt.Sweet alcoholic fruity taste.Very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (1067) - SPAIN - SEP 18, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar oscuro. Sabor a malta, dulce, alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sjohnh (308) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Chestnut brown, small white head, malty aroma. Balance of malt, brown sugar and alcohol flavours. Thin mouthfeel and the booze sits a little heavy in the finish. La Chouffe is excellent - this is only good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsen1635 (352) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2014
From bottle. Aroma has burnt malt and yeasty notes. Taste is balanced with fresh fuzziness to it. The strenth from the ABV is felt but not to much. High carbonation

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