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RATINGS: 1560   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Mc CHOUFFE is an unfiltered brown beer which is refermented both in the bottle and in barrels. Its fruity bouquet conceals a hint of bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corkyrory66 (1323) - BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2012
UPDATED: APR 21, 2013 Mea culpa... Je viens de comprendre en dégustant une 75 cl de cette bière, qui, entre parenthèses, dépasssait sa date limite de quasiment 2 ans …. Cette bière peut donc se révéler très plaisante dans cette version, et à mon humble avis, avec le dépassement d’âge qui l’aide beaucoup. C’est sans doute ce que les nutons dégustent, et pas la version 33 cl jeune, qui se trouve être très banale... Je vous demande pardon les nutons, je n’avais pas pensé que vous pouviez déguster une aussi grande bouteille avec votre petite taille, mais en fait, suis-je idiot, vous buvez en groupe, et comme vous êtes très assoiffés avec vos danses nocturnes … c’est normal. Donc cette bouteille, bien que non bouchonnée (ce qui est, entre nous, une grave erreur … mais je ne vais pas recommencer …), est donc une bière brune tout à fait valable que je vais recoter pour la circonstance. Il faut malgré tout dire qu’elle n’est absolument pas un stout (pas de torréfié) mais une brune vieillissante qui se trouve être très gustative sur des notes de fruits confits et pruneaux, avec des nuances de bois très sympathiques. Rien à voir donc avec un scotch x ou y … ou un irish machin à la Guinness mode, mais une vraie brune de chez nous, qui se laisse déguster … A la condition bien entendu de demander la permission aux nutons … Oh amis des bois et des champs, je vous souhaite de bonnes nuits et de jolis houla hop avec la Mac Chouffe. Ah j’oubliais, n’oubliez pas de verser la levure intégralement dans votre second verre (ballon bien sûr..), et vous serez agréablement ravi par cette brune. On fait ce qu’on peut … comme disent les nutons.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (2040) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 23, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2013 reddish-brown colour, moderate beige head; aroma of candy sugar, yeast white wine and some sourish fruit; taste of roasted sugar, dried fruits, bitterness, white wine again and minimal alcoholic background; bitter aftertaste; as always in case of Brasserie d’Achouffe, it’s excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
It is cloudy and dark brown in color. Through the murky body lots of visible carbonation can be seen rising up to the thick tan head above. This thick tan head has a dusting of darker brown yeast that looks like it was sprinkled with cinnamon. The retention is excellent and it leaves lots of cool lace rings and patterns. The aroma is very big and pleasant. It has wonderful sweet bready a fruity maltiness with sour, funky and earthy yeast. It has a deep rich malty character with notes of rich sweet breads, some dark sweet fruits, and sour cherries. It also has a defiant Belgian yeast influence as well, with some funky, dusty, earthy notes. (All in good balance) Also in good balance are the hop notes which are kind earthy and floral. They bring a good balance of hop bitterness to the finish which is a prefect mix of all complexity. The palate has a smooth firmness with a very lively and active yet gentle carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cobellig (39) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
Nice pimped up version of the normal chouffe, drinks very nice yet alchool is present, tasty, medium body, medium brown.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2008
750ml green bottle from The Lighthouse in Manchester. Pours a slightly hazy copper-brown with a good inch of light tan head. Smells fruity - grape, cherry, citrus - with hints of caramel, chocolate, and smoke. Tastes fruity also, with strong roasty chocolate and caramel, with hints of peatiness. Slight alcohol warming toward the finish, though it is less noticeable with the vigorous carbonation. On the lighter side of medium-bodied. Very very drinkable and extremely tasty. Nothing wrong with this one IMO. One of the best Belgian darks I’ve had in quite some time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle foamed over when I opened it. Maybe because it was in my backpack for a bit. Poured into slim goblet style glass. Nice seafoam-esque head. Superb, intricate lacing. Aroma is red wine--I might actually mistake it blind--like a very spicy and hot cabernet. Some dark fruits and a lot of alcohol. Perfect serving temperature--probably high 40s to low 50s F. Flavor is rich, sweet, thick, dark fruits, with a matching mouthfeel--yet somehow, the palate stays light and bouncy. A touch of bitter at the finish, but more alcohol heat. Finish is long, wet, and flavorful. This is a beer for kings. Just fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonshawn (1012) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Tap in tulip at Masons in Minneapolis . Brown with thick frothy head. Nice fruity aroma. Dark fruit with some funk. Very smooth . Finishes warm. Not the best chouffe, but still excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
assousa (17) - - DEC 20, 2014
Cerveja escura maravilhosa! Muito aromática e saborosa!!!!!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidezdonz (267) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - MAY 28, 2015
A 330ml bottle dated best before September 2016 poured into a Chimay goblet. It poured a medium to dark brown with a slight reddish tint. One finger creamy tanned head with nice looking bubbles that dissipated slowly leaving nice stringy lacing. Main aromas of dark fruits of fig and raisins along with some pear and grapes. As it warms, the grape smell became really prominent. Strong tastes of dark candied fruits, plum, fig, grapes and raisins with hints of caramel and brown sugar. It was medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Overall, this was very good. Both the smell and flavours actually improve as it gets warmer. It is not too sweet and I especially enjoyed the dark fruit flavours. This is so close to being a must buy beer for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
strap (721) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2016
dark, creamy off white head. raisins and cola aroma. slight cola flavor, with some peaches and cherries. really good one.

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