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RATINGS: 523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
This delectable blonde ale is a co-creation of two famed farmstead breweries: Brewery Ommegang and Brasserie d’Achouffe. It employs five fine malts, two noble hops, and both of the distinctive Chouffe and Ommegang yeasts. You’ll enjoy the smooth drinkability, fruity aromas and flavors, and warming finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (6211) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
sample at mondial de la bière 2015 - mtl. hazy almost cloudy medium dark golden with a reviving and stuffy white cap, nicely lacing. spicy toasted very fruity maltiness - doughy, layers of fruity caramel, ripened pear juice - tender peppery peaches also, yeast, woodsy and grassy, bright carbonation, mediumbody - oily; warming fruity-herbal-grassy-spicy finish. caramel cardamom-spiced apple sauce. belgian-style/belgium pioneers that succeed for an interesting brew but does not quite take it to the bext level.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2484) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
Mondial 2015. Pours a clear golden with a small white head that fades into a rim and leave good lacing. Nose really perfumey, spicy and just belgian overall. Taste is of fruits, sweet candy (think cotton candy), caramel, spices and moderately sweet. Body is medium, carbonation low to moderate and mouthfeel is a little heavy. Overall a pretty good one, I’ll try it again if I can find it in a small bottle and in prime condition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerm719 (137) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Big yeast. Not overly spiced. Biscuit, banana, cream of wheat. Sweet yet not cloying. Subtle earthy hops dryness. Bit of alcohol. Balanced, interesting brew....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ClarkVV (4645) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottled, 11/24/14, on shelf until March 2014, refrigerated until drunk on 5/30/15
Clear, tiny-bubbled copper-blonde body is topped by a large, but quickly receding white head that sits at cover.
Chouffey in the nose; that is to say, sweet and cakey with peach and vanilla esters. Booze apparent but not aggravating. Bits of white pepper phenol as well as a moderate amount of banana.
I really don’t see how Brasserie d’Achouffe ever got famous. I really don’t care much for their beers and put them in the same class as most of the stuff from Huyghe. Pretty crude yeast profile, all told, though not offensive. I’m definitely over-reacting to how well-respected the stuff is. But anyways, suffice to say, I’m not a fan. The last glass of Chouffe I had, I didn’t even finish...
Back to the beer, diving in, it’s perhaps, a bit better in flavor. Still too much banana (can’t state ester of banana in beer) but at least some mustiness/dustiness from the Ommegang yeast. Sweet, yet kind of thin, somehow with perfumey booziness sharpening the finish. Clean, I guess? Maybe a bit of corn-like notes and just boozier and boozier as it warms up. I shouldnt have to race to drink my beer while cold, being afraid of the rampant alcohol with warming. Are they using a heavy filter on their beers now?? Really lackluster texture and fizzy carbonation. Not much here to speak well of. Yikes. I think we’re takin’ a walk to the ol’ drain....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mep3222 (994) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Banana nutty clove aroma. Taste is slightly sweet with Belgian yeasty flavors. Banana nutty and Clove with also a spicy almost peppery taste. Doesn't taste 9.5%. Almost feels like a triple with less a candy sugar and more malty yeasty flavors. Nice, but a bit of a dank malty finish that is odd to describe. Good one from ommegang, but some others are better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1799) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2015 Poured a hazy copper color with a nice head. Aroma of yeast malt, with hint of citrus and spice. Taste of malt bit of hops and yeast with spice in the background. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, smooth with a malty feel. Enjoyable beer with the 9.5% ABV very well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2015
750 from Buy Rite that I consumed on May 19, 2015. The aroma is strongly Belgian yeast/spice, clove, with some strong fruit as well. It pours a cloudy yellow-orange color with and off white head and mild lace. The taste is pretty similar, heavy spice and yeast, clove, light sweet, light medium bitter. Medium bodied with a lively carbonation and a mid-dry finish. Solid for sure. Heavily spiced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LuckyDog (614) - - MAY 11, 2015
Moderate clove flavor. Low bitterness. Tastes like a wheat. At a beer pairing at BJs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
euniceradio (272) - Colton, California, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Pours hazy light orange with heavy sediment. Ring head, okay lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast, floral, and tropical fruit. Taste is bananas, mangos, pineapple, buttery bready malts. Mouthfeel is medium-light and oily with small bubbles. Finish is dry with a tad bit of alcohol heat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
curdbird (11) - Brooklyn, USA - APR 30, 2015
Poured from bottle at Julia’s. Pours hazy orange amber with distinct turbidity from lees. Aroma of orange, banana, everything one would expect from La Chouffe yeast. Taste is heavily fruity and sweet with minimal bitterness, heavy on the palate akin to heavy syrup. Great beer, trending very thick and heavy.

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