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RJ Blonde dAchouffe

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Brewed by Brasseurs RJ
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Spicy, strong beer, made in Montreal by Cheval Blanc under license to Achouffe. Similar to, but not the same as, the classic La Chouffe.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BLADT (630) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle pour. Cloudy gold with very thin head. Sweet nose, led by bubblegum and honey. Orange peel in the background. Medium body. Belgium yeast and the aforementioned sweetness dominate the palate. Some spice - cloves? - on finish. A touch flat in mouth. Alright.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellonearth (62) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Robe jaune clair voilé avec un petit col mousseux effervescent. Nez de fruits du vergers et d’un brin de poivre. Goût de levure belge, d’abricot séché, de céréales et de miel. On sent un peu l’alcool ferreux en fin de bouche, malheureusement. Mais l’amertume et les épices clotûrent mieux cette réussite québécoise!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hidden_Pooch (333) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
Cute little choufflette on the bottle, who hides his alcohol well. Pours a light amber colour with a little head. Aroma is of honey, grapes,and other fruity esters. Tastes of caramel, toffee, dried fruits, and a hint of gum. The body is light, but kind of oily and a sweet aftertaste. Quite quaffable for being a Belgian strong.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (366) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
A tasty weirdo from RJB in the place to be. Light orange with a thin white head, smelling strongly of honey, yeast, apricot, grapes and spruce. Delicious tasting brew that conjures flavours of sweet fruitiness, caramel and biscuit. Lightly oily and low carbonated, this sweet finishing brew is very tasty and hides the ol’ boozeroony quite well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpkinhead2 (372) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2014 Bière jaune soleil, moyennement voilée, bonne effervescence, et surmontée d’un col blanc mince mais persistant. Arômes bien fruités, beaucoup de pêche/abricot avec autres fruits du verger (poire, pomme…), effluves évidentes de levure belge, malt bien mielleux, léger sucre d’orge, et note de pain frais et/ou de pâtisserie. Parfois certains arômes plus herbacés, poivrés, voire même fumés semblent émerger du bouquet. Beau nez bien agréable, bien intense, belle complexité. En bouche, pétillement élevé sur la langue, breuvage bien mousseux, onctuosité moyenne au palais. Au goût, pain frais, pâtisserie, malt bien mielleux, l’entrée en bouche goûte presque les céréales au miel. On retrouve également les fruits du verger, mais c’est bien plus subtil qu’au nez. La finale est poivrée et légèrement herbacée, saveurs auxquelles doit certainement contribuer le houblon qui amène d’ailleurs une amertume de faible à modérée. Équilibre des différentes saveurs intéressant, mais leur intégration entre elles laisse un peu à désirer. Bonne intensité en bouche, mais complexité un peu plus faible qu’au nez. Très bonne bière néanmoins! Comparée à la célèbre Chouffe de laquelle elle s’inspire, je la trouve un peu moins fruité, et davantage dans les sucres et la levure, mais autrement, elle lui ressemble beaucoup.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tessic (844) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
This one poured a cloudy light yellow with next to no head. Scents include very light hop, fruit scents and bubblegum. The first swig was almost vegetable beer like. Flavours of hops most prodominant, slight veggie flavour later. Meh?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hammy78 (749) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle from Rapido. Pours a true blonde, white head lots of white Lacey trails. Smells distinctly Belgian, quite spivey and peppery. Tastes the same as it smells. Quite sessionable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maximet (69) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle to tulip glass.
App.: Golden clear, fading white head .
Aroma: Honey, spice, banana has it warm.
Taste: Sweetness, fresh herb, low bitterness .
Palate: Soft carbonation but slick texture.
Summer field like.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (715) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Aroma:Belgium yeast with spicy fruit notes. Some citrus notes on nose Taste: Strong fruit notes with warm alcohol feel. Hoppy warm finish Appearance: cloudy gold body with medium low retained head

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
97hill (55) - - JAN 8, 2014
Interesting , nice spicy taste. Head was gone quickly, wheat but not wheat.Taste was great, found the taste a bit "light", over all good not great. But I would take another, another time. Not sure why it needs to be 8% tastes like much lighter.


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