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


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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Spicy, strong beer, made in Montreal by Cheval Blanc under license to Achouffe. Similar to, but not the same as, the classic La Chouffe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34360) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2006
A hazy orange beer with a disappearing white head. The aroma is sweet spicy with notes of citrus and coriander, and so is the flavor, though in the flavor light notes of hops mixes in.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
Bottle. Hazy yellow coloured with a white head. Aroma of fruits, citrus and spices. Flavour of fruits, citrus and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
(Bottle 65 cl) Pours an unclear pale golden with a tiny, white head. Fresh, citrusy nose. Good, full body with accents of yeast, citrus and coriander. Lightly sulphurous finish. Very, very true to the Belgian style and quite neat. 270106

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23513) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2004
Bottled. Hazy golden. Full bodied with lively soft mouthfeel. Lots of malt, notes of almond, yeast and grass. Rich, flavourful and well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2006
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Fruity aroma with hints of yeast, citrus and spices. Sweet malty flavor, also a little spicy and hints of citrus. A little sweet spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2006
Blond color. Spicy aroma. Malty, some sweetness, Belgian yeast, well brewed, very much Belgian-like, no defects, balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2002
A fairly good rendition of the Chouffe theme - maltier and less yeasty than the main brew from Belgium, but similar is fruitiness and hoppiness. Perhaps finishing a bit sweeter (a function of reduced yeastiness and lowered alcohol perception (it’s still 8%) Finally a civilized tap handle in Toronto!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2009 (2nd Shenandoah Throwdown, bottle, thanks Dickinsonbeer) Minimal off-white head with cloudy apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange blossom, some honey, yeast, light herbal/flower. Taste is moderately sweet, yeast, orange, some alcohol. Sticky full body, low carbonation. (7/3/6/3/12)

(9/30/03) Murky golden body with big white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, lemon, cardemom, pepper. Taste is mild sweet, tangerine, lemon, cardemom, some pepper. Finish is alcohol warming. Medium body. 7/4/8/4/16)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2005
341 mL bottle bought more than 1 yr ago at Loblaws in Lasalle. Hazy light golden with light white head. Light aroma of coriander and lemon. Very smooth fresh taste, with wheat and malt, notes of grapefruits, coriander and aniseed. Slight sour notes. Considering the age, this beer is good and as aging potential.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy golden body with a spare white head. Aroma of orange peel, apricot, lemon, light floral, coriander, and ginger. Flavor of citrus, spicy clove, banana, and coriander.

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