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

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Spicy, strong beer, made in Montreal by Cheval Blanc under license to Achouffe. Similar to, but not the same as, the classic La Chouffe.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8091) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2012
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a large white head. A big sweet nose with loads of spices and banana. A very clean fruity flavor also dominated by banana, yeast, fairly dry, big dry spices. Good.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (5000) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle (341 ml) at home. Clear golden with a small white head, moderate retention, leaving little lacing. Aroma is of coriander, grass, Belgian yeast, citrusy notes and honey. Taste is slightly sweet and quite coriander forward with a touch of citrus, an honeyed backbone, grassy notes and a touch of alcohol. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is a bit oily. Coriander finish with a mild alcohol warmth. Decent spicy Belgian Strong Ale, but too coriander forward for my liking. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ametras (1208) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2015
341ml bottle. Hazy golden with a frothy white head. Flavors are bread, orange, peach, banana, herbs, and spices with floral notes. Medium body, good carbonation, oily texture.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stef73 (513) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2015
De couleur jaune avec une bonne everfesssance . On n’a de de levure belge avec une pointe d épicé . En bouche on goute la levure belge et se marié le goût de l’abricot et la pêche . On n’a aussi une pointe d épicé , clou girofle . C est réconfortant comme goût

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Helsdon (342) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2015
This pseudo-chouffe was a grab in a Montreal grocery store on my recent trip when i used RB to discover it’s under license rather that a straight rip-off. Golden blonde with slight haze, active carbonation, and decent white head. Yeasty malts sweet nose in true Belgium style. Yeast rich taste. Mildly bitter malt? bite but over sweet with a slight bubblegum and cilantro finish. Overall pretty good. Would love to try s direct comparison with the original.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wolffish (498) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
Toujours agréable d’y revenir celle-ci ;-) Il y a certaines ressemblances avec leur Death Valley, notamment au niveau de ma perception de ce que peuvent être les houblons utilisés... Levures, épices, céréales, agrumes, j’aime bien! L’arrière-goût est très tenace et amère pour le style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2332) - - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle version. Quite yeasty, bready malt, some dry fruit and honey, hints of spice, dry finish. Tasty Belgian ale but probably not as complex and balanced as the original Chouffe.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (591) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
Pour is a loud, cloudy gold with a finger of white head that’s gone like a wisp of smoke. Nose is fruity/spicy/bready, a bit of citrus. Taste follows, with a weird hint of bitterness on finish. Not quite the same as the original, but a pretty solid authorized copycat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniel0017 (441) - Yukon, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2014 Fruity and sweet apple, cedar, pine, musty aroma, barnyard furry friends. Cloudy blonde with frothy head. Flavors are heavy sweet with balanced finish. Smooth in mouth.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BLADT (697) - 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 (106) - 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!


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