Formerly brewed at Brasserie d’Achouffe (Duvel-Moortgat)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Achouffe, Belgium


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Brewed for De Brouwketel in ’s Hertogenbosch

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, - APR 7, 2006
Bottle from "Beers of Europe" near kings Lynn in Norfolk, UK. Hazy pale yellow in colour. Quite fizzy, with an enegetic head that fades away after a while. Very fruity in the nose & falvour, apples seem most prevalent. Pleasant enough though, very drinkable for an 8.5%er. Lots of floating sedement in the bottom of the bottle

baraciisch (3311) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Rated from beer log from 2009 Belgian Trip.... 2000 Vintage... Golden in color, thick yellowish white foamy head... Aroma not unlike most blondes I’ve had with characteristic pilsner aroma but sweet and citrusy like a tripel... Flavor is amazing, incredibly smooth without bitterness, mildly sweet... The alcohol content is totally hidden in its flavor which has hints of nuts, banana and citrus... Palate is subtly bitter, but nice... Phenomenal beer

Alengrin (5554) - BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2014 Variation on La Chouffe for a Dutch client, namely De Brouwketel in ’s Hertogenbosch. Pure white, moussy, thick, stable head, golden blonde colour, hazy with deposit. Malty and fruity nose, green apple, mandarin, peach, yeast, honey, nutmeg, ginger; soft honeyish malts, fruity, drying and becoming more spicy as the palate progresses, sourish effect probably due to a mild infection but strangely creating a kind of saison-effect (a lucky coincidence?) and herbal hops in the tail. This was not extremely different from the regular La Chouffe, though noticeably hoppier.

Trappist1 (646) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2013
33cl bottle @ Kulminator, 2000 vintage. Golden, sparkling, bit hazy, white head, presented in a very nice glas specially made for this brew. Nose: muff, dusty, old bottle, caramel, honey. taste: old bottle, with a try some fruitiness (citrus). round, nothing off, but mainly old bottle to me, this brew aged much better than Duvel, which it is supposed to copy.

kraddel (8603) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2013
bottle @ kulminator pours clear blonde, much carbo good white head smells like aged sweetness. taste is sweet, old, some spices. suposed to be a duvel-clone, maybe its to old , buti dont get that

madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3rd May 2011
2000 bottle from Kulminator. Cloudy amber beer, small white head. Dry crispy palate. Dry malt, dry fizz with a trace of soap. Whisper of fruit. Light minerally finish. Over dry by a country mild but surprisngly not much oxidisation.

tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2012
23/11/12 - 33cl bottle from Kulminator (Antwerpen) @ home - 2000 vintage BBE: 2003 (2012-1300)

Pretty cloudy (even though it stood up straight for days after transport) beige to light amber beer, big creamy off-white head, stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: orange peel, sweet, some honey, malts, sweet caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: surprisingly refreshing, some citrus, orange peel, spices, pretty bitter hops. Aftertaste: quite some citrus, orange peel, spiced. Tastes a bit aged, but kept very well. One would never say it’s already from 2000. 12 year old beer has preserved very WELL!

Martinus (4685) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2012
Old rating
Slightly cloudy golden colour, white head, some floating particles. Fruity aroma, light wheat touch, some Chouffe yeast. Light bitter flavour, bit malty, light spicy yeast. Bitter finish.
I wasn’t very impressed at the time.
(From bottle @ some random bar. Old rating I just found -from Sept(?) 2002-)

Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle: A modified rating from the old days: Almost clear golden yellow colored beer with a medium white head. Smell yeast, fruits, some herbs and light hint of spices. Taste is a nice mix of fruity sweetness and hoppy bitter. Aftertaste is a bit thin, some fruit and bitterness. Should rerate this one, when possible.

OllieBBommel (1531) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2012
[email protected] (2004), 33cl. Head: delicate white colored.Color: yellow. Aroma: sour. Taste: sour, bitter. Palate: bitter, watery. Overall: IMHO normal Chouffe is much better.

blackmetal (238) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
Dynamic sweet and bitter combo and really sets itself apart as positively unique amongst the Belgian strong ales

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