overall
98
98
style
RATINGS: 2433   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
CHOUFFE is an unfiltered blond beer which is refermented both in the bottle and in barrels. It is pleasantly fruity, spiced with coriander and tinged with hops.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (4490) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2008
UPDATED: APR 24, 2010 On tap. Pours hazy golden with a nice white head. Good lacing. Nose of yeast, oranges and coriander. Sweet caramel flavour with mild hops, spices and notes of yeast. Medium bodied. More dry and slightly bitter finish. A very enjoyable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (7603) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 28, 2008
On tap at De Deugniet Café, Amsterdam.
Cloudy golden coloured, medium sized white head, spicy cidery nose. Vinous honey, fruity and yeasty taste with notes of coriander, orange peel, green apple and touch of vanilla. Alcohol is well balanced. Intensive spicy bitterness in the finish and long aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Cute label and kind of expected same from taste, maybe some simple and bright. Actual experience was far from the label. The well balanced aroma and flavor were well balanced sporting many well defined flavors. The flavor of banana baby food and pumpkin spices, the grassy flavor of some bitter hops, the bread like flavor of malt, all with a pretty significant sweetness made for a constantly evolving flavor. I need to serve this to friends.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2008
RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 96, Belgian Strong, Trappist, tulip, tumbler ABV, Volume & Calories: 8 % in 25.4 fl oz. estimated at 400 C Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $6.99 Aroma: sweet, banana, cloves, fruit. 9 out of 10. Visuals: hazy, golden, thin white head, light lace. 4 out of 5. Taste: classic Belgian, banana, fruit, clove, sugar. 10 out of 10. Palate: wet, dusty, medium bittersweet finish. 5 out of 5. Overall: A very good Belgian style. More balanced than Victory’s Golden Monkey. I’d look for it again. It’s well crafted, and very good. 17 out of 20.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2008
Tasted 21/08/2008. 750ml bottle from Regional Wines, shared with Matt and Sarah. Hazy pale gold with a creamy white collar and light lace. Sweet, fruity, honeyish, full-bodied, with a little spice and hop. A little breadiness. A lot sweeter and heavier than I thought I remembered this beer being (or at least expected) - verging on flabby. Feels like it could do with being a shade drier. Nice drop all the same.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2008
Date: 33cl. bottle shared with DoBoy 08/02/08

Aroma - Light fruit, honey, peppery spice

Appearance - Practically clear with some small floaties, a creamy, generous off white head with good durability

Flavor - Fruity sweetness up front, and a delayed spicy bitterness ultimately comes through

Palate - Medium body, lively effervescence adds to the clean, zesty palate

Overall - Quite refreshing, a little harsh when cold, flavors develop nicely as it warms

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3810) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2008
2008 Flour City Brew Fest. Pours with an excellent light foamy white head, clean crisp smelling ale. Flavor is sweet with a light fruit taste. Excellent Golden ale, with a sour taste to end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2008
750ml tipped into trappist glass. wonderful head that rages nearly as whipped into a frenzy as its dobblein brother but not quite. aroma is wonderful of yeast with a strong backbone of belgian spice. i have had this a few times but never formally enough to pen a review; however, the aroma alone before the first swig feels like a visit from an old friend. meaty and chewy, strong but without even a hint of unprocessed booze. this is as pure and clean as a refreshing babbling brook. this is a drink for good times and laughter. hints at sweetness but then dissapates before any real attack, the back of the tounge aches from the splice but revels in it. this is a small masterpiece even to the most jaded pessimist.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2008
Presents a hazy golden orange colour with a towering, rocky collar of foam, which is tightly packed and laces quite well. Aromas of lemon and spice dominate with some hinting caramel and honey notes. Palate is complex, displaying chewy caramel malt, citrus rind and an abundance of Chinese five-spice. High carbonation matched with dry yeasty notes give the perception of a dry finish, when in reality substantial sweet malt is present and proves to add great balance.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2013 750ml from Whole Foods, Raleigh. I am a huge fan of all things this brewery produces, but I suppose it’s hard to overlook how good the base beer is. I’m a sucker for the earthy, cloudy strong ales like this, with a sweet spicy flavor balanced out by grassy bitter hops and bit of a poke in the ribs from the yeast. Delicious stuff.


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