kenk99 (168) - Leonia, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2000
My favorite beer! Laying it
down for 9 months makes quite
a difference. Flavor is
unique among Belgian browns. ner99 (2) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2001 does not count
strong and tasty. one of my favorite brown ales. Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2008
Fredagsbaren på biologi, Aarhus, Denmark
Den Tatoverede Enke, København
Kandis-sweet and balanced with malt and hops davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Bottle 750ml. Great beer. Aromas of grain, burnt caramel, chocolate, and alcohol. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long lasting. Palate is velvety, and medium-to-full bodied. Brown, with a long-lasting frothy head. rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a green 1pt 9.4oz bottle into a tulip glass. The abv is listed at 8.0% on the label and the freshness date reads "BEST BEFORE END 2011". The label also has a description of the beer its ingredients and the brewery.
Appearance: It is cloudy and dark brown in color. Through the murky body lots of visible carbonation can be seen rising up to the thick tan head above. This thick tan head has a dusting of darker brown yeast that looks like it was sprinkled with cinnamon. The retention is excellent and it leaves lots of cool lace rings and patterns.
Smell: The aroma is very big and pleasant. It has wonderful sweet bready a fruity maltiness with sour, funky and earthy yeast.
Taste/Palate: It has a deep rich malty character with notes of rich sweet breads, some dark sweet fruits, and sour cherries. It also has a defiant Belgian yeast influence as well, with some funky, dusty, earthy notes. (All in good balance) Also in good balance are the hop notes which are kind earthy and floral. They bring a good balance of hop bitterness to the finish which is a prefect mix of all complexity. The palate has a smooth firmness with a very lively and active yet gentle carbonation.
Notes: Outstanding!!! (IMO) I love the balance, the complexity and the feel.
Thoegershammer (9) - - SEP 15, 2011 does not count
en af de bedste belgiske øl jeg har smagt - kraftig og fyldig
caramel, raisin, tan foam, golden, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, long finish, Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 25, 2012
Another fantastic chouffe product. Nice roasted brown malts, solid belgian yeast, slightly fruity with a nice amount of spices upfront. very smooth with a little sweetness. Lovely balance. One of my favourites. stevoj (4966) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 25, 2012
nummy...nummy.nummmy. One of my belgian favorites. Nice fruity, smoky flavor, with no hint at the alcohol content. Beautiful to to look at and even better to drink.... Lele (556) - Padova, ITALY - JUN 23, 2014
Stupenda birra, un classicone belga. Le note più caratteristiche sono fruttato, floreale, mieloso e caramello. Un po’ più dolce della sorella La Chouffe. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2002
A great winter warmer although I’ve enjoyed in the peak of summer too.Spicy,warming,malty..still sizzling on ym tongue.