Rated 3.709 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Brasserie d' Achouffe

Achouffe, Belgium

Style:  Scottish Ale

8.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Dark Ale, strong, spicy, lightly hoppy, with evoluting taste. Natural Beer, bottle refermented, unfiltered, not pasteurised and without any additives.

ID: 9660 Last updated 16 years ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank1004
Overall Percentile98
Style Rank15 of 654
Style Percentile97.7
Lowest Score2.7
Highest Score4.7
Average Score3.764
Weighted Score3.709
Standard Deviation0.422

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  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Nice reddish brown color with slightly colored foam head that stays on the glass. Some nice aromas and spurs of toffee, fruit, dark candi sugar, bit sweet. Medium-high carbonation and 8%. Alcohol is present after drinking.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A dark mahogany colored beer. Big frothy textured, off white hear rises above. Some hang time. Really impressive lacing of loads of film and thick cap/ringlet. A laid back nose of caramel malt and dark tart fruit. The same in the tasting, throwing in some pepper. Well carbonated bubbles tickle the palate with a light crisp drink

  • JLOZIER 671 reviews
    rated 4.1 14 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I thought I had reviewed this one already, but apparently not. I really enjoy the products from this brewery, despite the steep prices i often run into. Smells very yeasty, with some hints of alcohol. Tastes of chocolate, raisins, some (very) light spices. Dark, chocolate colored, with a tan, sudsy head that bubbles up and settles back down rather quickly. Very tinglingly mouthfeel. A good beer, but not worth the price; apparently, I was charged too much for it anyway.

  • CYBERCAT 11215 reviews
    rated 4.2 14 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This one pours a rich, almost opaque chocolaty brown. Aroma is strong and malty and just a touch sweet. Flavor is rich, remarkably sweet but not cloying, strongly malty with hints of fruit and butterscotch and a nutty trace. There is just a tiny hit of hop bitterness. Very smooth and pleasant to sip.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.8 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This beer was nice. It had a thinner mouthfeel than a traditional Belgium beer, however, it was tasty nonetheless. I would also note that the carbonation in the beer was more like what you would find in a soda than in a beer. It was good.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 3.4 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This beer pours a dark, yet translucent copper colour with a little bit of noticeable sediment floating around- no problemo however. Plenty of carbonation- nice frothy whip cram like vanilla coloured head. Lacing is decent and is hesitant to disperse. Aroma is like of grapenuts and sort of alcoholy/grainy like notes. Soft toffee and cinnamon. Taste is very light, lighter then i expected in fact. Carmel apples, white chocolate, doughnuts and some roasted java.

  • MDSMITH 222 reviews
    rated 4.3 14 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Very smooth beer. Cherry and malty in flavor, with enough alcohol to warm the belly. I found this to be very easy to drink and am looking forward to having it again soon.

  • OIZNOP 431 reviews
    rated 4.1 14 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Smooth like butter! McChouffe is a wonderful Belgian brown ale with the character of a powerful Scottish ale to boot. A nice low hop flavor is surrounded by tasting notes of caramel, chewy nougat, yeast and toffee. There is a minor spice like quality on the buds that probably comes from the East Kent Golding and Saaz hops. A nice alcoholic scent and bitey aftertaste cap off this medium brownish elixir with the strong rocky tan head that melts into a nice ring of lace after the pour. Wow! That gnome on the label sure knows how to brew!

  • CADDYLAC 298 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    poured a copper color w/a lot of yeasties in it. the aroma was that of a lager but the taste was very belgium. strong and the taste of yeast was very present. a very nice brew.

  • WLSMOKU 236 reviews
    rated 3.8 15 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    nice burgany color and medium bodied. aroma was very sweet and had TOO much head...had to pour 3 times to finally get a glass full. very nice crisp taste and sweet. i would gladly drink this again!

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