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Review by tavernjef on 09/20/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 9 16 4 8 2010
Softly hazed dark gold with a bunch of bubbly, out of control carbonation that bursts the white capping up to about 2 inches tall before it nearly tumbled over the edge. Lacing is placed in lots of stringy sheets as the cap fades to keep a constant, firm, creamy foam lather.

Aroma is dusty, rustic, and musty with a partial tang in a mellow lemony orange, lime edged citrus tone.

Taste is of a dulled citrus background that resembles a lemony lime pithy-like skin tint with a centered tang of lightly soured sherbert ice cream. It covers itself in a wrap of warm wash cloth and musty basement-like notes as it drys off with a mixing, deceptively paled sense across the palate. Very plain, yet surging enough and lengthy in its disposition that intrigues more then just its centering flavors. Its complexity is drawn out and luring in its own dulled satisfaction of dryness and intricacy. Well done in that realm. Keeps ya wondering, and more importantly, keeps ya drinking.

Which ain't hard to do as it is quite quaffable given its 8%. Great, firm texture and bold medium body. Lively and giving. Smooth, caring, and lightly spicy with musty dryness in the finishing areas.
A nice Belgian Pale. Solid and drinkabale.

Served In: Goblet

Review by joe1510 on 11/17/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 9 16 4 8 2009
750ml. Bottle
$8.99
Binny's Orland Park

La Chouffe poured a beautiful glowing golden into it's own tulip. A big dense 2+ finger white head formed on the pour and settled to a 1+finger meringue like cap. Big sticky lacing gets left behind after each sip. Great looking beer.

The first thing pulled out in the aroma is clean semi-sweet pale malts. Coriander soon follows along with a faint spicy yeast. Grassy hops come along on the backend. Surprisingly clean malt aroma is a nice surprise. Each swirl makes the nose on this beer come to life.

The flavor starts off with those clean pale (bottle states Pilsner) malts. Again much like the aroma the coriander shows up mid palate and is quickly joined by a sprinkling of spicy yeast. Juicy peaches and pear mingle around in there as well. The clean maltiness shines throughout. The Saaz give a very pleasant grassy bitterness on the swallow. Very well put together beer.

Medium to light bodied with lively carbonation. The carbonation prickles the tongue and then the hops give it a swift kick. The body lightens throughout the swallow.

This is a super easy beer to put away. I find myself having to slow down. If you're not careful the bottle will be gone in the blink of an eye.

I'm not always a big fan of spiced ales but D'Achouffe hit the nail on the head with this one. A truly enjoyable Belgian Golden with clean flavors.

Reviewed: 5/13/07

Price: $8.99 Served In: Tulip

Review by tangfoot on 04/25/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 2 8 16 4 8 2008
Bright yellow with a crazy-fluffy head that was really thick and left behind an impressive beer mustache on my upper lip.

Slightly stale smell. My wife thinks it smells exactly like Bud, and that's never a good thing. The hops were present and a little fruity, but not extremely strong.

Initially served at cellar temperature and that actually seemed a bit too warm to me. My impression of this beer is that it should be a served chilled, as it would be a very refreshing quencher. The bottle billed itself as a Belgian IPA, but it wasn't extremely hoppy in flavor. Mostly due to the varieties of hops used, I would guess. Good flavors, but better when colder.

This was a good beer, but I think 750ml of it was a bit to much.


Served In: Pint Glass

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